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His name is Bobby, and he’s a really fast driver. Actually, Bobby is a robotically controlled Audi RS7 piloted driving concept that drives as well as some pro drivers, and he got to show this to the world on Sunday. It happened before the start of a DTM race when Bobby and another RS7 sports […]

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For 2015 the RX 450h hybrid carries forward as an alternative in Lexus’ best-selling line of vehicles. Like low-calorie cake, the highly contented RX 450h in all-wheel- or front-wheel-drive lets drivers oxymoronically indulge without the gas-guzzling guilt assuming they can justify its $6,650 premium to get an extra 9 mpg over RX 350 compatriots. The […]

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Tesla Motors has issued another blog post decrying the latest politicized skirmish between state government officials and auto dealer associations, this time in Michigan. Its post outlines what Tesla terms “dark-of-night tactics” used by dealers concerned that their arguments could not face the light of day. “This amendment goes even further,” writes Tesla of a […]

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With its back against the ropes, Cadillac aims to come out swinging against every major luxury brand with 5-10 new models by 2020, including an all-electric model yet to be defined. In its sights particularly are top-shelf conventional German cars, but how a future Cadillac EV would compete against a Tesla – Model 3 or […]

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An environmentally safe, inexpensive battery developed at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) could lead to electric cars that charge 70 percent in two minutes, and it has a shelf life of more than 20 years. Could this mean bye-bye gas station for today’s fence sitters, or is this just another hopeful battery story prompting excitement, […]

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We frequently hear of the “all of the above” approach made possible with an alphabet soup of technologies to improve mpg and emissions and over the last half decade new tech has risen markedly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Trends report just released, powertrain technologies that once were rare are becoming increasingly common. […]

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Tesla Motors has long made its case for its factory direct sales model, auto dealers have said Tesla cannot scale up to meet the volume, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now said dealers may be correct. In a face-to-face interview Saturday with Musk, Autoline Daily’s John McElroy asked how Tesla could grow to the […]

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Since launching the Prius to its home market in 1997, Toyota has globally expanded hybrid models and sales, and yesterday announced it had sold its seven millionth car. In the U.S. alone, “well over” two million Lexus and Toyota hybrids have been sold, and the automaker has two-thirds hybrid passenger vehicle market share followed by […]

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Tesla is pushing the frontier in many ways, and its 691-horsepower all-wheel-drive P85D just announced is a technological feat, but some of Tesla’s assertions appear a bit stretched even next to cars by Dodge. Yes Dodge, and many other automakers could also contend some of Tesla’s statements as well. In its blog post last week, […]

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Perhaps no surprise to followers of alternative energy vehicles, the U.S. EPA recently rated Fiat-Chrysler last place among 11 automakers in its fleet fuel efficiency. According to the federal agency’s Trends report, fuel efficiency for automakers has risen 0.5 mpg to a record 24.1 mpg. Fiat-Chrysler was at 20.9 mpg for 2013 among all its […]

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