GM uses old Volt batteries to power office building. The system includes a set of 300-foot-long jumper cables so if need be, you can get a boost from another building.
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You kids have it easy. You jump in the car with your phone in your pocket and your car is smart enough to recognize the music there and starts playing it automatically, LIKE MAGIC. In my day, we had primitive methods for getting music in the car AND WE LIKED IT. Here's a look at how we got music in cars in the days before Bluetooth.