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The electrification plans of countries on both sides of the Atlantic took important steps forward this week. The EU voted to uphold its de-facto ban on combustion vehicles from 2035, while the U.S. government announced it wants to lay down some ground rules to make sure its $7.5 billion charging infrastructure budget gets spent wisely.
Cadillac is returning to the global racing stage with the Project GTP Hypercar, which will compete in both IMSA and WEC in 2023. Testing starts this summer and a competition debut is scheduled for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2023.
Tesla’s mythical, much-delayed Cybertruck is still over a year away from production, but a recent glimpse of its new dashboard layout and hinged “switchblade” windshield wiper gives us a better idea of what to expect when it eventually arrives.
Transparent engine lids are common in the supercar world, but should BMW let M4 buyers showcase their motors, too? Ex BMW M boss, Markus Flasch, seems to think so, but BMW itself says the see-through hood is a one-off.
An internet story about a dealer’s $69k markup on a Lightning was legitimately explained away as an admin error by Ford PR boss Mike Levine, but we found evidence of other dealers across the country greedily adding $30-40k premiums.
A manual gearbox option and a massive cost saving were two big reasons to buy the 86 over its Supra big brother until Toyota announced the Supra was also getting a three-pedal setup. Which is the most fun? Top Gear gave its left leg a double workout to come up with an answer.
Having lavished some attention on the lower reaches of its range with the launch of the 296 GTB and GTS, Ferrari is now turning attention to the more potent stuff. Spy photographers spotted a Pista/Speciale version of the SF90 hybrid testing alongside what appears to be an early mule for a successor to the LaFerrari hypercar.
Sounds like it’s a good time to be bad in Isabella County. Sheriff Michael Main has instructed deputies to “attempt to manage whatever calls are acceptable over the phone” to prevent them from having to drive out to respond to calls in person.
What Else Is Making The News
Hip-Hop Legend Jay-Z And Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Launched Their Bitcoin Academy In A Public Housing Complex
Shout out to @Jack. #Bitcoin Academy, starting in Marcy, a place that taught me so much, is hopefully the first of many. The simple goal is to provide people tools to build independence for themselves and then the community around them. https://t.co/4uHkCfdFZv
— Mr. Carter (@sc) June 9, 2022
The idea is to give underprivileged people the skills to create a path to financial freedom, but some people, including journalists at Tech Crunch, have questioned whether billionaire-funded crypto education is what low-income people really need.
Your Car Is Tracking You Just As Much as Your Smartphone Is And Your Data Is at Risk
Whether we’re driving to the store through a busy city or out in the middle of a desert miles from home, our cars are gathering information about us and sharing it, potentially with terrifying legal consequences, The Drive reports.