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Volkswagen advertises Chevrolet Bolt as part of Dieselgate settlement

In one of the quirks of the company's Dieselgate settlement, Volkswagen has begun rolling out an advertising campaign in the US promoting its competitors. In the just released advertisement, a driver stops up to a traffic light in his poorly disguised Subaru Outback to the tune of The Flintstones theme song...

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased
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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow teased

A new video has given the world a peek at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept, set to launch at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Initially previewed as the Aesthetic Progressive Luxury, the slinky concept pays tribute to the legendary Silver Arrows racers of the 1930s...


2019 Mini Electric spied inside and out
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2019 Mini Electric spied inside and out

The upcoming Mini Electric hatchback has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads in southern Europe. The prototype features a grille element with only a small horizontal air opening, and no tailpipe. On the inside, the car has a small completely digital instrumentation screen ahead of the driver and a different transmission shifter...


2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spied with less camouflage, interior photographed too
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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spied with less camouflage, interior photographed too

Along with the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, our spy photography agency has managed to snap the first pictures of the electric crossover's interior. Unlike earlier prototypes, we can now see the final shape of the headlight units, grille and bumpers...


Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report
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Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,000 orders already placed globally - report

Hyundai has taken 'over 20,000 reservations' for its Kona Electric globally, and its first export customers have received their vehicles in Norway this week. According to a report by Electrek the boatload of more than 100 Kona Electric units that arrived for Norwegian customers are the first deliveries outside of South Korea, with Hyundai claiming it has received more than 20,000 reservations for its electric crossover worldwide...


Infiniti teases electrified concept for Pebble Beach
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Infiniti teases electrified concept for Pebble Beach

Infiniti has released a new teaser image of an "electrified performance concept" it will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance at the end of the month. Not much has been revealed about the vehicle, but the image appears to be an overhead shot of the cockpit, which appears to be a one-seater speedster-style layout – Infiniti has revealed several retro-inspired concepts at previous Pebble Beach events...


2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied
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2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied

A prototype believed to be an all-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied this week, indicating the next-generation mid-sizer could be getting a pure-electric variant. Serving as the Bavarian marque's direct rival to the Tesla Model 3, the electric 3 Series doesn't give much away in terms of distinguishing features from its combustion-powered siblings, other than the 'Electric Test Vehicle' stickers plastered on the sides and rear...


Audi e-tron quattro promises '30 per cent' of range from regenerative braking
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Audi e-tron quattro promises '30 per cent' of range from regenerative braking

Audi has continued the drip-feed of information about its upcoming e-tron quattro, revealing its aggressive regenerative braking system in a video shot at Pikes Peak. According to the company, regenerative braking is able to contribute "up to 30 per cent of the electric SUV's range", using a combination of three systems: manual coasting regeneration using the 'shift paddles', automated recuperation when coasting and automated recuperation when braking...


Sono Sion solar car to enter production in 2019
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Sono Sion solar car to enter production in 2019

The all-electric Sono Sion is headed for production, meaning its photovoltaic cell-covered body could be on European roads as early as next year. The Sion's 330 solar cells are placed on the roof, bonnet, rear quarter panels, tailgate and doors. The cells and exterior panels of the car are covered in a layer of scratch-proof polycarbonate...


Audi PB 18 e-tron could preview electric R8 replacement - report
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Audi PB 18 e-tron could preview electric R8 replacement - report

The Audi PB 18 e-tron concept scheduled to be revealed later this month could be a preview for the company's next-generation electric supercar, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News claims the PB 18 could "signal plans" to re-introduce an e-tron version of the R8 supercar, or "replace it altogether"...


Audi RS3 vs Jaguar I-Pace drag race - video
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Audi RS3 vs Jaguar I-Pace drag race - video

Internal combustion or electric power – which is quicker? Tesla has highlighted how hard electric vehicles can accelerate, but Jaguar has taken a slightly different approach with the I-Pace, shying away from bonkers 0-100km/h times. For now, anyway. With a handy 294kW and 680Nm on tap, the first all-electric Jaguar has exactly the same amount of power as the Audi RS3...


Volkswagen considering an all-electric R model
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Volkswagen considering an all-electric R model

With the electric Volkswagen ID hatch, ID Buzz people mover, and ID Crozz crossover all approved for production, the Wolfburg-based firm is thinking of adding some excitement to the battery-powered range. "We have an idea [for an electric R], based on what’s going on on the racing and production side, but we haven’t defined a date yet," Jost Capito, head of Volkswagen's R division, told Autocar...


Tesla creates 'Party & Camper mode' for entire range
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Tesla creates 'Party & Camper mode' for entire range

Earnings details weren't the only news to come out of Tesla yesterday. We also learned the Model S, Model X and Model 3 will get something called 'Party & Camper mode' at some point in the near future, allowing intrepid owners to leverage the battery capacity of their cars for outdoorsy pursuits. In typical Tesla fashion, the new function was announced by Elon Musk on Twitter...


Tesla Q2 earnings: $717.5 million loss, Model 3 production expected to ramp next quarter
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Tesla Q2 earnings: $717.5 million loss, Model 3 production expected to ramp next quarter

Tesla has released its second-quarter earnings for 2018, revealing a US$717.5 million ($969 million) loss, but there's a bit to suggest things are looking up in Silicon Valley. That loss is close to double the $336.4 million ($454.4 million) it lost during the first quarter of 2018, although total revenue rose from US$2.79 to US$4.0 billion...


Opel GT X Experimental concept teased
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Opel GT X Experimental concept teased

Opel and Vauxhall have given the world a closer look at their upcoming GT X Experimental concept, revealing its angular face and the lack of a conventional grille. The concept, first teased in July, is designed to preview the new 'bold and pure' design language when it launches at some point in the next five months...


Faraday Future builds first body-in-white FF91
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Faraday Future builds first body-in-white FF91

Chinese-backed, US-based electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future has released images of the first body-in-white example of its upcoming FF91 crossover. With deliveries on track to commence in December this year, the company says it has beaten its "timeline objectives" so far, and is working closely with "key suppliers" to continue beating or meeting its deadlines...


Audi PB 18 e-tron concept headed for Pebble Beach
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Audi PB 18 e-tron concept headed for Pebble Beach

Audi is preparing a supercar concept for the upcoming Monterey Car Week, with a pure-electric drivetrain and slick looks from one of the brand's North American design studios. Dubbed the PB 18 e-tron (PB for Pebble Beach, 18 to denote the year), the low-slung electric vehicle will make its debut at Laguna Seca on August 23, ahead of a showings at The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the subsequent days...


2020 Porsche Taycan drivetrain details announced
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2020 Porsche Taycan drivetrain details announced

The first details about the Porsche Taycan and its all-electric drivetrain have been revealed by the Zuffenhausen-based car maker. The Taycan will be powered by two permanently excited synchronous motors, one for each axle, and each featuring a permanently magnetised rotor which spins thanks to a stator's magnetic field...


Microlino: Little EV homologated for European roads
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Microlino: Little EV homologated for European roads

Micro Mobility Systems, a Zurich-based mobility manufacturer that specialises in scooters and bikes, has had its new Microlino sub-micro car homologated for European roads, with production to kick off "by the end of 2018". First revealed in 2016, the Microlino is technically a 'quadricycle', meaning it isn't subject to the same level of safety standards as conventional cars...


Audi e-tron launch pushed to September 17
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Audi e-tron launch pushed to September 17

Audi has announced a revised launch date for its e-tron quattro, with the all-electric crossover set to debut in San Francisco on September 17. That's almost a month later than initially planned, after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler's arrest forced the company to revise the rollout of its first mass-produced fully-electric vehicle...