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2017 BMW i3 in Depth: Putting the “i” in Electric


In a world where auto manufacturers have filled nearly every niche of the market, the BMW i3 occupies a place all its own. The BMW i3 is the only luxury electric vehicle not named Tesla that can drive more than 100 miles on a single charge. Along with the i8 hybrid sports car, the i3 is part of BMW’s eco-friendly i sub-brand, and both have elevated car design. That said, the i3’s range is no longer competitive in the overall EV landscape, even when fitted with the optional gasoline-powered range extender, which boosts total range to an EPA-rated 180 miles. The Chevrolet Bolt EV makes more sense, goes much farther on a charge, and costs far less. READ MORE ››

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it to the test with kids

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road testWe’ve now started the second half of our yearlong test with a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan, and it’s road-trip season. The miles have clicked past quickly as we packed the Pacifica for weekend adventures. Whether it was weddings in Iowa or family time at the cabin in northern Minnesota, it’s been in a near-constant state of motion. Our…
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9 popular Android car apps vulnerable to hackers, putting owners at risk

Anti-Scientology Protest, February 10, 2008 (by Flickr user Strevo)As we tumble headlong into the Era of the Connected Car, one thing engineers are struggling to address is the possibility that evildoers might hack our cars’ burgeoning networks. Unfortunately, a new report suggests that automakers have left open a fairly large back door for the bad guys–a back door that could, quite literally, allow hackers into…
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