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Mail trucks don’t get a lot of love as they’re no frill vehicles with a singular purpose.

However, that’s not the case with this 1971 Jeep DJ which was transformed into a one-of-a-kind hot rod for SEMA.

As part of the makeover, the original U.S. Postal Service Jeep had its top chopped and outfitted with a cloth sunroof. The model also has a ‘slammed’ appearance thanks to a custom chassis with a four-corner air suspension. The look is further enhanced by custom Budnik wheels that are backed up by a Wilwood braking system with red calipers.

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While the model has been extensively modified, it’s still instantly recognizable as the original grille and sliding doors have been retained. They joined by a wide swinging rear door with embossed Jeep lettering.

Inside, there are custom red leather seats and a matching center console. The model also has a custom dashboard, modern instrumentation and an insane Kicker audio system with massive subwoofers.

Last but not least, there’s a chrome steering column with a billet steering wheel. They’re located on the right side, in keeping with the vehicle’s mail carrier roots.

One thing that certainly isn’t original is the 6.3-liter Chevy V8 that features two four-barrel carburetors. There’s no word on how much power the engine produces, but it’s connected to a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.

The mail truck will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson next month and the vehicle is being sold without reserve.

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Netflix has dropped an official trailer for its Formula 1 documentary series that reveals the show’s third season will be released on March 19, 2021.

The short trailer doesn’t reveal much else new, but it should be enough to get you hyped for the new season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive, if you’re an F1 fan.

We learned earlier this year that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Netflix’s crews were allowed to film the third season of the show last year. Although there may be some minor accommodations to the virus, a video from F1 pundit Will Buxton released late last month suggested that they would only be noticed by the most hardcore of fans.

Since much of F1 action happens outdoors anyway, distancing was made a bit easier. With extended boom mics and quality lenses, the show should look and feel largely the same.

The trailer released today also reveals that closeup shots of the drivers should continue to give the audience the impression of intimacy that has made the show such a success.

Read More: F1 Drive To Survive Is Coming Back And Here’s How They Filmed It During The Pandemic

The season is dropping just a few days after the 2021 season’s first tests in Barcelona. Set to take place between March 12-14, the pre-season test will be the first time we get to see each team’s new car in action.

"that's so cool"

"wow"

pretty much sums up our reaction as well, what was yours? 👇 pic.twitter.com/h77a2w7qTo

— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) February 19, 2021

We will get to see each car before then, though, through the teams’ official presentations. McLaren and Alpha Tauri (Red Bull’s second team) have already revealed their 2021 entrants; the rest plan to unveil their cars between now and March 10, although Haas and Red Bull have not announced their reveal dates yet.

The 2021 Formula 1 season is set to kick off with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28.

It’s no secret that Norway is kicking America’s butt when it comes to electric vehicle adoption, but IHS Markit says EV registrations hit a new record in the United States last year.

However, EVs have a long way to go as their record market share was a tiny 1.8%. That being said, electric vehicles appear to be picking up steam as December 2020 saw the “highest monthly share for EV new registrations” at 2.5%.

Furthermore, IHS Markit noted EVs gained market share despite the coronavirus pandemic which hampered overall vehicle sales. The company went on to say from a retail perspective, “EVs accounted for 2.8% of new vehicle registrations in December … more than tripling EV retail share three years ago.”

This trend is expected to continue as IHS Markit believes electric vehicles will capture a market share of 3.5% in 2021. Longer term, they forecast that number to exceed 10% in 2025.

EV owner loyalty is also on the upswing as “more than half of EV households that return to market acquire another EV.” This is up “substantially from prior years” and it suggests a majority of owners are happy with their EVs and don’t want to return to vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.

In a statement, IHS Markit’s Associate Director of Industry Analysis said “Consumer acceptance of electric vehicles is increasing, though at a modest pace, and now is at record levels.” However, Tom Libby went on to say “We continue to see significant contrasts in EV adoption across different regions of the country, led by the two coasts.”

While middle America has been slow to embrace electric vehicles, they’re set to explode in popularity as automakers are preparing to launch a slew of new models. Among them are the Audi e-tron GT, Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV, Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo and the entire Jaguar lineup.