Month: April 2020

Bollinger B2 chassis cab could be your future electric workhorse

This rig’s still all electric.


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The automotive industry’s compass points toward an electric future, and that will include all types of commercial vehicles as well. Startup Bollinger wants in on the future, so it’s gone ahead and created what you see here.

The company on Thursday revealed the Bollinger B2 chassis cab based on a modified platform suited for commercial vehicles. The firm showed this platform off previously, but now we can see just what the final product looks like. The B2CC is rated for Class 3 duties, or models with a gross vehicle weight rating between 10,000

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Audi E-Tron Sportback launches this summer with $77,400 price tag

Audi’s second electric car is nearly here.


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Thursday brought a surprise from Audi as the German brand revealed its second electric car, the E-Tron Sportback, will hit the US this summer.

Consider the E-Tron Sportback the standard E-Tron SUV’s sportier brother with a sleeker roofline, but with mostly the same looks overall. What buyers will get when opting for the Sportback model is a little extra range from the 95 kilowatt-hour battery. Audi squeezed an extra 14 miles of range out of the battery for a total of 218 miles, according to EPA estimates. The standard E-Tron SUV

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Hertz seeking to avoid bankruptcy after missing lease payment, report says

No travel, no rentals.


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Quarantines and other recent coronavirus measures have decimated travel, both globally and domestically. Of course, this has a ripple effect on tangential industries, as well, like car rentals. As developments continue, one report claims that a car-rental giant might be facing some big financial issues.

Hertz has failed to make a lease payment and is exploring a possible bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. In a statement to Roadshow, Hertz confirmed its financial situation: “We are reducing expenses, deferring capital expenditures, and adjusting fleet levels and

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Georgia waives road test requirement for driver’s license during coronavirus

No maneuverability test for some youngsters.


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It’s physically impossible to practice social distancing during a driving exam, so the state of Georgia is doing away with the most nerve-wracking portion of getting a driving license during the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week signed an executive order that does away with the road test part of the licensing process. The state will rely on truthful parents to sign off on requirements for young drivers to obtain their license.

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