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DOJ wants to know if Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the law in going-private tweets

On August 7 Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about taking the automaker private. While it may have seemed to slip out of the news, the tweet had not slipped the minds of federal agencies. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) now has an open investigation into the Silicon Valley company, and whether it violated any...

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2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon receives Mojave Sand package

There's a new generation of the Ram 2500 on the way but the current one still has plenty of life left in it, especially if you opt for the off-road-oriented Power Wagon. Fiat Chrysler's truck brand on Tuesday announced that the 2500 Power Wagon will feature a Mojave Sand package for 2018. But it will only be offered in the fourth quarter of 2018, and just...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, 2019 Ford F-150, Lexus yacht: This Week’s Top Photos

Mercedes-Benz this week revealed the redesigned 2020 GLE. It's the fourth generation of Mercedes mid-size SUVs, and it sees the return of an available third row. Two versions will be available at launch, powered by 2.0- and 3.0-liter turbocharged engines, respectively, but we know a V-8-powered GLE63 from AMG is just around the corner. Also revealed this...

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The Boring Company wants to connect your garage to its tunnels

The Boring Company (TBC) and its network of underground tunnels won't just ship pedestrians around from various stations; it may one day take cars and drivers straight into the system from their garages. The Mercury News reported Wednesday that the city of Hawthorne, California, gave The Boring Company and its founder Elon Musk the go-ahead to build an...

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition marks end of cult hero

It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or “Käfer” in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Eight decades on and the nameplate is still with us, though sadly that won't be the case for long. VW revealed a Beetle Final Edition model on Thursday and announced that the 2019 model...

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Become a virtual mechanic with the "Wrench" video game

Back in 2017, a prototype trailer for a new video game made its way on to the Internet. Simply called "Wrench," the game promised the ability to build a car from the ground up in a virtual reality space. Now the game is moving closer to completion as creator Alec Moody has released more in-game footage and promises that an "early access" version will be...

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Here is the full list of cars in "Forza Horizon 4"

The "Forza Horizon" franchise is ready to spread its virtual vehicular cheer to a new digital destination. On Oct. 2 (or Sept. 28 for those who buy the Ultimate Edition), "Forza Horizon 4" hits the stores, and this time the action is set in the UK, mostly Scotland and the lake district of northwest England. While the new game boasts all sorts of visual and...

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Oregon’s Samson Sky says it has 800 reservations for flying car

Last December, Oregon-based Samson Sky (nee Samson) promised a flying sports car for 2018. The latest news from the company, released last Friday, didn't offer a more specific timeline, but it did share the company has taken 800 reservations for its Switchblade airborne vehicle. The reservations span 24 countries and 46 out of the 50 states in the U. S. The...

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Production Kia ProCeed fails to resemble handsome concept

Kia will use next month's 2018 Paris auto show to present its new ProCeed compact liftback. This is the car that was previewed last year by the handsome Proceed concept (shown below), a sleek wagon exuding elegance and characterized by muscular proportions. Unfortunately, the design was watered down considerably for the production ProCeed, which was to be...

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