By Hannah Elliot When driving the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S, there is a direct connection between aggression and battery life. The ride up Highway 2 to Newcombs Ranch restaurant, high above Los Angeles, loops you through hills until you’re 5,600 feet above sea level. It’s a thrilling location to test the Taycan, the perfect place to revel in its whopping strength and inexorable speed. It also sucked almost 40% of the total battery life. As I climbed past the signs to Wrightwood and the hairpin curve carved next to the lonely ranger station halfway up, I watched the charge seep out of the car like I was watching my fate unfold in an old-fashioned hourglass. Upon arriving at the top, as I parked next to the big white sign out front, I fretted: I may have cut it too close. Would this newfangled electric Porsche have enough juice to make the 40 miles all the way back down? Naturally, the Taycan used only 2% of battery on the way back down. The regenerative brakes, I must … [Read more...] about 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: A stunning e-car with best-ever regenerative brakes at $185,000
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A Kent motorway is undergoing a series of closures as work begins on turning it into a potential lorry park to deal with the possible impact of a no-deal Brexit. In the most significant practical work yet to prepare for the consequences of the UK crashing out of the EU, the M26 will be closed through the night until next week for site surveys before another set of closures in the month leading up to Christmas to install gates in the central reservation. The works, which drew the immediate anger of the local Conservative MP, got under way as Theresa May assembled her so-called “war cabinet” to brief them on the state of Brexit negotiations. The meeting took place amid growing concern in her own ranks that she is prepared to agree an indefinite customs backstop to ensure an open border in Ireland. Despite some signs that a deal was creeping closer, the meeting broke up with no clear indication that the terms of the withdrawal agreement would be immediately agreed. The start … [Read more...] about Kent motorway to shut as work begins on possible post-Brexit lorry park
William Heagren (pictured outside Harrow Crown Court) has been jailed for 27 months An 87-year-old driver who killed a woman when he stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake in a supermarket car park has been jailed for 27 months. Veteran motorist William Heagren reversed his Ford Fusion into the woman and her pal in a Sainsbury's car park minutes after he had bumped his car into a bollard. Harrow Crown Court was told the shunt had left him him 'raging' with himself for 'being a bloody fool.' But he still got back into the car on Saturday May 26 last year, wrongly put it into reverse and then hit the wrong pedal. Jeanette Newman, 64, died in hospital the next day from brain injuries she sustained after hitting her head on the tarmac. Her friend Sarah Taylor, 53, bore the brunt of the 'out of control' vehicle before it came to stop when it struck a bollard. She survived the horror crash, but suffered a stroke and was left with life-changing injuries. Despite asking him to be … [Read more...] about Zimmer frame-using driver, 87, who killed woman, 64, and horrifically injured her friend, 53, when he accidentally stepped on accelerator instead of brake in Sainsbury’s car park is jailed for 27 months
Britain’s relationship with Europe is low down on the list of concerns for most voters in the coming election, but the subject of the “Brexit” – Britain’s secession from the European Union – will come to dominate our political lives should the Conservatives find themselves in some kind of power after 7 May. David Cameron has promised a 2017 referendum on our place in the EU, a referendum our survey suggests is favoured by the majority of the population. The result of any plebiscite looks less certain, with those wishing to leave Europe just outnumbering those likely to vote for the status quo, but there are still many undecided. The arguments on either side are clear. If you’re a Eurosceptic, the impositions of European Union bureaucracy are daily infuriations, with Britain supposedly ceding control to Brussels of immigration policy, of its legal system, of its famously curved cucumbers. Britain contributes a small fortune to the European Union … [Read more...] about What would happen if Britain left the EU?
Firefighters are scrambling to contain the flames in the Getty Fire as high winds are predicted to whip Santa Ana tonight and threaten to expand the inferno. The fire, which is the latest blaze to decimate California, ignited on Monday in LA's wealthiest neighborhoods just after 1.30am along the 405 Freeway and quickly spread to scorch 658 acres as of Tuesday afternoon, triggering a mass evacuation for 20,000 residents. About 1,100 firefighters were summoned to Los Angeles County to fight the flames overnight, desperately spraying the Brentwood area. But as of early Tuesday the inferno is just 5% contained. Firefighters are working around the clock to subdue the flames before the Santa Ana gusts, also known as 'devil winds', hit Tuesday night into Thursday with vicious 70mph blasts that could easily spread the fire. The Getty Fire is just one of 17 devastating wildfires burning across California as of Tuesday, razing more than 94,000 acres of land. The … [Read more...] about More than 1,000 firefighters battle 658-acre Getty fire from spreading amid fears Santa Ana ‘devil winds’ of up to 70mph could spark rekindling as celebrities including John Cena and Chris Pratt pledge cash to help fight the blaze
Keith plays in a rock & roll band. Anita is a movie star queen. They currently reside in a large white marble house that everyone describes as “decadent looking.” The British Admiral who built it had trees brought from all over the world in ships of the line, pine and cypress and palm. There is an exotic colored bird in a cage in the front garden and a rabbit called Boots that lives in the back. A dog named Oakie sleeps where he wants. Meals are the only recurring reality and 23 at a table is not an unusual number. The ceilings are 30 feet from the floor and some nights, pink lightning hangs over the bay and the nearby town of Ville France, which waits for the fleet to come back so its hotels can turn again into whorehouses. There is a private beach down a flight of stairs and a waterbed on the porch. Good reference points for the whole mise-en-scene are F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is The Night and the Shirelles’ greatest hits. There is a piano in the … [Read more...] about Keith Richards: The Rolling Stone Interview