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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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In the U.S., Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) is better known for counterfeit car designs, and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway $230 million investment to buy a 10 percent stake in the company. In China, BYD is known for its cheap compact cars, trendy SUVs and insanely fast hybrids. The fastest is called the Tang, […]

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Porsche has dispelled with any doubt about whether the upcoming Mission E is targeting the Tesla Model S. An anonymous Porsche engineer who’s not involved in the development of the Mission E heaped praise on the car, before an unnamed Porsche product manager took a shot at the Model S in an interview with Automobile. […]

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There have been quite a few reports suggesting the Volkswagen Group has ambitious broad-reaching plans to electrify its global model lines but questions remain. These include whether the world’s second-largest automaker – as it seeks to fix its damaged image from its diesel emissions cheating scandal – will threaten Tesla, not to mention General Motors, […]

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After years of anticipation, today Tesla will reveal its Model 3 and perhaps only coincidentally, yesterday Porsche posted a video of an EV of its own worth waiting for. Some have said the disruptive Tesla has pushed proud German carmakers to chase it, but Porsche does not say its inspiration was Tesla, but rather “electric […]

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Porsche has green-lighted an ostensibly Tesla-competitive electric car’s development, has “many new products in the pipeline” besides, but its CEO says investments in EVs will not be initially healthy to the company’s bottom line. On the contrary, CEO Oliver Blume told media Porsche will take a hit on profits for an unspecified duration due largely […]

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Porsche has no plans to join in the self-driving car race. “One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” said Chief Executive Oliver Blume in an interview with Westfalen-Blatt. “An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road,” said Blume, stressing that Porsche does not need to team up with any major tech companies […]

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The next-generation Porsche 911 will come with a plug-in hybrid variant. Previously rumored in May 2015, Porsche 911 engineering boss Dr. Erhard Mossle confirmed to Auto Express that the German automaker is currently “discuss plug-in solutions for the 911″ and that it will “maybe be in the next generation.” Mossle pointed out that there are […]

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Last Tuesday Porsche announced an agreement to phase out future wage increases for employees tasked to build its new all-electric Mission E. According to Reuters, employees at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, agreed to abandon future wage increases along with other concessions totaling several hundred million euros in order to secure production of the […]

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Today Porsche announced that it will bring its Tesla-challenging Mission E to market by “the end of the decade.” The production version will be based on a 600-horsepower, all-wheel-drive electric concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. That car with four-wheel steering, and boundary expanding technologies was immediately praised for its beauty as […]

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