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Check out Audi’s incredible OLED-packed e-tron quattro cockpit

Check out Audi’s incredible OLED-packed e-tron quattro cockpit

As the dashboard wars gather pace, Audi isn't willing to leave all the innovation to Apple and Google, delivering a high-tech OLED paradise in the e-tron quattro concept. The electric SUV - which not only promises a 300+ mile range, but also includes a new fast-charging mode that takes less than an hour to rejuice - takes the Audi Virtual Cockpit to its next-gen level, embedding unusually-shaped screens into not only the dash but the door trim, too.

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Porsche Mission E delivers 800 volt shock to Tesla

Porsche Mission E delivers 800 volt shock to Tesla

Tesla may have had the luxury all-electric sedan space effectively to itself for some time, but Porsche has a striking wake-up call for Elon Musk. The German marque revealed its take on the segment, the Porsche Mission E, at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, currently a concept but undoubtedly previewing just what the company has in mind for its next electrification steps.

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Audi’s 496HP e-tron quattro concept previews 2018’s all-electric SUV

Audi’s 496HP e-tron quattro concept previews 2018’s all-electric SUV

Audi has taken the wraps off its vision of the perfect electric SUV, the Audi e-tron quattro concept, delivering more than 310 miles of range along with autonomous driving. Shown off for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, the concept previews Audi's production luxury electric SUV currently pencilled in for early 2018, with a slippery but meaty design and a trio of motors.

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2016 Nissan Leaf adds 107 mile battery option

2016 Nissan Leaf adds 107 mile battery option

Nissan has stretched the legs of its 2016 Leaf, giving buyers of the refreshed all-electric car the option to boost range to over 100 miles. The new battery pack, available on the Leaf SV and SL models, increases power density from the standard battery's 24 kWh to 30 kWh, and while the EPA is yet to test it, Nissan is estimating as much as 107 miles of driving from a single charge.

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2016 Toyota Prius literally descends in Las Vegas

2016 Toyota Prius literally descends in Las Vegas

With an event that eschews the traditional and literal unveiling for a more heart-stopping descent from ceiling to showroom floor and a tagline that says "Sky's the limit", Toyota is unsubtly saying something about the fourth generation Prius that it has revealed at the LA Auto Show today. And perhaps there is justification for that. The 2016 Prius is definitely not 2009's model, having undergone a substantial and well needed change. And not just in form, but in the very parts that make up the whole.

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Musk says Signature Edition Model X deliveries start September 29

Musk says Signature Edition Model X deliveries start September 29

A few days back we mentioned that the first production run of Tesla Model X SUV orders had begun. For the initial run the only version available was the high-end Signature Series with a few other options that could be added. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to twitter to clarify a few things, first he said that the Signature Series Model X is costly because it is completely loaded.

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Peugeot Fractal concept car is inspired by sound

Peugeot Fractal concept car is inspired by sound

Peugeot has unveiled a new concept car that uses an attractive and very angular design called the Fractal. The car was designed in cooperation with sound designer and producer Amon Tobin. It's described as an electric urban coupe that uses the sense of sound to improve the driving experience.

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s Model 3 really is coming in 2 years time

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Model 3 really is coming in 2 years time

Tesla's Elon Musk has recommitted to the launch schedule for the Model S "more affordable" EV, promising production in around two years. The car, which is expected to cost around the $35k mark, will be smaller than the existing Model S though use a similar powertrain and battery setup.

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Don’t knock Tesla for its eye-watering Model X price

Don’t knock Tesla for its eye-watering Model X price

Shock-horror: the Tesla Model X configurator is online, and Elon Musk's first electric SUV isn't going to be a cheap car. Cue gasps from the soccer moms, Valley trundlers, and EV enthusiasts expected to make up the Model X's initial audience, wowed by the $133,200 and upward price of the initial "Signature Edition".

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Venturi VBB-3 electric racer sets land speed record

Venturi VBB-3 electric racer sets land speed record

This has been a bad year for racing at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Lots of rain has left the normally hard packed salt slushy and clumpy. The conditions were so bad that the Bonneville Speed Week was shut down for the second year in a row. Despite Speed Week being shuttered again this year, a team from Venturi and Ohio State set out last week in an attempt to set a new speed record for electric vehicles in the VBB-3 streamliner.

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Tesla Model S P85D: so good it’s bad, breaks Consumer Reports

Tesla Model S P85D: so good it’s bad, breaks Consumer Reports

When you establish a rating standard to try to give all products a fair review, you usually set it up against an ideal perfect product. But what if you come across a product that actually surpasses that ideal? That was the predicament that Consumer Reports found itself in when it tried to grade Tesla's Model S P85D, the successor to an earlier Model S version. You see, the P85D was rated so good that it scored a 103, on a scale that shouldn't even go beyond 100.

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Tesla Models S P85D goes 452.8 miles on a charge

Tesla Models S P85D goes 452.8 miles on a charge

Lots of people hypermile their cars, hypermiling is a process where someone drives exceedingly carefully to enable their car to drive the longest distance on a tank of fuel possible. People go to some strange extremes to get better fuel economy with custom-made body kits and the like. A man named Bjorn Nyland has driven a Tesla P85D 452.8 miles (728.7km) on a single charge.

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