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STUDY: Electric vehicle carbon emissions calculated for each country

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There is no doubt that an electric car pollutes less than a gas-powered car once on the road. That said, the level of pollution generated by EVs when other external factors, such as the energy used to generate the electricity required for their operation, are taken into account has long been debated. A recently published study by the University of Michigan sought to explore the issue a little further. This study examined the pollution generated ...

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NEW CAR: What you need to know about the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler 2018

The new-generation Jeep Wrangler is coming. The model will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November, and then the media will get behind the wheel in early December. In the meantime, there isn’t too much information about the new Wrangler and we will therefore have to wait until Los Angeles to know more about the technical details of Jeep’s flagship model. With the three photos recently unveiled by the American ...

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AUTO NEWS: A more generous warranty for Volkswagen vehicles sold in the United States

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The diesel engines scandal has had a very negative impact on Volkswagen’s image all over the world. In the United States, the German manufacturer will try to return in the good graces of consumers by offering a 6-year or 72 000-mile warranty, the equivalent of more than 115 000 kilometers. This is one of the most generous warranties in the automotive industry, and a clear improvement over the 4-year or 80,000-kilometer warranty offered currently on ...

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AUTO NEWS: say hi to the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid

Land Rover’s Range Rover models are known for their comfort and off-road capabilities, but certainly not for their fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport P400e should improve the British manufacturer’s reputation with its hybrid plug-in engine. Combining a 2.0-liter, 300-horsepower four-cylinder engine with an 85 kW electric motor, the new Range Rover Sport P400e’s plug-in hybrid engine will produce a total of 404 horsepower with 472 pound-feet of torque. With your foot to the ground, ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2017 RAM Power Wagon

Making a statement is now more important than who you actually are. This is why people lease upper-trim luxury cars ever though they’ll never truly exploit the 400+ horsepower lurking beneath the bonnet, if they even know what they’ve got to begin with. They selected the car because they’ll look the part. In the pickup world, it’s more or less the same. People will opt for the Platinum, Denali or Laramie Limited but never take ...

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FIRST REVIEW: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

If 2016 was the year of the car at Chevrolet with the subsequent launches of the new Volt, Malibu and Camaro, to name a few, 2017 belongs to the utility vehicles. In nine short months since beginning of the year, the new Equinox, Trax and Bolt (that’s right, a utility vehicle according to GM) have seen the light of day. Today, it’s the Traverse’s turn. Of all Chevy’s SUVs, the Traverse bridges the gap between ...

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ADVICE: Some very practical winter accessories

Winter is fast approaching, and that means there will soon be snow and ice on our roads and on our vehicles also in the morning and evening, unless we have a garage of course. However, to be well prepared for winter, it is necessary to take some precautions. First, make sure you have good tires and that your vehicle is in good condition. This is the bare minimum. Subsequently, there are several accessories that are ...

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NEW CAR: A futuristic and electric Suzuki Samurai

Its performance was far from extraordinary, but the Suzuki Samurai remains an almost mythical vehicle, especially for off-road enthusiasts. The Samurai was indestructible despite appearances, and now it has been reborn in some way. It is now called the e-Survivor, and in all honesty its connection with the Samurai exists only in the hearts of those that miss Suzuki’s small off-roader. The e-Survivor will be presented at the Tokyo Auto Show next month, and even ...

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CAR NEWS: Women will now be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia

Long criticized for its treatment of women, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it would let women drive starting in June 2018. The news came through the state news agency, but very little additional information was provided. Ultra-conservative country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia was the only place in the world where women were not allowed to drive. Despite the good news, there is still a long way to go before the ...

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CAR NEWS: Stopped at 1 km/h above the limit, his ticket is canceled

An Albertan who was recently arrested at 101 km/h on a road limited to 100 km/h saw his ticket canceled after his girlfriend posted the story on social media. Mathieu Gagne was handed the ticket after he decided to overtake a policeman who was traveling below the speed limit in Sturgeon County which is located north of Edmonton. The policeman immediately pulled over the driver from Bon Accord, Alberta. He was given a $ 78 ...

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