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Is synthetic motor oil bad for old cars?

Comment Now! A persistent debate around synthetic motor oil is whether it can be used in old cars. In this Engineering Explained video, Jason Fe …

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Electric Cars Cost Less To Own — Consumer Reports Agrees With Us

Nowadays, any of the most advanced, most competitive electric vehicles on the market should easily outperform their gasoline-powered class competitors while costing less (unless you drive very little). Consumer Reports agrees

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Hellfire In California, Double Hurricane In Gulf — But Are Cheap Clean Energy & Electric Cars “Too Expensive”?

We are in 2020. It is not 2040. It is not 2050. It is not 2100. And it is certainly not 2200! Humans, so far, are a brief blip on the timeline of Earth. Yet, we have a horrible problem assuming that everything will be fine and dandy for us forever simply because we’ve been here longer than we remember

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DIY Experimenters Still Making Progress on Solar Cars

While directly powering a vehicle’s electric motor with on-vehicle panels is still pretty far out of the question, using relatively low-power solar cells to charge a battery shows a lot more promise

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5 Things To Watch Out For In Studies Claiming Electric Cars Are “Not So Green”

A few days ago, I wrote about a new report by Ricardo for the European Commission showing (yet again) that electric vehicles “have significantly lower impacts on the climate.” I noted in the article that there’s a common problem of much more limited studies coming to different conclusions that put electric cars in worse light, as well as simplistic and misleading headlines like “Electric cars aren’t as green as you think they are” or “Electric cars have a dirty little secret.”

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Big Auto Begging To Pollute More — Electric Cars Too Clean 😪

While the administration just finalized its reduction in vehicle efficiency from 5 percent per year to no better than a measly 1.5 percent per year (despite their own evidence showing how bad it is for the country), that hasn’t stopped the auto industry from seeking even further reductions

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Cars We Remember column: Reader discusses his 265-V8 55 Chevy and a persistent oil leak

It is noted that the high mounted oil filter did not hold one quart, or it drained back into the oil pan when the car sat for any length of time. If you don’t find the leak when you pull the intake …

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IAA 2019 — Thoughts On The Future Of German Compact Family Cars

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), was a strange and different experience compared to the last time I was there. The road trip in itself was a +1000 mile long and very satisfying experience in my Tesla Model 3, which I will dedicate another post to cover. In the following article, though, I will try to put into words the puzzling buzz of change in the realm of passenger cars from a consumer perspective

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Indonesian Road Test Finds Palm Oil Biofuel ‘Safe’ for Cars

Indonesia said it conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with 30% palm oil, and the results showed that the biofuel is safe for cars. The country, which is the No. 1 producer of …

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How Tesla’s Path To Self-Driving Cars Is Different From Others

The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous vehicles manufactured by 2020. To clarify, that means over a million cars equipped with the necessary hardware capable of driving with no help from a driver. That’s contingent, of course, on the software being ready. In addition, government approvals will be necessary (read: mandatory) long before self-driving Teslas will be commonplace

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