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While the Tesla Model X is the only factory-built electric car that comes with a towing package, there are a few limitations. Edmunds.com’s Dan Edmunds did a test run for 1,000 miles from California to Arizona and back. He reported in Edmunds.com that range was affected by the extra weight, and that it’s not easy […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will be paying a penalty of 50 billion yen ($480 million) this fiscal year to compensate car buyers for manipulating fuel efficiency ratings. The Japanese automaker has admitted to falsifying test data for 20 models, which have been minicars sold in Japan. The Japanese automaker said it used “desktop calculations” instead of […]

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Alan Soule of Sebastopol, Calif., is one of 11 other electric vehicle teams who are raising awareness of the capabilities of electric cars as part of the “80eDays” challenge. The epic 15,534 mile-long journey will take them through 20 countries and three continents over 80 days. They departed from Barcelona and are scheduled to return […]

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Perhaps there’s some magic when applying famous electrical engineer Nikola Tesla’s name to an electrified vehicle. Salt Lake City-based startup, Nikola Motor, said in a press release it received 7,000 pre-orders last month for its Class 8 electric truck. That translates to $10.5 million in reservation funds, and $2.3 billion in sales if all of […]

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Audi, Volkswagen AG’s luxury car brand, is planning to make a battery-electric version of its Q5 midsize sport-utility vehicle at its new plant in Mexico, two sources with knowledge of the project said. The Q5 is one of Audi’s best-selling vehicles and is currently built in Ingolstadt, Germany for global export. It is also produced […]

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Mini revealed an autonomous electric car in London yesterday shaped by a forecast that traditional car ownership will become optional. The Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car is able to pick up passengers autonomously. Users of the car can change its color to fit their preferences. It parks and recharges without human intervention, the […]

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Local Motors is offering rides in its autonomous electric shuttle bus – in a boxy, far-out concept vehicle named Olli. Local Motors, an Arizona-based company that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced the 3D-printed concept bus at the new National Harbor campus located 10 miles from Washington, D.C. The company says that it’s a 3D-printing demo […]

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Volkswagen Group will be introducing more than “30 new pure electric vehicles” by 2025 while establishing a mobility solutions unit. As the embattled automaker seeks to emerge from the diesel emissions-cheating scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller projects the more than 30 EVs are expected to account for up to one-quarter of its sales – two to […]

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In the past several months, the rush of major automakers to partner with leading mobility providers looks like a gold rush. Audi however has not joined this mishmash. Instead, it has remained in the background trying to determine what mobility plan would be the best fit. In the U.S., Audi of America management is discussing […]

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Volkswagen has inked a partnership with car sharing network Zipcar to bring the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid to the streets of London. The deal will see 40 cars located in the London Borough of Westminster and a further 10 cars throughout the capital. Forty dedicated charging stations will be available to Zipcar members, with a […]

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