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VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW has announced that it has a new electric racing car that will be running the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW is building the car with the specific goal of setting a record for the legendary race up America's Mountain. VW says that the EV prototype uses "tomorrow's technology" and the run will mark the first time VW has participated in over 30 years.

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Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles has unveiled its 2018 lineup, explaining that with its latest electric motorcycles, buyers can expect charging rates as high as six times faster than previous models. These all-electric motorcycles are for commuters ready to shed the ordinary gas tank, but who don't have hours on end to spend waiting for their battery to recharge. Depending on configuration, Zero's electric motorcycles can provide a range of more than 220 miles in the city.

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This is Polestar 1: Volvo’s disruptive performance EV

This is Polestar 1: Volvo’s disruptive performance EV

You expect solid confidence with a little reserve from the Swedes, and yet the freshly-revealed Polestar 1 arrives today with some bold claims. Before you is the first vehicle from Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, and the first of three models set to launch over the next few years. Polestar 1 doesn’t go into production at the new state-of the art facility in China until mid-2019; indeed, as of right now, the plant is still under construction, with a completion date of its own in mid-2018. Still, there's enough here to get us seriously interested.

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BMW Active Hybrid e-bike has 62 mile range and gobs of torque

BMW Active Hybrid e-bike has 62 mile range and gobs of torque

BMW has announced the latest ride that fits into its BMW Bike Collection. The bicycle is called the BMW Active Hybrid e-bike and it uses an advanced Brose electric motor that supplements the pedal power of the rider for less effort on long commutes. That electric motor has an output of 250W and 90 Nm of torque.

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Porsche made a stunning electric Cayman, but there’s a catch

Porsche made a stunning electric Cayman, but there’s a catch

Porsche's all-electric Mission E may be in the pipeline, but the German sportscar maker couldn't resist dropping an EV drivetrain into another vehicle from its range. The company has taken the wraps off the Cayman e-volution, a proof-of-concept that demonstrates electrification needn't mean more-pious-than-you tepid motoring. Unfortunately, there's bad news from Porsche along with the good.

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GM to show off SURUS hydrogen fuel cell vehicle platform to US Army

GM to show off SURUS hydrogen fuel cell vehicle platform to US Army

GM has announced that it will be showing off a new hydrogen fuel cell powered electric vehicle at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army happening this week. The new platform is called the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure or SURUS. SURUS is a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities.

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Tesla Semi Truck debut is officially set for November 16

Tesla Semi Truck debut is officially set for November 16

Tesla's official unveiling of its semi truck has had a dubious date, with plans first indicating that it would be unveiled in September, then later being updated tentatively to October 26. That latter date wasn't a guarantee based on Musk's tweet at the time, and now it has changed again. In a recent tweet, Musk updated the unveiling to mid-November.

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Porsche Mission E in production body spied

Porsche Mission E in production body spied

The black car you see in the images in the gallery here is said to be the Porsche Mission E in production bodywork. It looks a lot like the concept car that spawned it, albeit with more Panamera in its style than the concept. The car in the photos was spied near the Porsche R&D center in Weissach outside of Stuttgart.

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Nissan Leaf NISMO and Serena NISMO concepts to debut in Tokyo

Nissan Leaf NISMO and Serena NISMO concepts to debut in Tokyo

Nissan is set to unveil some new concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show that could someday make it into production. The new cars are NISMO versions of the Leaf EV and the Serena minivan. The Leaf NISMO concept will feature the latest version of ProPILOT single-lane autonomous driving tech.

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Toshiba’s new lithium-ion battery promises 320km range on 6min charge

Toshiba’s new lithium-ion battery promises 320km range on 6min charge

Toshiba has announced a new next-generation lithium-ion battery that is aimed at use in electric vehicles and the battery has the potential to revolutionize the EV market. The new battery uses a new anode material that promises to allow an EV to travel 320km on a 6-minute ultra-rapid recharge. That is three times the range possible on that amount of charge with current batteries.

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GM’s aggressive all-electric roadmap has 2 EVs in next 18 months

GM’s aggressive all-electric roadmap has 2 EVs in next 18 months

Get ready for a whole lot more electric vehicles at General Motors dealerships, with the automaker announcing its ambitious plans for "an all-electric future". That includes two all-new EVs that will debut in the next 18 months, the American car company said today. They'll be "based off learnings" GM has experienced from the Chevrolet Bolt EV, its fully-electric hatchback.

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Electric “Hope” Vectrix VX-1 motorcycle looks straight out of ’50s scifi

Electric “Hope” Vectrix VX-1 motorcycle looks straight out of ’50s scifi

Motorcycle and automotive enthusiasts have the same trepidation when it comes to an electric future. Both groups fear that batteries might take some of the soul out of their rides. Automotive fans have discovered that while the sweet sounds of a V8 might be going away, the performance of cars like the Tesla P100D is certainly there. Perhaps motorcyclists will find the same thing in bikes like the sexy Vectrix VX-1 electric motorcycle.

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