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The Greenlight: Dodge’s Final Hurrah: Demon 170 with Crazy 1025 HorsePower!

Car Parts: Bits and pieces of the latest automotive news

Dashboard: Cars flying off Lots in February, with Electric Vehicles Claiming 12.1% of the Action

Around the Car: Lambo Cluster Flaunts Seven Modes!

GreenLight!

Dodge’s Final Hurrah: Demon 170 with Crazy 1025 Horse-Power!

Get ready for Dodge’s final Challenger version – the “Last Call” is a fire-breathing drag race monster with 1,025 horsepower, 945 lb-ft of torque, and can go 0-60 in 1.66 seconds! With over 2 g of lateral force at launch, it’s no wonder the CEO described it as “bat-[redacted] crazy”!

Here are the specs of the “Last Call” model

  • The starting price will be $96,666 before destination fees and options so get your pockets ready!
  • Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine with up to 1,025 horsepower and 945 lb-ft of torque. Translation: this car is basically a rocket ship on wheels.
  • Uses ethanol and an advanced fuel system to calibrate for maximum power in real time. In other words, it’s smarter than most of us.
  • Can go from 0 to 60 in a lightning-fast 1.66 seconds and run a quarter-mile in just 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph. Good luck keeping your face from peeling back!
  • Offers over 2 g of lateral force during launch, the most of any production car! Hope you’re not prone to motion sickness.
  • Described by Dodge’s CEO as “bat-[redacted] crazy”. But hey, we all love a little crazy, right?
  • Features a 2.0-liter petrol motor with a six-speed automatic transmission, delivering a respectable 167bhp and 202Nm of torque. Because even a beast needs a break once in a while.

Car Parts!

1- Teaser-rific!– 2024 Mitsubishi Triton/L200 Replacement Teased at Bangkok Motor Show

2- Electrify-ing!!– Ford’s Cologne Plant Shocks Employees with Full Reveal of New Electric SUV

3- Launching!!’- Xiaomi Launching BEV in 2024;The world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer readies for entry into the automotive ranks.


4- Econo-electric!– Commodity Price Drop: Will Lithium Price Fall Help Electric Cars’ Affordability?

5- Yachta-wowza!!– Price Chop: Kogo Motor Yacht Slashes $7M Ahead of Palm Beach Boat Show

6- Reality-check– Electric vehicle hype deflates as reality sets in, The EV startup boom is over. Companies are now trying to avoid a bust.

Dashboard

Cars flying off Lots in February, with Electric Vehicles Claiming 12.1% of the Action 
Europe’s car market is revving up with an 11.5% growth in February 2023, but don’t get too excited, folks – last year’s semiconductor shortage crisis left us starting from a pretty low gear.

New Passenger Car Registrations in EU:

  • The EU market is like a Tesla in Ludicrous mode, with almost 1.6 million new cars registered in the first two months of 2023.
  • This is an 11.4% increase from last year, thanks to double-digit increases in both January and February, as if the market had a nitrous boost.
  • Spain and Italy saw the highest gains at +32.1% and +18.2%, respectively, with France experiencing a +9.1% increase and German car registrations barely moving at +0.2% like they’re stuck in traffic.

Fuel Types of New Cars:

  • Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are taking off like a street drag race, with a 39.7% increase in the EU market, totaling 97,300 cars registered in February 2023.
  • BEVs achieved a market share of 12.1%, compared to the puny 9.7% in February 2022.
  • Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) also had a strong month, with sales increasing by 22.3% to 204,883 units.
  • HEVs achieved a market share of 25.5%, up from 23.3% in February 2022, as if they were on a never-ending wheelie.
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in the EU decreased by 7.4% to 57,569 cars sold, as if they’re losing steam in the race.
  • Petrol remained the top choice for newly-registered cars in the EU, with a market share of 36.9%, but it’s like an old-school racer trying to keep up with the new models.

Petrol and Diesel Cars:

  • Petrol car registrations in the EU rose by 11.1% in February 2023, holding a market share of 36.9%, as if they’re trying to catch up with electric cars.
  • Spain, Italy, Germany, and France all contributed to this growth like a carpool to the finish line.
  • The diesel car market in the EU continued to decline (-8.4%) in February 2023, like a car running out of gas on the highway.
  • Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy saw increases in diesel car sales like they’re trying to keep the diesel engine alive.
  • The market share for diesel cars decreased to 15.0%, down 3.2 percentage points from February 2022, like a car losing a race it once dominated.

Around The Car!

Lambo Cluster Flaunts Seven Modes!

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the new era of Lamborghini supercars. The Aventador’s successor, codenamed LB744, is here, and it’s a plug-in hybrid V12 powerhouse. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The LB744 isn’t just any ordinary V12 supercar, it’s a plug-in hybrid V12 supercar. So, not only will you be turning heads, but you’ll also be saving the planet one mile at a time.
  • With seven driving modes, including Corsa mode, you’ll be able to switch from cruising down the highway to unleashing your inner racecar driver in no time. Just don’t forget to buckle up!
  • City mode allows for zero-emissions driving with power limited to 180 hp because even supercars need to take it easy in traffic. We don’t want you getting a speeding ticket now, do we?
  • Need a quick charge? No problem. Recharge mode fires up the V12 engine to recharge the battery pack in just six minutes, which is just enough time for a quick snack break or a power nap.
  • Strada mode is perfect for your day-to-day driving needs, but if you really want to show off, Sport mode unlocks 894 hp and maximizes gearbox responsiveness. Just be careful not to spill your coffee!
  • With 13 selectable settings, you can choose the perfect one for any occasion. And with Corsa Recharge, you can prioritize battery recharge, because you never know when you’ll need that extra boost of power.
  • The official name of this beast is still a mystery, but with Lamborghini’s track record, it’s sure to be something epic. And with a Urus PHEV and hybrid Huracan successor coming in 2024, it looks like Lamborghini is taking the hybrid game to a whole new level.

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