Driver killed in two-car accident in Lumpkin County

A two-car accident in Lumpkin County left one dead and another injured early Thursday evening. According to the accident report by Sgt Hedden #294 with the Georgia State Patrol, the collision occurred when 18-year-old Dawson Hedden of Clarkesville crossed the centerline in a Jeep Wrangler while attempting to negotiate a curve. The Wrangler struck a Toyota Tacoma, also attempting to negotiate the curve, head-on killing 53-year-old Christopher Batten of Murrayville.
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Stranded Tesla: Towing Adds Much More Range Than You Might Expect

This Tesla Model 3 owner says you can take away range anxiety by always keeping a tow strap in your EV. In order to prove his point, he has another car pull his Model 3 over a relatively short distance, which generates an impressive amount of range so that he can drive back home.
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84-Mile 1993 Toyota Pickup Barn Find Fetches $45,000 on eBay

This is yet another example of the gold mine that is old Toyota trucks. A few days ago, we published a story about a 1993 barn find Toyota pickup truck that had only 84 original miles on it, predicting this would score a fair amount. It sold on eBay on Friday for $45,100, with the winning buyer swooping in at the last moment with $100 more than the previous bidder to nab it.

Thai taxi company turns its idle cars into vegetable gardens

Restrictions linked to the on-going coronavirus pandemic have devastated the taxi industry in Thailand. Many drivers left big cities to return to the villages they come from, so one Bangkok-based taxi company has transformed its fleet of idle cars into a giant vegetable garden. "This is our last option. We...

2021 State Fair’s Opening Day Draws Crowds

The 2021 State Fair of Texas opened its gates on Sept. 24 to larger than expected first day crowds. SFOT President Mitchell Glieber had announced they weren’t trying to break attendance records this year, and were taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone, including staff, visitors, and vendors. The opening day crowds testified to how much fairgoers had missed the beloved annual exposition after last year’s cancellation.

New Toyota Tundra Ad Goes Back To The Future

Toyota makes a lot of very cool products at the moment. We have the Yaris GR, which is spawning an even more hardcore variant, the infinitely tuneable Toyota GR Supra, and the simply excellent GR 86. But Toyota's focus in America right now is on the company's latest truck. The...
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Toyota celebrates 25 years in West Virginia

BUFFALO, W.Va. — One of West Virginia’s largest private manufacturing facilities celebrated a major milestone over the weekend. Saturday marked 25 years since the Toyota plant opened in Buffalo, West Virginia. Initially the plant made only four cylinder engines, but over time grew in capacity to produce four and six...

Toyota’s new hybrid Tundra uses an electric motor for more power

After nearly 15 years, Toyota is finally giving its full-size pickup a modern rework. The company unveiled the third-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra on Sunday, Sept. 19, showcasing a harder-working pickup with more modern tech inside and out—including a new hybrid powertrain. Toyota is attempting to entice buyers of the full-size...

Rivian R1T gross vehicle weight makes it a “heavy duty” truck at 8.5k lbs

The Rivian R1T Owners Manual hints that the all-electric pickup could essentially be considered a heavy-duty truck. Several details in the Rivian R1T Owners Manual hint at this, but the main one would be the all-electric pickup’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 8,532 lbs. According to the U.S. Environmental...
Autosport Online

Silverstone BTCC: Butcher doubles up with race two win

Butcher had led all the way from pole in his Speedworks Motorsport-run Corolla, but ceded the advantage momentarily at the Brooklands left-hander on the final lap after a ballistic attack from Josh Cook’s BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R. Cook not only outbraked Butcher but also himself, so ran wide...

2022 Honda Ridgeline Lacks The Trim We Really Want

The Honda Ridgeline received a major midlife update for the 2021 model year, so little will be changing for 2022. The automaker recently updated its official US website with pricing and trim details for the new model year and we happened to notice two key things. First off, there's no...
Auto Evolution

825-HP Super Snake Drag Races Demon, It All Goes South

There are enemies, and then there are arch-enemies. But we're only interested in battles that are "fought" on the race track. And drag racing is sometimes the best way of settling a dispute between two drivers. Just as the Toyota Supra is one of Nissan Skyline's arch-enemies, so is the Dodge Challenger to the Ford Mustang.

One Way Toyota Could Survive The Electric Vehicle Disruption

Here at CleanTechnica, we haven’t been big fans of Toyota. Most recently, Steve Handley wrote a fine article about Toyota’s CEO (and the grandson of its founder) is saying that thousands of jobs will be lost if we move to electric vehicles (EVs). What Toyota’s CEO seems to miss is that more jobs will be lost if he doesn’t move to EVs. In this article, I’ll talk about some of Toyota’s advantages and how it can leverage them to survive this very difficult time for all traditional automakers. I know some of you want to see Toyota fail for some of the actions it has taken to slow the electrification of the industry (and you may very well get your wish), but that isn’t what this article is about. This article is about how Toyota could pivot in a way that is different from other automakers. The “easy” thing for me to write would be that Toyota should be just like Volkswagen and develop a broad plan to produce state-of-the-art electric vehicles. I think it needs to do that, but that will take 5 or more years to produce some good results. Toyota needs a plan to survive until then, because this market is shifting to electric vehicles quickly, even more quickly than I imagined was possible.

2021 Toyota 4Runner Review, Pricing, and Specs

2021 Toyota 4Runner ($36,765 – $50,745) “2019 Best Resale Value Brand – Toyota” – Kelley Blue Book. Pro: The Toyota 4Runner is a staple in the SUV world as it provides good off-road prowess and comfortable, spacious cabin. Con: While the Toyota 4Runner is built to last, it could use...