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Tesla Model X sets world record towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Tesla has set a new Guinness World Record. One of the automaker's Model X crossover SUVs towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for 987 feet to become the heaviest tow by a production passenger electric vehicle. The attempt took place in Melbourne, Australia with help from the country's national carrier Qantas. According to Qantas, the passenger jet weighs a hefty...

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Watch lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano melt a Mustang

Lava and hot gasses have spewed out of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island since Thursday, causing the evacuation of thousands of residents in the surrounding area. There haven't been any injuries but approximately 35 structures have been destroyed by the various fissures that have opened up and the resulting lava flows. Included in the destruction...

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Volvo drives new cars over rocks before you do

Every new car Volvo builds at its various assembly plants has driven over a patch of bumpy road reminiscent of a small Scandinavian town, long before the car lands on a dealer lot—and that's something that won't change when the automaker begins building its redesigned S60 in South Carolina soon. Volvo will begin building the next-generation S60 in...

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Bad day at bank drive through leads to car flying through air

Dashcams are a wonderful device to have hooked up inside your car. You never know what you might happen to catch with that little camera. It could be as simple as minor fender bender, as amazing as a massive meteor lighting up the sky, or a bit of crazy weather crossing your path. You might capture a prized enthusiast machine take a beating, or a prized...

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Would you like some honey…by Porsche?

Porsche is clearly committed to the environment, and ways in which it can keep things clean and thriving. A line of electric cars is on the horizon. Hybrid options are already available for a number of models. And Porsche cares about bees. Yes, honey bees. These vital insects are endangered in some parts. Bee populations have suffered tremendous losses, and...

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Watch what happens to an ambulance during a side impact crash

An ambulance is an incredibly tough workhorse. You know it's going to be strong, but did you ever think how strong an ambulance really is? Well, Braun Ambulances put together a crash test demonstration to show just how tough this life-saving box on wheels really is. The demonstration involves one of the company's rigs and a Ford F-150 lined up a few hundred...

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Teen builds own emergency truck, responds to distress calls

Many kids dream of joining the police force or becoming a firefighter, though most normally wait until adulthood before fulfilling it. That isn't the case for a 16-year-old from Melbourne, Australia. The youngster, whose identity cannot be revealed because of his age, converted a white Isuzu truck into his very own emergency vehicle, complete with...

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Are you ready for an Aston Martin…submarine?

If James Bond can have his submarine cars, why can't Aston Martin get in on the action? The British purveyor of gorgeous luxury sports cars has teamed up with the right company to make that happen. Aston Martin has consulted on the design of a new submersible with Triton Submarines and it's called Project Neptune. Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Triton builds...

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Female drivers to open larger car market for Saudi Arabia

Turns out if you prevent half your population from driving you also restrict your car market. Yesterday we reported that as of next June, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on female drivers. Today, a report from Reuters indicates the move could bolster a lagging car market in the oil-rich country. Saudi Arabia has not allowed women to drive...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female drivers, finally

It's hard to believe that in this day and age women are forbidden from driving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Well, that's finally set to change as the oil-rich country's leader, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Wednesday issued a decree to lift the asinine ban which was introduced when the Kingdom was established in 1932. Saudi women...

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