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The Nissan and Renault alliance will be joining the race to provide automated shared rides, but it won’t be anytime soon. These self-driving car rides will be based on its electric cars – which could include the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe – but the self-driving cars and mobility services will come after 2020, and […]

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Panasonic is ready to take the lead offering solar panels embedded into mass-produced electric car roofs. The Japanese electronics giant started this move in February partnering with Toyota by adding its 180-watt array of solar cells into the roof of new Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. Battery range is increased through this passive technology that Prius […]

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The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf won’t only offer as much as double the range of the present 107-mile version, it will also come with the basis for autonomous driving. This latter bit was revealed by the Japanese automaker’s latest teaser – not an underexposed photo, but a video highlighting its Pro Pilot Assist semi-autonomous system. […]

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Ford has been seen testing an Escape plug-in hybrid believed to be coming in the next year or two. The “Escape Energi” builds on lessons learned from a prior generation of experimental plug-in Escapes, and no doubt merges tech from its current plug-in Fusion and C-Max. Tech details are otherwise absent, but without citing a […]

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Toyota has introduced a mild off-road variant of the Prius c for Japan – but it doesn’t seem as though it will arrive in North America. The tougher Prius c, which is called the Aqua in Japan, is distinguished by a different grille, plastic body cladding, roof rails, a cosmetic front skid plate and different […]

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The Tesla Model 3 should be launching this summer, and more photos of the car have hit the Internet. Reddit user youyouxue snapped a whole bunch of photos when he or she encountered the car, being driven by a Tesla engineer who was taking the car home for the night. SEE ALSO: Tesla Model 3 […]

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The second e-Tron model in Audi’s growing line of electric vehicles will be built at the brand’s Brussels factory, starting in 2019. “With the decision on the Audi e-tron Sportback, we are showing that Audi takes the issue of electric mobility seriously,” said Dr. Hubert Waltl, head of logistics. “A second battery-electric model will lead […]

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One Tesla owner got a big shock yesterday as his accelerator pedal snapped off while driving. The story comes from user benjiejr on the Tesla Motor Club forum. He was showing off his Model S P85D to a friend and his nephew. After going through the car’s features it was time to show off the […]

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Consumers want good fuel economy even in crossovers, SUVs, and pickups, and a new study indicates this affects the kinds of vehicles people buy. Recently Consumer Federation of America analyzed U.S. sales and mileage data between 2011 and 2016 to find that light-duty trucks with mpg increases over 10 percent saw a surge of 59 […]

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The BMW i8’s sports car performance and small car fuel economy won it the International Engine of the Year award for the third year in a row. The i8 plug-in hybrid took the award in the 1.4-liter to 1.8-liter displacement category. Winners were recognized Wednesday during the Engine Expo trade fair in Stuttgart. Judges have […]

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