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Icon BR resurrects old-school Ford Bronco

Icon BR resurrects old-school Ford Bronco

Icon makes some of the coolest and most expensive off-road vehicles out there. The company's latest endeavor is the Icon BR. One glance at this and fans of the old Ford Bronco will recognize the shape of the vehicle. Each of the Icon BR trucks uses a vintage Ford Bronco body.

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All-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing announced

All-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing announced

Hyundai has announced the starting price for the all-new 2019 Santa Fe SUV. With an all-new design, Hyundai says that the price increase is only $550 compared to the 2018 Santa Fe Sport and the 2019 model gets more features. The starting price is $25,500 for the SE 2.4 model.

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Scientists snap pic of still forming young planet only 5-6 million years old

Scientists snap pic of still forming young planet only 5-6 million years old

The photo you see here is significant. Scientists say that this is the very first direct image of the birth of a planet that is still forming around a star. The planet is said to be very young at only 5-6 million years old. That might sound ancient to we puny humans, but the Earth is 4.5 billion years old.

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VW T-Cross teased ahead of fall debut

VW T-Cross teased ahead of fall debut

VW is teasing its smallest crossover so far that is set to debut this fall. The crossover will be called the T-Cross, the same name VW used for a concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor show. The production T-Cross will be completely reveled this fall.

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2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s supercharged soul will cost you dearly

2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s supercharged soul will cost you dearly

Last week Dodge went official with the details on the Challenger lineup and we were all enamored by the Hellcat Redeye. That Redeye becomes Dodge's fastest car for 2019 with the Demon no more. One of the things that we were left to wonder about with the Redeye and the other sweet performance Challengers was just how much the beasts would cost.

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First solid-state lithium batteries to be used in drones this year

First solid-state lithium batteries to be used in drones this year

The very first semisolid lithium batteries will make their debut this year. Those initial batteries will be used inside drones, but the batteries will come to other applications in the next few years. This sort of battery is expected to find its way into EVs after 2021.

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Elon Musk confirms 7,000 Tesla cars made in 7 days

Elon Musk confirms 7,000 Tesla cars made in 7 days

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to praise the team at Tesla for producing 7,000 cars in only screen days. While not all the cars were the in-demand Model 3, a full 5,000 of that number produced were Model 3 EVs. The final car in that 7,000-production run left the assembly line on Sunday morning.

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Kroger and Nuro tie up for autonomous grocery delivery

Kroger and Nuro tie up for autonomous grocery delivery

Having to go to the grocery store and stand in line is a pain for most of us. Kroger and Nuro have announced a partnership that could mean you never have to drive to the grocery store again. The two firms are teaming up to provide autonomous delivery of same-day orders made via the Kroger ClickList ordering system and the Nuro app.

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Study gives claims distant exoplanet is more Earth-like than we thought

Study gives claims distant exoplanet is more Earth-like than we thought

The Georgia Institute of Technology has published a study that looks at a distant exoplanet that is believed to be Earth-like. This exoplanet is called Kepler-186f and it is the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has been found orbiting in a habitable zone. That means the planet is orbiting where liquid water could be present on the surface.

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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign debuts in Europe next month

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign debuts in Europe next month

Nissan and Italdesign have teamed up to create a new prototype car that is very cool called the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. Nissan notes that this is the first ever collaboration between it and the design firm. The special car is based on the 2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO model and will make its official debut next month.

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NTSB says Tesla battery reignited twice after fatal accident [Updated]

NTSB says Tesla battery reignited twice after fatal accident [Updated]

NTSB investigators are looking into a Tesla battery fire that twice reignited, after a high-speed crash caused major damage to a Model S sedan in Florida earlier this year. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the incident required emergency services to extinguish the fire three times in total, after the driver apparently lost control while doing 116 mph in a 30 mph limit zone.

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Oumuamua interstellar interloper is speeding up

Oumuamua interstellar interloper is speeding up

Normally in a science fiction movie when an object like an asteroid begins to speed up its time to assume it's an alien spacecraft sent to destroy the Earth. Not so much in real life. While the Oumuamua object has begun to speed up compared to its speed before the debate is one of asteroid or comet. Scientists say that something other than the gravity of the Sun and planets in our solar system is causing the acceleration.

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