Polestar 2 earns 233-mile range rating, well behind Model 3

EPA range ratings released Monday for the Polestar 2 electric car are lower than what the automaker had previously expected for the model, which arrives in the U.S. soon. 

The Polestar 2 goes 233 miles on a full charge, according to the EPA test protocol, while it earns a combined rating of 92 MPGe, or 37 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles (2.7 miles per kwh). 

To compare it to a vehicle with similar specs: The Tesla Model 3 Long Range, with about the same usable capacity as the Polestar’s 75 kwh (78 kwh gross), manages 330 miles, according to the EPA.

Polestar had made an earlier estimate that the 2 would achieve about 250 miles in the U.S. range test. Then in August, Polestar presented to the media—including Green Car Reports—an independent test result obtained for four vehicles all run at 70 mph on a track, with the climate control

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Parents slam Fashion Nova’s clothing range for 3-year-olds as ‘creepy’

Parents have slammed a fashion label for selling ‘creepy’ clothes that ‘sexualise’ children.

Fashion Nova has been blasted for selling suggestive items to kids as young as 3 years old, including skimpy dresses, leather trousers and backless dresses.

The pieces are designed to match adult versions available on the site. 

The Nova Kids line was launched late last month but has garnered controversy for the way in which its child models pose in a grown-up manner.

Social media users slammed some of the images from the LA-based fashion label for being ‘creepy and gross’.

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Some parents have branded the new range as “creepy” and “gross”

One user wrote on Twitter : “Wtf is Fashion Nova thinking with their kids line? Creepy and gross af… as

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Tesla reduces Model 3 prices in China and bumps the range with LFP batteries

Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 in China and bump the range as it introduces lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries.

As we have previously reported, Tesla has been planning to update its made-in-China Model 3 vehicles with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries from Chinese battery maker CATL.

CEO Elon Musk recently mentioned that he believes the energy density of LFP batteries have improved enough that it now makes sense to use the cheaper and cobalt-free batteries in its lower-end vehicles.

Furthermore, the use of LFP batteries also free-up more battery supply of other battery chemistry for Tesla’s other vehicle programs.

After obtaining authorization to build Model 3 with LFP batteries in China earlier this summer, we now learn that Tesla has made the switch and updated its Model 3 lineup in China:

Tesla updated its online Model 3 configurator with the following new prices after incentives:

  • Model
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Tesla Slashes China-Made Standard, Long Range Model 3 Prices

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Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has cut prices of its domestically-made Model 3 vehicles in China.

What Happened: The Elon Musk-led electric vehicle maker’s Chinese website shows that the starting price of its Shanghai-made standard range Model 3 sedan has been reduced 8% to RMB 249,900 ($36,800) on a post-subsidy basis. The earlier price for Model 3 was RMB 271,550 ($39,990) after subsidies.


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The price for local longer-range Model 3 electric car has also been slashed 11% from RMB 344,050 ($50,667) to RMB 309,900 ($45,638).

The standard range Model 3 sedans would now come with cheaper lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries rather than the nickel-cobalt-manganese (NMC) ones, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, which first reported the news.

Why It Matters: This is the third time the Palo Alto-based company has cut the price of its Model 3 range this year in China. Prices

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The best Oakley deals: save money on Oakley’s range of sunglasses, helmets and accessories

Oakley sprung to life when James Janard started selling custom motorcycle grips out of the back of his car at motocross events. The rubber used on these grips was soft and tacky and maintained its purchase even in the wet, and it’s still used on the earstocks of Oakley sunnies today. 

Now the brand makes everything from sunglasses with a highly tuned lens, designed to help enhance colour and contrast in a given environment, to helmets and clothing too. 

If you’re unsure which Oakley’s will be the best fit for you, head over our Oakley cycling sunglasses guide that lists the pros and cons of every model, or if you want to see what else’s is out there and what to look for, check out our rundown of the best sunglasses for cycling. 

If you’re in the market for a new set of Oakley’s keep scrolling because we’ve found the

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Fashion Nova faces backlash after range of girls clothes called ‘too grown up’ and ‘inappropriate’

Fashion Nova children’s clothing range featuring crop tops, evening dresses and heels with names like ‘pulling me closer’ is branded ‘disgusting’ by critics who claim it sexualises young girls

  •  New range of girls clothes come under fire and accused of being ‘inappropriate’
  •  Children pictured wearing heels and short skirts for the new line of clothing
  • People took to social media to share their disgust, calling range ‘too grown up’ 
  • Others questioned whether names of outfits were appropriate, with examples such as ‘Kiss Me Wild’, ‘Keep It On The Down Low’ and ‘See It In Your Eyes’

Online retailer Fashion Nova has been slammed over its new range of children’s clothes, with critics claiming the outfits are ‘too grown up’ for your girls. 

Fashion Nova, which is based in the US but ships

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