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Porsche’s electric Mission E spotted on the Nürburgring

Porsche’s electric Mission E spotted on the Nürburgring

Anticipation is starting to build for Porsche’s upcoming Mission E — its first all-electric model — ahead of the scheduled 2019 release, and fueling the excitement are more frequent sightings of the vehicle on the road. While the electric car is still in development, we've mostly been treated to still images up until now, however video has finally surfaced showing Porsche test the Mission E on Germany's famous Nürburgring track.

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Tesla and the EPA disagreed on Model 3 range

Tesla and the EPA disagreed on Model 3 range

Most electric car makers would probably want to publicize the greatest possible range for their new model, but Tesla is taking a different track with the Model 3. Typically, while manufacturers have their own tests by which they judge EV range, the final number comes down to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). There, Tesla and the EPA have had a difference of opinion, but not in the way you might expect.

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BMW’s battery graveyard gives EV cast-offs a second life

BMW’s battery graveyard gives EV cast-offs a second life

Electrified cars may be increasingly popular, but one of the big questions is what happens when the batteries aren't holding enough charge for use on the road? BMW is showing off one of its solutions, officially opening its battery storage farm at the grounds of BMW Plant Leipzig in Germany today. Inside the facility, a next-door neighbor to the plant where it produces EVs like the BMW i3, is the place where old electric car batteries go to retire.

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Nissan “Canto” will change how car maker’s EV sound

Nissan “Canto” will change how car maker’s EV sound

Some drivers don’t like electric vehicles because of one reason: the sound the make. Some have fallen in love with the acoustics of diesel engines that just can’t be accurately replicated by EVs. That sound can also have a secondary purpose: to give people around the car, specifically pedestrians, an audible warning of an approaching vehicle. That is why at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan introduced “Canto”, not a new concept vehicle but a concept sound that will give its EVs an audible personality on the road.

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Daimler E-Fuso Vision One all-electric heavy duty truck has 220 mile range

Daimler E-Fuso Vision One all-electric heavy duty truck has 220 mile range

Daimler just unveiled the E-FUSO Vision One, a heavy-duty all-electric truck with a range of 350 kilometers and a futuristic design that won't be confused with gasoline trucks on the road. The E-FUSO Vision One has made its public debut before Tesla's own all-electric heavy duty truck, giving Daimler the upper hand at the moment.

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Honda Sports EV Concept has the charm electrification needs

Honda Sports EV Concept has the charm electrification needs

Ask electric car skeptics what turns them off about EVs, and one of the most common criticisms is that electrified powertrains simply lack the emotional appeal of a gas engine. Certainly, there's nothing quite like the roar of a V8, or the increasingly rare burble of a V12 to strum the subconscious, but what if an electric car had charm in some other way? That's Honda's approach with its latest concept, the fairly-adorable Honda Sports EV.

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Honda made an autonomous cooler and it’s amazing

Honda made an autonomous cooler and it’s amazing

There are plenty of very sensible reasons to go to the Tokyo Motor Show, but far more interesting are the oddball products from the weirder corners of Japanese engineers' imaginations. One such example is this, the Honda RoboCas Concept. Effectively an oversized cooler on wheels, complete with anime-esque eyes and autonomous driving, it's what Honda says could be the robot assistant of tomorrow.

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Toyota Concept-i RIDE brings AI mobility to forgotten users

Toyota Concept-i RIDE brings AI mobility to forgotten users

Back when Toyota's Concept-i autonomous car was revealed at CES 2017 in January, the automaker described it as a vision of how humans and AI would travel in partnership. Now, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 this week, Toyota is adding two new "friends" to the line-up of concept vehicles. Interestingly, while rivals at the show are pushing sleek coupes or aggressively-designed sedans, Toyota's focus is a group that often doesn't get much attention from concept vehicles.

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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept hits at automaker’s vision for the future

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept hits at automaker’s vision for the future

Mitsubishi has been on the death watch list for many people for years now as its market share and dealer network have shrunk. The company has lost its halo performance car in the form of the Lancer Evolution, but Mitsubishi isn't giving up. The automaker has a new concept SUV that hints at what the future of the brand will look like.

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We need to talk about the Polestar 1

We need to talk about the Polestar 1

Until now, Polestar has been relying on "I didn't expect a Volvo to drive like this!" to stand out in the auto industry. This week, we got to see the next act for the newly-established EV automaker. The Polestar 1 may have relatively tiny production numbers in mind - just 500 cars per year - but it stands a chance of starting some big dominos toppling.

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VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW teases EV racer for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW has announced that it has a new electric racing car that will be running the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW is building the car with the specific goal of setting a record for the legendary race up America's Mountain. VW says that the EV prototype uses "tomorrow's technology" and the run will mark the first time VW has participated in over 30 years.

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Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles has unveiled its 2018 lineup, explaining that with its latest electric motorcycles, buyers can expect charging rates as high as six times faster than previous models. These all-electric motorcycles are for commuters ready to shed the ordinary gas tank, but who don't have hours on end to spend waiting for their battery to recharge. Depending on configuration, Zero's electric motorcycles can provide a range of more than 220 miles in the city.

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