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2022 Kia Forte arrives with a bold, new face and some welcome tech updates

2022 Kia Forte arrives with a bold, new face and some welcome tech updates

The 2022 Kia Forte has debuted sporting an aggressive new maw and a host of new tech enhancements. You may think the compact sedan is dead but look again. The 2022 Honda Civic is more of the same and much more, and it seems the new Kia Forte has a lot going for it if you refuse to pay more money for a small (and generic-looking) crossover.

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Recalled Chevrolet Bolt EVs are now getting battery replacements

Recalled Chevrolet Bolt EVs are now getting battery replacements

Chevrolet has been facing intense pressure over multiple fires that have occurred in its Bolt electric vehicle. As a result, multiple recalls have been instituted, expanding from limited numbers of Bolt vehicles to encompass the entire fleet. The problem that initiated the recall was at least a dozen of the electric vehicles catching fire.

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Ferrari Testarossa restomod by Officine Fioravanti has an updated 503HP flat-12 engine

Ferrari Testarossa restomod by Officine Fioravanti has an updated 503HP flat-12 engine

Restomods are currently the crème of the crop, and they are everywhere. However, this Ferrari Testarossa restomod is a genuine article. You won’t find a sliver of carbon fiber in this beauty (because carbon fiber was too exotic back in the eighties). Still, it does get a revised Ferrari flat-12 engine pumping out 503 Italian horsepower, capable of spinning to an astonishing 9,000 rpm.

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2021 Toyota Camry TRD Review

2021 Toyota Camry TRD Review

Perennially popular and professionally bland, the Toyota Camry may be America's best-selling sedan but it still seems an odd place to start when you're trying to build a sports car. Word of that incongruence doesn't appear to have reached Toyota, and hence this 2021 Camry TRD - the latest in a series of models to bear the "Toyota Racing Development" tuning division's branding.

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Gogoro starts battery swaps in its biggest – and toughest – market yet

Gogoro starts battery swaps in its biggest – and toughest – market yet

Gogoro has launched its signature EV feature in what may well be its toughest market so far, with battery swapping stations now open for business in China. The announcement comes after Gogoro partnered with electric scooter companies Yadeo and DCJ, with three new electric bikes unveiled today for the local market.

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An official Tesla CCS adapter lands in South Korea this month

An official Tesla CCS adapter lands in South Korea this month

One challenge with the electric vehicle charging infrastructure today is that there are multiple charging standards. With multiple charging standards, there are multiple charging connectors. That means that owners of electric vehicles, such as those from Tesla, need to use adapters to convert various charge plugs to work with their automobiles.

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Toyota Mirai travels 845 miles on a tank of hydrogen to earn Guinness World Record

Toyota Mirai travels 845 miles on a tank of hydrogen to earn Guinness World Record

The 2021 Toyota Mirai has earned a spot on the Guinness World Records. It now holds the record for the longest distance traveled by a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle without refueling. The Mirai achieved an unbelievable 845 miles on a single full tank of hydrogen, proof that zero-emission cars are capable of going the extra mile, and then some.

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Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept is your home away from home

Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept is your home away from home

Ford is debuting an off-the-grid concept vehicle based on its newest 2022 Expedition Timberline, the most rugged and off-road capable Expedition SUV. Ford is showcasing its latest creation at the Overland Expo East at Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Virginia, and at the incoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from November 2 to 5, 2021.

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Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Back in August, Ford filed a lawsuit against GM over trademarks granted to General Motors for the word Cruise. The fuss began when Ford announced that it would call its driver-assistance software BlueCruise. GM already had a driver assistance system on the market called SuperCruise and felt that it had legal rights to the exclusive use of the term Cruise.

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Tesla’s Berlin factory expects to produce its first vehicles next month

Tesla’s Berlin factory expects to produce its first vehicles next month

Tesla has been working to build a new automotive production facility in Germany to supply its popular EVs to buyers in Europe. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said that the automaker expects the first cars built in the new factory to roll off the assembly line as early as next month. The facility will be capable of producing an impressive amount of vehicles each day.

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Nikola signs a hydrogen infrastructure agreement with TC Energy

Nikola signs a hydrogen infrastructure agreement with TC Energy

Typically when we talk about green vehicles, we're talking about electric cars and trucks. One of the alternatives to using batteries for emissions-free driving is hydrogen fuel cells. When the biggest challenge for hydrogen moving forward is the lack of hydrogen fueling infrastructure in most of the country and around the world. A company called Nikola builds semi-trucks that run on hydrogen.

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Ford forced to suspend Bronco Sport production for two days

Ford forced to suspend Bronco Sport production for two days

Ford is being forced to temporarily suspend production at the Hermosillo production plant in Mexico on October 11 and 12th. The production suspension was confirmed by union workers at the plant and is being blamed on a shortage of material. However, Ford hasn't specifically said what material shortage is causing the production problem. Presumably, the shortage is chips required for controlling vehicle systems, but that is unconfirmed.

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