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Electric car chargers across the USA: Target, Walmart, and more

Electric car chargers across the USA: Target, Walmart, and more

Electrify America announced new electric car charging stations this week that'll be popping up across the United States soon. New partners with Electrify America include Target Corporation, Brixmor Property Group, Kimco Realty Corporation, Sheetz, Casey’s General Stores, DDR Corporation, and Global Partners LP’s Alltown. More than 100 ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are aimed at more than 100 major retail, convenience, and refueling locations across 25 states (in the USA).

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Brand new, original Mustang Boss, Mach 1 built by Classic Recreations

Brand new, original Mustang Boss, Mach 1 built by Classic Recreations

If you've ever dreamed of owning one of the Ford Mustang's most classic, iconic models — like the Boss 302, Boss 429, or Mach 1 — you'll soon have your chance. Classic Recreations is known for their widely praised officially licensed Shelby Mustangs, and now the builder has announced it's landed the license from Ford to make three more vintage Mustangs, all from the 1969 or 1970 models.

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The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is instant drag racer royalty

The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is instant drag racer royalty

When it came to marking the fiftieth anniversary of its iconic Cobra Jet line, Ford Performance didn’t think small. Welcome, therefore, the achingly fast - and vanishingly rare - 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, billed as the fastest and most powerful of the factory-produced cars in their five decades of existence.

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2019 Lexus ES reveals one seriously big risk

2019 Lexus ES reveals one seriously big risk

Lexus is taking a risk, pushing the envelope on its best-selling sedan. The 2019 Lexus ES has been revealed, and gone is the shy, awkward car of before. This time around, you’re either going to love it or you’ll hate it. Lexus just hopes you don’t forget it.

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Southwest flight 1380: Woman partially blown out of window, one heart attack, safe landing

Southwest flight 1380: Woman partially blown out of window, one heart attack, safe landing

The left engine of a Southwest airline jet blew "shortly after takeoff" this afternoon, resulting in an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Initial reports suggest that 8 passengers were injured and one passenger died as a result of the incident.* The plane was a Boeing 737-700 and has successfully landed as of the posting of this article.

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Waymo seeks no-driver autonomous car testing permit in California

Waymo seeks no-driver autonomous car testing permit in California

Alphabet's self-driving division Waymo has applied to test driverless autonomous cars on California roads, the company has confirmed. The application was submitted earlier this week with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Assuming sources expanding on the matter are correct, Waymo plans to start its testing in Mountain View and expand into the Bay Area later on.

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Tesla Model Y plans tipped ‘aggressive’ with 2019 production launch

Tesla Model Y plans tipped ‘aggressive’ with 2019 production launch

Tesla will start production for its Model Y crossover SUV next November, according to sources, who say production will take place at the company's Fremont, California plant. The automaker has reportedly started taking preliminary bids from suppliers regarding the model, though details given to those suppliers are described as "scant." The Model Y's China production will start two years later, the sources claim.

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Android Auto pixelated graphics bug will get official fix in June

Android Auto pixelated graphics bug will get official fix in June

Last year, Android Auto users began reporting an issue involving pixelated or otherwise disrupted graphics that, in some cases, resemble the artifacts present in a highly compressed JPEG. Dozens of bug reports and user posts rolled in, but the issue has persisted for months with little commentary from Google. That changed over the weekend when the company announced that an official fix will be launched in June.

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California considers allowing driverless cars to conduct passenger tests

California considers allowing driverless cars to conduct passenger tests

California is one of the hotbeds for driverless car technology, and the state continues to push its development forward. Just recently, rules went into effect that allow carmakers and tech companies to begin testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads without a backup driver present. Now regulators are considering the next necessary eventual step: letting driverless cars conduct tests with passengers inside.

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NASA’s new X-plane: The next sonic boom

NASA’s new X-plane: The next sonic boom

This week we're getting an idea of what it'll be like to travel at supersonic speeds thanks to NASA's newest initiative. They've awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works to create the next X-plane. This experimental craft is aimed at 55,000 feet above the earth at a speed of about 940 mph - but without the big boom. Their aim is to make this X-plane fly at supersonic speeds without so much of the big boom of sound that's always come with said speeds.

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Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars over power steering issue

Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars over power steering issue

Tesla has announced the voluntary recall of 123,000 Model S cars over a potential problem with power steering. The affected vehicles were made before April 2016, according to the auto maker, which says Model 3 and Model X vehicles aren't impacted. At the heart of the issue is a possibly faulty power steering component that could experience "excessive corrosion."

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LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 LEGO Review

LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 LEGO Review

SlashGear covered the beginning of the 2018 New York Auto Show this week with some drool-worthy photos of tomorrow's most excellent vehicles. Meanwhile here at home base we're taking a peek at high-end cars on a much smaller scale: LEGO. While you're welcome to look at the human-sized cars we've captured in NYC this week in photos, we've also got a closer look at set of pocket-sized cars you'll potentially find a bit closer to home.

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