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Report: Mercedes-Benz serious about hybridization, could reveal 10 new models by 2017

Mercedes-Benz is serious about their hybrid plans as Australia’s CarAdvice recently heard of 10 possible plug-in models from the Silver Arrow. So far, the latest plug-in model to come from Stuttgart is the S500 Plug-In Hybrid, but similarly equipped models could surface in great variety by 2017. According to Daimler AG’s Dr. Thomas Weber, the plan […]

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Report: Tesla announces joint project with Toyota

AutomotiveNews reports Tesla recently announced possibly be working with Toyota on a new project despite the fact their first joint venture, the Toyota RAV4 EV, was a bit of a flop. According to the report, Tesla’s Elon Musk recently hinted the two companies could reunite once again to work on a “significant project” in the next […]

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Recalls: Several Porsche 918 examples recalled over rear-axle control arm woes

When one dollies up about $845,000 for a new car, expectations for perfection aren’t irrational. But it seems over-engineering and eye-watering price tags still don’t buy perfection as Porsche and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have just issued a recall for five US-spec 918 Spyder supercars over problems with the rear-axle control arms. A […]

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Report: Volkswagen to execute five-year product cycles in the US

The automobile industry is already fast paced as is, in order to keep customers interested in new products since products that become stale lost interest–this is quite the given. As a result, Volkswagen Group of America’s Vice President of Quality and Service, Marc Trahan, recently told Edmunds that the People’s Car maker is going to implement […]

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Kia Soul EV offers up to 93-mile range, available for $26,200

Kia released specifications and pricing on their latest model, a compliance car, that like the standard Soul, resembles a milk carton when entirely white.  Starting at $33,700 (before the $7,500) tax credit, the car’s price is inline with other EVs, save for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which starts at $22,995 before the $7,500 tax credit. Under the […]

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Report: Tesla to offer a $35K car in 3 years, fully autonomous capability in 5

Though Tesla doesn’t seem to have any difficulty with selling its existing $70-90 Model S sedan, the company has an agenda to affect widespread change among the car-buying public. Though we’ve seen this through Elon Musk’s recent tweets about leaving their patents for all to use, the evidence that this is more than just an […]

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Report: Saab files for bankruptcy protection again

Saab just isn’t doing too well and recently, the Saab’s new parent, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, just filed for bankruptcy protection, according to Reuters. The purpose of filing for the shield is to allow NEVS and Saab to reorganize itself after negotiations with two global automakers for support have taken longer than expected, according to […]

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Report: Details for next-gen 2019 Volkswagen Golf emerge

Even though the full seventh generation Volkswagen Golf lineup is just hitting our shores, it’s actually been around since 2012 in Europe and Asia. So the current Golf isn’t exactly news and it should be no surprise details for the next-gen model have apparently surfaced by way of AutoCar in the UK. According to the […]

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Report: Wireless charging tech for EVs could surface in 2017

LeftLaneNews reports wireless charging could be a common feature as early as 2017, when the first consumer-ready system is launched. Electronics giant, Qualcomm, is known to be working on a new inductive charging system called Halo, briefly detailed by the company’s vice-president for business development and marketing, Anthony Thompson. “We’re in discussions at some level with all […]

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Tesla announces infinite mile warranty for Model S EV drive system

Tesla is looking once again to revolutionize the industry, now with an infinite mile warranty for the Model S’s electric drive system. In their latest press release, the Tesla Model S’s 85-kWh setup gets the “infinite” mile warranty, versus the previous policy’s four years or 50,000 miles. This basically means the policy also protects the […]

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