A Visit to Ellie’s Garage: Virginia Teen, Father Restore Car | Virginia News

By ADELE UPHAUS-CONNER, The Free Lance-Star

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When Ellie Dufilho, 15, starts driving next year, it will be behind the wheel of her own custom-built vehicle.

Not only that, it will be a complete rebuild of a classic model—the 1965 Ford Falcon—that she and her dad, Matt, did themselves at their Spotsylvania County home.

The pair created a YouTube channel—Ellie’s Garage—to document their endeavor and it has led to opportunities for Ellie, a home-schooled sophomore, to write articles for vintage car magazines and national auto-parts dealers, and an invitation to be the special guest at the next national meeting of the Falcon Club of America.

“As an adult woman in the world, she’s going to be able to not only listen to a mechanic and know what they’re talking about, but be able to not have to take her car to a mechanic at all,” said Ellie’s

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Kia previews the seven electric cars it plans to launch by 2027

Kia released a dark design sketch to shine a sliver of light on the seven electric cars it plans to launch by 2027. It hopes that battery-powered models will represent at least 25% of its global sales by 2029.



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Long on vision but short on details, the image shows the vague outline of seven vehicles that will join the South Korean company’s range in the coming years. Company CEO Ho-Sung Song noted the models will be positioned in a variety of market segments, and the image depicts several different silhouettes. The cars on the left look like SUVs and crossovers, while the ones on the right seem to ride a bit lower; there may even be a sports car in the mix. All are linked by a crease-free design, though keep in mind they’re still under development.

Kia is not a newcomer to the electric car segment. It released its

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Modern Citroen DS rendered by automotive designer

The Citroën DS made its debut in 1955, with otherworldly looks and a host of breakthrough features. The car remained in production for 20 years, and more than 1.5 million were built. In recent years, the DS was voted the “most beautiful car” of all time by automotive designers. Now, one automotive designer has attempted to do a modern version of the DS, with dramatic results.

As surfaced by Motor1, the modern DS is the work of Sang Won Lee, a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design. His Citroën DS E Pallas homage project takes key elements from the original, including headlamps under a triangular glass housing, a thin chrome beak spanning the width of the prow, and high-mounted taillights that are integrated into the C-pillars. The tapered body shape of the original in echoed in this new rendition, but the modern version has its own interpretation of

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2021 Mercedes S-Class Revealed, Aims to Redefine Modern Luxury

  • The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-class, Mercedes’s top-end luxury sedan, will come to the U.S. in the form of the S500 and S580, both with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
  • The new model offers a long list of technological, safety, and luxury improvements, and this new generation also represents a clear stylistic step forward for the iconic S-class.
  • The new Mercedes S-class is expected in the U.S. in mid-2021.

    When a new car is launched, carmakers love to trot out a number of tidbits of the past and present, and the new Mercedes-Benz S-class is no exception. Here’s one of them: 80 percent of all S-class buyers stick with the Mercedes brand for their next car purchase. More surprisingly, that trend is also true in the U.S. market, where buyers tend to be much less brand loyal. Here, the number stands at a remarkable 70 percent.

    Of course, once you have moved up to

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    Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market worth $1,020 million by 2023 | CAGR of 13.8% – Press Release

    “Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market”

    Unmanned Surface Vehicle Market is estimated to be USD 534 million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 1,020 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2018 to 2023

    According to the new market research report on the “Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market by Application (ISR, MCM, Oceanography, Hydrography), System (Propulsion, Communication, Payload, Chassis), Type (Surface, Sub-surface), Mode of Operation, Size, Hull, Endurance and Region – Global Forecast to 2023”, The unmanned surface vehicle market is estimated to be USD 534 million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 1,020 million by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.8% from 2018 to 2023. This growth can be attributed to the rising demand for maritime security, protection of shallow waters & ports, and need for ocean data & mapping, globally.

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    The major

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    Public transportation still suffering six months into COVID-19 pandemic

    Public transit across the country has seen a roller coaster of ridership since the pandemic first hit. Now, it looks to the future and the hope that riders return.

    “A lot of medical workers ride transit every day, people who work in distribution centers, grocery stores, these are people who keep cities running, and we really need transit to carry these workers through the depths of this pandemic,” said Ben Fried of Transit Center, a non-profit that advocates for better public transportation in American cities.

    Fried says public transit nationwide has seen fewer riders than normal ever since stay-at-home orders were first enacted.

    “We have seen transit climb back a little bit in terms of ridership. At the peak, it was down 90-95%. Now, depending on the system, it’s typically down about 75% of normal rates,” Fried said.

    “(We’ve seen) a significant decrease. We normally carry 400,000 riders a day.

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    Discount Tire’s fleet business gains traction with new tech

    In Berlin on Sept. 16, Daimler Truck AG presented the first look at its Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, a long-haul Class 8 fuel cell electric truck that begins customer testing in 2023 with series production to begin sometime after 2024.

    “Our fuel cell is ready,” confirmed Martin Daum, Daimler Truck chairman during the presentation. Daimler AG has been working on the technology, which converts liquid hydrogen to electrical energy, since the late 1990s.

    “Depending on the terrain, depending on the form on which the hydrogen is stored, depending on the size of tank, it has a range of 1,000 km (621 miles) and more,” said Daum. “This means it fulfills all requirements in today’s long-haul transport. It’s as performant as our customers expect.”

    The cabover style truck will have a 40-ton gross vehicle weight rating and 25-ton payload capacity. The truck will have two 40-kg stainless steel storage tanks for the

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    ‘Bullshit 100’ and the allure of off-pavement road riding – UPDATED

    The beautiful roads near North Plains
    were a cakewalk compared to what was to come.
    (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

    Riding “road” bikes on gravel and dirt roads is experiencing a major boom in popularity here in Oregon. On Sunday, I joined a dozen other intrepid riders for the “Women’s Bullshit 100” ride to found out why.

    The BS 100 is one of a growing number of events on the annual calendar that lives in a hybrid space between official event and just a bunch of friends getting together for a ride. Thanks to a region full of bike adventure lovers, these type of rides are growing like weeds. A pioneer in this style is the Ronde PDX, an unsanctioned ride through Portland’s West Hills that attracts thousands of eager participants each year. Another prime example is VeloDirt, whose founder Donnie Kolb has become something of a legend for his epic

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    Lunaz converts the classic Rolls-Royce to a fully electric car

    The Rolls-Royce image has always been synonymous with luxury and innovation. These standards now take on a new meaning as British engineering company Lunaz restores a 60-year-old car design, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, into a breathtaking electric car for the 21st century.

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    For owners of the elegant Rolls-Royce Phantom touring car — traditionally driven by chauffeur — a daily work commute or leisurely summer drive will now be friendlier to the earth. Lunaz, dedicated to keeping classic cars on the road, has restored this 1961 beauty from the ground up. It features a host of upgrades, along with Lunaz’s proprietary electric powertrain for a fully electric, eight-passenger eye-catcher that allows for customization throughout the build. To match the interior size, the Rolls-Royce Phantom V employs a 120 kWh battery, the largest electric battery in the world, which will travel up to 300 miles on a

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