News Roundup: Jeep fans explode over Bronco, plus EV gauges caught lying
|driving.ca 01 Aug 2020 at 06:36|
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As if North American families didn’t have enough scandal (looking at you, national leaders) in their lives to cause friction at the dinner table, now they have to contend with the whole Bronco vs. Jeep thing, too.
The recently dropped all-new Ford Bronco has been inadvertently stirring the pot on online Jeep fan pages, where some commenters have dared to bring it up, some even saying they like it. We wade through the toxic vitriol to bring you some of the most polarized and polarizing responses to the Bronco by Jeep fans . “Go. To. A. Bronco. Page. Then. Bye. Fordlecia.”
An electric car and a plug-in hybrid car charge at a public charging station on October 12, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup / Getty
A recent report from ADAC (like CAA for the E.U.) has put EV power gauges on blast for not being accurate. In testing 15 EVs on 22-kilowatt chargers, the organization concluded most electric vehicles were shy on the amount of charging they said they would require.
In the case of the Long Range Tesla Model 3, the worst example, the study found a whopping 25 per cent more juice was required than stated by the onboard computers. On the other end of the scale, the most honest EV was the Kia e-Niro, which was only off in its power-required prediction by 10 per cent. and how far off their onboard computers actually are.
An Alberta man who was born legally blind but recently underwent an experimental procedure that rendered him able to see clearly for the first time in his life is celebrating from behind the wheel of his brand-new Corvette .
Mike Schickerowski suffered from nystagmus, a condition that caused his brain to visually interpret moving objects as blurry. After 44 years of dealing with it, Schickerowski got on with an experimental trial in California, which ended up correcting his vision. Following the procedure and before he’d even earned his driver’s license (which he now has) he went and picked himself up a Racing Yellow Chevrolet Corvette.
“Some people said, ‘Oh, it’s Alberta, you need a truck,’” he says, “and, sure, I like trucks – they’re nice – but everybody’s got a truck.”
Jul 28, 2020 at 9:54am PDT
Topping the list is Hirschi, who, according to the list, makes an average of around $34,000 per Instagram post and an annual income of US$1,406,440. The second-place influencer makes less than half that— find out who that is right here .
Hyundai has released just in time to tap into perhaps the most heightened fears over air quality in the history of mankind. The new system’s ‘After-Blow’ feature dries condensate to prevent mold growth within the pipes, and its ‘Multi-Air-Mode’ creates wafts of air conditioning and heat from extra ports, including in the seat, rather than full-on gale-force blasts of air from dash-mounted vents straight into your face.
Oh, and, finally, the ‘Fine Dust Indicator’ measures the amount of particulate in the air, presenting findings to passengers digitally and, if the air isn’t clean enough, activating an air-cleaning mode that further purifies the air in the vehicle.