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  • Passing along useful auto tools and such, thread

    12/30/2020 4:19:36 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 99 replies
    As its winter, and a lot of people have batteries die on them due to the cold... Wanted to pass along a very nice tool that not only can start your car, but start a car with a dead battery And has the ability to ressurect a dead battery The autowit version 2 super capacitor pack It comes in two versions, a lite version for smaller car engines, and a standard version for bigger engines up to 7.0l gas engines There are youtube videos of the device out there And it is available on amazon I dont sell them but...
  • TomTom bill bomb: Why am I being charged for infotainment? I sold my car last year, rages Reg reader

    07/13/2020 8:20:40 AM PDT · by texas booster · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 Jul 2020 | Gareth Corfield
    A UK man who woke up one morning to discover his bank account being charged for satnav services linked to a car he'd sold months previously has expressed his frustration at Mazda and TomTom over the strange affair. Ben Rose owned a Mazda CX-5 until late last year. His vehicle included a dashboard-mounted in-car entertainment (ICE) suite powered by TomTom, which later proved to be the source of some strange goings-on that cost him money (since refunded) and made him fear that his personal data had been saved by the car and was now allowing someone else to bill him...
  • Nikola Corporation To Unveil Game-Changing Battery Cell Technology At Nikola World 2020

    11/27/2019 11:25:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | Nov 19, 2019, 09:01 ET | News provided by Nikola Corporation
    - Technology encompasses world's first free-standing/self-supported electrode with a cathode that has 4x the energy density of lithium-ion - Achieves 2,000 cycles - Cell technology expected to cost 50% less to produce than lithium-ion - Could drive down the cost of hydrogen and double the range of battery-electric vehicles worldwide - Nikola will share intellectual property with OEMs around the world that contribute ======================================================================================= PHOENIX, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikola Corporation is excited to announce details of its new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kg on the material level and 500 watt-hours per...
  • Tesla Stock Reels After Electric Car Makers Missed (trunc)

    10/03/2019 10:25:07 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/03/2019 | Claudia Assis
    “To put it another way, yesterday’s announcement was the first time since covering the stock that we found ourselves wondering whether demand growth for (Tesla’s) cars might be leveling off,” said the analysts, who were led by Joseph Osha. Analysts at Cowen, who kept their equivalent of a sell rating on the stock, went further, saying that Tesla’s year-on-year “growth story” likely has ended.
  • Trump Admin to Revoke California’s Power to Set Its Own Auto Emission Rules

    09/17/2019 1:58:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    ktla ^ | 09/17/2019
    The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal announcement of the rollback set for Wednesday afternoon at Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington. Gloria Bergquist, spokeswoman for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said Tuesday that her group was among those invited to the event featuring EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The move comes after the Justice Department recently opened an antitrust investigation...
  • What Will California Ban Next?

    08/20/2019 4:32:24 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 18, 2019 | Andy Kessler
    First they came for our plastic grocery bags. Then they came for our plastic straws. Now they’ve come for our plastic water bottles at SFO. Yes, you read that right. Starting Tuesday, the sale of plastic water bottles will be banned at San Francisco International Airport, one of the few places they actually make sense. California has many dumb laws and statutes and bans, but this one is especially brainless—spurred by futile self-righteousness. After running late for your flight after a 30-minute security line only to have TSA confiscate your Fiji water bottle, you’ll now have to stop at a...
  • Trump Strengthening Economic Ties / Alliance w/Canada. (Largest trade agreement in history.)

    06/20/2019 8:04:02 PM PDT · by golux · 7 replies
    The White House ^ | June 20, 2019 | Staff
    United States goods and services trade with Canada totaled more than $700 billion in 2018. Canada was the United States’ largest goods export market in 2018 and the largest foreign trading partner for 33 states. The United States and Canada had more than $844 billion invested in one another’s economies as of 2017. Our two countries’ deep economic ties will only become stronger under the new USMCA, which will be the largest trade agreement in history. USMCA contains the strongest and most comprehensive labor and environmental chapters of any trade agreement ever negotiated. The agreement is a huge win for...
  • Need FReeper advice re Texas financial laws pertaining to auto dealers (vanity)

    06/01/2019 12:38:12 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    06/01/2019 | self
    I recently agreed to co-sign for our veteran son for a used/low-mileage 2014 truck (31k sticker) from a dealership. He's in the police academy and need transportation for work & school. He's had some bad luck with vehicles and just lost his last rig for reasons pertaining to an ex (long unrelated story). I provided my info over the phone to our boy while he was in the sales office with the rep. Dealership sent me the paperwork to sign this week and on the form they increased my income by 25% in addition to other false statements pertaining to...
  • Stocks rise as auto tariffs are said to be delayed

    05/15/2019 10:21:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/15/2019 | Emily McCormick
    Stocks reversed early losses Wednesday amid reports that the Trump administration is planning to delay auto tariffs by up to six months. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 0.6%, or 17.09 points, as of 12:33 p.m. ET, as the materials sector outperformed. The Dow (^DJI) rose 0.48%, or 123 points, while the Nasdaq (^IXIC) edged up 0.98%, or 75.73 points. On Wednesday, several news outlets reported that the Trump administration is planning to pause on implementing auto tariffs ahead of a May 18 deadline. The Commerce Department had compiled a report earlier this year that concluded Trump could justify imposing tariffs...
  • Aurus (A new line of automobiles out of mother Russia)

    03/13/2019 4:59:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    cartype ^ | 13MAR19 | 7146
    The 2018 the Moscow International Automobile Salon saw the World Premiere of the luxury Russian vehicles Aurus Senat and Aurus Senat Limousine. Aurus emblem.Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation emphasized the importance of the event for the domestic automotive industry development, "For the first time in the Russian history, a project aimed to release a commercial line-up of luxury vehicles has emerged. Aurus is a national brand, which represents modern, technically developed and innovative Russia. I am convinced that AURUS will have a success and that the Aurus vehicles will soon take over their...
  • Thousands of policy emails sought by State Senator were deleted (TESLA)

    02/24/2019 8:54:47 PM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    KOAA News 5 NBC ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | Andy Koen
    DENVER – Members of the Committee on Legal Services are looking into why thousands of emails requested by a State Senator were prematurely deleted. Senator John Cooke, (R) Greeley, sent a Colorado Open Records Act request on August 29 for emails from two state staffers who worked to accomplish Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order establishing new Low Emission Vehicle standards...(snip) ...To understand the controversy behind the emissions mandate, it helps to understand what’s in it. Air Quality Control Commission Regulation Number 20 was adopted in November and sets stricter limits for the levels of pollutants that new cars can emit...(snip)...
  • When did driving become a problem that needs to be solved?

    02/07/2019 12:51:55 PM PST · by ppaul · 67 replies
    TheTribune ^ | 02/06/2019 | Tim Jackson
    A fundamentally American freedom is under attack. The automobile defined the 20th century in the United States. Mass production made cars available to the nation's middle class and helped create the modern suburb, where most Americans now live. Driving became part of coming of age in America...Meanwhile, some cities have put their drivers on forced road diets. They are reducing lanes available to drivers on key arterial streets...The goal is to discourage driving by intentionally reducing capacity and creating traffic congestion by design...The bottom line is they want to force more residents to use alternative transportation by making driving as...
  • Arizona resident shoots four burglars, killing one, police say

    01/03/2019 9:16:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 110 replies ^ | 1/3/19 | Paulina Dedaj | Fox News
    One person is dead and three others are injured after they were shot by a resident of an Arizona home they were trying to burglarize, police said. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:38 a.m. Thursday and discovered that four individuals were shot after breaking into a home. According to a news release, Edith Guerrero, 36, Jaden James, 18, Leonardo Gonzalez, 27, and Jessica Aynes, 28, woke the sleeping occupants as they entered.
  • Ford EcoBlue - 2.0L Technical Wonder

    05/08/2018 1:02:17 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 64 replies ^ | 07 May 2018 | John Lehenbauer
    Major European cities such as Madrid and Paris are discriminating against diesel engines due to officials’ concerns about the types of pollution oil-burners produce...The four-cylinder EcoBlue is the most advanced diesel engine Ford has ever produced. Starting with a clean sheet, engineers focused on developing an engine that has very low internal friction.
  • Recommendations for car donations please

    04/24/2018 9:36:44 AM PDT · by pfflier · 28 replies
    I am considering donating my car to a charity. The internet is full of charities that want the car but there is very little on the money management "internals" that say how the money is distributed. The BBB says some give as little as 4% up to 44% but usually they don't name names at either end of the spectrum. Any Freepers out there with recommendations and positive experiences? My preference would be to donate to Disabled Veterans, Veterans or animal welfare organizations in that order.
  • How the Jeep Evolved From Military Vehicle to Today's Wrangler

    11/15/2017 7:44:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | By Chris Perkins
    The humble origins of America's favorite 4x4. The current Jeep Wrangler is way more high-tech than its WWII-era forefather, but there's a direct link between the two. You can't say that about a lot of cars on sale today. Now, you can watch the Jeep's history unfold in this lovely animation from the people at Donut Media. Donut actually starts with two cars that competed with the original Willys for the US military contract—the Ford Pygymy and the American Bantam Reconnaissance Car. Then, we get into Willys-Overland's first Civilian Jeep (CJ), which gave birth to the legendary CJ5. Eventually, we...
  • Lamborghini creates world's first 'self-healing' sports car

    11/11/2017 2:49:30 PM PST · by mairdie · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 November 2017 | Nicola Harley
    Lamborghini has created the world's first self-healing sports car. The Terzo Millennio, which translates as third millennium in Italian, has the ability to detect and repair cracks in its body work. Using sensors the car can conduct its own health check to detect any damages and self-repair itself by filling the crack with nanotubes to prevent it spreading. The super car was created in collaboration with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. ... The all-electric car is powered by supercapacitors rather than conventional batteries. ... Each of the car's wheels includes its own integrated electric engine...
  • Donating my truck

    08/17/2016 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Two Kids' Dad · 58 replies
    Two Kids' Dad | 08/17/2016 | Self
    Good day all. I want to donate my truck and would like advice on which non-profit agency FReepers would recommend.
  • Here’s how the smallest production car in the world is manufactured {Peel P50}

    07/08/2016 7:08:36 AM PDT · by Cronos · 53 replies
    The Verge ^ | 6 July 2016 | Andrew Liptak
    Share on Facebook (289) Tweet Share (2) Pin (2) Originally manufactured in the 1960s, the Peel P50 has appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's smallest production car. Recently, the Science Channel’s program How It’s Made went behind the scenes to learn how the car is manufactured. Cars are built nowadays in highly sophisticated factories, utilizing robots and computers to turn the raw components into the finished product. For the smallest car in the world? It turns out that its assembly is a bit more low-tech, and probably hasn’t changed much in the last 50...
  • Michigan Governor Vetoes Bill Limiting Consumer Auto Parts Choices

    07/01/2016 11:30:25 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/28/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    When the Michigan Legislature passes a bill by wide margins, it is usually signed into law, regardless of how good the actual policy is. But a bill that would have discriminated against certain auto parts and added red tape for consumers and businesses was recently vetoed by Gov. Snyder. As we previously wrote: Right now, if a Michigan citizen goes to get a car repaired, it is fairly simple for the owner of the vehicle and a mechanic to decide what kind of parts to use to provide the fix. Unless a bill that has passed the Michigan Legislature is...