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Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Porsche has revealed the name of the production Mission E all-electric sedan, which will launch as the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The name was confirmed today, at the official opening of the "70 Years Porsche Sportscar" special exhibition at the Porsche Museum in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany.

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2019 Lexus ES: 5 things you should know

2019 Lexus ES: 5 things you should know

Luxury sedans may not be considered "sexy," but the 2019 Lexus ES would like to shake that perception up when it goes on sale this fall. Now in its seventh generation, the new four-door sheds the stuffy attitude of its predecessor in favor of more performance, more power, and more technology, all wrapped up in a brand new design.

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BMW and MIT create printed inflatable material

BMW and MIT create printed inflatable material

BMW and MIT have announced that they have teamed up to create the first printed inflatable material. The breakthrough was created at the MIT Self-Assembly Laboratory and the material can self-transform, adapt, and morph from one state to another. The material can be customized to any shape or size.

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2019 Lexus ES promises new levels of performance and sophistication

2019 Lexus ES promises new levels of performance and sophistication

Lexus has rolled out the seventh-generation of the ES vehicle with the unveiling of the 2019 Lexus ES. The new ES gets an all-new chassis allowing a more dynamic and exterior and for 2019 the first ES F Sport model is offered. Lexus promises the car has more space and is quieter while having better performance and more safety tech inside.

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GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

Improving battery life and energy capacity is a big deal for automakers around the world. More storage capacity for energy inside the battery and lighter batteries will greatly impact how far drivers can go with each charge of their electric vehicle. GM and Honda have announced that they have teamed up to accelerate battery development for both companies.

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2019 GMC Sierra Elevation offers all-new 2.7L turbo engine

2019 GMC Sierra Elevation offers all-new 2.7L turbo engine

GMC has unveiled the very attractive 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation full-size truck. The push to get big trucks more fuel efficient is evident here. While the V8 you expect under the hood is available, you can get an all-new 2.7L turbo four that makes 310hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. If you don’t want a truck without a V8, the 5.3L unit is an option.

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Kia Niro EV gets official at Busan Motor Show

Kia Niro EV gets official at Busan Motor Show

Kia has shared new images and details of its Niro EV at the Busan Motor Show in Korea. The all-electric Niro EV has a driving range of 236 miles and we got our first glimpse at the EV back in May. Kia says that the Niro EV is a crossover with an "eye-catching" design.

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Cadillac Super Cruise is finally getting the roll-out it deserves

Cadillac Super Cruise is finally getting the roll-out it deserves

Cadillac's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance system, while allows you to take your hands off the steering wheel while on the freeway, will spread to the automaker's entire range from 2020. Launchd last year, Super Cruise is one of the key distinguishing technology features from its luxury car rivals. However, it's only currently available on one model.

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Hummer H1 reborn: MSA gives iconic SUV a luxury upgrade

Hummer H1 reborn: MSA gives iconic SUV a luxury upgrade

With electrification in full swing, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the age of the Hummer SUV is behind us, but one project to bring the original behemoth back to life - and bang up to date - refuses to concede to EVs. Mil-Spec Automotive has revealed the MSA Launch Edition, a custom-built H1 that - for around $220k - promises to banish the original's foibles and make the ultimate SUV.

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Porsche 24 Hours of Le Mans racers rock iconic liveries

Porsche 24 Hours of Le Mans racers rock iconic liveries

Porsche has shown off the sweet racing cars that it will field at the Le Mans 24 hours race. The two cars are 911 RSR racers and one wears iconic Rothmans livery and the other a pink livered dubbed "Pink Pig." Both are throwbacks to classic liveries that have been seen on the racing rack before.

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UC Berkeley open sources largest self-driving car dataset in the world

UC Berkeley open sources largest self-driving car dataset in the world

One of the ways that autonomous car makers and companies working on tech for those self-driving rides make their algorithms and simulations better is with more data. Berkeley has announced that it has made the largest self-driving dataset ever gathered open source. The dataset contains 100,000 video sequences that are each about 40 seconds long.

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McLaren 675LT wearing Gulf livery is a nod to past racing glory

McLaren 675LT wearing Gulf livery is a nod to past racing glory

McLaren has rolled out a one-of-a-kind 675LT that is wearing a Gulf racing livery for one lucky buyer and the car looks fantastic. This isn't the traditional powder blue and orange livery that you might think of, but it is an iconic livery. The design of the 675LT is meant to be a homage to the 1996 Gulf-Davidoff GTC McLaren F1 GTR "Longtail" racing car.

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