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Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in US EV factory

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in US EV factory

Mercedes-Benz has spent the last year making it clear that it's making the shift towards an all-electric line-up. It isn't the only car maker doing this, of course, but the German luxury brand is promising that its new EQ line is the start of offering an electric version of each of its models by 2022. To help make that happen, parent company Daimler AG has revealed that it's making a $1 billion investment in the Mercedes factory in Alabama, allowing it to produce EV in the US.

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Udacity and Lyft team over new self-driving nanodegree program

Udacity and Lyft team over new self-driving nanodegree program

Udacity has announced a new 'nanodegree' program that revolves around self-driving cars, and it is available to anyone who signs up (and pays the fee, of course). The program is designed to help kick off a career in self-driving automotive technologies, though it is an introductory course and not something you're likely to get a job solely with. The course opens early next month and lasts for four months, about the length of a typical semester.

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Porsche CEO details Mission E pricing, release date

Porsche CEO details Mission E pricing, release date

It's been two years now since Porsche revealed the stunning Mission E concept — its first all-electric model — at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Since then we've heard that the four-door will actually enter production to challenge Tesla's growing dominance in the EV market, but little else has been revealed. That's finally starting to change, as the German carmaker's CEO Oliver Blume has shared concrete information on the Mission E's release date and pricing.

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Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz took the Frankfurt Auto Show with both a bang and a whirr as it showcased not just a world-beating Mercedes-AMG Project One 'hypercar' - the brand's first foray into such rarefied air in well over a decade - but also several facets of its electrification strategy, which figures ever more prominently in the plans of all global automakers.

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BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

The 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show is only a few days away now, but BMW has decided to pull the curtain back a bit early on its largest SUV yet: the Concept X7 iPerformance. The upcoming crossover will top the German carmaker's existing X5 SUV by offering three-row seating, as well launching as a plug-in hybrid model. BMW has been busy with its concepts lately, with the X7 coming after the recent 8 Series and Z4 reveals.

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Volvo buys valet service app Luxe to implement its tech

Volvo buys valet service app Luxe to implement its tech

Volvo has announced that it's acquired Luxe, the premium valet service app that lets users request someone to not only park their car, but also perform tasks like deliver parcels or wash and refuel the vehicle. The Swedish car company says it plans to integrate the startup's systems and technologies into Volvo's own services with a goal of providing its customers with the ultimate convenience.

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Mercedes teases AMG Project One, its 1,000HP hybrid F1 supercar

Mercedes teases AMG Project One, its 1,000HP hybrid F1 supercar

With the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show just over a week away, Mercedes-Benz has taken to teasing its new Mercedes-AMG Project One, a street-legal, Formula 1-inspired hybrid supercar. While the car maker has already shown off the high-tech powertrain, it's kept the body design tightly under wraps. But it's starting to draw the curtain back, with a new image that hints at a low-riding, angular shape.

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Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Many early Chevy Bolt drivers are probably excited to be among the first to own the compact all-electric vehicle, however it's almost always these early buyers that experience the most problems. Unfortunately that seems to be the case with the Bolt, as Chevy has revealed that a very small number of the cars have battery issues that could result in drivers left unexpectedly stuck without a charge.

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Volkswagen top secret test site tipped in emissions scandal

Volkswagen top secret test site tipped in emissions scandal

Volkswagen AG had a top-secret site at its headquarters, according to sources, that was used to test the company's emissions cheating system. The system, which first came to light years ago, allowed for affected vehicles to pass emissions tests without actually meeting the emissions requirements during normal operation. Though at one point the entire debacle was blamed on a small team of engineers who went rogue, sources have surfaced claiming that VW had a full top-secret testing site in place.

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Apple self-driving car project shelved, company focuses on auto tech instead

Apple self-driving car project shelved, company focuses on auto tech instead

Once upon a time, rumor had it that Apple was working on its own self-driving vehicle. Rumors and news about this have been all over the place over past years, with more recent info indicating that Apple is heavily favoring the development of autonomous technology over the actual development of a car. A new report follows this trend, claiming that Apple has effectively shelved its self-driving car product and is instead focusing on auto tech.

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1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record-setting $22.5M

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record-setting $22.5M

California's Monterey Car Week event is currently taking place, as you can guess from all the big car announcements and flashy concepts being shown off. That means it's also the place the for annual RM Sotheby's classic car auction, and this year's top ticket item was a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1. The gorgeous turquoise automobile sold for $22.5 million, making it the most expensive British car ever auctioned.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is 20 feet of electric drop-top luxury

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is 20 feet of electric drop-top luxury

Last year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept, the closest thing you could get to a luxury yacht for the road, and now the German carmaker is back with the convertible version. Meet the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, a near 20-foot long all-electric coupe, complete with its "boat tail" and 24-inch wheels. If last year's concept was a land yacht, the Cabriolet is a land speedboat.

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