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With the Model 3’s arrival for retail customers imminent, Tesla is dropping the cheapest version of the Model S. That’s the rear-wheel drive Model S 75. At $69,500, it is currently the lowest-priced version of the four-door electric sedan. It is also the only rear-drive version of the Model S. The entry-level Model S is […]

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The next-gen Bugatti Chiron hypercar will get hybrid tech to help make it even faster, according to the company’s CEO. “Electrification will happen,” said Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer. The current Chiron uses a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 that makes an absolutely massive 1,479 horsepower. It’s an evolution of the Veyron’s engine that started at 987 horsepower […]

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Continental is weighing in on what it thinks the future of autonomous driving will look like, and developing its own autonomous testbed. Known best for tires, Continental is also a major supplier of automotive electronics and systems. The company has built a vehicle to demonstrate driverless mobility and to develop and test autonomous driving systems […]

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Hyundai’s electric Ioniq is too popular for Hyundai – or some of its suppliers – to handle. A report from Business Korea says that Hyundai is having trouble sourcing batteries for its Ioniq plug-in and EV. It says that Hyundai originally ordered 6,000 to 7,000 batteries from supplier LG Chem for installation in versions of […]

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It’s the only plug-in hybrid minivan on the market, but Chrysler won’t plug the plug. That is, the new Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan with a plug-in hybrid system – or any hybrid system at all, for that matter. But Chrysler doesn’t want its advertising talking about that plug-in part. With the exception of […]

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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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Upstart automaker Lynk & Co plans to offer subscription-based car sales. The Chinese manufacturer revealed the information while talking to Auto Express about its newest model. That new car will be a crossover SUV, called the 02 Crossover. It will be the company’s second vehicle to market, following the 01 SUV. Lynk is owned by […]

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Audi has been forced to stop selling gas-powered A4 and A5 models in Europe, for up to two months. The stoppage covers new gasoline engine A4 and A5 models as well as S4 and S5 performance models. The S cars don’t share an engine with the A models, but both are affected by the same […]

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A new report from Germany unveils accusations against Daimler of selling more than one million cars with excessive exhaust emissions. The Mercedes-Benz models were sold in the U.S. and Europe between 2008 and 2016, according to a report from German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The report comes after the paper uncovered a search warrant from the […]

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The all-new Audi A8 was just revealed yesterday, but there is already news leaking about the performance version: it’ll come as a hybrid. The report is from Evo magazine, and the numbers are big. Evo said that the A8’s high-performance model, the S8, will come in S8 and faster S8 Plus forms. In this case, […]

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