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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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Rimac C_Two electric GT hypercar hits 60mph in 1.85 seconds

Rimac C_Two electric GT hypercar hits 60mph in 1.85 seconds

Rimac has unveiled its latest all-electric hypercar and the performance claims are mind-boggling. Rimac claims that the C_Two is capable of driving up to 258 mph on the top end. Getting to that top speed is fast as well needing a claimed 1.85 seconds to hit 60mph.

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Did Bentley just make the most beautiful electric car charger?

Did Bentley just make the most beautiful electric car charger?

As opportunities for design excess go, the humble electric car charger might not seem like the most obvious option, but clearly nobody told Bentley that. The car company didn't just bring along the new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV along to the Geneva Motor Show this week, but a custom-designed accessory: a charger designed by the legendary Philippe Starck. It might just be too pretty to put in your garage.

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Polestar’s CEO thinks he can avoid the Tesla trap

Polestar’s CEO thinks he can avoid the Tesla trap

The Swedes have never been attention-seekers, but there's no denying that, of all the cars at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 this week, the achingly handsome Polestar 1 hybrid coupe stands out. Partly that's down to its new, matte gray paint job, a finish which proved unexpectedly flattering for the design language the car company has inherited from Volvo. At the same time, though, Polestar 1's charm is about more than just design.

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smart EQ fortwo, forfour lead Mercedes-Benz’s electric dreams

smart EQ fortwo, forfour lead Mercedes-Benz’s electric dreams

Electric is the future. smart CEO Annette Winkler already said so last time we talked with her about the smart vision EQ fortwo concept EV. Now Mercedes-Benz is echoing that slogan as well. At the Geneva Motor Show, smart and Mercedes-Benz showed off the power their combined passion for pushing the electric campaign forward. The result is the smart EQ fortwo and forfour. For those in the US, these are the familiar all-electric cars that have been silently rolling in cities. For Europe and for the future, these two are the heralds of Mercedes-Benz’s dreams of an all-electric world.

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Aston Martin Lagonda Vision previews all-EV luxe future

Aston Martin Lagonda Vision previews all-EV luxe future

Aston Martin is reviving the Lagonda name for a new interpretation of luxury driving, a fully-electric sedan that begins with this Geneva Motor Show concept and will end with multiple production cars. The Lagonda Vision Concept reboots the storied marque not only as a name for a single vehicle, but a new Aston Martin sub-brand in effect, including giving the automaker the flexibility to adopt different segments including SUVs.

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2019 Jaguar I-PACE US price undercuts Model X

2019 Jaguar I-PACE US price undercuts Model X

Jaguar has confirmed US pricing for the 2019 I-PACE, its all-electric SUV to take on Tesla's Model X. Headed to American dealerships in the second half of this year, the I-PACE promises up to 240 miles of range from its 90 kWh battery.

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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo teases EV crossover to rival Tesla

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo teases EV crossover to rival Tesla

Porsche wasn't expected to bring a new EV to the Geneva Motor Show 2018, so imagine our surprise at seeing the new Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept. A crossover sibling for the Mission E sedan which Porsche plans to launch commercially in 2019, the Mission E Cross Turismo is effectively an electric Macan, or at least a preview of what such a car might resemble.

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Bentley Bentayga Hybrid makes more sense than you’d think

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid makes more sense than you’d think

A six-figure luxury SUV might not be the first model we'd expected to get the Bentley hybrid treatment, but then again the Bentayga has always been a surprising car. Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, the Bentayga Hybrid takes the huge, leather-filled SUV and gives it a new, electrified drivetrain.

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