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CAR REVIEW: 2017 AJAC EcoRun

2017 EcoRun

For the 6th consecutive year, the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada has put together an event they call the EcoRun. The premise is simple enough: take a number of highly efficient cars on a road trip, record fuel or energy consumption, as well as learn and teach along the way. We may be in 2017 but alternative energy vehicles are ...

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Michelin’s Vision Concept tire of the future

Michelin Vision Concept Tire

Some of you may have spotted a tractor or even a golf cart with some strange looking tires and wheels. Instead of the conventional tire on wheel, what you likely witnessed is one of Michelin’s may Tweel applications. The Tweel is essentially a single piece tire and wheel assembly (hence t-wheel) that requires no air, or valve for that matter ...

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The return of the flying car

At least the idea of it, anyhow. Car manufacturers are always looking for an edge on their competitors. Some are working on EVs, others autonomous cars and in most cases, all are developing these technologies simultaneously. Toyota however, is interested in the idea of the flying automobile. Their ambitions are in self-proclaimed early stages but that did not stop them ...

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New Nissan LEAF coming soon

We know very little about the next Nissan LEAF that is expected to break cover in the fall, or more precisely, in early September. The rare details include that the 2018 LEAF will be assembled at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant. Another is that at least one iteration will provide a range of at least 320 km, if only to compete ...

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The next Acura NSX could be all electric

Acura NSX

Do this sound wrong to you? For starters, a hybrid NSX may not have been what the world wanted but all-electric super and hyper cars are not a new idea. Audi had a go at it a few times already with the R8 e-tron. I got to drive this ballistic missile some years ago but even then, Audi knew they ...

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Tesla Model X sales lagging despite SUV boom

Tesla Model X

Tesla’s been all over the news for a number of reasons for the last few years, from the Gigafactory, stories surrounding their Autopilot self-driving hardware and the Model 3. More recently it’s been about worker safety but prior to all that was the coming of the company’s first SUV, the Model X. The promise of technology and performance were huge ...

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