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Volkswagen selling Bugatti to Rimac might be for the best

On any other occasion, I would take industry gossip with a heavy helping of salt. Dead Sea levels of salt. But when CAR Magazine’s Georg Kacher gets a scoop, I’d tend to listen. His latest exclusive claims that the Volkswagen Group is planning to sell Bugatti to Rimac. Not only does it sound audacious but […]

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Is this the end of the road for big luxury coupes?

There is an often-quoted curse that goes something like this: “May you live in interesting times”. That sounds encouraging, but it is not. The implication being that “interesting times” are often tumultuous and filled with uncertainty. If your business is the automotive one, we are certainly living through such times as nobody is certain where […]

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Tesla is the most dangerous car company in the world right now

Pardon the “click-bait” title, and don’t be alarmed. Your Tesla isn’t planning to mow down schoolchildren and Elon Musk won’t be CEO of Space anytime soon. Don’t listen to that type of hysterical fearmongering. The most harm your Tesla can do is redefine the meaning of a “drive-in movie” with a semi-truck. From a health […]

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1044kW Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV concept is an ‘all-purpose’ wonder

Nothing gets performance junkies excited over nothing than releasing a “motorsports concept”. Producing a motorsports concept is merely a “beer keg solution”. It is there for audiences to get its beer goggles on in hopes that its mundane product will be met with less apathy. Cynical writers such as yours truly are doubtful of its […]

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Economics, not oil, will kill the rise of the electric car

There will be no doubt that those nostalgic for the days when petrol was cheaper than milk and emissions was something that happens unexpectedly while you are asleep, will be ecstatic to hear headlines of oil prices plunging into negative territory. Come May, with the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures falling 321 […]

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Could battery-swapping solve EV ownership problems?

In the rush to fix our planet before we collectively get steamed to perfection in the planetary sized boiler of our own doing, politicians have been cranking up the rhetoric while policymakers have been busting their heads on coming up with a realistic solution idealist and realist can agree on, especially when it comes to […]

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Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro demonstrates a promising future

The narrative that muscle cars are nothing but big and silly straight line machines is as pervasive as it is misleading. Muscle cars are big and silly straight line platforms for owners to tweak, or drop in bigger engines, to go quicker in a straight line, and Chevrolet showed up to this year’s SEMA motor […]

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Austria lifts speed restrictions for electric vehicles, not speed limits

Good news electric car owners, the Austrian National Council has recently granted electric vehicles an exemption from speed restrictions on the country’s motorways, so now you can objectively show everyone that you are better than them simply by going faster. That being said, this isn’t a license for electric car drivers to go as their […]

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Electric cars won’t save the world from climate change

Amidst all the news and recent activism over the ongoing catastrophe from our decades-long habit of dumping plastic in the ocean, the United Nations has raised the alarm to remind the world of the greatest challenge of our time, climate change. Despite all the headway made in getting nations to agree to The Paris Agreement […]