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Porsche’s Taycan is almost here – this is why I’m excited

Porsche’s Taycan is almost here – this is why I’m excited

It feels like the Porsche Taycan has been a long time coming. Four years after the German automaker revealed its Mission E concept, the first all-electric sedan from the company better known for the 911 is about to make its public debut, and with it drop a huge bombshell in the EV segment.

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This new Porsche Taycan speed test may not be practical but it sure is cool

This new Porsche Taycan speed test may not be practical but it sure is cool

Porsche's all-electric Taycan is about to break cover, and clearly the prospect of its Tesla-fighting sports sedan has left the German automaker feeling oddly playful. How else to explain the latest pre-release Taycan challenge, a 0-90 mph run on the deck of the USS Hornet and - even more vital - coming back to a standstill before running out of aircraft carrier deck.

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2020 Smart EQ fortwo previewed as all-EV future gets interesting

2020 Smart EQ fortwo previewed as all-EV future gets interesting

Times are changing for the Smart car, with Daimler's smallest model on track to go all-electric, and now it's previewing the next generation of urban runaround. The new 2020 Smart EQ fortwo won't make its official debut until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but that hasn't stopped the German automaker from teasing us with some design sketches.

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VW ID.3 holographic head-up display teases the future of EV cabins

VW ID.3 holographic head-up display teases the future of EV cabins

Volkswagen's new ID.3 electric car is almost ready for its big reveal, but VW is already sharing details about the augmented reality dashboard the high-tech hatchback will feature. The ID.3 will be VW's first production vehicle based on its brand new MEB all-electric platform, but it turns out that won't be the only fresh gadgetry drivers can play with.

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Tesla Insurance launches in California: Here’s the lowdown

Tesla Insurance launches in California: Here’s the lowdown

Tesla has launched its own insurance product, promising more affordable rates of coverage for drivers of its EVs, though initially only in California. The product - called, unsurprisingly, Tesla Insurance - was first confirmed as being in the pipeline back in April, with CEO Elon Musk claiming at the time that it would be "much more compelling" than rival coverage.

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Polestar 1 production begins as Volvo EV spin-off stakes its independence

Polestar 1 production begins as Volvo EV spin-off stakes its independence

Polestar has begun production of the Polestar 1, its performance hybrid that the Volvo spin-off hopes will distract GT buyers from the usual BMW or Porsche. The car is being built at Polestar's new production facility in Chengdu, China, a specially-built factory for the Geely-backed automaker.

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VW ID Buggy Concept drive: Meet the electric future of fun

VW ID Buggy Concept drive: Meet the electric future of fun

Out of all the events I had the pleasure of attending at Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach - a week filled with priceless classics, stunning hypercars, and the sort of rarities that give automotive enthusiasts palpitations - I wasn't expecting a bright green electric prototype to be the most memorable. I got a chance to take the VW ID Buggy for a spin, and it's fair to say it left a lasting impression.

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV range increases over entry Model 3

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV range increases over entry Model 3

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is getting a range increase, with the Model 3 competitor stretching how far it will go on a charge by almost 10-percent - though not in the way you might have expected. Set to arrive in Chevy dealerships later this year, the updated 2020 Bolt EV will also get some new color options.

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The Formula E crucible: How Audi brings e-tron race tech to the road

The Formula E crucible: How Audi brings e-tron race tech to the road

2019 marks Formula E’s fifth year of staging races in major cities around the world, and early skepticism around whether electric cars could capture race-fans' imaginations seem finally to have been dispatched. The chassis, brakes, battery and tires are the same for the 11 teams and 22 cars. It’s a team’s intellectual property - the electric motor, inverter, gearbox, and battery/thermal management software – that separates the winners from the losers.

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2020 Lincoln Aviator First Drive: Grand Touring hybrid is unapologetic 3-row SUV

2020 Lincoln Aviator First Drive: Grand Touring hybrid is unapologetic 3-row SUV

Lincoln is taking luxury SUVs seriously, and the 2020 Aviator is fine evidence of that. Bringing another three-row option to the automaker's range, it may be smaller than the Navigator but the new Aviator is no less luxurious. Indeed, with a potent 630 lb-ft of torque to play with in 2020 Aviator Grand Touring Hybrid form, there's an argument to be made that this could be the best example of Lincoln's "American Luxury" yet.

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Porsche Taycan interior is a 911-inspired tech haven

Porsche Taycan interior is a 911-inspired tech haven

Porsche DNA runs deep, and little illustrates that quite as well as the dashboard of the new Porsche Taycan, the automaker's first all-electric car. While the new EV sedan - and Tesla Model S rival - won't be fully revealed in production form until September, Porsche couldn't resist showing us what drivers will see from behind the wheel.

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Hyundai 45 EV concept teases something special

Hyundai 45 EV concept teases something special

Hyundai is readying a new all-electric concept car, and if the teaser is anything to go by, we're in for something unusual. The automaker has promised to fully reveal the Hyundai 45 Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in late September, blending cutting-edge drivetrain tech with a conspicuous nod to the past.

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