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Ford patented a retractable, integrated bike rack

Ford may be interested in creating a solution for cyclists everywhere: a fully integrated bicycle rack. Although aftermarket bike racks are plentiful, Ford's attempt is a lot sleeker. Instead of constantly hanging out, the bike rack depicted in this patent drawing shows a hitch-mounted system of...

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What’s inside Tesla’s battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just want to rip open a module to see what's inside? Well, you don't need to do it as cleanly as EV West. Instead you can just...

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Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to be physically connected to work. Now, though, it seems Alpine has a solution for those that want to remain untethered. The...

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Tesla to build world’s biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world's biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla's industrial-scale Powerpacks and serve as a storage system for the power grid of South Australia. The total capacity will be 129...

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How does an electric car work?

Maybe not so shockingly (pun intended), many drivers don't know how an electric car actually works. For many, the knowledge spans as far as plugging it in, letting charge, and driving it off. It's not really as simple as that, even though an electric motor is comprised of far fewer moving parts...

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Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

It seems the industry's future propulsion method is sealed: electric cars will begin to take priority over the internal combustion engine. While some automakers buy time and green credentials with hybrid systems, Rolls-Royce has zero plans for such a stop-gap. Autocar reports that Rolls-Royce is...

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Nissan Leaf to feature self-parking system

Nissan is using the debut of the 2018 Leaf and ProPilot system to reveal more than self-driving capabilities; the car will also be able to park itself. In the latest drip-drop of teasers for the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, the brand revealed ProPilot Park. The system is activated with the...

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Next Porsche 911 to come with digital dash

Porsche engineers are out testing the next-generation 911 and our photographer has managed to snap the interior of one of the prototypes. The photos reveal the new digital dash that will be fitted to the next 911 which is expected on sale next year, as a 2019 model. The all-important tachometer...

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