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2021 GWM Baja Snake: Shelby distances itself from China's off-road ute
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25th Apr 2021
1 min read

2021 GWM Baja Snake: Shelby distances itself from China's off-road ute

The 2021 GWM Baja Snake ute was developed with no input from Shelby, despite initial reports to the contrary. Unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai motor show last week, GWM's hardcore Baja Snake was purported to have been developed in collaboration with legendary American muscle car tuner Shelby, with input from the US outfit likely centring around the dual-cab's mechanical upgrades.
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Alex Misoyannis
Zeekr 001 unveiled in Shanghai to spell an end to boring EVs
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25th Apr 2021
3 min read

Zeekr 001 unveiled in Shanghai to spell an end to boring EVs

The Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – perhaps better known simply as Geely – has unveiled a new marque at the Shanghai motor show, positioned to take on a raft of established performance divisions with a range of EVs. Called Zeekr, the new brand joins Geely’s portfolio of brands which already includes Volvo, Polestar, Lotus, Proton and lesser known brands like Lynk & Co, Geometry, and LEVC – the maker of London cabs.
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Kez Casey
Matchbox toy cars to go carbon-neutral – and its first model is the Tesla Roadster
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24th Apr 2021
2 min read

Matchbox toy cars to go carbon-neutral – and its first model is the Tesla Roadster

Mattel, the maker of Matchbox toy cars, has committed to going carbon neutral by 2030, with everything from the toy’s packaging to the toy car itself made from 99 per cent recycled materials, certified carbon-neutral.
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Rob Margeit
Elon Musk responds to deadly Texas Tesla crash, as Consumer Reports reveals how Autopilot can be tricked
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23rd Apr 2021
3 min read

Elon Musk responds to deadly Texas Tesla crash, as Consumer Reports reveals how Autopilot can be tricked

Tesla boss Elon Musk has broken his silence over a deadly Tesla crash in Texas – in which two occupants were killed after it appeared one of them was attempting to operate the vehicle on autopilot and had vacated the driver seat. And respected consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports has disputed claims by Tesla that its Autopilot function does not work without someone in the driver’s seat – discovering that the system can be “tricked”.
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Joshua Dowling
Winter weather triggers a jump start on battery callouts and replacements 
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22nd Apr 2021
4 min read

Winter weather triggers a jump start on battery callouts and replacements 

Car batteries across Australia are conking out as the weather turns cold, with figures obtained by CarAdvice revealing a sharp spike in roadside assistance calls for jump starts in the lead up to winter. Data from 2020 supplied by Australia’s three largest roadside assistance providers – the NRMA, the RACV and RACQ – show a clear increase in callouts for flat batteries at this time of year.
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Joshua Dowling