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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid police truck will report for duty

The SSV package isn’t exclusively for police, but it’s on the options list.


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Ford F-150 police vehicles do indeed exist already, but with the 2021 Ford F-150, the automaker will give fleet buyers an option for hybrid power.

Cars Direct first reported Wednesday on dealer order guides for the new F-150 and highlighted some of the more peculiar options on the roster. However, one interesting piece was the available “Special Service Vehicle” option. For $50, Ford will delete the center seat, install a vinyl bench seat in the rear, and add a 240-amp alternator. And while it’s available

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The old Ram 1500 will carry on for another year, report says

Even though it’s old, the Ram 1500 Classic is still a very good truck.


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Full-size pickup trucks are expensive. And some folks truly want or need the size and capability of a half-ton truck without spending a ton of money. That’s why Fiat-Chrysler continues to sell the old Ram 1500 — now called the 1500 Classic — alongside the new and mproved fancy-pants model. That doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon, either.

CarsDirect reports the Ram 1500 Classic will carry on into the 2021 model year, priced from $30,140 for a Tradesman 4×2 Regular Cab model. That represents

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Carlos Ghosn’s son wired $600,000 in cryptocurrency to aid father’s escape, report says

Ghosn has vowed to aid those who helped in his flight from Japan.


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The tale of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan is a pretty wild story, and it would seem that it just keeps getting wilder. Case in point, officials are now saying that Ghosn’s son wired the son of ex-Army Special Forces vet Michael Taylor some $600,000 worth of cryptocurrency, according to a report published Friday by Reuters.

This would appear to be in addition to the $862,500 that Ghosn wired to Taylor’s company shortly before his escape, which — depending on the

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BMW’s i Hydrogen Next X5 will enter production in 2022, report says

This bad boy is going into limited production, no word on whether the crazy color scheme will come with it.


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When BMW and Toyota announced that they’d be working together to develop the new Supra and Z4 models’ platform, people flipped out. According to a report published Friday by Automotive News, it would appear as though that partnership will bear even more fruit.

Now, I don’t mean there will be some kind of Toyota Corolla/M3 mashup. Instead, Toyota is lending BMW some of its extensive experience in hydrogen fuel cells to create the BMW i Hydrogen Next X5,

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