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After numerous teaser photos of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Elantra, here is the first look at the new model’s interior. Last week, the Korean automaker released a teaser sketch of the all-new Elantra’s styling, revealing a model that appears to be heavily inspired by the new Genesis sedan. It appears that the upscale treatment will […]

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Vehicles that offer automatic braking are on the rise and the systems are better than ever according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS put 19 different new vehicles (photo from previous testing) with front-crash avoidance systems to the test and fourteen of the models were given a […]

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China has been aggressively adding new initiatives to spur adoption of electrified vehicles, and its efforts are paying off. Looking only at passenger vehicles, if sales continue at the current rate, about 121,000 EVs will be sold in China by the end of the year. The U.S., in comparison, will reach 112,000 sales if it […]

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A Tesla Model S P85D has gone 452.8 miles on a single charge. Two drivers claim to have set a new world record for the longest distance traveled on a single charge with the Tesla Model S, which has an EPA-certified 253 miles per charge. But by averaging a speed of 24.2 mph, the two […]

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Google has patented a new pothole detection system in hopes of keeping drivers away from pothole-ridden streets. According to the patent filing, Google has designed vehicles with pothole detectors that use a combination of GPS and motion sensors to determine when the vehicle drives over a pothole. If the motion sensor is triggered as a […]

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A new J.D. Power Study has found that many of the latest automotive technologies go unused by drivers. The results are from the first 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience Report, which found that 20 percent of new vehicle owners have never used 16 out of the 33 technology features they were questioned about. Systems like […]

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Building on its current momentum within the region, General Motors announced it will be part of a new venture to construct an electrified vehicle factory in China. GM is joining SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Wuling Motors to build the $470 million plant. A GM representative said the factory will be dedicated to producing only […]

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Saab, currently owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), is ready to make cars again and has its sight set on electrified vehicles. The brand hasn’t had much of a presence in the U.S. since 2011, when financial shortfalls caused production to stop. After purchasing Saab the following year, NEVS put together a limited […]

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This month Nissan released its all-new Murano Hybrid in China, but the company’s plans for the hybrid model in the U.S. remains unclear. “As a key market in Nissan’s global business, China is the first market to introduce the hybrid version of Murano,” Nissan said. Nissan is looking to tap into “young urbanites” in the […]

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Earlier this week, a private contractor was killed at a Tesla Supercharger just one day before the location’s grand opening, which may prompt some to wonder about the safety of this equipment. Few details have been released on the incident, which occurred sometime Tuesday morning at the facility in Norfolk, Va. Reports indicate that Steven […]

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