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Nissan Leaf security vulnerability allows remote access to vehicle functions

Nissan Leaf security vulnerability allows remote access to vehicle functions

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most popular EVs in the world with many of them in the hands of customers globally. Recently a security vulnerability was discovered in the way the Nissan app interacts with the Leaf that allows people to access Leaf functions remotely outside of how Nissan intended the car to be accessible. The discovery was made by a Leaf owner who happens to be an app developer while at a security conference.

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Aston Martin announces electric car partnership with Faraday Future

Aston Martin announces electric car partnership with Faraday Future

Aston Martin has a new partner in developing its previously announced all-electric RapidE concept: Chinese tech firm LeEco (previously known as LeTV). The two companies announced that they are forming a joint-venture with a plan to have the 800hp RapidE available by 2018. What's more interesting is that Faraday Future, the automotive start-up that wowed CES this year with its Zero1 concept, is also involved in the partnership.

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Surprise: The Lexus LC 500h hybrid is coming to Geneva

Surprise: The Lexus LC 500h hybrid is coming to Geneva

After the surprise unveil of its new flagship grand tourer in Detroit last month, Lexus will bring the hybrid version of its sinuous coupe to the Geneva Motor Show. The Lexus LC 500h will keep the sleek, concept-esque body of its gas powered predecessor, the LC 500, but wrap it around a new powertrain that should give the eco-conscious slightly fewer sleepless nights.

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We’ll see the Tesla Model 3 on March 31

We’ll see the Tesla Model 3 on March 31

Tesla's most affordable car, the Model 3, will make its grand debut on March 31st, the company has confirmed today. The news came as part of Tesla's financial results for Q4 and full-year 2015, amid a 76-percent increase in Model S deliveries.

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Dubuc Tomahawk all-electric supercar promised for 2017 debut

Dubuc Tomahawk all-electric supercar promised for 2017 debut

When we last heard from Quebec, Canada-based automotive start-up Dubuc Motors, it was late 2013 and their sharp-looking Tomahawk was a kit car that made use of a Corvette engine. Fast-forward to the present, and the Tomahawk is an all-electric supercar to be built in North America and see its first release in 2017. Dubuc is ambitious, aiming for the Tomahawk to take the place of the discontinued Tesla Roadster, but with other EV start-ups promising their own supercar contenders, they may soon be facing a crowded market.

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ZAR lightweight e-scooter can travel up to 20km per charge

ZAR lightweight e-scooter can travel up to 20km per charge

Living in a heavily populated urban area means that commutes can be very time consuming and expensive if you have to pay for rides. Lots of folks rely on bikes or other battery-powered vehicles to get around in urban areas and on college campuses. This is where ZAR comes in; it is a small battery powered eScooter that lets people get around with a device small enough to be packed into a backpack when you get to your destination.

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Tesla’s Model 3 March reveal could feature a second new car

Tesla’s Model 3 March reveal could feature a second new car

Tesla's Model 3 is almost upon us, but according to the rumor mill it could be bringing an unexpected friend to its March 2016 reveal. A second new car, potentially the Model Y crossover that Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased briefly as the smaller counterpart to the Model X SUV, is said to be lining up ready to debut alongside the more affordable Model 3.

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Tesla’s latest ad highlights Summon and Autopilot

Tesla’s latest ad highlights Summon and Autopilot

Tesla is working hard to bring some very cool and innovative features to the Model S electric car by way of software updates. Earlier this month Tesla unveiled Summon, a virtual valet that will bring your car to you with no need for a driver. Summon allows the car to park itself and then return to pick you up using a button on the key fob.

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Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

We knew the Bolt EV was cute and set to be affordable for an EV; now we know just how peppy that $30k car will be. Chevrolet has announced drivetrain details for the new Bolt EV, which will have more than 200 miles of range, and use a new Electronic Precision Shift system along with a shift-and-park by wire, which Chevy says will be faster, smoother, and more efficient than traditional systems.

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With Summon, your Tesla gets a virtual valet

With Summon, your Tesla gets a virtual valet

A free software update has taught Tesla's Model S to autonomously park itself and then return, summoned from the keyfob like a virtual valet. Dubbed "Summon", the new ability is part of Tesla Version 7.1, the latest iteration of the electric car's software which has been released as an over-the-air update this weekend.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV first-drive – Prototype Promise

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV first-drive – Prototype Promise

Making a luxury electric car is fairly simple. Making an affordable EV that will overcome the range anxiety of the mass-market is a very different thing, but General Motors thinks the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has that X-factor. Production won't kick off until later in 2016, but GM invited us to test one of a couple of engineering prototypes at CES 2016 to get an early insight into how the Volt's baby brother is shaping up.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV revealed with 200 mile electric range

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV revealed with 200 mile electric range

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off of the 2017 Bolt EV, it's brand new electric car, and the vehicle that could help push zero-emissions into the mass market. Revealed at CES 2016, the Bolt is GM's vision of an affordable all-electric car, with the promise of over 200 miles of range on a single charge.

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