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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid packs 462HP and 31 mile EV range

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid packs 462HP and 31 mile EV range

Porsche is running full-steam-ahead with the all-new Panamera, unveiling its latest gas/electric version of the four-door, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Set to make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month, the new car may have green credentials but it hasn't lost its spark: Porsche is claiming 462 horsepower overall, and a top speed of 172 mph.

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Karma Revero reborn as $130k super-luxe, super-niche Tesla rival

Karma Revero reborn as $130k super-luxe, super-niche Tesla rival

If the rough definition of karma is "what goes around, comes around" then Karma Automotive picked an excellent name for its Revero luxury hybrid, the rebirth of the loved-but-flawed Fisker. After snapping up the gas-electric leftovers from Fisker's demise in early 2014, the new company has taken the wannabe Tesla rival and brought it back up to date, preserving the distinctive - and still fresh - design but revamping powertrain, tech, and more.

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The 2016 Ford Focus RS takes on 3 Rivals in High Performance compact showdown

The 2016 Ford Focus RS takes on 3 Rivals in High Performance compact showdown

The 2016 Ford Focus RS stands at the pinnacle of the American hot hatch landscape, a turbocharged high performance marvel that brings with it a history of dominance in the European market. Of course, with Subaru no longer producing a hatchback version of its venerable STI and Mazda long having put the Mazdaspeed3 out to pasture, there's really only one other boy-racer compact hatch around with the specs to tackle the RS head-on: the Volkswagen Golf R.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Vision Van is all electric and carries drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans Vision Van is all electric and carries drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans is showing off its vision for the future of delivery vehicles. The van concept is dubbed the Vision Van ad it is part of the Mercedes-Benz Vans future initiative called adVANce meant to expand the growth strategy and develop new business models for the automaker. A major investment has been made into the initiative of 500 million euros over the next five years to develop digitalization, automation, and robotic vans along with other innovative solutions.

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This is the concept crossover Lexus hopes to woo Millennials with

This is the concept crossover Lexus hopes to woo Millennials with

Lexus makes big money from its luxury SUVs, and now it's teasing a future where it does the same from tiny versions too. Toyota's luxury arm has taken the wraps off the first teaser shot of the upcoming Lexus UX Concept, a smaller city crossover that will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show come September 26.

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Starship Technologies and Mercedes team for Robovan robotic delivery van

Starship Technologies and Mercedes team for Robovan robotic delivery van

Starship Technologies first came on the scene with the little autonomous sidewalk robots that look like coolers on wheels designed to cart goods around neighborhoods for the final delivery to the buyer. Starship Technologies has now announced that it has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Vans to develop a new transportation system called Robovan. This system will use special vans combined with autonomous delivery robots to allow efficient delivery of items in neighborhoods.

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Volvo and auto safety firm team on self-driving car tech spin-off

Volvo and auto safety firm team on self-driving car tech spin-off

With self-driving cars the next big thing in automotive, Volvo has joined forces with an auto safety tech specialist to form a new company that will specialize in
autonomous driving software for future vehicles. The deal, with Autoliv - which is responsible for manufacturing everything from seatbelts and airbags, through to more technological safety kit like night vision and radar sensors - will see new driver-assist and autonomous driving software developed for use both by Volvo and other automakers.

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The 5 Best Compact SUVs Under $30,000

The 5 Best Compact SUVs Under $30,000

Small crossovers and SUVs are among the most popular automobiles on the market, and it's really no surprise. Practical and versatile, with enough storage space and passenger room to go above and beyond the day-to-day needs of most families, yet without the stodgy image of a minivan, sport-utility vehicles and their closely-related crossover cousins continue to do big business for almost every brand.

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NVIDIA and Baidu team up for autonomous car AI platform

NVIDIA and Baidu team up for autonomous car AI platform

Nvidia has announced a new partnership with Baidu, China's largest search engine, to work together on developing an artificial intelligence (AI) platform for self-driving cars. The announcement was made at the Baidu World Conference last week, with Baidu planning to use the jointly-developed technology in its own fleet of autonomous taxis. But the companies also plan to make the platform available to other car manufacturers to who want to add self-driving tech to their vehicles.

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Mercedes parent Daimler has plans for at least 6 electric cars

Mercedes parent Daimler has plans for at least 6 electric cars

We've known for some time that German carmaker Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, has plans to unveil an all-electric vehicle before the end of the year. It turns out, however, that their plans are much more ambitious, as six electric models are said to be in the works, according to a new report from Reuters. Back in June, the company promised that a long-range Mercedes EV would be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October.

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TomTom Curfer tracks vehicle data and driver performance

TomTom Curfer tracks vehicle data and driver performance

TomTom has introduced a vehicle tracker called Curfer, and it could come in handy for anyone who is interested in knowing how their vehicle is being driven — parents of newly licensed teenagers, for example, or someone who is curious about the patterns formed by their own trips. Vehicle trackers like this aren’t a new thing, but Curfer comes with a hook, 'gamifying the experience with rewards and social sharing,' according to TomTom.

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A smart assistant in the dash will make your next Mercedes a self-parking office

A smart assistant in the dash will make your next Mercedes a self-parking office

Mercedes-Benz may be - like most automakers - developing self-driving cars, but until you can set a destination and bury your head in your phone, the German company is looking to In Car Office to fill the productivity gap. Announced at IFA 2016 today, the new feature is set to launch in Mercedes cars in the first half of 2017, and more intelligently deliver interaction between the infotainment system and the cloud.

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