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Debuting earlier this week at the Shanghai Auto Show was China’s first domestically designed and built electric supercar. Dubbed the Qiantu K50 Event! – yes, with an exclamation point! – and will be entering the Chinese market in 2016. The Event! will be priced approximately $113,000 (700,000 yuan), similar to what a Tesla Model S costs […]

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Volkswagen has said it could scale down its electric powertrain production costs by using a unified battery cell. According to VW board member in charge of development, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the German automaker is targeting a 66-percent cost reduction with a new design that would rely on modules customized for each vehicle. It would allow the […]

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Self-driving cars are at the center of attention at this year’s Society of Automotive Engineers conference in Detroit. Several SAE panels this year focused on the legal, technical and safety issues surrounding self-driving cars with Ray Kurzweil, inventor and director of engineering at Google, starting his keynote address by mentioning that vehicle crashes kill 1.2-million […]

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In an unexpected move, Toyota’s hydrogen-powered Mirai will pace a NASCAR race. Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway this coming Saturday night, April 25. The Mirai four-door, mid-size sedan will lead the Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag. […]

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More has been revealed on the technology used in the 2016 Acura NSX. The Japanese brand is touting the car’s lightweight multi-material body and spaceframe as revolutionary and Acura claims that the car is “by far the most rigid in its competitive set.” The space frame is made primarily from aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel which […]

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The Tesla Model X crossover has been postponed a few times already, but it seems to be on track for arrival later this year. Tesla revealed the status of its major projects in an SEC filing yesterday that outlines the necessary milestones for CEO Elon Musk to qualify for an equity grant with the company. […]

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A report says it looks like less than half hybrid car owners are trading-in towards another alternative fuel vehicle these days. Car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before, according to a new analysis from Edmunds.com. The publication’s analysis offers a look at how today’s […]

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Late last year, Audi announced it was partnering with the Dresden Energy Technology Corporation Sunfire to create synthetic diesel using CO2 and the company has now produced the first batch. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research Professor Dr. Johanna Wanka put the first five liters into her personal Audi A8 3.0 TDI clean diesel […]

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Today Toyota released a video showing the “exciting fuel” hydrogen, “the most abundant element in the universe,” that’s “in almost everything from water to trees to grass.” “But the critics have been vocal,” says engineer Scott Blanchet in a dairy field, alluding to the technology for propelling cars Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said is […]

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This week at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Chinese-Israeli automotive manufacturer Qoros revealed its adventurous new 2 PHEV concept. Drawing on a mix of Chinese and German design features, the 2 PHEV is looking to appeal to “young, open-minded and efficiency-conscious consumers” according to Carscoops. The 2 PHEV’s design includes pushing its wheels out to each […]

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