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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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London law enforcement says ‘hoverboards’ are illegal

London law enforcement says ‘hoverboards’ are illegal

Getting around in big, dense cities can be exhausting, but driving isn't an option in many cases, and bicycles may be a bit too much in other situations. We've seen a variety of skateboards and "hoverboards" that aim to fill the void, and one has finally managed to catch the public eye in a big way: Hoverboard, the name one company gave its electric board-like rolling vehicle.

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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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Karma Automotive ressurrects Fisker

Karma Automotive ressurrects Fisker

The folks at Fisker Automotive and Technology Group have changed their name to Karma Automotive. After declaring bankruptcy back in November of 2013, the company was acquired in February of 2014 by the Chinese auto-parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group. Chairman and founder of the group, Lu Guanqiu, was quick to suggest that he would "put every cent that Wanxiang earns into making electric vehicles" back in May of 2014 - fast forward to September of 2015 and the company appears to be back with a whole new name.

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5 key facts about Tesla’s Model X

5 key facts about Tesla’s Model X

Today we're bringing you a bit of a run-down on some of the most noteworthy facts about the Tesla Model X. This is the vehicle the electric car company unveiled in full last night, and the car that Tesla delivered to the first five earliest preorder customers last night as well. This vehicle is fast, it has far smarter doors than a DeLorean, it's safe to drive, there aren't many of them on the road right now, and if you want one, it's going to cost you a pretty penny.

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Tesla Model X detailed as first owners get their EV SUV

Tesla Model X detailed as first owners get their EV SUV

It's been three years since Tesla showed off the Model X for the first time, and the time has finally come for the first few cars to reach owners. The all-electric follow up to the Model S, complete with eye-catching gullwing doors, Tesla's second car has been punctuated with delays.

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1905 Woods Queen Victoria Brougham EV is the only surviving example

1905 Woods Queen Victoria Brougham EV is the only surviving example

EVs have been gong mainstream over the last several years, as battery technology becomes more mature allowing for longer driving distances. None of the modern EV makers were the first to bring battery-powered cars to market. EVs have been around for a very long time as evidenced by this 1905 Woods Queen Victoria Brougham EV that recently went up for auction.

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Elon Musk sees EV with 745mi range by 2020

Elon Musk sees EV with 745mi range by 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently did an interview in Denmark where he talked about all sorts of topics. Naturally, he spoke about where he see the future of the EV market going. The big problem that EV buyers have today are relatively short driving ranges offered. Tesla has the best driving range with its Model S able to go several hundred miles on a charge.

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‘Hoverboard’ is a self-balancing one-wheel skateboard

‘Hoverboard’ is a self-balancing one-wheel skateboard

A new skateboard-like vehicle has been introduced, this one simply called “Hoverboard”. Before you get too excited, know this — it, like other “hoverboards”, doesn’t levitate. It does, however, move a bit like we imagine a hoverboard would move, something facilitated via a single wheel placed centrally under the board. The futuristic slant is complemented with a colored light around the edge of the board.

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