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Polestar 2 Android-powered dashboard revealed – and a surprise

Polestar 2 Android-powered dashboard revealed – and a surprise

Car dashboards are about to get more interesting, with Volvo's electric performance brand Polestar revealing a sneak preview of the Android-based Google HMI that the companies have been collaborating on. Set to grace the touchscreen of the upcoming Polestar 2, the Swedish automaker's all-electric car, the new interface will be among the first to be completely based on Android.

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Tesla lowers Supercharger pricing amid owner backlash

Tesla lowers Supercharger pricing amid owner backlash

Tesla previously offered buyers who bought a Model S EV free supercharging for life, then stopped doing that and began to charge owners. Tesla fans were unhappy with that move, and then Tesla angered the users again this week when it announced that it would be increasing Supercharger pricing. Prices in the US rose from 24 cents per kWh to 32 cents per kWh for about a 33% increase in some markets.

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Tesla begins Model 3 deliveries in Europe next month

Tesla begins Model 3 deliveries in Europe next month

It's a pretty big day for Tesla, as it's been given to go-ahead to start delivering Model 3 orders in Europe. This news comes as the company makes cutbacks to get it on the road to profitability while at the same time scaling up production on the Model 3. Tesla expects that European deliveries will begin next month, so its looking to jump on this approval right away.

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Tesla Superchargers now charging super prices

Tesla Superchargers now charging super prices

Some things are too good to last. Then again, Tesla isn’t running a charity and it was only a matter of time before it actually started charging full price for the user of its Supercharger network. However, the sudden jump in price could very well be a rude awakening for those who’ve gotten used to dirt cheap charging prices. The good news is that Tesla’s might still be the best offer in town.

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This ambitious off-the-grid EV charger uses hydrogen fuel cells

This ambitious off-the-grid EV charger uses hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cells could be the answer to building out a comprehensive EV charging network, but not in the way you might be thinking. While fuel cell based cars like the Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai have seen limited launches, emitting only pure water as a waste product, one UK startup believes the hydrogen works better if you leave it behind.

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Tesla ends controversial referral program that got some owners free cars

Tesla ends controversial referral program that got some owners free cars

The Tesla customer referral program is being closed down, with CEO Elon Musk claiming the word-of-mouth promotion was costing too much. The scheme gave new Tesla owners who had been referred by an existing owner a bonus, as well as rewarding those existing owners with a series of awards.

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Ford F-Series all-electric pickup confirmed

Ford F-Series all-electric pickup confirmed

Ford will make an all-electric F-Series pickup truck, the automaker has confirmed, giving Tesla's upcoming pickup EV an unexpected challenger. Sales of F-Series models contribute hugely to Ford's bottom line, and the automaker recently announced it would be further shifting investment away from traditional cars and more into pickups, SUVs, crossovers, and other utilities.

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Ford and VW just teamed up on a formidable project

Ford and VW just teamed up on a formidable project

Volkswagen and Ford have inked a deal to collaborate on future vehicles, kicking off with midsize trucks but potentially expanding to EVs and autonomous cars. The alliance was announced today, with the first fruits of the two automakers' handiwork expected to arrive in 2022.

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The 5 most important cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019

The 5 most important cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019

It's a momentous year for the Detroit Auto Show. Last to face the bitter chill of January in Michigan, before moving out of the shadow of CES to the summer in 2020, this year's show also saw the return of much-beloved nameplates and dawning new ages for others. Muscle cars at one extreme; category-shaking EVs at the other. Read on for the top five cars of the Detroit Auto Show 2019.

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This striking Nissan IMs concept aims to save the sports sedan

This striking Nissan IMs concept aims to save the sports sedan

With SUVs and crossovers increasingly popular, is there still a place for the sports sedan - or room for it to reinvent itself? That's the question Nissan is asking at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 with the Nissan IMs concept, an "elevated sports sedan" that weaves electrification, luxury, and performance into one striking car.

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Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept gives EV SUV plan a seductive shape

Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept gives EV SUV plan a seductive shape

Infiniti isn't going to build the QX Inspiration Concept, but you can bet the automaker's first all-electric SUV will bear some striking similarities to this Detroit Auto Show 2019 EV. A design study which "sets a direct precedent for the first fully electric" model from Infiniti, it paves the way for a new e-AWD drivetrain.

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2020 Ford Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid bring power and electric to Detroit

2020 Ford Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid bring power and electric to Detroit

Ford promised a whole family of 2020 Explorer versions, spanning fuel-efficiency through to performance, and sure enough here come the 2020 Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid to seal that deal. Unveiled this week at the Detroit Auto Show 2019, the two new SUVs demonstrate the wide scope Ford has with the all-new Escape, now in its sixth generation.

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