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LG, GM team up to develop Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG, GM team up to develop Chevrolet Bolt EV

When you hear of tech companies' involvement with modern, high tech cars, it's usually limited to a few pieces of technology inside the cabin, more often than not, the infotainment system. General Motors, however, is trying to be special by involving LG, popular for its smartphones, TVs, and appliances, in the development of its upcoming Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle. This makes LG perhaps one of if not the first major consumer electronics manufacturers to be a strategic partner in developing one of the cars of the future.

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Consumer Reports gives Tesla Model S reliability a thumbs down

Consumer Reports gives Tesla Model S reliability a thumbs down

After breaking ground and breaking Consumer Reports' scoring system, the Tesla Model S is now breaking its heart. Despite praise for being the best performing car the consumer-centric publication has ever tested, it cannot with a clear conscience give it its "Recommended" mark of approval. That is because, based on a survey of 1,400 owners of the electric vehicle, Consumer Reports determined that while the current Model S tops performance, it flunks in reliability, in some parts even faring worse than the 2013 and 2014 models.

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The “Need to Know” on Chevrolet’s 2016 Volt engine

The “Need to Know” on Chevrolet’s 2016 Volt engine

Chevrolet may have made the 2016 Volt sleeker and more comfortable than its predecessor, but the important changes start under the hood. The second-generation Voltec powertrain might follow the same pattern as its predecessor, but upgrades on both the gas and electric components - as well as how they work together - add up to a considerably different experience from the new EV.

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Zero Motorcycles unveils 2016 line including FXS supermoto

Zero Motorcycles unveils 2016 line including FXS supermoto

Zero Motorcycles is a company that builds electric motorcycles powered by battery packs. The company has unveiled its 2016 lineup of bikes including the FXS that is supermoto inspired and the DSR expanding the firm's dual-sport fleet. The updated line now gets motivation from an updated Z-force motor that has better performance and efficiency.

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Overnight your Tesla Model S will learn to drive itself

Overnight your Tesla Model S will learn to drive itself

Today Tesla is enabling software version 7.0 for the Model S, bringing Autopilot and more. This new version of the standard software for the vehicle introduces a number of features, many with "Automatic" right up front and center. Is this the beginning of Tesla's eventual move to an entirely autonomous car lineup? Of course not - they started making that move a long time ago - have a peek at the Model S "D" and its AWD - that's Self-driving Auto-Pilot. With software version 7.0, the Tesla Model S adds automated lane changes, automatic parallel parking, and automatic emergency steering - as well as a new side collision warning.

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Here’s how Volkswagen plans to redeem itself

Here’s how Volkswagen plans to redeem itself

Volkswagen may still be reeling from dieselgate, but when life gives you lemons you serve them as a garnish for your new strategic roadmap. More electrification, hybrids with increased range, and of course cleaner diesels are all on the cards as the German automaker aims to redeem its reputation and steer its fortunes back into the black.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt first drive

2016 Chevrolet Volt first drive

Not all electric cars are created equal and, as Chevrolet proved with the first-generation Volt, there's more than one way to wean drivers off gasoline. Fans of electric vehicles can debate pure-EV, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and any other combination all they like; at the end of the day I'm a pragmatist, and so for me it's the Volt's ability to boost fuel-efficiency without introducing range anxiety - and without being too pious in the process - that makes the second-gen 2016 car so appealing.

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A controversial tax loophole could cut $25k off Tesla’s Model X

A controversial tax loophole could cut $25k off Tesla’s Model X

Tesla probably prefers you to think of the Model X as more than just a humble truck, but that classification could save some owners thousands of dollars in tax breaks. The electric SUV, the first - very few - deliveries of which began late last month, is heavy enough to tip it into a lucrative and controversial tax bracket which some truck buyers have used to save considerably on luxury vehicles.

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Proterra Catalyst XR electric bus has 258 mile range

Proterra Catalyst XR electric bus has 258 mile range

Getting a bunch of people to ride along in a single bus rather than a bunch of individual cars is an important element of more sustainable, environmentally-friendly transportation. Getting those buses to operate on electricity takes the whole thing a step further, as electric buses could be recharged using electricity from solar panels and wind. Range is a big issue, though, making the Proterra Catalyst XR an important creation.

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