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The Volvo C40 Recharge Becomes The Most Efficient EV Of The Swedish Brand

The Volvo C40 Recharge Becomes The Most Efficient EV Of The Swedish Brand

The Volvo C40 Recharge becomes the fastest Swedish EV to cover the 621-mile challenge

Volvo, like other manufacturers, has entered the EV market. While Polestar was supposed to be the EV sub-brand, we already have two electric models with the Volvo badge – the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge. It is the latter of these two that Bjørn Nyland, a YouTuber with a focus on EVs, recently took on a 1,000 km (621-mile) trip, to see how fast the new Swedish coupe can cover the distance. The end result was a pleasant surprise.

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Porsche 356 Antarctica by Valkyrie Racing

Porsche 356 Antarctica by Valkyrie Racing

Porsche 356 by Valkyrie Racing, with Renee Brinkerhoff at the wheel, is on a mission to conquer Antarctica, all for a noble cause

Valkyrie Racing’s 1956 Porsche 356A will travel 356 miles to Antarctica, in December 2021 as part of the "Project 356 World Rally" expedition and its humanitarian purpose is to end child trafficking.

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Travel Tips For the 2019 Holiday Season

Travel Tips For the 2019 Holiday Season

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, right?

By now, a lot of you have probably made plans for the holidays. You’ve packed your bags, scheduled your itineraries, and you’re just about set to head for your much-needed Christmas vacation. Unfortunately, you also need to face the facts. As much as you’ve planned for the coming days, Christmas season is a beast of its own. Not only are you likely to hit congested highways, but you’ll also have to deal with potentially serious weather conditions on the road to Vacation Town. The good news is that if you prepared accordingly, the next few days won’t have to be as stressful as you fear. On that end, we’ve prepared a handy holiday travel guide that should minimize your travel angst so you can enjoy the season the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed.

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2019 Peugeot Boxer 4x4 Concept

2019 Peugeot Boxer 4x4 Concept

Peugeot’s most recent take on what overlanding should look like is beyond cool

Overlanding might not be a new concept over in the States, but to Europeans, it kind of is. With that in mind, Peugeot has taken a bold step in coming up with a concept car - better said, van - that’s supposed to do one thing and one thing only: offer freedom of movement regardless of how rough your path gets.

Mind you, this is not the sort of delivery truck that delivers your Amazon order or that fancy new pair of shoes you just bought online - the regular Peugeot Boxer is well-equipped for that job, and if you happen to live in Europe, then you also know that Sochaux’s workhorse is quite popular and a frequent favorite of both entrepreneurs and larger companies. That aside, let’s have a look at just what sort of backbone can the humble, hard-working Peugeot Boxer offer to support your overlanding ambitions.

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Ford's Flexibus Is Your New Cute and Affordable Camper

Ford’s Flexibus Is Your New Cute and Affordable Camper

For now, only Europe gets it but there’s definitely a business case for it in the U.S. as well

Campers are making a comeback in various shapes, as trailers or as fully fledged vehicles. So there’s no surprise that carmakers will, now more than ever, look to secure a piece of that pie. They’re currently doing just that when it comes to e-scooters, which have showed enormous lucrative potential over the past years and show no sign of slowing down. All that despite governments beginning to launch laws that would moderate their use.

Coming back to the topic at hand, Ford has just introduced its own version of an affordable camper. It’s called Flexibus (pretty suggestive, don’t you think) and was unveiled at this year’s Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany. Essentially, the Flexibus is an entry-level RV, if you wish, that addresses those customers who want a vehicle they can go camping with but one that’s also usable for daily errand running. This is where Flexibus comes into play.

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Halfbike 3 Lets You Dance While Riding, Sort Of

Halfbike 3 Lets You Dance While Riding, Sort Of

Except it’s not exactly a bike, but a mix of several concepts

Halfbike 3 is the prodigy of Martin and Mihail, two architects based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They started from the idea that humans are built and programmed genetically to move and spend their time outdoors, so that’s how this intricate, odd-looking hybrid came to exist. Oh, and its makers say it bridges the gap between man, machine, and dancing. We, however, think it’s best suited for short commuting distances and people who don’t have time to hit the treadmill daily.

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Airstream's Bambi And Caravel Camper Trailers Are Back

Airstream’s Bambi And Caravel Camper Trailers Are Back

Good news, camping people: Airstream is resurrecting two single-axle classics

Hardcore camper trailer fans know that Airstream’s travel trailer portfolio is a hefty one. Sure, their products are positioned on the high end of both quality and price, but your buying options just got more varied. Why? Well, Airstream is bringing back the Bambi and Caravel camper trailers, viewed by many as camping classics. So, before you jump for joy and check your bank accounts, here’s what you need to know about the two new additions to the Airstream range.

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Land Rover Teams With Clarks for New Men's Shoe Collection

Land Rover Teams With Clarks for New Men’s Shoe Collection

These shoes are dropping just in time for the 2018 holiday season

Land Rover has launched a new line of footwear, in collaboration with shoe brand Clarks. The new collection, called the “Life.Limitless” range, starts with three designs for Fall 2018, specifically the CLR.51N, CLR52.N, and the CLR53.N. Each shoe draws on a specific function and purpose that adheres to the core principles of the two brands. The partnership between Land Rover and Clarks will run for five years and will include two Life.Limitless releases every year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

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New Hyperloop Pod Unveiled, Could Go Into Service Next Year

New Hyperloop Pod Unveiled, Could Go Into Service Next Year

Is this the next high-tech mode of travel?

Meet the world’s first full-scale hyperloop capsule, called Quintero One (quintero in Spanish means “fifth”), a 32-meter/105-foot plane without wings or windows, for lack of a better comparison. It’s expected to be “optimized and ready for passengers” in 2019, and its makers are touting it as possibly the safest form of transportation in the world.

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The Boring Company Releases a Map Showing Potential Tunnel Routes Under Los Angeles

The Boring Company Releases a Map Showing Potential Tunnel Routes Under Los Angeles

It’s not official but it seems pretty feasible

Just a few months after receiving approval to begin tunneling from the SpaceX parking lot into Los Angeles, Elon Musk and The Boring Company have released a map that shows a conceptual layout for tunnels throughout the city. None of this is official and will require approval from Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, and other city Governments in the county area, but serve as a basis for feedback from said governments and the public. This could be our first real preview as to what the layout of the tunneling system will be like upon completion. Let’s take a better look at it!

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Elon Musk Hopes to Connect O'Hare International to Downtown Chicago via High-Speed Loop

Elon Musk Hopes to Connect O’Hare International to Downtown Chicago via High-Speed Loop

The Boring Company will submit a proposal to the city of Chicago

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is going to submit a bid to fund, develop, and operate a high-speed transit system in Chicago. The decision comes in response to the local government’s request for proposals from applicants who are interested in designing, building, financing, operating, and maintaining a transit system that connects Chicago O’Hare Airport to the city’s downtown area, delivering passengers between the two points in 20 minutes or less

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On-Demand Aviation Could Be Closer To Reality Than We Think

On-Demand Aviation Could Be Closer To Reality Than We Think

Uber and NASA are partnering for the future of public transportation

The prospect of air taxis has long been a pipe dream for this world. But it might not stay that way anymore now that Uber and NASA have finalized a partnership that will sensually turn “on-demand aviation” from fantasy to reality. Together, the two companies hope to start doing test runs of flying taxis by 2020 - yes, that’s a little over two years away - in certain locations around the world, including Los Angeles, Dallas, and Dubai.

The announcement was made by no less than Uber’s own head of product, Jeff Holden, who laid out new details about the company’s ambitious Project Elevate program. Included in his speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal is the announcement that the ride-hailing service has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA, which aims to create a new air-traffic control system that will specifically manage the low-flying, possibly autonomous aircrafts that Uber plans to develop to make up its fleet of air taxis. The goal, according to Holden, is to bring UberAir into the forefront of public transportation by “performing far more flights on a daily basis than it has ever been done before.” Holden added that the road to getting there will be made easier by “combining Uber’s software engineering expertise with NASA’s decades of airspace experience.”

Whereas the full details of the Uber-NASA partnership haven’t been made clear, this partnership is far from a cosmetic one. There’s already a groundswell of support growing for the propagation of this technology, most notably from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, who’s leading the charge in turning Los Angeles into a true city of the future in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics. Rest assured, as the project evolves and becomes more feasible, expect more and more cities, and possibly countries, to jump aboard the prospect of seeing a full-fledged, fully operational, on-demand aviation offering in their locales.

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