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Online juggernaut Amazon appears to be taking a first step toward a “one click” purchase of a car by lunching its Amazon Vehicles car research portal last week. The new website allows shoppers to view detailed pages for thousands of new and used vehicles with specifications, photos and videos not unlike other auto shopping sites. […]

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Tesla Motors is getting ready to launch a revised Autopilot safety alert designed to get through to experienced drivers ignoring previous alerts. Electrek has just learned that the electric carmaker’s upcoming v8.0 software update will come along with a new safety restriction to anticipate drivers blatantly bypassing agreed-upon safety protocols. Autopilot has conditions of operation […]

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The Robocar autonomous EV race car is coming, but first the DevBot prototype is paving the way. Roborace will be a racing series made up entirely of autonomous, self-driving electric cars. It will use the Robocar, which is slated to be unveiled later this year. For now, behold the DevBot, which is a prototype previewing […]

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Uber lost $1.27 billion in the first half of 2016, with much of that coming from incentivizing drivers, unidentified sources told Bloomberg. On Friday of last week, Uber’s head of finance, Guatam Gupta, gave a financial report during a conference call. While not a public company, ride-hailing and ridesharing giant Uber has been holding financial […]

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The first major manufacturer built battery electric cars in this present era started slow in 2011, but progress is happening. In a recent fact sheet, the U.S. EPA documented as much for electric cars – not including the discontinued GM EV1 of the 1990s – saying median range has risen while there are four-times as […]

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California is preparing to extend the nation’s toughest carbon emissions rule another 10 years through 2030. The state Senate passed the bill 25-13 on Wednesday, a day after a 42-29 vote passed it through the state Assembly. Gov. Jerry Brown has said he intends to sign the bill into law, which aims to reduce greenhouse-gas […]

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Giant tech firms and global car companies are in an intense race to launch autonomous vehicles, but this week a three-year old startup beat all of them to the finish line. nuTonomy, a spin out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), introduced the world’s first self-driving taxis to the streets of Singapore, beating the […]

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Plug In America has been opposing a California legislative bill that values plug-in hybrids but limits incentives on purchasing all-electric vehicles. The electric car advocacy group has been encouraging its members and the public to oppose Assembly Bill 1964, which is expected to be voted on before the legislative session ends on August 31. Plug […]

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Volkswagen’s first dedicated battery electric car will be revealed at next month’s Paris auto show. Speaking to German magazine WirtschaftWoche (Industry and Economy Week), Chairman, Herbert Diess said the car would have the outside dimensions of the Golf, pictured above, but offer the larger Passat’s interior space. The size means it will take on the Hyundai […]

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Honda’s NSX hybrid “supercar” will be returning the Japanese market 11 years later, and will now be imported from America. Originally engineered and manufactured in Japan from 1990 to 2005, the second generation NSX will return after being redesigned and built in the U.S. The NSX went on sale in the U.S. an Acura model […]

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