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2019 Lamborghini Urus is a 650HP raging bull SUV

2019 Lamborghini Urus is a 650HP raging bull SUV

A new Lamborghini doesn't happen every day, and certainly not a new Lamborghini SUV. Allow your jaw to subtly drop, then, at the arrival of the 2019 Lamborghini Urus, a version of the legendary raging bull that might actually be faintly practical. Practical and coming bearing the gift of 650 horsepower, that is.

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BMW Vision E3 Way concept imagines emissions-free roads for e-bikes

BMW Vision E3 Way concept imagines emissions-free roads for e-bikes

BMW has taken the wraps off a new concept that imagines transportation for urban cities of the future. Called the BMW Vision E³ Way, this concept presents an elevated road system designed for electric two-wheel vehicles (e-bikes, essentially) that could be used by city-dwellers of the future to efficiently travel within the urban environment. The concept was developed by BMW's Technology Office located in Shanghai, China.

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Honda will use Facebook to alert customers about Takata recall

Honda will use Facebook to alert customers about Takata recall

Honda will start using Facebook to alert its customers about the deadly Takata air bag recall, which continues to affect many drivers throughout the US. The recall revolves around the ongoing issue of faulty air bags that, when deployed, may rupture with too much force, causing injury or death to the person in the vehicle. Honda will produce its targeted alerts via Facebook's custom audience tool.

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Taco Bell employees can get a $4K discount on a Chevy Corvette

Taco Bell employees can get a $4K discount on a Chevy Corvette

When it comes to buying a new car, there isn't a person alive who doesn't want to save money on the sticker price, whether it's haggling with the dealership or qualifying for some discount program. Well, if you're in the market for a new Chevy Corvette and are hunting for a deal, you might want to consider a career change. Due to an odd arrangement between Taco Bell and GM, employees of the fast food chain are eligible for a $4,385 discount on a new Corvette Grand Sport.

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Uber scheduled rides now show an upfront price

Uber scheduled rides now show an upfront price

Uber has a feature that allows riders to schedule a ride ahead of time, a way to ensure there's a car available and at your location at the time you need to leave. While convenient, the scheduled rides left riders unsure of how much they'd pay if the ride was schedule more than an hour from the current time. Uber just changed that.

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Daimler electric school bus unveiled ahead of 2019 US launch

Daimler electric school bus unveiled ahead of 2019 US launch

Thomas Built Buses, a North American Daimler subsidiary, has taken the wraps off its new Jouley electric school bus, the first of its kind for the company. The bus, which has the official moniker "Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus," is scheduled to hits public roads in the United States in 2019, providing emissions-free transportation for students from home to school and back again.

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BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

When it comes to the future of the electric car market and its growth, one of the biggest difficulties is the need for a wide range of charging stations that will support vehicles from different manufacturers. Well, four of the biggest automakers are now working together to form a solution — for Europe, at least. BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint partnership in Ionity, a venture that aims to build a huge network of fast chargers across Europe.

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Waymo teams with AutoNation for self-driving car repair and maintenance

Waymo teams with AutoNation for self-driving car repair and maintenance

Waymo has partnered up with AutoNation, an automative retailer, to provide repairs and maintenance for the company's fleet of self-driving cars. We've heard rumbles about such a deal before, but now it is official. The deal will involve AutoNation USA stores, franchised stores, and other locations providing both long-term maintenance for Waymo's fleet and any repairs they need as troubles arise.

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Tesla Model 3 misses targets dramatically amid rough Q3

Tesla Model 3 misses targets dramatically amid rough Q3

Tesla has revealed the numbers for its third fiscal quarter 2017, and things aren't looking so hot. The company reports that of its 26,137 vehicle deliveries during Q3, only 222 of them were Model 3 cars. Tesla previously disclosed production bottlenecks as holding up its Model 3 progress, something later tipped to include delays forcing workers to assemble some parts by hand.

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Porsche’s electric Mission E spotted on the Nürburgring

Porsche’s electric Mission E spotted on the Nürburgring

Anticipation is starting to build for Porsche’s upcoming Mission E — its first all-electric model — ahead of the scheduled 2019 release, and fueling the excitement are more frequent sightings of the vehicle on the road. While the electric car is still in development, we've mostly been treated to still images up until now, however video has finally surfaced showing Porsche test the Mission E on Germany's famous Nürburgring track.

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Facebook Marketplace car shopping features expand, plus new auto partners

Facebook Marketplace car shopping features expand, plus new auto partners

Facebook is making it easier to find and buy used cars with Facebook Marketplace via some new features and new automotive partnerships. The new partnerships are with some notable companies including Edmunds, while the new features include what Facebook describes as an 'enhanced vehicle section,' plus additional filtering options. The new features will only be available to US users, though.

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Tesla China factory deal tipped with Shanghai named as facility site

Tesla China factory deal tipped with Shanghai named as facility site

It's no secret that Tesla has been planning to start producing cars in China, and now more details about that plan have been revealed. We first heard about the company's China-based production plans this past summer, but there were still details to be ironed out at the time. Now the company has finalized a deal that will put its factory in Shanghai, at least according to sources with insider knowledge.

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