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2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

Damned by diesel, or redeemed by electric? The timing seems ill-fated for Audi's brand new 2017 Q7 e-tron quattro, a plug-in hybrid that arrives under the NOx cloud of the VW group's ongoing emissions scandal. Though on paper it makes sense - the plentiful torque of a V6 diesel paired with the eco-peppy zing of a plug-in EV - the fuel's already patchy reputation in the US hasn't been helped by the recent "dieselgate" revelations.

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Arcimoto SRK EV is a motorcycle/golf cart/car mashup

Arcimoto SRK EV is a motorcycle/golf cart/car mashup

The eighth version of a little vehicle that is powered by batteries called the SRK has been unveiled by the Oregon-based manufacturer of the vehicle. The EV is affordable and looks like a mix of a car, golf cart, and a motorcycle all rolled into a three-wheel EV designed for getting around sans gas. The SRK is a reverse trike with two wheels in the front and a single wheel outback.

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Driving Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen car due March 2016

Driving Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen car due March 2016

Honda's new hydrogen-powered car, the Clarity Fuel Cell, will go on sale in Japan in March 2016, the company confirmed today. Taking on the Toyota Mirai, the car - previously known as the Honda FCV - will be targeted at those in the outer suburbs with an appetite for green motoring, and co-exist with Honda's existing and upcoming all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

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Driving this electric Honda was more fun than the new NSX

Driving this electric Honda was more fun than the new NSX

You know something is up when a Honda engineer giggles while he's talking to you about his car. Turns out, the Honda "4-Motor Electric SH-AWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer" prototype - a clunky name for a heavily modified CR-Z - is enough to cut through the usual restrained enthusiasm of Honda Japan's handling experts, and turn them into squeaking fanboys. Then I drove it myself, and instantly understood why.

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Acer reveals it’s developing an electric ATV

Acer reveals it’s developing an electric ATV

If there's one thing Acer is known for, it most certainly is not all-terrain vehicles. But who's to say they can't experiment a little? The Taiwanese phone, tablet, and laptop manufacturer revealed that that's exactly what they're developing at last week's Munich-based eCarTech conference. In fitting with the show's theme, the ATV is completely powered by electricity (making it an eATV), and going by the name "X Terran."

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Aston Martin debuts all-electric RapidE concept

Aston Martin debuts all-electric RapidE concept

You may have read that headline and been a tad confused, thinking that Aston Martin has already made the Rapide for several years now. But this isn't the same as the British manufacturer's existing four-door sedan. This is a concept of an all-electric version, signified by that capital "E" at the end of the name. While the exterior looks exactly the same as the current Rapide, the RapidE is the result of a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering.

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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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Nissan and Scoot bring four wheel Scoot Quads to San Francisco

Nissan and Scoot bring four wheel Scoot Quads to San Francisco

Scoot has a new way for folks to get around in San Francisco that is the result of a tie up with Nissan. Nissan has put ten of its new electric Nissan New Mobility Concept Vehicles on the Scoot Network service and the concept vehicles are known as the Scoot Quad. These 100% electric vehicles have a range of 40 miles and a top speed of 25mph.

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Volvo talks electrification with all-EV model due 2019

Volvo talks electrification with all-EV model due 2019

Automakers are falling over themselves to talk electrification plans in the aftermath of VW's diesel woes, and Volvo is latest to the plate. The Swedish firm has promised a fully electric car by 2019, but in the meantime will flesh out its range with more plug-in hybrids like the XC90 T8 Twin Engine.

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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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