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Volvo marshals hype and humility on the electric car precipice

Volvo marshals hype and humility on the electric car precipice

Volvo has big plans to go electric but, as Kermit the Frog so memorably sang, "it's not easy being green." The new C40 Recharge is an early step in the Swedish automaker's aggressive roadmap to ditch internal combustion entirely by 2030, but its handsome four-door coupe styling wraps around some of the big underlying challenges that Volvo hopes time, patience, and a little marketing magic will hopefully address.

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2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover coupe aims to upend car sales

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover coupe aims to upend car sales

Volvo has revealed the second all-electric model in its Recharge line-up, with the 2022 Volvo C40 bringing a sleek, crossover-coupe style option to the BEV segment. A return to Volvo's C-series - after the demise of the three-door C30 in 2013 - it'll be sold online-only, as the automaker shifts to fully-electric sales by 2030.

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My COVID-19 vaccine experience was low-tech, and that’s a good thing

My COVID-19 vaccine experience was low-tech, and that’s a good thing

I went to get my first of two COVID-19 vaccine shots this week, and I was surprised at how low-tech the whole situation ended up being. Any other time I've needed and received a shot of any sort in the past, it's been inside a doctor's office, so I wasn't sure what to expect, heading in to a decommissioned Shopko location utilized by local medical officials for this COVID-19 vaccination event.

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV First Drive Review – An affordable electric makeover

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV First Drive Review – An affordable electric makeover

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has long been the electric car that automotive writers will tell you to buy when you ask them for advice, even though they know you probably won't, but perhaps the 2022 Bolt EUV will prove more convincing. Now in a fashionable crossover body-style, and with aggressive pricing along with freshly-available tech like Super Cruise, Chevrolet has taken maximum advantage of a familiar platform to set what's arguably the new benchmark in a growing segment.

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2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Review – Desirable Diesel

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Review – Desirable Diesel

Out in the midwest, a bright red 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Duramax Turbo-Diesel will turn more heads than a supercar. Welcomed by my new pickup brethren with raised thumbs, nonchalant nods, and turning heads, it was a stark reminder that - for much of the US - the flexibility and styling of a truck still makes them the go-to mode of transport. After living with the Sierra, for the most part I could understand why.

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Here’s how PS5 storage expansion will work

Here’s how PS5 storage expansion will work

Lately, there have been some rumors have been making the rounds which claim that Sony may turn on the PlayStation 5's M.2 expansion slot through a firmware update sometime this summer. That is probably refreshing news to any actual or would-be PlayStation 5 owners out there, because if there's one thing the console needs, it's more storage. After leaving a console generation where 1TB of internal storage proved to be too little for many gamers, the PlayStation 5 ships with a rather paltry 825GB SSD, which is limited to 667GB of usable space.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus serves up a totally new Pokemon adventure next year

Pokemon Legends: Arceus serves up a totally new Pokemon adventure next year

If there's one thing the Pokemon series could use, it's a bit of a shake up. Fans have been saying it for years, and now it looks like they may get what they've been wanting in a new game called Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Announced at the tail end of today's Pokemon Presents presentation, Pokemon Legends: Arceus will take us back to the early days of the Sinnoh region, long before the events of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

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2021 Audi RS7 Sportback Review – When you can only choose one

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback Review – When you can only choose one

If your dream garage only has space for one car, you could do a lot worse than fill it with the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback. Not for nothing has the A7 carved out a space at the top of luxury four-door fastback list. Mercedes' CLS may have got there first, but Audi's pared-back styling refined it, and the A7 has arguably come to epitomize the "four-door coupe" category.

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2022 Land Rover Defender V8 brings 518hp to SUV icon

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 brings 518hp to SUV icon

Land Rover has revealed its new 2022 Defender V8, adding a much-requested engine upgrade for the SUV, along with new special editions. Returning to the US for the first time in decades last year, the new Defender combines retro-inspired styling with the sort of off-road abilities you'd expect from what's arguably the automaker's most enduring nameplate.

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The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class learns its lessons from the best

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class learns its lessons from the best

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz W206 C-Class is hot on the heels of the three-pointed star's new flagship S-Class. As such, the newest C-Class has a mild sprinkling of S-Class DNA, starting with how it looks: the original 'baby Benz' is now longer and wider yet lower than the outgoing model. It now has a cab-rearward silhouette like the new S-Class with a bulbous hood, longer wheelbase, and a shorter front overhang.

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GMA T.50 S Niki Lauda is Gordon Murray’s tribute to a racing legend

GMA T.50 S Niki Lauda is Gordon Murray’s tribute to a racing legend

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – and if you are, we can’t blame you – you probably know the GMA T.50 is one hell of a supercar. Underneath that carbon-fiber body is a plethora of engineering feats unheard of in a modern hypercar. With that in mind, we’re expecting nothing less than bonkers in the newest GMA T.50 S Niki Lauda, Professor Gordon Murray’s tribute to racing legend, racing colleague, and dear friend Niki Lauda, who sadly passed away in his sleep in 2019.

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Watch the NASA Perseverance Mars rover landing in this incredible video

Watch the NASA Perseverance Mars rover landing in this incredible video

NASA has revealed video of the Perseverance rover's audacious landing on Mars, with "How to Land on Mars" including never-before-seen footage of the dramatic touchdown late last week. It was the culmination of multiple years of planning and seven months of travel from Earth to the red planet, and plenty could've gone wrong.

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