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VW I.D. VIZZION bets you’ll swap your steering wheel for luxury

VW I.D. VIZZION bets you’ll swap your steering wheel for luxury

Volkswagen is adding a new, even smarter model to its I.D. family of all-electric concepts, with the VW I.D. VIZZION previewing its, well, vision of tomorrow's autonomous transportation. While the concept car may not be an outlandish coupe or a go-everywhere SUV, it does have what's arguably an even tougher challenge ahead of it. Persuading people that driverless vehicles can still forge an emotional connection.

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Aspark Owl spied on video and it’s FAST

Aspark Owl spied on video and it’s FAST

We talked about the Aspark Owl electric hypercar when a concept form of the vehicle debuted last year. The car promised incredible performance and many wondered if the company would be able to deliver on its claims. A new video has turned up of the car making a run from naught to speed insanely quickly.

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This single-seater EV has wireless charging just like Formula E

This single-seater EV has wireless charging just like Formula E

As convenience transport goes, a tiny, single-seater electric car designed for darting through urban traffic and while you never have to plug in sounds pretty good. That's just what Electra Meccanica is promising, with the news that it's adding wireless recharging support to its SOLO EV, based on the same technology being used around some much, much faster electric one-seaters.

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Automakers look to 48V electrics to power future vehicles

Automakers look to 48V electrics to power future vehicles

Automakers need EVs to meet the ever-increasing fuel economy standards presented by governments around the world. Car buyers want to see EVs with a lower price, more range and faster charging before many will move to the cleaner and more efficient vehicles. To improve electric vehicles and hybrids, automakers are looking to a new 48V electrical standard to replace the current 12V standard.

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Audi, Porsche to jointly develop & share EV platform

Audi, Porsche to jointly develop & share EV platform

Audi and Porsche may be considered rivals in some circles, especially when it comes to each brand's high-end sports cars, but the fact is they're both owned by Volkswagen, and that means they're aligned when it comes to business needs. The two German manufacturers have revealed that they'll be working together to develop an electric car platform to be used in both brands' future models.

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Tesla Model 3 delay gives buyers tax credit concern

Tesla Model 3 delay gives buyers tax credit concern

Tesla may have had enthusiastic words to share about its expectations for 2018 in yesterday's financial results announcement, but at the same time it was warning Model 3 reservation holders that their cars were further delayed. The automaker insisted in its Q4 2017 report that this new year would be transformative, targeting first 2,500 Model 3 cars rolling off the production line by the end of March, and then doubling that rate by the end of Q2.

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Tesla promises game-changing 2018 for Model 3 and more

Tesla promises game-changing 2018 for Model 3 and more

Tesla delivered 1,542 Model 3 in the final quarter of its 2017 financial year, with the EV-maker insisting it's still on track to produce 5,000 of the cars per week by the end of Q2 2018. The numbers, shared in Tesla's Q4 2017 financial results, also saw Tesla shift to a positive operating cash flow, an unexpected turnaround for the car-maker which has struggled to meet its initial, ambitious production goals.

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New Mercedes eSprinter EV headlines smart van range

New Mercedes eSprinter EV headlines smart van range

Mercedes-Benz is giving its workhorse Sprinter van a high-tech upgrade, with new all-electric versions and baked-in networking as standard. Revealed today at the Duisburg docks in Germany, the new Sprinter - and its eSprinter EV sibling - may look like a regular van, but the slab-sided sheet metal hides a variety of new features that should be appealing both to commercial buyers and individuals hoping to turn their camper van into a smart home on wheels.

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Hyundai may have a second EV in the works

Hyundai may have a second EV in the works

This heavily camouflaged car is thought to be the second electric vehicle for the Hyundai brand. The car under all that camo is believed to be an all-electric version of the Elantra to slot alongside the current Ioniq EV. The car was spied winter testing on a frozen lake in Canada.

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Polestar makes Hans Pehrson head of R&D and electric propulsion

Polestar makes Hans Pehrson head of R&D and electric propulsion

Polestar was originally the performance arm of Volvo and made some very cool blue cars that were fast. Polestar was later spun off into its own company with the aim of taking on Tesla in the EV performance market with a car called the Polestar 1. Polestar has now announced some executive changes.

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Jaguar’s I-PACE EV has a Tesla-rivaling charge rate

Jaguar’s I-PACE EV has a Tesla-rivaling charge rate

Jaguar's I-PACE electric SUV is just a month from its big debut, and the automaker is sharing more power details about its Tesla rival. The I-PACE will be Jaguar's first all-electric production car, and has recently been undergoing Arctic testing to make sure its performance is up to scratch in ice and snow.

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Harley-Davidson to woo Millennials with an electric hog

Harley-Davidson to woo Millennials with an electric hog

Depending on who you ask, Millennials might be ruining everything. One of the things they are not buying in droves are motorcycles. Harley-Davidson is one of the brands feeling the pinch as older riders leave the sport and new riders aren't replacing them. Harley has announced that it will be producing an all-electric motorcycle.

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