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A hand bursts forth from the Earth holding up an EV battery as the last hope

Are EVs actually better for the environment?

The Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Environment

EVs are often touted as a big part of the solution to the environmental ills currently afflicting our beloved planet Earth. However, as with the any big push for change, there has also been substantial pushback against electric vehicles and their adoption. One of the favorite claims of the anti-EV crowd is that electric cars aren’t actually better for the environment than traditional combustion engine gas- and diesel-powered cars. Such assertions often come in the form of unsubstantiated but widely shared memes on social media.

Is there truth to these anti-electric assertions? Are EVs actually better for the environment than vehicles powered by fossil fuels, or are they just part of a big green-marketing charade?

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Front/side angled shot of white 2021 Toyota Camry

Does the 2021 Toyota Camry have a CD Player?

2021 Toyota Camry CD Player and Audio Features

Many of us have amassed a sizable CD collection over the years. It may not seem all that long ago that CDs were the “new thing,” and having a car that could play them was a sign of a cutting-edge machine.

However, that’s not the case anymore, with fewer and fewer new vehicles including the ability to play CDs. Does the 2021 Toyota Camry come with, or offer, a CD player?

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Seats inside 2021 Toyota RAV4

Which 2021 RAV4 has heated seats?

2021 Toyota RAV4 Seating Amenities

Seating technology has come a long way since the days that cars simply had a front and back bench thrown in that served to prop one’s body in place for a drive across town and not much more than that. Now, not only do vehicular seats boast an array of delightful materials and designs scientifically optimized to provide maximal bodily comfort, but they also incorporate technological gizmos such as heating and cooling systems.

Of course, the swankiest interior seat amenities tend to come on the upper trim levels of vehicles. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 comes in six different trims (not including the Hybrid models). Which incarnations come with heated seats?

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Rear end of a 2021 Toyota Sienna

What’s new on the 2021 Toyota Sienna?

The Toyota Sienna kicks off its fourth generation for the 2021 model year. As an all-new vehicle from the ground up, Toyota promises the new Sienna will “reimagine the minivan to support a wider array of life stages and activities.” The fresh Sienna aims to raise the bar for style, safety, comfort, versatility and fuel-efficiency in the segment.

So how will the 2021 Toyota Sienna realize the claims above? What’s new on the model?

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