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New Jersey Bill Wants To Get Rid Of Most In-Car Subscriptions
Despite many in the industry thinking (or hoping) that car subscriptions will take off as the next big thing, it seems the thought is upsetting many. Now a pair of legislators in New Jersey has introduced a bill that will prohibit automakers from offering in-car subscription services to customers in the state. If it passes, it means that dealers and manufacturers won’t be able to offer subscriptions to hardware components that are already installed in the car.
2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 Is A No Holds Barred Luxury Pickup With 754 HP And 400 Mile Range
The latest competitor to the rapidly growing electric pick-up segment is the 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1. The design looks premium, as is the interior, with little in common with the Chevrolet Silverado EV. It’s powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive system which is slated to produce 754 hp (562 kW / 764 PS) and up to 785 lb-ft (1,063 Nm) of torque. Buyers can also expect towing and payload capacities of up to 9,500 lbs (4,309 kg) and 1,300 lbs (590 kg). There’s 350 kW DC fast charging as an added bonus while the range will be approximately 400 miles (644 km). There will also be cheaper mainstream variants offered in the near future too, which is handy as reservations for the Edition 1 have already closed.
Tesla’s Sub-Model 3 Small Car Will Cost Half As Much To Make – But Not To Buy
According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the company’s small EV will cost half as much to manufacture, meaning more profitability is likely on the cards. As depicted by our speculative illustration, a compact Tesla EV will likely take the form of a hatchback and could hit the market for around $30,000, or possibly less, and still turn a profit.
Carvana Considers Further Legal Options After Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order Against Michigan
The Carvana saga continues, with the used car dealer’s attempt to get a temporary restraining order against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson failing. In case you didn’t know, Carvana’s license to sell cars in Michigan was canceled with the state claiming that employees had committed fraudulent acts. However, Carvana hasn’t given up yet, saying that it maintains that the Secretary of State’s recent actions are illegal, and reiterating its belief that this issue “amounts to technical paperwork.”
Over 300 U.S. Customers Put Down Deposits On 2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre EV Before Even Seeing It
The first-ever all-electric car from Rolls Royce has already received more than 300 orders in the United States. However, although the company’s CEO, Torsten Muller-Otvos claims that the “order book looks strong,” the Spectre likely won’t become a sales leader just yet. “In terms of proportion (of sales), I would say Cullinan, our great SUV is one column,” said Muller-Otvos. “The second column is the Ghost, our great limousine. And then comes Spectre as the third column,” said Muller-Otvos.
Abarth Classiche 1000 SP Heading To Production Based On Alfa Romeo 4C
The Abarth Classiche 1000 SP is headed for production in limited numbers. Using the carbon fiber tubs and other bits left over from the Alfa Romeo 4C, including the 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine, the Classiche 1000 SP features new bodywork and front Brembo four-piston calipers.
What Else Is Making The News
Terrifying Close-Up Of An Ant’s Face Wins Nikon Photography Contest
The intricate and startling details of an ant’s face have been revealed by Eugenijus Kavaliauskas, a photographer who submitted this image to a Nikon photo competition. pic.twitter.com/NmpaCyrbsh
— IGN (@IGN) October 21, 2022
Lithuanian photographer Eugenijus Kavaliauskas has won the 2022 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition with his capture of an ant’s face. The image is vaguely terrifying, with red eyes and golden fangs.
Miniclip Online Game Site Shutting Down
RIP to a piece of your childhood
Miniclip has officially shut down all of its web browser games. 8 Ball Pool and Agario are the only games available.
No more commando, no more raft wars… your childhood is over pic.twitter.com/4pazJpmxW3
— Barstool Gametime (@StoolGametime) October 19, 2022
Miniclip, a website that hosted over 400 free-to-play online games, has announced they will be shutting down their online servers, leaving just two games remaining: Agario and 8 Ball Pool. The site was a staple to many who grew up during the 2000s and early 2010s, with the company now looking int to mobile gaming instead.