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The BMW i3 city car and BW i8 sports car are getting a stablemate. BMW’s boss for the i product line, Henrik Wenders, spoke to Car and Driver, and while most details of the upcoming i5 are still under wraps, he was able to confirm that the car will go on sale, and he did […]

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Volkswagen shares in Europe are tumbling as the company faces increased pressure from its massive diesel scandal, and with the news that VW U.S. CEO Michael Horn just quit, things will probably get worse. The German automaker’s shares dropped as much as four percent and the diesel scandal is estimated to now be costing Volkswagen […]

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The German government may be looking to give tax breaks to EVs to jump-start sales. According to Bloomberg, German officials have been debating how best to spur the lagging plug-in car submarket in what is Europe’s largest economy. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble opposed a plan put forth by Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel for cash rebates […]

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Despite all the new advanced safety features in today’s vehicles, pedestrian deaths are increasing at the fastest rate ever recorded. The new report shows that researchers project a 10-percent year-over-year increase in pedestrians deaths in 2015, and the Governors Highway Safety Association says that’s the largest annual increase since the national reporting system was established […]

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Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal continues to get worse. VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller knows that the scandal is only set to cost the brand more money and said that it will keep VW busy “for a long time.” Job cuts in the U.S. and in Europe will depend directly on how large the fines are […]

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Maserati’s new luxury SUV is going to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain sourced from the new Chrysler Pacifica. Speaking with Motor Trend, Maserati boss Harald Wester said that developing a standalone powertrain would “be suicidal so we have to look at FCA.” The powertrain uses a 16-kwh lithium-ion battery that allows the Pacifica to travel […]

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Not too long ago, being green and being a supercar were mutually exclusive — a car could be one, but definitely not both. These days, many serious sports cars has some sort of hybrid system in its powertrain, and some are even ditching gas entirely and going all-electric. Green car technology has come such a […]

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There’s a possibility the new Audi SQ7 TDI could be coming to the U.S. The high-performance luxury SUV was unveiled last week, sporting a 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine with 435 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, helping make it the most powerful compression-ignition SUV on the market. Given that the Volkswagen Group is under fire […]

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Tesla is more than likely working on a 100-kWh battery for its vehicles. In the world of software, hackers cleverly datamine information to see what’s in the works, often times discovering unannounced product updates or additions to say, online video games. Apparently the same can be applied to a vehicle’s firmware as hacker Jason Hughes […]

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Last month a converted U.S.-built 2006 C6 Corvette designed to provide a couple hot laps at the Nurburgring was let loose on a mile course in Florida and managed to clock a record 186.800 mph. Certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA), the record for Top Speed Street Legal Electric Car set Feb. 23 […]

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