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In news that will only trigger range anxiety, a recent test by Edmunds seems to show that Tesla’s come short of their EPA range. Naturally, Tesla wasn’t best pleased and have accused the firm of not carrying the test out properly.
General Motors will recall 94,641 vehicles over concerns surrounding third-row seatbelts. The recall will apply to third-row versions of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe.
Comprehensive warranties for the R1T and R1S will cover 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Meanwhile, the battery pack and all of its internal components are warrantied for 8 years or 175,000 miles, with the battery expected to retain 75% charge over 8 years.
A new EV roadster concept has been presented at the Shanghai Auto Show. The MG Cyberster is said to borrow cues from the classic MGB roadster. It’s based on an all-electric architecture with a range of 497 miles (800 km) and a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of less than three seconds.
In yet more recall news, Honda and Acura will recall cars that have a fuel-pump with a failure-prone impeller. Although no incidents attributed to this issue have been reported, it’s said that the resultant stall from a faulty fuel pump could lead to an accident.
Daimler has appointed Bernd Pischetsrieder as the chairman of its supervisory board. Head of BMW for much of their glory years in the 90s, Pischetsrieder also worked as VW and was responsible for Bugatti reengineering the Veyron 16.4 before its planned market launch.
Chris Harris drifts the Toyota GR Yaris
TopGear presenter and all-around petrolhead Chris Harris shows us how to drift the latest and greatest from the Toyota Stable.
What Else Is Making The News
Stock markets hit new records on Biden spending plan
President Biden’s latest $2.3tn spending proposals seem to have spurred on optimism among the stock market. The S&P 500 broke the 4000-point barrier for the first time, while the Nasdaq and Dow Jones also made gains, reports the BBC.
Judge Concludes That Apple Was Knowingly Selling Defective MacBooks
According to The Verge, a judge has concluded that Apple knew that the display cables fitted to 2016 MacBooks. The lawsuit will go forward, along with a class-action suit against the company for Apple’s revamped butterfly keyboard, which failed when even tiny dust particles accumulated around the switches.