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While many EV owners are accustomed to utilizing off-peak hours to recharge their EVs as a way to keep running costs low and reduce the load on the grid, those in California may want to rethink that strategy. A research team found that in Cali, those hours no longer represent the best time to use the most electricity, as the state’s solar plants generate the most power during late mornings and early afternoons.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD brings new looks and a nicer interior to the pick-up mainstay. It features a revised grille, a more aggressive front bumper, standard tow hooks, verticle fog lights, and a hood scoop with “Chevrolet” lettering. Inside, the changes are even greater, with better quality switchgear, a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a larger 13.4-inch infotainment system with Google integration. The 6.6-liter Duramax diesel gets an improved turbocharger and optimized combustion with low-end torque going up by up to 25 percent.
The new GAC Aion Hyper SSR EV could just be the kind of hypercar that doesn’t break the bank — well, at least compared to some of the competition. With prices starting at 1.286 million Chinese Yuan ($181,000) and rising to 1.688 million Chinese Yuan ($238,000) for the Ultimate, you get a car that can sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 1.9 seconds. Power comes from a pair of electric motors that output over 1,225 hp and 8,850 lb-ft (12,000 Nm) of torque. Deliveries are expected to begin in October 2023.
The final of the seven “Last Call” special editions from Dodge will be delayed, with the company announcing that we can no longer expect the model at SEMA in November. Issues in the supply chain are to be blamed for the delay, but the company did effectively confirm that the final Last Call edition will be based on the Challenger and will be their most extreme model yet.
The newly revised DS 3 drops the Crossback name but adds tweaked looks, a new infotainment system, and a revised powertrain lineup. The all-electric DS 3 E-Tense gets an increase of 20 hp (15 kW / 20 PS) and a larger battery for 154 hp (115 kW / 156 PS), 260 Nm (191.8 lb-ft) of torque, and an impressive driving range of 402 km (250 miles).
It’s the curtain call for Lamborghini’s non-electrified naturally aspirated V12, with the last-ever Lamborghini Aventador rolling off the line. Car number 11,465 features a special light blue color, and will be on its way to a customer in Switzerland, and comes after production was restarted thanks to a ship that sunk with 15 Aventadors on board. The V12 will return though but as an electrified offering.
What Else Is Making The News
Mark Zuckerberg Falls Off Forbes’ 10 Richest Americans List
Mark Zuckerberg has dropped outside the top ten on Forbes’ list of richest Americans. The Meta CEO lost $76.8 billion since September 2021 thanks to the falling stock price of his company and dropped from No. 3 on the list last year.
World Will Have 40 Percent More Millionaires By 2026
The number of millionaires in the world is set to hit 87 million by 2026, according to Credit Suisse. https://t.co/n4Q2n9yWwb
— FORTUNE (@FortuneMagazine) September 22, 2022
According to research by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, the world is getting richer, with 40 percent more millionaires predicted in the next five years. That would put the number of millionaires at around 87 million individuals.