☕Rivian Rolling, Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 price cut, and a hidden Tesla feature…
It’s going to be an early start tomorrow, as we have to get up at 3am and be at the hill by 5am to catch the practice session for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. We can’t wait to see the electric vehicles compete, and we’ll return on Sunday for the main event.
“I don’t care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it.”
– Sebastian Vettel
In our article about the Rivian R1T competing in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, does the truck still have the tonneau cover?
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Top 10ish News Stories
Rivian has partnered with Tesla to give their drivers access to over 12,000 Tesla Superchargers in 2024, while also expanding their own Rivian Adventure Network and incorporating North American Charging Standard (NACS) charge ports in their future vehicles.
Hyundai has introduced a $5,000 price reduction for several IONIQ 6 trims, making the electric sedan more affordable and competitive with the Tesla Model 3, while also offering financing rates as low as 1.49% APR.
McMurtry Automotive plans to unveil the McMurtry Spéirling PURE, the commercially available successor to the McMurtry Spéirling, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, offering a unique fan car technology, lightweight design, and record-breaking performance accessible to track driving enthusiasts, with a starting price of approximately $1,142,100 and limited production of 100 units.
Expanding its vehicle lineup, Rivian is introducing the R2 line, which will feature SUV and truck variants and is scheduled to be unveiled next year, followed by production in 2026, offering a starting price of approximately $40,000.
With the introduction of the Electra E4 premium electric coupe SUV, Buick expands its electric vehicle lineup in China, offering enhanced styling, versatility, and advanced technologies.
A hidden feature called “Elon Mode” has been discovered by a Tesla software hacker, @greentheonly, which enables hands-free driving with Tesla’s FSD software, bypassing the usual confirmation prompts and attention checks.
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