Buick is launching its first electric car in China, the Velite 5 plug-in hybrid, and it shares much with the Chevy Volt. Revealed at the Guangzhou auto show in China in November as the Velite Concept, the Velite 5 seems to be utilizing much of the Chevrolet Volt’s powertrain. Like the Volt, its gasoline engine […]

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The controversial Keystone XL pipeline transporting Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta through the U.S. has been approved by the State Department. Canadian oil company TransCanada can now construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the border in Montana for importing the crude oil. Previous Secretary of State John Kerry rejected the pipeline in […]

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Tesla may see its break into the police car market through a contract with Scotland Yard. London’s police department has been in talks with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that could bring in up to 700 Tesla vehicles customized for the client. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, chief of Metropolitan Police, has been in talks with Tesla on […]

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Tesla owners have been demanding yet loyal, helping the electric carmaker recover from glitches in the Model S and Model X, a new study says. In “Tesla: Beyond the Hype,” J.D. Power and Associates found that several times the automaker has been slammed by owners for a number of serious quality issues. Still, there’s a […]

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This week Workhorse Group announced it had lassoed some utilities for its four-wheel-drive truck. At least three electric utilities — Duke Energy, Portland General Electric and Southern California Public Power Authority — among others have signed a letter of intent for what would likely lead to fleet commitments of 2,150 pickups when available. This suggests […]

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After deciding that its analytic tools are top-notch and will tell it everything it needs to know, Tesla is skipping the “beta” phase of the Model 3’s development cycle. In a conference call to investors last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker doesn’t need to bother with that crop of pre-production models. Early […]

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The McLaren F1 successor is expected to enter production in 2019. Late last year, McLaren confirmed it was working on a three-seater, hybrid hypercar codenamed BP23 and that it would be limited to just 106 units. Now, Autoblog has gotten details on how the BP23 project came to be, and what we should expect once […]

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Buyers have until April 16 to order Tesla’s Model S 60, after which its cheapest model will be the S 75 and the barrier to entry after-tax-credit will rise from $71,300 to $77,800. Tesla’s move came shortly after Lucid Motors announced initial pricing for its Air sedan, which is scheduled for initial deliveries in early […]

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The new Porsche Panamera introduced us to the Turbo S E-Hybrid powertain which is set to spread to at least on more model. Porsche confirmed to Motoring.au that the Cayenne will be adopting the new hybrid powertrain, which has a total system output of 680 horsepower and 628 pounds-feet of torque. It is comprised of […]

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When Porsche eventually brings the Mission E to market, it will do so with a number of different derivatives offering varying power levels and equipment. The Mission E will be sold in escalating trim levels – much like the rest of the brand’s models – company chairman Oliver Blume told British publication Autocar during the […]

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