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Watch Elon Musk’s Boring Company race a tunnel Tesla against LA traffic

Watch Elon Musk’s Boring Company race a tunnel Tesla against LA traffic

Elon Musk's Boring Company has run a race between a regular car and one of its LA tunnels, with the Top Gear-style challenge showing the potential speed improvements when you bypass road congestion. The video sees two Tesla Model 3 cars go head-to-head, one on a traditional road route while the other descends into a tunnel and accelerates up to 127 mph.

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The Audi TT replacement will be electric

The Audi TT replacement will be electric

One of the most iconic Audi cars of the past two decades is getting an all-electric replacement, with the automaker confirming that the Audi TT faces an EV reinvention. The German company confirmed the shakeup in its affordable sports car segment at the Audi General Meeting, as part of a widespread acceleration toward zero-emissions vehicles.

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Consumer Reports is mad at Tesla Autopilot. Again.

Consumer Reports is mad at Tesla Autopilot. Again.

The latest version of Tesla Navigate on Autopilot finds itself in the crosshairs of Consumer Reports' criticism this week, with the testing organization singularly unconvinced that the automaker's promises of a "more seamless" drive hold up to scrutiny. The feature was tweaked earlier this year so that suitably-equipped EVs could automatically change lane while Autopilot was enabled.

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Honda E reservations open – but there’s still bad news

Honda E reservations open – but there’s still bad news

Honda has thrown open reservations for its adorable Honda E electric city car, though there's still bad news if you were hoping for some green motoring in the US. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 back in March, the retro-styled hatchback won over hearts with its cutesy aesthetic, even if its range doesn't live up to other EVs.

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EVgo is putting new EV chargers in the last place we expected

EVgo is putting new EV chargers in the last place we expected

Electric vehicle owners may end up taking them to gas stations after all, with one of the big names in gasoline finally waking up to the idea that its locations might be a good place for an EV charger. Chevron has teamed up with charging network EVgo to upgrade a number of gas stations with electric car charging facilities, as part of a test deployment.

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Tesla Autopilot update dilutes features for some owners

Tesla Autopilot update dilutes features for some owners

Tesla's OTA updates typically surprise and delight owners with new features, but recent software changes have in fact reined in Autopilot as the EV-maker feels the pinch of new regulations. The driver assistance system has seen numerous upgrades in recent years, building on adaptive cruise-control and lane-keeping to add features like automatic lane-changing and auto-park.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV First Drive: Luxury EV in motion

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV First Drive: Luxury EV in motion

Whenever a carmaker unveils a new electric car, I tend to get excited. With the seismic changes in today’s automotive industry, the introduction of a new EV is more than just the usual fanfare of presenting a new model to the public. It signifies the current direction of a particular carmaker. In the case of Mercedes-Benz, it took some time in coming up with their first all-electric vehicle. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first of many to come from Stuttgart, and so naturally it has to be special. I got to drive it in rainy Norway.

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Hyundai and Rimac team on performance electric cars

Hyundai and Rimac team on performance electric cars

Hyundai and Kia will build high-performance electric cars using Rimac tech, with the South Korean automaker following Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, and other supercar makers into inking a deal with the EV specialist. Two performance electric vehicles are on the cards initially, Hyundai Motor Group and Rimac have confirmed, and we won't have long to wait for them either.

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There’s bad 2020 Kia Soul EV news

There’s bad 2020 Kia Soul EV news

Patience is a virtue would-be 2020 Kia Soul EV drivers in the US will have to learn, with the news that the hotly-anticipated all-electric car won't go on sale until next year. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, the original roadmap saw the new Soul EV arriving on dealership forecourts sometime this year.

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Demand for the VW ID.3 electric car was so high, the system crashed

Demand for the VW ID.3 electric car was so high, the system crashed

Volkswagen's ID.3 may not be expected to arrive until mid-2020, but that didn't stop a flood of reservations and would-be owners overwhelming the automaker's systems this week. VW revealed the ID.3 - the first of its all-electric cars to be based on the new MEB EV platform - on Wednesday, and within 24 hours more than 10,000 registrations, complete with deposit, were made.

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First Dyson EV images show big wheels, reclined seats

First Dyson EV images show big wheels, reclined seats

First announced in 2017, the Dyson electric vehicle range is just today revealed in imagery. As is always the case with patent imagery, the aesthetics you see today may not reflect the final product. However, given that Dyson himself shared the images with the media, we can be pretty sure they've got some connection with the shapes and movement of the car aimed at a 2021 release.

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Dyson wants gas cars banned by 2030 in UK

Dyson wants gas cars banned by 2030 in UK

Critics of gasoline vehicles have been ramping up toward suggestions of an outright ban of gas-guzzling vehicles around the world for decades. For most, it didn't seem realistic until very recently. The idea that any government would be able to ban the use of a certain sort of fuel didn't seem possible when there was no realistic alternative, but with the rise of the electric car, a no-gas law might well be in the making.

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