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June 17, 2022

Electric vehicles are all the rage… at least in theory. But actually buying one is next to impossible right now. Tesla, Rivian, and all the rest have outstanding orders that mean new buyers today will have to wait a year or more.

So what if… and hear me out here… you just built your own electric vehicle? Not from the ground up, mind you; that would be crazy. But you could take an existing car and swap the gas engine for an electric motor. Well, maybe not you or me, but someone can. A bunch of people are already trying that idea, and we have all the details in the top story.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY Check Out These DIY Electric Vehicle Builds


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Nothing is worse than being overheated and uncomfortable when trying to get a good night’s rest. And with the warm summer months here, you’ll want a cool, breathable, and comfy blanket. If you haven’t tried a “bamboo cooling blanket” yet, now is a perfect time. Bamboo blankets aren’t too thin, but they’re not too thick either. Bamboo blankets are also highly breathable yet silky soft. This blanket comes in a dozen different colors, and being 71×79-inches means it’ll keep you covered and cool instead of tossing and turning all night.

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Cadillac’s Ultra-Luxury Celestiq EV is Hand-Crafted & Expensive


GM recently started production on the affordable Cadillac Lyriq, the sub-brand’s first all-electric vehicle, and now it’s ready to talk about what’s next. That, of course, is the all-new and ultra-luxurious Cadillac Celestiq EV. Read More »

 
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The price of everything is rising these days, but not your Verizon Home Internet bill. Today, Verizon announced that all of its home internet plans, 5G, Fios, and 4G LTE home, are getting discounted to start at just $25 per month nationwide. But, there’s a small catch. Read More »

 
Amazon Lets You Set Up Deal Alerts for Prime Day 2022


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