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VW I.D. R electric racer sets Pikes Peak in its sights

VW I.D. R electric racer sets Pikes Peak in its sights

Volkswagen has been pushing its electrification strategy hard in recent months, promising dozens of new EVs over the next couple of years, and now it has a halo car too. The VW I.D. R is an all-electric racing car, with which the automaker believes it can take on the notorious Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That is, of course, when it actually finishes building it.

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Nissan IMx EV concept gets green light for production

Nissan IMx EV concept gets green light for production

Soon the Leaf will no longer be Nissan's only all-electric model. The Japanese carmaker has revealed that it will be expanding its EV lineup, with the next model being an SUV. It's even going to look a little familiar to fans of the brand, as Nissan says it will be a production version of its IMx concept SUV that first debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall.

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Ford Bronco teased: Old name, new EV tech

Ford Bronco teased: Old name, new EV tech

Ford has given us the first glimpse of the new Ford Bronco... well, sort of, anyway. The hotly-anticipated new truck will see Ford revive one of its most loved nameplates, but so far the automaker has been playing its Bronco cards close to its chest.

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Ford’s aggressive SUV and EV roadmap revealed

Ford’s aggressive SUV and EV roadmap revealed

Ford may have been faced criticism that it lagged rivals in embracing electrification, but it's now going all-in on EVs, promising more hybrids and a smaller-than-Bronco SUV with true off-road capabilities. The automaker announced the aggressive roadmap today, as it sets out a stall that's heavy on the SUVs and crossovers that US drivers continue to be swayed toward.

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Audi E-Tron GT all-electric super sedan previewed

Audi E-Tron GT all-electric super sedan previewed

Audi is working on an all-electric Grand Tourer, a sleek four-door sedan which should not only give Tesla some sleepless nights but do plenty to push EVs into the limelight. Previewed in prototype form at Audi's Annual Press Conference in Ingolstadt, Germany today, the Audi E-Tron GT promises zero-emissions but no shortage of performance or luxury.

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Eli Zero EV charges from any outlet in 6 hours and tops out at 25 mph

Eli Zero EV charges from any outlet in 6 hours and tops out at 25 mph

EVs are becoming quite the rage from boutique automakers. One of the most recent vehicles of this sort is the Eli Zero and one of the big claims for this car is fast charge speed. Eli says that the Zero can charge from any normal outlet in only six hours.

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Volkswagen swoops on EV battery supplies in huge deal

Volkswagen swoops on EV battery supplies in huge deal

Volkswagen has almost $25bn worth of battery deals to sew up supplies for its upcoming EVs, as the auto industry attempts to navigate what could become the big bottleneck for electrification. VW has already committed to huge growth in electrified cars, with its so-called "Roadmap E" including 80 new models across its various brands like Audi, Porsche, and others.

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Here’s how TomTom plans to end EV range anxiety

Here’s how TomTom plans to end EV range anxiety

TomTom's cure for electric car range anxiety is arriving in the US, with the TomTom EV Service promising smarter navigation along with real-time charger availability. The latest connected service to be added to the mapping firm's products, it not only pinpoints where electric car chargers can be found, but aims to make finding and using them less of a headache.

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Polestar 1 preorders open as EV GT begins its Tesla offensive

Polestar 1 preorders open as EV GT begins its Tesla offensive

Polestar 1, the hybrid sports car from Volvo's electric performance brand, is up for preorder. The first of what Polestar envisions as a series of environmentally conscious vehicles, Polestar 1 promises 600 horsepower from its combination of gas and electric drive, as well as a heady 738 lb-ft of torque.

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Porsche Mission E family could include a 2-door and a convertible

Porsche Mission E family could include a 2-door and a convertible

Porsche has been busy showing off what it sees for future electric car models and what it has in mind is very cool. The first of the EVs that Porsche unveiled was the Mission E, a sporty Tesla rival. Porsche later stepped up and showed off a taller and more rugged version of the Mission E called the Mission E Cross Turismo. New rumors are going around that Porsche is eyeing a 2-door Mission E and a convertible version of the electric vehicle.

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Tesla’s Superchargers just got more expensive

Tesla’s Superchargers just got more expensive

Tesla has quietly increased the cost of using its Superchargers, with rates as much as doubling depending on state. The electric car manufacturer's charger network is undoubtedly one of its key differentiators versus rival EV-makers; however, it also leaves Tesla at the mercy of local energy prices.

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid economy is unexpectedly mixed

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid economy is unexpectedly mixed

Honda's hotly-anticipated new green sedan, the 2018 Accord Hybrid, has received its EPA economy ratings, and they make for mixed reading. The car is the latest of a number of hybrids that Honda is launching, but also one of the first to use its new, two-motor powertrain system.

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