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The Texas EV rebate will not apply due to Tesla’s direct sales model
Although Tesla has left California in favor of Texas, its products will not receive any preferential treatment in the Lone Star State. Thanks to the EV manufacturer’s direct sales policy, Tesla will not be eligible for state EV rebates, which can save buyers up to 500 2,500. Under state law, vehicles must be sold through a franchise dealer in order to qualify for a discount.
The 2023 Honda HR-V for North America is fully released, starting at 23,650
Meet the 2023 North American Honda HR-V. We emphasize “North American” because this version of the HR-V is different from what Europe gets. This version is bigger than what you will find on the continent and is based on the Civic, where the European model is based on Jazz / Fit. The 2023 North American HR-V is closer to the CR-V in size and has the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine option as the Civic. However, there is still no alternative to the 1.5-liter turbo, six-speed manual, or even a hybrid variant – the latter could be a deal breaker for some with the rising price of gas.
The new 2024 Cupra Terramar has been unveiled as a hybrid-only compact SUV
The Spanish brand has revealed Capra Terramar, giving us a glimpse of its future. The 2024 Terramara will focus on sporting a hybrid drivetrain (a potential alternative to both light and a secure plug-in hybrid). The new SUV will join Tavascan and UrbanRebel in the Cupra lineup by 2025.
The Neza S Yaoshi EV Special Edition comes with lambo-style scissor doors and 456 hp
A few months after seeing the first picture of the fully electric Nezha S, the Tesla competitor has officially launched in the Chinese market. It will be offered in both variants of the Full Electric (BEV) Extender (EREV), while the AWD model is fitted with a dual electric motor that produces a combined 456 hp (340 kW / 462 PS) which allows it to accelerate from 0-100. Km / h (72 miles) in 3.9 seconds. There will also be a less powerful rear-wheel-drive model with a single electric motor, but with an extended CLTC driving range of 715 kilometers (444 miles).
Description of Electrified Engine Range for 2023 Mitsubishi ASX Europe
The completely new Mitsubishi ASX, a sharing platform with Renault Captur, will be unveiled in September 2022. Meanwhile, a new German Mitsubishi press release details five engine options for the upcoming crossover. Engine choices will include a 1.0 MPI-T three-cylinder gasoline, and a turbocharged 1.3 DI-T four-cylinder coming in two variants. Electrified alternatives borrow hybrid powertrains from Renault Capture e-Tech. Both are powered by a naturally ambitious 1.6-liter gasoline engine with two electric motors and a sophisticated multi-mode gearbox transmitting power to the front axle.
Get off the new Fiat Doblo and E-Doblo rebabbing routes
Fiat Doblò has launched a brand new third generation and fully electric e-Doblo compact van. The new DoBlo is basically a revised version of other Stellantis products – the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Rifter, and Opel Combo Life, as well as the Toyota ProAce City Verso. It managed to differentiate itself with a tweaked exterior and interior design. The passenger version is available exclusively as an EV, while the LCV may come with additional petrol and diesel options.
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USB Type-C will be mandatory for all phones and tablets sold in the EU
By the fall of 2024, all phones, tablets and cameras sold in Europe are required to have a USB Type-C charging port. Most phones sold today have already adopted the Type-C standard, but the move is seen as a blow to Apple, which continues to run iPhones with a lightning cable.
Elon Musk has criticized the YouTube scam ad with SpongeBob meme
– Elon Musk (lonelonmusk) June 7, 2022
Elon Musk took a shot at YouTube, calling out the growing number of alleged scammers using platform ads. It comes as the billionaire recently spoke about the spam bot on Twitter, apparently threatening to pull out of a takeover deal over the issue.