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Toyota and JAXA team on a fuel-cell Moon rover for 2029

Toyota and JAXA team on a fuel-cell Moon rover for 2029

Toyota and the Japanese space agency JAXA have inked an agreement to build a hydrogen-powered lunar rover, which astronauts will be able to drive around the Moon to explore potential resources there. The joint research agreement will see the automaker and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency work together for three years on prototypes, though the final lunar rover isn't expected to launch until around 2029.

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Tesla cuts Model 3 price but Model S and X changes less welcome

Tesla cuts Model 3 price but Model S and X changes less welcome

Tesla is making some changes to its product lineup today, dropping some vehicles and tweaking prices for others. If you were considering buying a standard-range Model S or Model X, then this is bad news, as Tesla has dropped both vehicles from its product lineup. That leaves the long-range and performance models as the only available Model S and Model X variants.

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The VW ID.3 dashboard shows Volkswagen’s cabin vision for EVs

The VW ID.3 dashboard shows Volkswagen’s cabin vision for EVs

Volkswagen may have wrapped its new ID.3 electric car in a brightly colored paint job to make sure we couldn't see in through the windows, but that hasn't stopped the EV's dashboard from leaking. Indeed, VW has only itself to blame, since the early glimpse of the screen-heavy cabin come from promo videos it itself published early.

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Aston Martin’s mesmerizing Valkyrie hybrid hypercar just dropped jaws at the track

Aston Martin’s mesmerizing Valkyrie hybrid hypercar just dropped jaws at the track

Aerodynamics have long played a unique roll in shaping performance car design, but the Aston Martin Valkyrie's first public appearance suggests aero plus extreme hybridization could make for even more striking supercars. The limited-edition British "hypercar" is a road-going racer, and it made its debut at the UK's Silverstone Grand Prix circuit this weekend, ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix.

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These 4 features of Bentley’s outrageous concept have production in mind

These 4 features of Bentley’s outrageous concept have production in mind

Concept cars like the Bentley EXP 100 GT are eye-catching - and extreme - showcases of blue sky thinking at car companies, but according to the British automaker the huge luxury grand tourer also represents a roadmap of sorts for future production vehicles. While that might seem hard to believe, given features like the vast illuminated, animated grille and 6.5 foot long doors, the reality is that Bentley has used its concept to preview several features it intends to bring to market.

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The Bentley EXP 100 GT is an unexpectedly real vision of 2035

The Bentley EXP 100 GT is an unexpectedly real vision of 2035

When it's your 100th birthday you celebrate, and if you're Bentley that means an electric car concept as lavish as it is technologically promising. Unveiled at the automaker's Crewe factory today, the Bentley EXP 100 GT is the company's vision of what luxury mobility will be in 2035, in an age company founder W.O. Bentley could hardly have imagined.

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The 2020 MINI Cooper SE isn’t going to win over EV critics

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE isn’t going to win over EV critics

BMW has revealed the first all-electric MINI, though the 2020 MINI Cooper SE may not be the EV you were hoping for. Joining the existing plug-in hybrid in the line-up, the distinctive Cooper SE promises punchy performance from its 181 horsepower front-wheel drive powertrain, but range is looking underwhelming.

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Toyota, NEDO, and Sharp are testing solar battery EVs

Toyota, NEDO, and Sharp are testing solar battery EVs

Toyota and two other firms have teamed up to test a new EV that has a battery pack that is charged by solar power. Toyota, NEDO, and Sharp have announced that they plan to test the vehicle on public roads starting in late July 2019. The trial will assess the effectiveness of improving the cruising range and fuel-efficiency of electrified vehicles using high-efficiency solar panels.

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Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Watch VW’s ID.R electric racer smash the Goodwood hillclimb record

Volkswagen promised something incredible from the VW ID.R electric race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but we didn't expect the EV to deliver quite as impressively as it has today. Driven by Romain Dumas, the ID.R smashed the 20 year old hillclimb record, and the video of the run is a must-see.

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Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Ford and VW electric and driverless tech deal reportedly imminent

Volkswagen and Ford have put together a deal to share electric and autonomous car tech for passenger vehicles, sources close to the talks claim, a significant extension of a previously-announced alliance. The two automaker heavyweights confirmed they'd be working together on products back in January, though at the time insisted it was only for commercial customers.

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2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid First Drive: Charged with Change

2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid First Drive: Charged with Change

Bentley probably isn't the first automaker you'd associate with electrification, and unsurprisingly the 2020 Bentayga Hybrid is not your typical electric SUV. The newest - and, at $156,900, most affordable - version of the company's still-mildly-controversial luxe truck, the Bentayga Hybrid arrives at the dawn of a new age for Bentley, one where green isn't just a shortened reference to "British Racing Green."

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VW’s glorious retro EV concept blends 1962 with the tech of tomorrow

VW’s glorious retro EV concept blends 1962 with the tech of tomorrow

Volkswagen has a thing for the Microbus: the company now has not one but two electric interpretations of the iconic 60s vehicle, though ironically the one that looks most traditional is actually the most unusual. Unveiled at the launch of the new Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC), the latest iteration of two decades of work in Silicon Valley, the VW Type 20 concept explores some of the most cutting-edge technologies the automaker is developing.

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