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Forget hamsters, the 2020 Kia Soul EV is charming by itself

Forget hamsters, the 2020 Kia Soul EV is charming by itself

Kia doesn't need hamsters any more: the 2020 Soul and Soul EV are compelling enough on their own merits. With the furry sidekicks out of the way, the third-generation Soul hatchback can focus instead on its own particular recipe of quirky style and punchy performance, particularly in its newest electric form.

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Rivian has a bold EV plan that Tesla could learn from

Rivian has a bold EV plan that Tesla could learn from

You might not know the name Rivian right now, but if the EV startup has its way you'll be saying it alongside Tesla in just a few years time. Having flown generally under the radar since setting up shop in 2009, the automaker brought not one but two cars to the LA Auto Show 2018 this week, and both have the potential to seriously shake up not only the electrification space, but the car industry in general.

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2020 Kia Soul EV leads funky 3rd-Gen refresh

2020 Kia Soul EV leads funky 3rd-Gen refresh

Kia has pulled the wraps off the brand-new 2020 Soul, including both the 2020 Soul EV electric hatchback, and its gas-engined siblings. Debuting at the LA Auto Show 2016, the new Soul gets fresh styling that riffs off the boxy aesthetic of the old car but with cleaner detailing.

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Rivian R1S 7-seat electric SUV pairs self-driving and 410 mile range

Rivian R1S 7-seat electric SUV pairs self-driving and 410 mile range

Electric vehicle startup Rivian promised a second big EV reveal this week, and the Rivian R1S SUV certainly counts. Second of the automaker's all-electric cars built on its flexible "skateboard" architecture, it's a 7-seater counterpart to yesterday's R1T pickup truck.

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Rivian R1T electric pickup argues EV makes the perfect truck

Rivian R1T electric pickup argues EV makes the perfect truck

Rivian has revealed its first electric pickup truck, with the Rivian R1T aiming to prove to drivers of utility vehicles that EVs aren't just competitive with but actually better than gas and diesel trucks. Unveiled ahead of the LA Auto Show 2018, the R1T promises up to a 400 mile range and standard all-wheel drive.

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The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is the perfect hybrid

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is the perfect hybrid

It was pretty clear when Porsche announced the 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo that it wasn't going to be your normal hybrid. The closest the automaker's cars get to green is usually their paint job, after all, but the shapely Sport Turismo claims to be more eco-conscious than you'd expect. Of course, since this is a Porsche it couldn't just be about saving the planet.

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2019 BMW 330e hybrid boosts range, performance and tech

2019 BMW 330e hybrid boosts range, performance and tech

BMW has given its new 2019 330e Sedan hybrid a big tech bump, raising electric range significantly while also improving on performance. The gas-electric hybrid is part of the automaker's big 3 Series Sedan refresh, unveiled back in October, and will jostle on forecourts with a new M3 sports sedan. Still, the BMW 330e might still be able to sway you.

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The 2018 BMW i3s is seriously underrated in one key way

The 2018 BMW i3s is seriously underrated in one key way

In a growing line-up of electrified options, the 2018 BMW i3s still somehow stands out. Much has been made of the i3's divisive external design, and in many ways the new 2018 i3s only exaggerates that: bigger wheels, more aggressive bumpers, and gloss-black trim. As I found behind the wheel, though, the i3's key charm remains what's inside.

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Tesla rolls out Track Mode to the Model 3, along with expensive key fob

Tesla rolls out Track Mode to the Model 3, along with expensive key fob

Now that production of the new Model 3 is starting to stabilize, and with more and more hitting the roads in the US, Tesla has starting rolling out one of its most anticipated new software updates. Yesterday the car company released the new Track Mode feature for Model 3 Performance versions, allowing drivers to take their EV to the racetrack and really let loose with some aggressive driving.

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VW I.D. Neo price leak suggests Tesla could have a problem

VW I.D. Neo price leak suggests Tesla could have a problem

VW is targeting an aggressively low price for its new all-electric car, significantly undercutting Tesla in the process, and accelerating attention away from the so-called "dieselgate" scandal. The automaker has a lengthy roadmap of electric vehicles, all using its MEB platform, that will span different segments and offer a variety of ranges.

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle has no clutch and no Harley rumble

Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle has no clutch and no Harley rumble

Harley-Davidson (HD) has been talking up the motorcycle that it hopes will reach out to generations of younger riders and save the brand from a downward spiral as traditional riders hang up their helmets. That motorcycle is an electric offering called the LiveWire that is derived from Project LiveWire unveiled years ago. The bike made its official European debut recently at the EICMA show in Milan, and at that debut came more details on LiveWire.

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Arc Vector EV motorcycle wants to be the Tesla of two wheels

Arc Vector EV motorcycle wants to be the Tesla of two wheels

Electric motorcycle startup Arc wants to do for two wheels what Tesla did for four, and it's not being coy with its new Vector bike. Billed as "the most premium and individual of EVs," the all-electric super bike won't only be very fast, but very much in-tune with its rider, not to mention - no surprise - very expensive, too.

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