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2016 Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch Revealed at CES, Detailed in Detroit - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article was originally published on January 7. Chevrolet has now detailed the Bolt's power and performance figures. General Motors has used this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil the final production version of the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch...

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Aston Martin Autolink concept: Letv develops new infotainment system
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Aston Martin Autolink concept: Letv develops new infotainment system

Aston Martin has offered buyers a glimpse of what could become the infotainment system in its coming DB11 supercar, unveiling the new Autolink concept at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. Developed by Chinese entertainment company Letv as part of a new partnership, Autolink features a tall 13.3-inch display in the dash centre and a similarly large 12...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed

The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has been revealed today, a week before its in-the-flesh unveiling at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new hatch shares most of its components with the next-generation Cruze sedan, including its 2700mm wheelbase. The hatch does feature a unique roof and abbreviated rear-end design...


Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES
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Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES

Volkswagen’s Golf R Touch concept, showcased this time last year, has moved a step closer to reality this week with the unveiling of the e-Golf Touch concept. Both concepts, revealed first at the 2015 and now 2016 Consumer Electronics Shows, stand as a preview of Volkswagen’s next-generation display and control systems...


Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES
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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES

Volkswagen’s Bulli microbus concept, revealed in 2011 as a funky little tribute to the legendary Type 2, is back - this time with new looks, a new electric platform, and a new name: Budd-e. Unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Budd-E concept is built on Volkswagen’s new MEB platform, designed specifically for electric vehicles...


Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept unveiled at CES 2016, EV platform detailed
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Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept unveiled at CES 2016, EV platform detailed

The Faraday Future FFZERO1 is the startup electric car maker's first concept vehicle, and has just been unveiled at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. From its styling through to its incredible power, performance and technology claims, the FFZERO1 is designed to catch the eye of potential buyers, investors and the general public...


Nvidia reveals PX2 supercomputer for driverless cars, Volvo signs on
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Nvidia reveals PX2 supercomputer for driverless cars, Volvo signs on

Technology company Nvidia, best known for its computer graphics hardware, has used this week’s Consumer Electronics Show to reveal a new ‘supercomputer’ artificial intelligence designed specifically for driverless cars. The compact new water-cooled device, dubbed Nvidia Drive PX2, is described as a “deep learning” computer with processing power equivalent to roughly 150 MacBook Pros - and at least one carmaker, Volvo, has signed on to test it...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...


Faraday Future EV concept: self-driving hypercar leaked
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Faraday Future EV concept: self-driving hypercar leaked

1000 horsepower hypercar surfaces with iPhone app leak Batmobile-styled EV claims 0-100km/h below three seconds An iTunes App Store screw up has given the world an early look at mysterious Faraday Future’s first concept, due to be unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...


Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept teased ahead of CES debut
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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept teased ahead of CES debut

A second teaser for the new Volkswagen Budd-e concept has been released ahead of its unveiling at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new concept was first teased in December, with signs at the time pointing to a second go at the Volkswagen Bulli concept of 2011...


Ford to build Google’s driverless car - report
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Ford to build Google’s driverless car - report

The question of whether Google will build its upcoming driverless vehicles directly or partner with an existing carmaker appears to have been answered, with reports this week that the company has struck a deal with Ford. Google has been remarkably open about its ongoing development of self-driving vehicle technology, with the company's logo appearing on prototype vehicles since 2012...


Faraday Future reveals plans for North Las Vegas EV production plant
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Faraday Future reveals plans for North Las Vegas EV production plant

Budding Tesla rival Faraday Future has released details of its inaugural US$1 billion ($1.4 billion) manufacturing facility in the west of the US. Faraday Future is planning a 279,000 square metre factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada – the same state as Tesla’s forthcoming battery-building Gigafactory...


BMW i8 Spyder nearing production, concept bound for CES - report
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BMW i8 Spyder nearing production, concept bound for CES - report

A showroom-ready production version of the BMW i8 Spyder, first revealed as a concept in early 2012, is reportedly nearing debut. Revealed even before its coupe sibling had entered production, the i8 Spyder had nonetheless never been given a green light, with concerns over the application of its carbon fibre-reinforced plastic body in a convertible form understood to be the project’s main hurdle...


Faraday Future: Chinese-backed EV company to open $1.4b factory in the US
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Faraday Future: Chinese-backed EV company to open $1.4b factory in the US

A new electric vehicle company is preparing to directly challenge the darling of the automotive industry, Tesla, with a new $1.4 billion factory to be built in the US and a range of new electric cars in the works. The company is Faraday Future, named for Michael Faraday, a pioneering scientist who in the 1800s made significant contributions in electromagnetism and electrochemistry...


Rinspeed Ʃtos autonomous sports car concept bound for CES
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Rinspeed Ʃtos autonomous sports car concept bound for CES

Rinspeed, the Swiss design house and maker responsible for no shortage of out-there offerings, has revealed plans to debut a new autonomous concept at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This concept comes with a unique twist, however: rather than focusing purely on the daily commute, as with most other autonomous prototypes, the Rinspeed Etos (properly known as the ‘Ʃtos’) promises a hardcore sports vibe...


Audi Sport quattro eyes production with Vegas-bound laser light concept
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Audi Sport quattro eyes production with Vegas-bound laser light concept

An updated Audi Sport quattro concept will be unveiled at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, suggesting the hybrid sports car is another step closer to becoming a production reality. Barring its new dual laser headlight system, Plasma Red paint finish and mildly revised wheels, the CES Audi Sport quattro matches the bright yellow concept first seen at last year’s Frankfurt motor show and remains powered by a 515kW/880Nm 4...