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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) says Volkswagen’s proposed plan to fix 3.0-liter diesels is not good enough. Regulators in California have called on Volkswagen to come up with a better fix for 16,000 cars with 3.0-liter diesel engines which were illegally fitted with defeat devices to cheat emissions tests. Those include models from the […]

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Chinese law makers are pushing Bentley to consider an all-electric Mulsanne. Speaking to Autocar, Bentley marketing manager Hans Holzgartner confirmed that an all-electric Bentley Mulsanne is a possibility, saying that draft paperwork from Chinese law makers has become a motivating factor. Gartner said that currently, “the indication is that full electric will be the only […]

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BMW has officially introduced the plug-in hybrid variants for its flagship sedan. Borrowing technology from its i sub-brand, the BMW eDrive drive system technology is heading to the 7 Series in three forms: BMW 740e iPerformance, long-wheelbase BMW 740Le iPerformance and BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance. All three models feature a latest-generation four-cylinder turbocharged engine paired […]

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For decades BMW’s 3-Series has been a benchmark among small luxury sports sedans. It is both a superb daily driver and commendable back-road carver. It’s a car other cars dream about. Now, the German automaker is getting close to replacing the current model shown above and is working on the seventh-generation 3-Series and, according to […]

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Tesla used to guarantee the resale value of its EVs, but it will do so no longer. The company had introduced its Resale Value Guarantee back in 2013, as a way to protect prospective buyers against the risk that EVs might not have strong resale values on the used-car market. But times have changed. SEE […]

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Late to the game, Britain’s largest car manufacture Jaguar Land Rover knows that if it wants to be competitive and be a player in the marketplace, it must join the crowd and develop autonomous vehicle technology. The luxury automaker isn’t going let everyone pass it by, so the company will create a fleet of more […]

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French automaker PSA Group is trying out battery-powered cars that recharge with an on-board single-piston generator, to become more competitive with rivals Toyota and Renault-Nissan. Aquarius Engines, an Israeli startup, said a major European carmaker had agreed to fund further development and road tests of its single-piston generator design. The supplier declined to identify the […]

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Globally, governments have been ordering green vehicles for their fleets for years, everything from a Toyota Prius hybrid to the BWW i3 electric vehicle. So, an order for 651 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrids for police duty in a country such as Norway, China or the U.S. wouldn’t raise an eyebrow, but Ukraine? This is a […]

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Nissan launched its ProPilot auto drive system as a step toward autonomous vehicles, and warned that it must be used properly after a fatal crash in May of a Tesla Model S using its Autopilot system. Nissan’s ProPilot system enables single-lane semiautonomous driving in highway conditions. It follows the car ahead, tracks lane markers and […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker has no plans of disabling the Autopilot system following the fatal May crash, but instead the company plans to redouble efforts to educate customers on how the system works. Musk said that the company will be releasing an explanatory blog post that highlights how Autopilot works, and what […]

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