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Jaguar Land Rover just made a huge commitment to electrification

Jaguar Land Rover just made a huge commitment to electrification

Jaguar has ambitious electrification plans for its line-up, which will see some form of EV offered on every new model by 2020. The news was shared today, at Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest 2017, alongside the reveal of the new FUTURE-TYPE concept of an autonomous, all-electric car intended for a shared motoring world. However, we won't have so long to wait for electric versions of the rest of the automaker's range.

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2017 BMW i3 vs i3 with Range Extender Review

2017 BMW i3 vs i3 with Range Extender Review

BMW's 2017 i3 is actually two very different cars: this is actually a review of two i3 models, not one. The entry-level car is all-electric, with a 170 HP motor packing 184 lb-ft of torque and, new for 2017, a 33 kWh li-ion battery. On top of that, though, you can have the BMW i3 with Range Extender, which adds a 2-cylinder gas engine.

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2018 Nissan Leaf revealed: 150 miles range, and we’ve driven it

2018 Nissan Leaf revealed: 150 miles range, and we’ve driven it

Meet the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf, the much-anticipated updated version of one of the most affordable electric cars on the market. Promising more range, more power, and more technology, the new 2018 Leaf also adds some enthusiasm to the design of Nissan's zero-emissions hatchback. And, having had the rare opportunity to cruise around Nissan's research facility in Japan behind the wheel of a prototype, here's why I think this is a tipping point for the car.

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Aspark Owl Electric hypercar aims for 0-62 mph in under 2 seconds

Aspark Owl Electric hypercar aims for 0-62 mph in under 2 seconds

Aspark is a company that we have never heard of, but it has an electric hypercar that is certainly interesting. The car that Aspark is working on is called the Owl, which is a very weird name for a hypercar powered by electricity. The company has reportedly been working on the Owl since 2014 and the world premier of the car will be at the Frankfurt Auto Show this month.

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Tesla Model S P90D owners get all the power thanks to one man’s suit

Tesla Model S P90D owners get all the power thanks to one man’s suit

People who shelled out the extra money for the P90D option on their Model S EVs wanted all the electric torque and performance they could get and they wanted it as often and as easily accessible as possible. The problem for many of these owners is that Tesla decide to minimize the wear on the drivetrain it would lower the power output after launch model was used a certain number of times.

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Mini Electric Concept is an all-electric ride with production model due in 2019

Mini Electric Concept is an all-electric ride with production model due in 2019

The Mini has long been a small and reasonably fuel efficient ride. At the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, Mini has unveiled a new electric concept car that is meant for use in urban areas. Mini say that the car shows what daily driven mobility will look like in the years to come. An all-electric series production model is due in 2019, but Mini doesn't say it will look like the Mini Electric Concept.

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Cummins talks future clean big rig tech including an electric semi with up to 300 mile range

Cummins talks future clean big rig tech including an electric semi with up to 300 mile range

A few days back we talked a bit about the Tesla electric semi that it had been working on. Word is that the electric big rig can go up to 300 miles per charge making it appropriate for regional deliveries. Tesla isn't the only big name in the big rig industry looking at a cleaner future and electric semi trucks. Cummins, one of the biggest names in diesel engines, is talking up its next generation of "energy diverse products and technology solutions."

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BMW unveils first ever i3s with sporty style and more power

BMW unveils first ever i3s with sporty style and more power

MW has rolled out the latest version of the BMW i3 and the first ever BMW i3s sporty EV. The new i3 and i3s will make their world debuts at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next month with pricing for the cars announced closer to launch. Both versions of the i3 can be equipped with that cool Range Extender motor to eliminate range anxiety for owners.

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Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Many early Chevy Bolt drivers are probably excited to be among the first to own the compact all-electric vehicle, however it's almost always these early buyers that experience the most problems. Unfortunately that seems to be the case with the Bolt, as Chevy has revealed that a very small number of the cars have battery issues that could result in drivers left unexpectedly stuck without a charge.

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Tesla Semi electric big rig aims for up to 300 miles per charge

Tesla Semi electric big rig aims for up to 300 miles per charge

We already know that Tesla is working on electric big rigs for long haul trucking. With Tesla's average EV good for somewhere north of 200 miles depending on conditions and driving style, you might expect the EV big rig to drive much further than that, after all it's a much larger beast and can presumably have much larger batteries.

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This is Mercedes’ EQ compact city EV concept

This is Mercedes’ EQ compact city EV concept

Mercedes might not have fully intended to, but the automaker has given us an early glimpse of its upcoming fully-electric city car concept. The Mercedes-Benz EQ compact car concept will be part of a packed Frankfurt Motor Show stage when the German car event kicks off in a few weeks time. There, among other things, the automaker will be talking about its ongoing roadmap for electrification.

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Audi just made a confusing (but important) change to how it names cars

Audi just made a confusing (but important) change to how it names cars

Prepare for some Audi badge confusion when you're next at the dealership, with the German automaker preparing to make a huge change to how its cars are named. The current model names - like A4 and A5, as well as Q5 and Q7 - are staying, but Audi plans to do away with engine displacement as an indicator of power. Instead, it says it has come up with a system that puts all vehicles - no matter the drivetrain type - on an level, and easily compared, footing.

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