⚡A Hybrid Hypercar with a Dark Matter Motor
On Saturday, we flew to South Carolina and managed to secure the very last charging spot available at the airport. The area was abuzz with a variety of electric vehicles, from Rivians and Teslas to a Chevy Volt and the Lightning. However, there was a downside to the situation: the Level 1 charger at the airport wasn't functional, which was disappointing and not ideal for our charging needs. Not a great DIA.
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