Mazda CX-30 EV debuts for the Chinese market

Posted in REVIEWS on April 22, 2021

Mazda has revealed its second-ever all-electric vehicle at Auto Shanghai 2021. The first was the upcoming Mazda MX-30. The second, surprisingly, is based on an existing model we're all familiar with, the Mazda CX-30. The company revealed very little about what it calls the CX-30 EV, but we can spot one notable difference right away. It rides much higher than the regular CX-30 that we get in the U.S. That's likely because it's accommodating a Read More »

Tesla's Elon Musk offers $100 million prize in quest for carbon capture

Posted in REVIEWS on April 22, 2021
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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday offered inventors $100 million in prize money to develop ways to fight global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or ocean. "Right now we've only got one planet," said Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla Inc. "Even a 0.1% chance of disaster — why run that risk? That's crazy!" In January, Musk announced his intention to offer $100 million in prizes, and he set out the contest Read More »

Matt Prior: No one wants to go from A to B

Posted in CAR NEWS on April 22, 2021
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"I just want a car that gets me from A to B. What should I buy?” That’s what people will ask you, innocently, because you’re their designated car person. You’re the one among their friends and family who reads Autocar and therefore know what you’re talking about. They want to buy a car and you can advise them. They have simple needs: A to B. Only they don’t have simple needs, really. Everybody wants something Read More »

Oxfordshire firm reveals 371bhp Porsche 964 911 restomod

Posted in CAR NEWS on April 22, 2021
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The Theon Design HK002 is a fully restored and lightly upgraded take on the 964-generation Porsche 911, promising "OEM-level design, quality and manufacturing techniques with an obsessive attention to detail". Founded by automotive designer Adam Hawley, Theon Design is an Oxfordshire-based outfit that specialises in what it calls "reimagined" versions of the 964. This latest creation is its third bespoke commission, and the second to head to a customer in Hong Kong, hence the name 'HK002'. Read More »

Alfa Romeo drops its Giorgio platform as it electrifies for the future

Posted in REVIEWS on April 22, 2021

Alfa Romeo, a storied Italian automaker with a tremendous amount of goodwill from the automotive enthusiast crowd, is about to go through yet another major transformation. According to reports, including this one from Automotive News Europe, newly appointed Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato told Italian journalists during a roundtable event that all future vehicles from the company would be electrified and built on a new platform known internally as the STLA large-vehicle architecture that will Read More »

Greenworks electric outdoor power tools get big Earth Day discounts

Posted in REVIEWS on April 22, 2021

Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, most of us have had to start thinking about lawn care for the upcoming season. Luckily, there's an incredible amount of tools out there to help you get the job done. Today, in honor of Earth Day, we wanted to feature some "green" all-electric tools that Read More »

2022 Ford F-150 EV cabin spy photos reveal Mustang Mach-E screen

Posted in REVIEWS on April 22, 2021

A new batch of spy photos of the 2022 Ford F-150 EV has confirmed what we already suspected based on previous peeks: The all-electric version of Ford's half-ton workhorse is getting a big infotainment screen like the one found in the new Mustang Mach-E.  With this, the all-electric pickup joins Ford's Expedition and the aforementioned electric crossover at the forefront of this interior changeover, unlike the run-of-the-mill F-150 variants (the hybrid included), which still utilize Read More »

Toyota Land Cruiser 300-series spotted in the sheetmetal

Posted in REVIEWS on April 22, 2021

The Toyota Land Cruiser will cease sales in America after 2021, but a next-generation model will soldier on in the rest of the world. Now, a fully undisguised one has been spotted ahead of its reveal this summer. The truck was spotted by Instagram user hamad1two3 somewhere in the Middle East in what appears to be a shipping and receiving facility. The vehicles still have pre-delivery protective plastic sheeting on their body panels. Right away Read More »

Consumer Reports finds Tesla Autopilot works with no one in the driver seat

Posted in REVIEWS on April 22, 2021

Tesla is in the news again over another deadly crash involving one of its cars, in this case, the Model S.  It occurred in Texas last weekend, and both occupants in the Model S were killed. Investigators from the scene are certain that neither of the deceased occupants were in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash (one in the passenger seat and the other in the rear seat). Additionally, witnesses told the Read More »

Toyota previews new hydrogen racing engine in enduro series

Posted in CAR NEWS on April 22, 2021
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Toyota will debut a new hydrogen powertrain in a Japanese Corolla Sport-based race car, in order to test its potential before possibly introducing the technology on its future road models. The engine, which will be fielded by Toyota’s latest entry, via Orc Rookie Racing, into Japan’s Super Taikuyu endurance racing series, will get its first competitive outing on 21-23 May. The power plant is a 1618cc unit with three cylinders and is powered by compressed Read More »

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