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Subaru plans to make EVs only by mid-2030

Subaru plans to make EVs only by mid-2030

Subaru has been making popular cars for a long time. It has hybrids in the line up now, but so far, it hasn't rolled out a fully electric car or SUV. That will change over the next decade and a half. Subaru this week has set a mid-2030 target for selling only electric vehicles.

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This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

Cruise doesn't want to sell you an autonomous car, just rent you a seat in one, and the Cruise Origin is the self-driving electric vehicle it believes will coax drivers out from behind the steering wheel. Handiwork of Cruise, General Motors, and Honda, the Origin is no hopeful concept, the trio insists, but an actual production vehicle that will soon be plying the roads.

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Tesla owners demand “sudden unintended acceleration” investigation

Tesla owners demand “sudden unintended acceleration” investigation

US driving safety regulators is considering an investigation into claims of unexpected acceleration in Tesla's EVs, the NHTSA has confirmed, after owners complained that their electric cars could suddenly speed up. Although the petition covers reports from 123 different cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that it could affect 500,000 vehicles in total.

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Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn team up on new EVs

Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn team up on new EVs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry are teaming up to build electric vehicles, with a new joint venture planned. The business will initially focus on the Chinese market, it's suggested, though neither FCA nor Hon Hai are ruling out potentially exporting EVs to other markets later on.

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2020 Nissan Leaf starts at $31,600

2020 Nissan Leaf starts at $31,600

Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2020 Nissan Leaf in the United States. The 2020 Leaf comes in S, SV, and SL trims. The S and SV are offered in Plus versions with larger battery packs. The SL only comes in plus version. The cheapest 2020 Nissan Leaf is the Leaf S with the 40 kWh battery pack that will sell for $31,600 plus the $925 destination charge.

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Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

A new Hummer, reborn as an all-electric pickup, could be revealed during the Super Bowl, as General Motors brings back the classic nameplate with a very different ethos. Rumors of a Hummer reboot have circulated for some time now, as GM looks to pin recognizable branding to the electrified vehicles it aims to make a significant part of its portfolio.

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Aston Martin reportedly axes EV and weighs Geely deal after tough 2019

Aston Martin reportedly axes EV and weighs Geely deal after tough 2019

Aston Martin, facing cashflow issues, is reportedly axing plans to make an electric sedan and in talks with Chinese behemoth Geely over a potential investment. The British sports car-maker has been courting finance after warning investors of lower sales than were initially predicted for 2019.

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New EV-Ready building codes could be tipping point for electric cars in US

New EV-Ready building codes could be tipping point for electric cars in US

Electric car charging regulations that could eventually see all new-build homes in the US be made "EV-ready" have been approved, with updated standards adding provisions for faster chargers to be installed. Currently, though California has mandated electrical wiring for EV chargers be included in its building codes since 2015, the rest of the US has no such requirements.

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CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

Leave it to the Swedes to make an e-bike like no other, with CAKE bringing its endearingly atypical Osa+ to CES 2020 where it wows with its detailing. And to be frank, at a show like CES - where a significant proportion of the products shown feel like they're already halfway to landfill - finding something that actually blends tech with craftsmanship is an unexpected pleasure.

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Nissan e-4ORCE brings more performance to EVs

Nissan e-4ORCE brings more performance to EVs

Nissan is talking up a new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology called e-4ORCE. The tech is meant to deliver instant torque to all four wheels of an electric vehicle in a balanced and predictable manner. The goal is to deliver power and handling on par with many premium sports cars.

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The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

BMW's big electric car launch, the BMW iNEXT, will come with integrated 5G the automaker has confirmed at CES 2020, with the EV tapping high-speed connectivity for features like autonomous driving. Previewed as the Vision iNEXT back in 2018, the all-electric crossover SUV is expected to arrive on roads by 2021.

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NIU electric motorcycles throw in the 5G, autonomous driving buzzwords

NIU electric motorcycles throw in the 5G, autonomous driving buzzwords

Smart e-moped maker NIU yesterday announced its launch in the US consumer market and it has more to say beyond mopeds. Joining the growing number of voices shouting "5G", the Chinese company is revealing two new electric motorcycle lines that are embracing the current trends in mobile and automotive industries. While the RQi-GT and TQi-GT have different forms and slightly different features, both are joined by a common thread, what NIU calls "5G IoT", that keeps the vehicles connected to NIU's cloud, whether you like it or not.

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