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What are the differences between flooded and AGM lead-acid batteries?

While the engine of your car might be its heart, it's the battery that provides the juice to get that engine moving. By now, you probably know plenty about how your engine works. Do you know anything about your battery, though? If not, you're going to need to watch this video from Engineering Explained in conjunction with Optima Batteries. Our friendly host...

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Volvo has created self-docking boat tech

Anyone can drive a boat. Out on the open sea, you throttle up and keep the bow pointed along a given heading. Hopefully, you'll arrive at your destination with enough time left for a dock-side drink and congenial chitchat with your fellow water lovers. The hard part of the journey, however, occurs when you have to dock that thing. This is where real...

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5 reasons why diesel engines make more torque than gasoline engines

Horsepower is fun in its own way, but torque can be just as entertaining. If you want to rip stumps out of the ground, you'll want a whole lot of torque. That also means you'll likely prefer a diesel engine. Compared to their gasoline-swilling counterparts, diesel engines are the torque kings. Why is that? Jason Fenkse from Engineering Explained knows why...

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Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a torturous test of man and machine. Today, the route to the top is fully paved but it wasn't always that way. Drivers raced up a treacherous dirt course before they summited...

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818C kit car packed with Tesla and Volt components is a drag racer’s dream

The ingenuity of those who want to go fast is something to be admired. Take, for example, one plucky company that combined Factory Five's 818C kit car with powertrain components from both a Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Volt. The resulting Frankencar is an all-electric beast that's driven to and from the dragstrip, and while it's there it turns 9.5-second...

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Russian off-roader: the Avtoros Shaman 8×8 can conquer any terrain

A number of vehicles do the job just fine off road. Land Rovers, Jeeps, and Toyotas can go most places where regular vehicles cannot. For the more adventurous set, there exists a class of vehicle that goes above and beyond. One such machine is the massive Avtoros Shaman. With its eight driven wheels and amphibious capability, the world is truly your...

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Mercedes-Benz wants you to know the future of motoring is silent

No matter how hard automakers and engineers may try, it's impossible to turn an internal-combustion engine into a silent operator. However, as the auto industry shifts to battery packs and electric motors, silence ultimately wins out. Mercedes-Benz has created a cheeky reminder in the form of a video advertisement to show consumers the future bids goodbye...

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Watch the last Dodge Demon get built

Dodge has welcomed its final Demon into this mortal plane. The last of the Demon line was built on May 30, 2018 at Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario, Canada, assembly facility. Dodge set up some cameras to capture the event, so click play and watch the final Dodge Challenger SRT Demon slowly make its way into existence. The lucky owner of this particular...

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Porsche celebrates 70 years with video tribute

"We are what nobody needs, but everyone wants." That's a hell of a statement, but it's one that Porsche can certainly make, and the brand does just that in this video tribute to 70 years of building sports cars. This video is not a deep dive into Porsche's history. Instead, it's a quick and emotional look at the soul of the brand, with an eye toward the...

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