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Sticker shock is a real thing for car shoppers right now: Here’s why

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The price to buy a new or used car is increasing at a faster rate than the average wage growth in the nation, a study said.

Auto review: Audi e-tron GT is an electrifying, elegant but expensive EV

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The last time I saw the Audi e-tron GT, it was being mobbed by members of a panting press at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show with Iron Man — er, actor Robert Downey Jr. — behind the wheel. The GT hasn't lost its appeal.

Teen hacker claims ability to control 25 Teslas worldwide

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A 19-year-old security researcher claims to have hacked remotely into more than 25 Tesla Inc. cars in 13 countries, saying in a series of tweets that a software flaw allowed him to access the EV pioneer’s systems.

5-minute electric vehicle charging could be here soon, professor says

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Ford Motor Co. is working with scientists at Purdue University in Indiana on a patent-pending plan to slash the average time it takes to recharge all-electric vehicles at charging stations from an estimated 25 minutes to 5 minutes.

GM: Electric Equinox and Blazer SUVs are coming in 2023

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General Motors Co. will offer electric versions of the Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Blazer, CEO Mary Barra said Wednesday in a virtual address from Detroit's Fox Theatre during the Consumer Electronics Show.

Truck e-Wars: Chevy Silverado EV brings 400-mile range, bed extender

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The Detroit truck wars have gone electric.

Auto review: 2022 Lucid Air electric luxury sedan may be best car in the...

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By the middle of 2022, the Lucid Air electric luxury sedan may be the best car in the world.

Nearly 185,000 Ford F-150 pickups may have serious driveshaft problem

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Ford Motor Co. will begin the new year mailing recall notices to 184,698 owners of certain 2021-22 Ford F-150 pickups, warning the driveshaft may fracture and prevent wheels from turning properly — increasing crash risk, according to a filing with federal regulators.

Biden toughens his own auto emissions proposal decried as weak

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The Biden administration is imposing limits on automobile greenhouse gas emissions that were toughened after environmentalists blasted its earlier proposal as too weak.

Auto review: 2022 Mazda MX-30’s puny range renders automaker’s first EV irrelevant

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Mazda's new 2022 MX-30 electric vehicle is shockingly uncompetitive, but don't worry — you'll probably never see one anyway.

Tesla sued by more women alleging sexual harassment at plant

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Tesla Inc.’s factory in Fremont, California, is more like a crude frat house than a facility owned by a cutting-edge company in the heart of a progressive region, six women who are current and former employees claimed in the latest barrage of lawsuits to hit Tesla over alleged sexual harassment.

Amazon-backed Rivian set to announce plan for Georgia EV factory

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Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric truck startup valued at more than $100 billion, is planning to announce that it will build a vehicle-assembly and battery plant in Georgia, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tesla scrutinized for allowing video games to be played while its cars are moving

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing a recent software update by Tesla Inc. that allows drivers to play video games on a dashboard screen while the vehicle is moving.

Quick Drives: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit L

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There's an all-new redesigned 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee — including the 4xe hybrid — and a Wagoneer revival coming down the road this winter.

Auto review: Porsche Cayman GTS sings sweet music for the sports car purist

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In this age of rapid technological change, we crave analog experiences. We enjoy unplugged instrumental music. Or cozying up with a page-turning novel rather than a digital Kindle. In the auto world, the normally aspirated, rear-wheel-drive manual sports car is the purist's choice. MX-5 Miata, Mustang GT, Subaru BRZ.

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Nearly 185,000 Ford F-150 pickups may have serious driveshaft problem

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Ford Motor Co. will begin the new year mailing recall notices to 184,698 owners of certain 2021-22 Ford F-150 pickups, warning the driveshaft may fracture and prevent wheels from turning properly — increasing crash risk, according to a filing with federal regulators.