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Detroit paper walks back EVs-costlier-than-gas-cars report

The Detroit Free Press just may have been looking to stir the pot a bit over the weekend with its article on a study’s contrarian finding that driving an electric vehicle (EV) costs more than a standard gas-burning car. What the paper apparently got was a Wagnerian choir of “WTF?” because, on Tuesday, it ran what reads like a back-away-slowly follow-up to the original piece it demurely says “generated debate and inspired reader questions.” 

It’s safe to say the two articles contrasted notably in tone and thrust. Compare just the headlines of “Study compares electric vehicle charge costs vs. gas — and results were surprising,” to the recent “Electric car vs. gas cost: How charging, fuel prices affect comparison.” In a starkly divided US society, it’s safe to say each story and underlying thesis might find interested readers in opposite global warming trenches.

To be fair, The Detroit Free

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Beautiful car art trades paint and paper for needle and thread

There are many ways to turn the contents of your garage (your car or bike, rather than old washing machines and misshapen bits of wood) into something you’d be pleased to hang on the wall. Painting, sketching, photography … digital art’s big these days too.



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One approach you might not have considered, but a pair of enterprising and talented individuals by the handles Stitchy_Mumma and C for Craig can supply, is to have your automotive sculpture rendered with needle and thread. And if it sounds anachronistic, the results are actually rather beautiful.

C for Cross Stitch custom-creates the artworks so it’s not a quick process, but that’s to be expected. Your chosen vehicle, created from reference photos, is first replicated in pixel art (charming in its own right) and the results are ready for review within five working days.

If you give it the green light,

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