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Cut and shut car

What is a cut and shut car?

A cut and shut car is the result of welding together the front end of one car that has been shunted from behind and the rear end of a similar model that has been in a head-on collision. Despite a lot of work often going into them, they are usually very dangerous, as they can be structurally unsafe – to the point of being lethal if involved in a crash.

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What is a battery electric vehicle?

A battery electric vehicle (BEV) uses the electrical energy from rechargeable batteries to power an electric motor (or motors).

What is a crossover car?

A crossover car is one that combines the design features from two (or even more) traditional types of car and often involves some element of an SUV.

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