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October 21, 2016

2017 Volvo S90: Best Car to Buy Nominee

We were ready to write off Volvo just a few years ago. Today? There may not be a car brand with a brighter future, and the company's luxurious S90 flagship sedan is perhaps the best evidence of that yet.

Elon Musk has a Donald Trump moment, says critics of Tesla Autopilot are 'killing people'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk waded into Donald Trump territory yesterday. He didn't get a new hairdo, succumb to bouts of sniffling, or get caught praising the Pontiac Aztec on a hot-mic recording from 2005. (Though if anyone has access to that last one, we'd love a copy.)

2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid recalled for faulty sunroof: nearly 63,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Hyundai is recalling nearly 63,000 Sonata Hybrid vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cars' sunroofs may detach from the vehicles while the cars are in motion.

World’s most expensive steering wheel from Dartz Prombron Black Alligator

World’s most expensive steering wheel from Dartz Prombron Black Alligator

From Motor Authority:

Dartz SUV will have world’s most expensive steering wheel

The crazy folks at Dartz never fail to impress us with the insane levels of opulence they consistently come up with. The company made headlines in 2009 when it unveiled an SUV that offered—wait for it—whale penis leather for the seats.

Pay just $150k for a 745-hp Mercedes-AMG GT from Dime Racing

Mercedes-AMG’s sexy GT sports car gets a 456-horsepower base model for the 2017 model year, priced from $112,125. But if you’re willing to pony up some extra cash, you’ll be able to drive away in a custom version spitting out a supercar-worthy 745 hp.

Restoration of Hot Wheels car makes for mesmerizing video

Watching a car restoration video? Sure, count me in! I love watching folks bring old, forgotten machines back from the near dead. What about doing this on a smaller scale?

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

From Green Car Reports:

LG Chem: GM to sell 'more than 30,000' Chevy Bolt EVs next year

A very brief article on a single sentence uttered on Tuesday by an executive at Korean battery maker LG Chem has reverberated around electric-car circles for most of this week.

Kia to boost hybrid, electric offerings, add fuel cell in 2020

Kia is continuing with plans to significantly increase the number of green cars in its future lineup. The Korean automaker and its parent, Hyundai, together hope to become the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, after Toyota.

Scotland shows path toward boosting renewable energy in a big way

Scotland isn't known for having the most pleasant weather. But its persistent winds make the country a great place for renewable energy.

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