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Tesla Superchargers may charge fees, but it’s still cheaper than gas

Tesla Superchargers may charge fees, but it’s still cheaper than gas

For years Tesla's Superchargers have been the gravy-train for drivers of the upscale EVs, but as of this year's production that's all ending. Tesla's decision to begin charging for Supercharger access is, the company insists, all about funding its expansion rather than further lining its pockets. After all, Elon Musk & Co. point out, once the Model 3 arrives there'll be a significantly larger number of Tesla drivers on the road.

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Tesla giving new owner free Supercharging credits yearly

Tesla giving new owner free Supercharging credits yearly

An electric vehicle is really only as good as the charging network that supports it. After all, what use is all that energy efficiency and environment friendliness if you run out of charge in the middle of your trip with no charger in sight. That is why Tesla is investing heavily in its Supercharging system, not just in infrastructure and efficiency but also in its accessibility for Tesla EV owners. The latter apparently means giving brand new owners some free kWh every year on the birthday of their car's delivery some free Supercharging credits.

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will out-punch the Hellcat

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will out-punch the Hellcat

Dodge is resurrecting one of its feistiest nameplates for an even more potent car than the Hellcat, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Set to be unveiled next week at the New York International Auto Show, details about the new car are in short supply, but Dodge is promising to drip-tease us tidbits to keep us going. One thing seems almost certain: we're talking about more than 707 horsepower here.

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Audi Q8 Concept first look: Next-gen MMI dashboard hands-on

Audi Q8 Concept first look: Next-gen MMI dashboard hands-on

We're live at the North American International Auto Show this week, and we've managed to spend some time having a look at Audi's new Q8 concept. The new Q8 luxury SUV was revealed earlier in the week, and now we're getting to take a look inside. The important thing to note about this concept is that it centers entirely around the interior of the car, with the new infotainment center being the main attraction.

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FCA faces huge fines over Jeep and Dodge emissions cheating

FCA faces huge fines over Jeep and Dodge emissions cheating

Fiat Chrysler faces potentially millions in penalties, after being accused by the EPA of installing emissions cheating devices in more than 100,000 Dodge and Jeep vehicles. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informed FCA today that certain models of its Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks violated the Clean Air Act, by virtue of the automaker having installed - and failing to disclose - engine management software that may have presented unrealistic emissions results under test conditions. Meanwhile, the agency is still investigating whether FCA also used illegal hardware in the vehicles.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD Review: Luxury, reinvented

2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD Review: Luxury, reinvented

Cadillac could've followed its luxury rivals, but instead the 2017 CT6 rethinks its segment, injecting both sporting enthusiasm and style into an unabashedly tech-savvy sedan. Though GM's luxury arm has been making strides with its V Series over the past few years, charming fans of all-American muscle with potent four-door after potent four-door, the real challenge has been expanding from that niche and standing toe-to-toe with the best Germany has to offer. In top-of-the-line CT6 Platinum AWD form, they've succeeded.

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US Transportation Department reveals new self-driving cars advisory committee

US Transportation Department reveals new self-driving cars advisory committee

The United States Department of Transportation says it is assembling an advisory committee that will focus on automation as it relates to the automotive industry. More than two dozen committee members have already been named, including co-Chair Mary Barra of General Motors and co-Chair Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles. The advisory committee’s Vice Chair position is held by Stanford University engineering professor Dr. J. Chris Gerdes.

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5 things you need to know about the 2017 BMW 6 Series xDrive Cabriolet

5 things you need to know about the 2017 BMW 6 Series xDrive Cabriolet

Large premium cars like the 2017 BMW 6 Series have fallen victim to SUVs eating into their sales numbers, as luxury-seeking buyers increasingly transfer their affections to tall-riding, cargo-friendly options. Still, there's one area where, with only a single exception, sport-utility vehicles haven't been able to match their automobile equivalents in terms of appeal: convertibles.

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Tesla hires Apple’s Swift creator as new Autopilot chief

Tesla hires Apple’s Swift creator as new Autopilot chief

Apple's Swift head has left the company and joined Tesla, it's been confirmed today, where he'll be the automaker's VP of Autopilot Software. Chris Lattner spent eleven years at Apple, most recently as Senior Director of the Developer Tools Department. There, he was primarily responsible for creating Swift, the programming language Apple pushed developers over to in 2014, and which was made open-source in 2015.

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2018 Jaguar F-Type adds GoPro integration

2018 Jaguar F-Type adds GoPro integration

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the achingly-pretty 2018 F-Type, upgraded inside and out for the new model year, and joined by a 400 Sport special edition. The car will continue to be offered as either a coupe or a convertible, and in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Differentiating the MY2018 version will be new LED headlamps and updated LED taillights.

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2018 Lexus LC priced up, and it’s cheaper than we feared

2018 Lexus LC priced up, and it’s cheaper than we feared

Lexus has announced pricing for its 2018 LC 500 and LC 500h coupes, ahead of the sleek two-doors arriving in dealerships in just a few months time. The cars, based on the LF-LC concept and astonishingly close to that design as they reach production, will sneak in under the $100,000 mark whether you go for the naturally-aspirated V8 or the hybrid model. Meanwhile, there's a healthy options list with some of the niceties we've seen on the GS F, details of which you'll find below.

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They’re back: Ford Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup reborn

They’re back: Ford Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup reborn

Like a phoenix from the ashes, Ford is resurrecting the beloved Bronco nameplate, as well as promising to return the Ranger to the US market. The news, shared at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 this morning, was light on details but heavy on promise, with midsize truck and SUV fans finally getting the news they'd been hoping the Blue Oval would give them for some years now. Don't expect instant gratification, mind.

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