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Cold weather cuts electric car range

DETROIT—Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, though not nearly as much as the cold.

The range returns to normal in more comfortable temperatures.

Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year

DETROIT — Nicole Foster-Beck asks a lot of the heavy-duty pickup truck she uses on her 43-acre horse farm east of Dallas.

Aside from the daily hauling, her 2015 GMC Sierra has to be powerful enough to pull a heavy eight-horse trailer to competitions, yet cushy enough to keep people comfortable on trips as far away as Kentucky.

Bud Light, Amazon among ad winners

NEW YORK—This year, some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises—like Bud Light's “Game of Thrones” teaser.

Other crowd-pleasers focused on humour, such as Amazon's take on celebrity product testers.

While the New England Patriots bested the L.A. Rams yesterday in Atlanta during Super Bowl 53, brands also were winning and losing off the field.

November crude-by-rail exports set new record despite slower growth pace

CALGARY — The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada grew at a slower pace in November, but still reached a new record high.

Canada exported more than 330,000 barrels per day of oil, up about one per cent from October’s total of 327,000 bpd, and more than double the 148,000 bpd moved in November 2017.