The second e-Tron model in Audi’s growing line of electric vehicles will be built at the brand’s Brussels factory, starting in 2019. “With the decision on the Audi e-tron Sportback, we are showing that Audi takes the issue of electric mobility seriously,” said Dr. Hubert Waltl, head of logistics. “A second battery-electric model will lead […]

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV Bolt EV has been declared by the insurance institute of Highway Safety as a very safe car. How safe? It is the first all-electric vehicle for 2017 to win am IIHS Top Safety Pick, and the new compact crossover rolling out nationwide this year did so by earning “good” ratings in […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first began to suspect Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal emissions control device on its EcoDiesel V6 engine back in 2015, it has been revealed. According to emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, EPA regulators first approached FCA about its alleged use of an emissions control device in […]

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The latest Cadillac XT4 prototype suggests the new crossover will be a plug-in hybrid. The test car is still heavily camouflaged, but we can see Cadillac’s signature pentagonal mesh grille up front, along with pointy LED headlights, and an overall edgier profile. If you look carefully, you can also make out an intercooler in the […]

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Audi’s all-electric e-tron quattro is not expected until 2018, but the company says it is a musk have. Not a typo, an advertisement by Audi of Berlin is being interpreted as taking a direct crack at Tesla chief Elon Musk in promoting its pending luxury performance SUV. The company which has been making inroads toward […]

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Tesla has begun installing the latest version of its Autopilot semi-autonomous technology. The update adds a new control algorithm for Autosteer to smooth out the car’s control along with adding automatic perpendicular parking and automatic display brightness adjustments. Automatic Emergency Braking has also been reactivated to work at all speeds on newer cars, as previously […]

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Chevy has prepared an entire fleet of self-driving Bolt EVs, showing that mass production is possible with this type of sophisticated technology. Chevy has built 130 Bolt EVs outfit with a full suite of self-driving hardware and software, showing that it can include this type of technology in its mass-production process. These new vehicles will […]

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In announcing its answer to the Nissan Juke small crossover, Hyundai’s all-electric version due next year might also be an answer to the Chevy Bolt EV and Nissan Leaf. To have a reported range of “around 240 miles” – a number that may be from a more-liberal test cycle than the U.S. EPA – the […]

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It’s been a long road for Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle research and development, and a long road is predicted ahead, but this week it did receive the praise of a global luminary. The occasion was a Prius and Mirai ride and drive at the World Ocean Festival held at New York’s Governors Island in […]

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Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) will be standard on the automaker’s most popular models. Starting with the 2018 model year, the Nissan Rogue/Rogue Sport, Altima, Murano, Leaf, Pathfinder, Maxima, Sentra (excluding manual transmission-equipped and all NISMO versions), and select Armada models will all come standard with AEB. Nissan expects the move to affect a projected one-million […]

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