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EVs in Europe legally have to make fake noise – and the US isn’t far behind

EVs in Europe legally have to make fake noise – and the US isn’t far behind

Electric cars in Europe are going to get a little more noisy, with new regulations coming into force that demand they emit a pedestrian-warning sound when at low speeds. The acoustic vehicle alerting systems (AVAS) are now mandatory on all new models of battery-electric vehicles, as well as on hybrids which are able to operate in electric-only modes.

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Bare carbon fiber Porsche 935 needs no stinkin’ livery

Bare carbon fiber Porsche 935 needs no stinkin’ livery

We've already talked about the Porsche 935 back in September of 2018 that was limited to only 77 units made. The car isn't street legal and is meant for racing on the track. The ride is intended for track days and for private training. The original 935 used carbon fiber in its construction, those bits were hidden under the livery painted on the car.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 price confirmed for supercar-shamer

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 price confirmed for supercar-shamer

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been prematurely priced up, with the 760 horsepower coupe promising to embarrass supercars at a fraction of their cost. The automaker has been teasing us with Shelby GT500 details since the car was unveiled back in January, most recently by detailing just how much power would be squeezed from its 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine.

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Dodge outs sexy and powerful Charger Widebody models

Dodge outs sexy and powerful Charger Widebody models

Dodge has pulled the wraps off a pair of high performance 2020 Dodge Charger models that both have a very attractive widebody look to them. The cars are the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody and the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody. Both of the new widebody models will land at dealerships in early 2020 with the order banks opening this fall.

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McLaren 720S Ride-On gives young supercar fans an authentic ride

McLaren 720S Ride-On gives young supercar fans an authentic ride

There are saying about “starting them young” but no parent will probably get kids driving even before they can properly understand driving laws. They can, however, instill the love of car brands at a young age, attuning their minds to the intricacies of supercar designs and sounds. That may be the kind of thinking behind McLaren Automotive’s latest car toy, the 720S Ride-On, that tries to deliver a look and feel that these kids will remember as distinctly McLaren.

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus Review: American luxury is an inexact science

2019 Lincoln Nautilus Review: American luxury is an inexact science

Whoever sent out the memo that modern crossovers needed to be sporty clearly left Lincoln off the list, but that's no great problem when it comes to the 2019 Nautilus. Slotting in as the automaker's midsize luxury option in the ever-popular crossover segment, the Nautilus promises to coax more style and more relaxation out of the refreshed second-generation MKX.

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2020 Chrysler Voyager is a budget minivan with Pacifica roots

2020 Chrysler Voyager is a budget minivan with Pacifica roots

Chrysler is rebooting a classic name, with the 2020 Chrysler Voyager promising cheaper versions of the Pacifica minivan. Set to go on sale later in the year, the new 2020 Voyager returns a nameplate to forecourts that hadn't been seen in the US since 2003.

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Your next Lyft could now be a Waymo autonomous car

Your next Lyft could now be a Waymo autonomous car

Waymo is starting its slow autonomous drive into existing ride-hailing services, with a partnership with Lyft seeing some users of the service offered self-driving minivans for their journey. The collaboration builds on Waymo's existing pilot scheme for Waymo One, the autonomous ride-hailing service it has been offering since late last year.

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2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tremor off-road package debuts

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tremor off-road package debuts

Ford has announced an all-new off-road package that is for its 2020 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks that pairs towing and payload capacity with additional off-road capability. The Tremor package promises to give F-Series Super Duty owners a combination of weekday work and weekend adventure in the same truck. The Tremor package is available with the all-new 7.3-liter gas V8 or the 3rd gen 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel.

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This is BMW’s vision of tomorrow’s electric motorcycle

This is BMW’s vision of tomorrow’s electric motorcycle

BMW has revealed its vision of the future of the electric motorcycle, with the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster promising enough heritage to keep long-time fans onboard, but with all the green tech to coax in new riders. The vision of the future of the iconic 2-cylinder boxer engine was shown off in Munich this week.

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Tesla hunts in-house battery breakthrough

Tesla hunts in-house battery breakthrough

Tesla is quietly developing its own battery cell production technology, despite a longstanding partnership with Panasonic, as the automaker takes clearing one key manufacturing bottleneck into its own hands. Panasonic and Tesla have worked together since 2014, and collaborate on the Tesla Gigafactory where batteries are made.

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The 2019 Ford Puma cute hybrid crossover brings disappointing news

The 2019 Ford Puma cute hybrid crossover brings disappointing news

Ford has revealed a punchy little crossover, the new 2019 Ford Puma, but don't hold your breath to see it on American roads. Rebooting the Puma name from the original compact coupe discontinued in 2002, the new Puma sticks with the automaker's trend away from cars and toward utility, throwing in some mild-hybrid action along the way.

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