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Junk in the Frunk

In an electric car, the trunk is in the front, not the back. Automotive engineers refer to this part of the vehicle as the frunk, a portmanteau of front and trunk. For a while, the Jaguar company, which is based in the UK, instead called it the...

power booking

power booking  n.— «Town Center inflated the loaned value of vehicles by telling third-party lenders the vehicles carried extra features and options that they did not—an illegal practice known as “power booking.”» —“‘Mr...

witness mark

witness mark  n.— «There may be witness marks (scrapes and gouges) on the road surface that may suggest a post-impact movement of a vehicle.» —by George A. Peters, Barbara J. Peters Automotive Vehicle Safety Dec., 2002...

petroliana

petroliana  n.— «That’s spawned a legion of hobbyists who hoard auto-related collectibles. People go crazy over what’s called “petroliana,” service station artifacts like signs, gas pumps and globes, oil cans, car wax tins and...

bug eater

bug eater  n.— «Axon Automotive, based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, have stripped down a Caterham 7, even taking off the windscreen. The result is what is called a “bug eater” in the motoring trade.» —“Green light...