How quick would a Tesla Model 3 with Ludicrous mode be, and what would it cost? That remains to be seen, but at least confirmed is a Ludicrous-spec Model 3 is in the offing, tweeted Tesla chief Elon Musk. It has already been known the base-level 215-plus-mile EV projected for late 2017 and starting at […]

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BMW has added a new version of the i3 electric car to its lineup for the 2017 model year. The 2017 BMW i3 will be offered in a new version that has 50 percent better battery capacity, meaning range has been increased to about 114 miles combined on a full charge, 33 miles more than […]

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Recently a few takeaway points were offered by Chevrolet about the Chevy Bolt, Volt, along with a comment or two about the massive market reception Tesla’s Model 3 has created. In an interview in the LA Times, questions answered by Shad Balch, manager of new product focused on the new-generation 2018/2017 Volt, the pending 200-plus-mile […]

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J.D. Power just released the results of its second-annual 2016 Tech Choice Study, showing clear generational divides in areas of driver-assistance systems, entertainment features and alternative-mobility solutions. 2016 J.D. Power Tech Choice Study This survey focuses on awareness, interest and price sensitivity regarding advanced automotive technologies, things like backup cameras, smart parking systems and traffic-jam […]

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The glowing headline of Consumer Reports’ just-published RAV4 Hybrid overview does not tell the paradoxical story to be read between the lines. While the publication validates Toyota’s new hybrid as the country’s most frugal non-plug-in SUV with 31 mpg combined – close to the 33 mpg on the sticker – it said the RAV’s city […]

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Volvo’s self-driving cars are heading to the United Kingdom next year. The Swedish automaker has announced that it will launch the U.K.’s largest and most ambitious self-driving car trial yet in hopes of speeding up the introduction of a technology aimed to reduce car accidents while freeing up road congestion. Volvo is also working on […]

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In response to mistaken reporting this week that it was investigating U.S. market Mitsubishi cars’ fuel economy compliance, California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) said this is not correct. “ARB cannot undertake an investigation of MPG ratings or data. We can investigate compliance with our GHG [greenhouse gas] requirements for vehicles certified to California new vehicle […]

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As an investigation widens in Japan on 25 years of confessed mpg data misreporting, Mitsubishi’s president and others say the company is at risk to survive. “I’m taking this as a case that could affect our company’s existence,” said President Tetsuro Aikawa in a press conference yesterday speaking of admitted misdeeds for now confined to […]

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Ford has revealed its all-new EcoBlue diesel engine, saying that it is cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor. The new 2.0-liter EcoBlue is taking over from the 2.2-liter Duratorq powerplant, and Ford says that fuel efficiency has been improved by 13 percent thanks to a new crankshaft, camshaft and belt-in-oil system. A new turbocharger […]

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The facelifted Tesla Model S is more than just a fresh nose. When the updated Tesla Model S was introduced, we already knew that the all-electric range on the 90D model improved from 270 miles to 294 miles. But a closer look at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s numbers reveal that the facelifted Tesla Model […]

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