This has been a big year for fast electric Fords. The Blue Oval took its electric Mustang to the drag strip, RTR developed an insane Mustang Mach-E track and stunt car, and an electric Ford Fiesta ST rallycross car, called the Fiesta ERX, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross Project E series. The last of those was recently given a round of laps and some hoonage by fast Ford driver Ken Block.
Naturally, Block’s crew came along to record the fun, and the car looks like a blast. You can see it all in the video above. The little hatchback sounds like an enormous R/C car, and it seriously moves. Of course, it ought to, considering that it has three electric motors – one in the front, two in the rear – making 603 horsepower. According to the video, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in
Buying tires for a vehicle can be
tricky business. Between treadwear ratings, speed ratings, temperature
recommendations and sizes, it’s hard to determine which tire is best-suited for
a particular vehicle and geographical region.
Up until the late 1970s, drivers in many parts of the world were faced with the burden of swapping out tires when the weather turned cold. In 1977, to ease the inconvenience of switching between summer and snow tires, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company released the first all-season tire.
All-season meant that the tires were good for use in most places for most of the year. It did not mean that a driver can have the tires installed and forget about it. Though most new vehicles today come with some variation of the factory-installed all-season tire, there are still situations that can seriously challenge all-season tires and push them beyond their limits.
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
Q: I have had two flat tires this summer. Both from nails. One was a roofing nail and the other was a 2 [3/4]-inch spike. In both cases only the head of the nail was showing on the tread. How does a nail lying horizontal on the pavement re-position itself, so the point drives itself into the tire and leaves only the head showing with (in my case) over 2 inches of the spike going straight into the wheel? I guess I’m lucky they weren’t in the sidewall.
— T.K., Lombard, Ill.
A: Like many little kids, roofing nails like to stand on their heads. Getting one in your tire is no surprise, especially if you have replaced your shingles recently. (We have and, despite their best efforts, the roofers left us several souvenirs.) As for an eight-penny (8d) nail, that is a mystery. But there is no mystery as
HINCKLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio
Criminal damaging: Boston Road
A resident reported a tire on his car slashed overnight Aug. 7. The suspect punctured the tire with several holes in a row, making patching the tire impossible. Police were reviewing security camera footage at the time of the report.
Traffic crash: Bellus Road
A driver was struck broadside by another driver at 9:59 p.m. Aug. 4 when the first driver ran a stop sign at the intersection of Bellus and Ridge roads. The second car, traveling south on Ridge, ran off the side of the roadway and hit a street sign and a ditch. Police reported possible injuries in the crash.
Drunken driver: State Road
A motorcyclist was pulled over for speeding and having no taillight or license plate light at 1:17 a.m. July 26. The rider failed a Breathalyzer test and was cited for operating a motor vehicle while impaired. They
Technavio has been monitoring the bicycle OEM tires market and it is poised to grow by USD 544.86 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
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There’s nothing worse than noticing one of your tires needs to be topped off, with no compressed air in sight. Often you can make it to the nearest service station, but sometimes it’s risky to even drive that far. Lucky, we live in a magical age of technology, and there are now extremely portable air compressor pumps available, so you’ll never have to worry about your tires being low again. We found one on Amazon available right now for just $25.49, 15% off its original price.
motorcycle, your bike, an inflatable raft, or even a basketball. The compressor also features a built-in LED light to make things
I have a love-hate relationship with tires.
Maybe it’s codependence.
I’m out of touch with most psychological terms, but I know I need tires.
They don’t seem to need me.
A month or so ago, a tire on my horsetrailer blew out as I hauled cattle to Great Falls. As I chiseled off the last lug nut that had been overtightened with an impact wrench, I might have mumbled.
I don’t know what a psychiatrist would call them, but a linguist would call what came out of my mouth “potty words.”
A couple of weeks ago, I took a load of ewes to Billings. I threw two spares in the back of the truck, just in
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — An act of vandalism marred what should have been a typical Sunday morning for residents in the Eaglewood area of Virginia Beach.
They woke up to find tires slashed on several streets.
Surveillance video captured two individuals going around the neighborhood vandalizing cars that were parked along the street
“You feel violated. You get upset when you see this happening to your neighbors,” said Troy Brimmer.
He first noticed the damage Sunday morning when he took his walk.
“I was walking my dog this morning and I saw a few people working on their cars. I thought they were just getting a little work done on the weekend until I noticed car after car and really, as I’m walking my dog, I just saw a whole string of