Day: December 2, 2021

Best car show and event guide for 2022

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If you’re like Roadshow’s editorial team, you’ve got a bucket list of automotive experiences, car shows and races you’re keen to check off. Unfortunately, for most of us, it’s all but impossible to find the time and resources to tick more than one or two boxes off that checklist per year. But you’ve got to start somewhere, so why not start with us? 

To help you plan, allow us to present Roadshow’s list of must-see annual car events that take place right here in the US of A (sorry, no Goodwood Festival of Speed or Revival here). In other words, if one or more of your chosen events isn’t doable for 2022, put the rough dates in your calendar for next year. Whether you’re a motorsports diehard, a vintage car fanatic, a budding collector, an off-road maven or

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15 Electric Cars That Are No Longer Sold in the US

Today’s automotive industry is going full-force into the electric space. But it wasn’t too long ago that automakers were just testing the waters.

Experiments in battery technology, early limited releases and compliance cars led to interesting electric vehicles (EVs) with limited range.

Here’s a rundown of 15 electric car forefathers that paved the way for the Ford Mustang Mach-Es, Volkswagen ID.4s, Subaru Solterras and Toyota BZ4Xs of today.

General Motors EV1

General Motors EV1
The General Motors EV1 lived a short life. Some can be found in museums today.
General Motors

The EV1 was the first all-electric production car. Between 1996 and 1996, 1,117 models were built and leased to drivers in California, Arizona and Georgia through Saturn dealerships.

An induction AC motor and a 16.5 kilowatt-hour battery pack netted a driver 137 horsepower and 110 pound-feet of torque. The EPA-tested range was about 60 to 80 miles on a single charge.

After

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Jim Cramer Talks EVs With Lucid CEO

The automotive world is abuzz about electric car maker Lucid Group  (LCID) – Get Lucid Group, Inc. Report, which received the Motor Trend Car of the Year award this month, the first time an automaker’s first vehicle has been given that honor. The news of the Motor Trend award pushed the stock further upward. The stock was already up more than 130% over the last six months.

Rivian  (RIVN) – Get Rivian Automotive, Inc. Class A Report, Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report and Lucid are the pure electric car company leaders in a market that also features most of the existing automobile manufacturers. Dozens of companies are now making electric cars, similar to the early days of the automobile, when more than 50 American companies made gasoline, diesel, electric and even steam-powered cars. That number fell to less than 10

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