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Report: Ford is working on a Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 long-range EV called the Model E

AutomotiveNews reports that Ford plans to continue with their idea of producing a long-range EV competitor to the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. Naturally, the Ford car expected to be called the Model E. Initially, several announcements from Ford’s executive team didn’t exactly express high hopes for the EV market. But due to […]

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2016 Beijing – Audi Q3 Connected Mobility Concept

2016 Beijing: Audi’s “connected mobility concept” comes with an electrified longboard

Audi’s doing all sorts of things at the moment, from trying to boost their EV and hybrid options, to autonomous tech and now, car-to-car communications. Ingolstadt’s latest concept isn’t so much an actual car, but a technological concept, that begins with an Audi Q3 and a longboard. But it’s not just any longboard, but an […]

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Feds launch investigation with Daimler AG over emissions concerns

Today should be called “Fuel Economy and Emissions Friday” because it seems the hammers just keep coming down. Mercedes-Benz’s parent, Daimler AG, has issued a statement saying that they just began working with the U.S. Department of Justice over some concerns with the certification and admissions process for exhaust federalization in the United States. Daimler […]

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Mitsubishi gets caught up in a fuel economy scandal of their own with mini-cars in Japan

Fuel economy and emissions are by far some of the biggest concerns for the automobile industry–so much in fact that now the feds in Japan are cracking down on Mitsubishi for falsifying fuel consumption figures. In an official investigation launched by Mitsubishi themselves, word is Nissan Motors Corporation stumbled upon irregularities with some fuel economy ratings […]

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Report: Four major players from BMW’s i team jump ship for Chinese startup

It can be said that many of these boring bits of news regarding personnel changes are often harbingers and signs of things to come. And this latest development from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal suggest exactly that as they both report of four key members from BMW’s i team jumping ship for a new Chinese-based startup. […]

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Dieselgate: Volkswagen supposedly comes to agreement with the US feds

Reuters and The LA Times reports that Volkswagen has apparently come to an agreement with the U.S. government on how to compensate owners affected by the huge Dieselgate scandal. An official statement is said to be on the way, according to the Associated Press, who sourced an “insider” on the matter. However, the reports also pointed out […]

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid gets updated with some mid-cycle changes

Honda officially announced the full details of the 2017 Accord Hybrid sedan after it took a hiatus for one year. Now, it’s back and it’s better than ever and new and improved! So, what’s new for the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid? Other than the usual exterior and interior visual changes, the new Accord Hybrid gains […]

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Report: Tesla to offer Autopilot trial for one month, free

Tesla’s going on a short marketing stunt to offer their newly touted Autopilot autonomous driving tech for prospective customers. Those who choose to sign up will be able to try Tesla’s Autopilot program for free for one month. If you own a Tesla Model S or Model X, the cars are capable of using Autopilot, […]

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Volvo announces initiative to produce one million death-resistant electrified cars by 2025

Volvo’s aiming high to become a leading producer of electric vehicles, to combat the likes of Tesla Motors. They’re aiming so high, that they’re planning to produce and sell one million electrified vehicles by 2025. This includes both hybrids and full electric vehicles. The plan is to fully utilize their newly developed Scalable Product Architecture […]

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2016 Beijing Preview – Volkswagen High-Tech SUV Concept

2016 Beijing Preview: Volkswagen shares pictures of new “high-tech SUV” concept

We’re coming up on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, one of the largest exhibitions in the most populous country in the world, which is also home to the current largest car market. That said, some teasers are beginning to surface for new cars that will debut at this year’s show, with this latest one being […]

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