How much does it cost to use your turn signals?

We'll state it upfront: it doesn't cost a lot to use turn signals, so drivers should absolutely take advantage of them. With that out of the way, the video above goes through an incredible amount of detail to show how much energy turn signals consume, and how much it costs drivers to activate them while driving. The figures come from the amount of energy...

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2019 Jeep Renegade spy shots

Jeep is preparing a minor update for its pint-sized Renegade as the vehicle approaches the midway point in its life cycle. Today we have a new set of spy shots of a prototype for the updated Renegade, which should be revealed later this year as a 2019 model. The good news is that Jeep won't be messing around with the car's cute exterior. There looks to be...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class adds 362-horsepower E450 model

Buyers of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have a couple of new options for the 2019 model year. On Tuesday, we detailed AMG's new E53 that replaces the E43, with the car's mild-hybrid powertrain bringing 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, versus the 396 hp and 384 lb-ft of the non-electrified E43. Now we have details on a new E450 model that replaces...

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What if the Civic Type R came as a pickup? Wonder no more

Car-based pickups are nothing new. The Aussies have been building them for decades, although sadly that's no longer the case. Recently, a team of Honda engineers in the United Kingdom decided to give the concept a go using a Civic Type R, the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy winner for 2018. The result is this one-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept which...

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Subaru to enter newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship

With Global Rallycross dying off, automakers looking to play in the dirt are seeking out a new form of rally-lite racing. It's arrived courtesy of motorsport promoter IMG and the newly formed Americas Rallycross Championship. Called ARX for short, this new four-race series has garnered interest from Ford and Volkswagen. Now Subaru is joining in on the fun...

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Brabham explains logo

Australian racing team Brabham this month launched the new automotive division Brabham Automotive, whose first product is the BT62 track car. Adorning the car is Brabham's new logo, which to the casual observer resembles some teeth about to take a bite out of its victim. It turns out there's a bit of heritage behind the design. According to Brabham, the...

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Customize your Cullinan: Rolls-Royce launches configurator for SUV

For those who can't actually purchase and own a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the day to live out a fantasy has come. The British ultra-luxury brand has launched the posh SUV's online configurator, and anyone can build the Cullinan of their dreams. The old saying applies here: if you have to ask how much it is, it's pretty darn expensive. Naturally, pricing isn't...

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Rivian will show electric pickup and SUV at 2018 LA auto show

Rivian is a rather quiet electric car startup based in Michigan but the firm is ready to start making some noise. Rivian will show its first two models, an electric pickup truck and SUV, at this November’s 2018 Los Angeles auto show, spokeswoman Kas Regas confirmed to . The pickup, called the A1T, will seat five and arrive in 2020. …

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NTSB reports self-driving Uber spotted pedestrian before crash, but didn’t brake

A preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Bureau determined that a self-driving Volvo equipped with Uber's self-driving sensors spotted a pedestrian roughly 6 seconds before it struck and killed her, but didn't attempt to stop because the automatic braking feature was disabled in self-driving mode. The report said that the...

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McLaren names Indy 500 winner as new chief test driver

McLaren's next-generation of sports cars and supercars will first be handed to Kenny Bräck. The British automaker announced Wednesday that the Swedish racing driver is now chief test driver. He replaces long-time tester Chris Goodwin who last year joined Aston Martin. The title comes with major responsibility: climb behind the wheel of numerous McLaren...

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