News Roundup: A Hummer EV, a Tesla bumper cap that comes off and more

News Roundup: A Hummer EV, a Tesla bumper cap that comes off and more
Welcome to our weekly round-up of the biggest breaking stories on from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.

Here’s what you missed while you were away.

The Hummer is back again, this time completely reinvented with an open top and a fully electric powertrain driven by a 24-module double-stacked Ultium battery and Ultium Drive architecture. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is expected to arrive in Canada in the fall of 2022 and is estimated to come with 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque ( well, sort of ).

Range has been guess-timated around 560 km per charge, with DC charging allowing for up to 160 km of range in just 10 minutes. So, yeah, it’s powerful and cool and hella ironic. Learn more about the new electric Hummer here . 

Bob Regehr was famous for a couple things. Firstly, he created the bouncy castle back in 1968, an idea that earned him millions. The second most notable fact about Regehr is his highly impressive , many of which are now for sale.

The collection includes a bunch of hot rods and Corvettes, a few other covetable muscle cars, plus some trucks and motorcycles. Apparently Regehr purchased many of the vehicles from customers at a gas station he owned. Auction house VanDerBrink will start bringing the hammer down on over 140 vehicles from the collection this weekend, beginning October 23. 

The middle-child SUV in the Hyundai lineup got a new back-to-school look this fall. The refreshed 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe manages a more aggressive style outside with different lighting, an adjusted grille, new wheel design, etc., while also upping the luxury and comfort inside with a new floating console and optional treats including Nappa leather, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, contrast stitching and more.

The hybrid variant is the first of its kind for the model, with AWD and a combined 225 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque from its dual-motor system. The ICE 2021 Santa Fe will arrive this fall, with the hybrid model following early in 2021. 

It’s official, the SSC Tuatara is the fastest production car in the world. With British racing driver Oliver Webb behind the wheel, Shelby SuperCars broke the record recently by over multiple runs along State Route 160 in Nevada.

The vehicle, one of the only Tuatara models built to date, slides along under the air with a drag co-efficient of 0.279 (that’s not a lot) and power coming from a Nelson Racing Engines 5.9L V8 making 1,750 horsepower for the 1,247-kg car. SSC says it has plans to produce just 98 of the supercars. 

Finding design flaws in old Tesla models has turned into something of an Easter Egg hunt. Recently, we’ve had the Home Depot wood , the ejecting roof , and now there’s . Electrek reports it happened to one driver who drove their Model 3 through a big puddle in the spring of 2018, for example.

“In rare instances, certain components on Model 3 vehicles built at the Fremont Factory before May 21, 2019, might be damaged when driving through standing water on a road or highway with poor drainage or pooling water,” Tesla finally responded this month. “In these rare instances, the rear fascia might detach from the vehicle and harnesses and/or body fasteners/mounts might also be damaged. This document clarifies that damage caused during these instances is covered under warranty.”
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