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VW I.D. EV boast: We’ll hugely undercut Tesla’s Model 3 says exec

VW I.D. EV boast: We’ll hugely undercut Tesla’s Model 3 says exec

Volkswagen's all-electric alternative to the Golf may still be a few years away, but the automaker is already cranking up the hype machine with promises to significantly undercut Tesla. The VW I.D. is due to arrive at Volkswagen dealerships in the US come 2020, a fully-electric hatchback that will debut the the automaker's new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform. Now, we have an idea as to what it might cost.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata First Drive: 5 things you need to know

2018 Hyundai Sonata First Drive: 5 things you need to know

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is here, and while the automaker's mid-size family sedan hasn't been completely redesigned there are a few aspects of its recent refresh that are definitely worth discussing. The Sonata has moved past its challenger status and now sells at or over 200,000 examples every year in the United States, although it's starting to show the same battle scars as other sedans as a result of growing consumer interest in SUVs.

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‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

Demand for Tesla's new Model 3 sedan is already at an all-time high, meaning their Gigafactory, the huge Nevada facility where Tesla mass produces batteries for their electric vehicles and Powerpack storage systems, is going to be very busy for the foreseeable future. But while the first Gigafactory isn't even completed yet, CEO Elon Musk says they already have plans to build "2 or 3" additional facilities in the US.

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2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

While the SUV has long been taking over as the best-selling car type in the US, many buyers are still drawn to the mid-size four-door sedan. With this in mind, Honda has just unveiled its 10th-generation Accord, due to go on sale this fall as a 2018 model. This version features a new design with several elements borrowed from the new Civic, while it's a bit longer and wider than the outgoing model.

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The 2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV is not what you think it is

The 2018 Jaguar E-PACE SUV is not what you think it is

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2018 E-PACE, it's latest SUV, but despite what the name would seem to imply this isn't the company's hotly-anticipated electric crossover. Instead, the E-PACE is the automaker's new compact SUV, a smaller option alongside the F-PACE. If you want full electric, you'll have to wait for the I-PACE EV that's due in 2018.

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Waymo self-driving cars are learning to better handle emergency vehicles

Waymo self-driving cars are learning to better handle emergency vehicles

Autonomous vehicles have to be equipped to deal with many, many different situations, and some of them involve emergency vehicles. Whether it is a police cruiser trying to pull over the self-driving car or an ambulance needing to drive past, autonomous cars must be able to respond appropriately and safely, a category of knowledge that Waymo has revisited lately. According to a long post recently published by the Waymo Team, June brought new efforts to improve the company's autonomous cars' abilities to detect these emergency vehicles.

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5 things you need to know about the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn

5 things you need to know about the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn

What is there to say about a car like the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn, an ultra-luxury convertible whose price tag can easily approach a half-million dollars? It's certainly easy to run out of superlatives when discussing the Dawn (which replaces the Phantom Drophead Coupe as the ragtop of choice in the British brand's showroom), as the car is rarefied air even in the world of the billionaires who park them in their air-conditioned 10-vehicle garages.

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Meet the new 2019 Audi A8, a self-driving super-luxury sedan

Meet the new 2019 Audi A8, a self-driving super-luxury sedan

Supercars may be fast, but the cutting-edge of automotive technology is happening in luxury sedans like the new 2019 Audi A8. The fourth-generation of Audi's most luxurious car, the new A8 introduces Audi AI, a vision of smarter mobility including industry-first Level 3 assisted driving that, the automaker says, will eventually see all of its cars intercommunicating.

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Faraday Future’s money woes claim planned Las Vegas plant

Faraday Future’s money woes claim planned Las Vegas plant

Though Faraday Future gave a rather grandiose presentation at CES 2017, whispers of money problems have followed the company around for much of the year. Faraday Future has mostly kept quiet on these rumors, but today we're seeing big indication that the company is indeed experiencing some financial woes. Faraday Future has been forced to cancel plans for its 1 million square foot factory in Las Vegas, leaving little to the imagination when it comes to the company's financial situation.

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Lucid Motors Air EV hits 235 mph in must-watch speed test

Lucid Motors Air EV hits 235 mph in must-watch speed test

Further demonstrating that electric cars don't have to also be boring cars, Lucid Motors has taken its high-speed prototype to the track, this time without a limiter. The Lucid Air Alpha prototype last made headlines in April, when the automaker startup took it out for some performance testing. Then, it hit 217 mph on the oval, running into Lucid's safety-minded speed limiter.

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck teased ahead of July 18 debut

Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck teased ahead of July 18 debut

We've known for some time now that Mercedes-Benz was entering the world of consumer trucks with its new X-Class "luxury pickup," but so far all we've seen is a pair of concept vehicles that were shown off last fall. That will change later this month as the truck's official debut is scheduled is scheduled for July 18th. To build up the hype, the German manufacturer has released a new teaser video that almost gives us a clear look at the pickup's final design.

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This is the first production Tesla Model 3… guess who owns it

This is the first production Tesla Model 3… guess who owns it

The Tesla Model 3 has not only started production, but the first example of the California automaker's newest all-electric car has rolled off the line. Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a photo of the first production Model 3 on Twitter on Saturday evening. Roughly four hours earlier, the billionaire inventor had confirmed that the car, "production unit 1", was off the assembly line and going through its final checkout.

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