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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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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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Chevrolet’s forthcoming Bolt EV will electrify more than just North American consumers, and as expected, it’s changing its name to the Opel Ampera-e and will be unveiled at September’s Paris auto show. As you can see in the photos, the only exterior difference is the European edition gets Opel’s lightning flash insignia on the grille. […]

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A 60 kilowatt-hour battery is expected when a new Nissan Leaf electric car arrives next year, and now a hint has been dropped that a performance version could also be coming. While speaking with Britain’s Car Magazine about an upcoming performance electric vehicle, Gareth Dunsmore, director of EV Nissan Europe hinted at more performance by saying, […]

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China-backed Faraday Future has revealed few details about its future battery-electric cars, but a photo posted on Twitter may give a glimpse. The vehicle was spotted in Los Angeles by Everette Taylor, and according to Electrek, “We checked through our channels and we can confirm it’s a vehicle operated by FF,” though the site did […]

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Ford has plans to produce a “family” of Model E vehicles with various levels of electrification according to a future-product guide published by industry trade journal Automotive News. The strategy is similar to that of the Hyundai Ioniq: Use the same vehicle platform for a pure electric, plug-in hybrid and gasoline-electric hybrid models. The Model […]

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BMW’s i3 battery-electric sedan and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car have served as a pathway for the German car company’s plan that all future i brand vehicles will become all-electric models. Company engineers are working on the next electric car sedan with a pure electric drivetrain, called Project i20. Also known internally as iNext, the […]

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There is little to know about Apple’s secretive Project Titan, the company’s alleged electric car project, but a report by South Korean technology news source ETNews may give a peek inside. According to the report, Apple may be working with an as yet unidentified Korean battery company to develop a new hollow core lithium-ion battery for […]

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It appears that Mitsubishi’s plan to reinvent itself as purveyor of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric sport-utility vehicles has been put on hold. The Japanese automaker now finds itself in a quagmire because of a Japanese-market fuel-economy manipulation scandal that’s led to a rescue from Nissan Motor Co. An independent investigation has found “a corporate culture […]

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With plans to launch its first fully electric heavy-duty truck, Mercedes-Benz is in the early planning stages for an electrified Sprinter medium-duty van. Ulf Zillig, head of developing the next generation Sprinter, told The Detroit Bureau that if market demand supports it, the next generation Sprinter would use electric powertrains and autonomous driving. In the […]

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