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Tesla boosts Model S warranty to infinite miles after review ding

Tesla boosts Model S warranty to infinite miles after review ding

Tesla Motors has boosted the warranty on its Model S drivetrain, increasing it to infinite miles and retroactively applying it to all the Model S cars the EV company has sold. While you'd think it might be an opportunity for Tesla founder Elon Musk to gloat - given how rare such a warranty is - the outspoken executive says that in fact he regrets not doing it sooner. "In hindsight," Musk writes today, "this should have been our policy from the beginning of the Model S program."

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Here’s a Smart EV drag-racing a Mustang and a Boxster

Here’s a Smart EV drag-racing a Mustang and a Boxster

In a drag race challenge between a Smart EV, a Ford Mustang, Audi A5, and Porsche Boxster, which car do you think might win? If you guessed the diminutive Smart, then we hope you didn't put any money on that bet; unsurprisingly, the city car is thoroughly trounced, which you'd think would be an odd sales strategy for Smart itself to use. However, Smart has in mind a different type of drag race.

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Berlin bans Uber: Up to $60k fine per prohibited pick-up

Berlin bans Uber: Up to $60k fine per prohibited pick-up

German capital city Berlin has banned Uber, threatening the transportation company with €25,000 ($33k) fines every time a driver picks up a passenger from the app-based service. Drivers are unverified and vehicles unlicensed for taxi services, Berlin's city government argues, insisting that the ban in being implemented with the safety of potential passengers in mind. Meanwhile, individual drivers also face stiff penalties if they flout the new laws.

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Great news: Dodge won’t cap SRT Hellcat production

Great news: Dodge won’t cap SRT Hellcat production

Good news if you've been desperately hunting down the back of the sofa cushions for change, trying to save up for Dodge's outrageous new Charger SRT Hellcat and its Challenger SRT Hellcat cousin: chatter of just 1,200 cars being up for grabs are unfounded. The 707 horsepower four-door was revealed yesterday, instantly grabbing the title of "most powerful production sedan in the world", but rumors quickly started that Dodge was planning strict limits on how many Hellcats it would produce.

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Marines to test drone-killing laser Humvees by 2016

Marines to test drone-killing laser Humvees by 2016

Military Humvees with lasers capable of shooting down drones should be ready for field-testing by 2016, preparing for a new age of warfare where unmanned, remotely-controlled weapons platforms attack from the skies. The Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move program (GBAD) aims to equip US Marines with highly portable anti-drone weapon systems, significantly miniaturized versus the lasers the US Navy will test on battleships later this year.

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: The insane 707HP sedan you wanted

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: The insane 707HP sedan you wanted

So you're in love with the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat we drove last week but need some practicality with that ridiculous power, never fear: Dodge has just the crazy Charger to fit the bill. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is, with 707 HP from its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine, the fastest and most powerful sedan in the world, happy to embarrass Porsche Panamera and Bentley Flying Spur drivers in the process.

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