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Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

It's been just over two years since the Electric GT series was announced: similar to Formula E, it's an all-electric racing series, but one that uses a modified version of the consumer Tesla Model S. With the series' first season finally kicking off in November, Electric GT Holdings unveiled its race-spec Model S this week in Barcelona, and it's clear it's a Tesla ready for the track.

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Mercedes discontinues plug-in hybrids ahead of upcoming EQ models

Mercedes discontinues plug-in hybrids ahead of upcoming EQ models

If you're in the market for a new plug-in hybrid vehicle, you can safely cross Mercedes off your list. The German carmaker has discontinued production on their PHEV models of the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, and GLE. For the time being, anyway. Mercedes isn't giving up on the plug-in market altogether, but instead making room for next year's debut of their new generation of hybrids under the EQ branding.

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The 2019 Honda Insight is the anti-Prius

The 2019 Honda Insight is the anti-Prius

The 2019 Honda Insight looks inoffensively normal, and in hybrid terms that makes it odder than most. At a time when you can typically spot a hybrid from a half-mile across the parking lot, Honda's decision to bypass the aero-prescribed blob and make a regular sedan seems almost lazy at first glance.

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2019 Honda Insight first drive: 55mpg without the hybrid hype

2019 Honda Insight first drive: 55mpg without the hybrid hype

Sometimes you just have to grow up and, when it comes to hybrid cars, you'll struggle to find a better example of that than the 2019 Honda Insight. The third generation of vehicle to bear the Insight name, Honda's latest gas-electric option consciously avoids an ostentatious display of its green credentials, in favor of something that uses hybrid tech as a means to an end instead.

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Porsche grabs a stake in Rimac for future EV sports cars

Porsche grabs a stake in Rimac for future EV sports cars

Rimac is a company that is from Croatia and is working on making some insanely fast electric sports cars. The Rimac C_Two, for instance, can hit 60 mph in an incredible 1.85 seconds. Porsche has bought a 10% minority stake in Rimac and it would be easy to imagine Porsche sports cars using some Rimac tech in the future.

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Elon Musk: Tesla had a saboteur in its ranks

Elon Musk: Tesla had a saboteur in its ranks

Elon Musk and his companies may always make headlines, but it isn’t always in a good light. Tesla, in particular, is already in hot water for the problematic Model 3 productions. Now it seems that Musk has found one of the causes of its woes, or a scapegoat. In an email sent to employees, the CEO revealed that they have learned of a disgruntled employee who sabotaged operations and leaked confidential data. But, of course, the story doesn’t stop there.

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Audi’s e-tron electric SUV will charge smarter with solar

Audi’s e-tron electric SUV will charge smarter with solar

The Audi e-tron will be a weather forecaster as well as an electric SUV, the automaker has revealed, taking factors like upcoming conditions into account when intelligently charging. The new SUV goes on sale in Europe later this year, alongside a new smart home Audi connect charging system that promises more efficient, not to mention cheaper replenishment of the batteries.

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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It's hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it's Volvo's first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker - which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles - has been talking up the tech that goes into cars like the upcoming Polestar 1, a model being pulled by forces quite literally from all directions.

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Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar is far from the only car manufacturer making the switch to producing electric vehicles, but it might one of the first to jump into the electric boat game. The company didn't just dip its toe in water, it went all out and set a new world record for maritime speed. Jaguar teamed up with racing partners at Vector and Williams Advanced Engineering to build a small, single-person speedboat with an all-electric drivetrain.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils working compact EQA EV prototype

Mercedes-Benz unveils working compact EQA EV prototype

Mercedes-Benz plans to roll out a bunch of EVs in the coming years with the first being the all-electric EQC SUV expected as early as next year. After that SUV will come another, smaller compact EV dubbed the EQA. Mercedes showed off a prototype of that vehicle not long ago.

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Elon Musk wasn’t joking about the Tesla Roadster having rockets

Elon Musk wasn’t joking about the Tesla Roadster having rockets

Elon Musk has never shied away from a big promise, but even some of his biggest fans were skeptical when he said the upcoming Tesla Roadster would have a SpaceX package with rockets. Turns out, that wasn't mere hyperbole - just don't expect tongues of flame from every angle.

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