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The largest electric plane in the world just aced its first flight

The largest electric plane in the world just aced its first flight

A plane billed as the largest all-electric commercial aircraft has set a new record, taking to the skies for the first time and making a zero-emissions flight. The all-electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan - known as the eCaravan - took off from a runway in Washington on Thursday and flew for 28 minutes, with its creators suggesting it could fill an important gap in passenger and cargo transportation.

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Audi Artemis just gave Apple’s former autonomous chief keys to a new EV

Audi Artemis just gave Apple’s former autonomous chief keys to a new EV

Audi has set up a new high-tech car division, Artemis, focused on developing "a pioneering model" that will bypass the traditional process. The team will be based in Ingolstadt and get to tap into all of the Volkswagen Group hardware, software, and engineering and design talent. However it'll be wielding those in a way to fast-track a new electric car to market.

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Nissan is axing cars and pushing EVs as it hunts reinvention

Nissan is axing cars and pushing EVs as it hunts reinvention

Nissan has revealed a huge overhaul, trimming production and doubling-down on electrification, which the automaker hopes will flip its fortunes. Sales for the 2019 fiscal year shrank by more than 10-percent, Nissan confirmed, and it made a net loss of 671.2 billion yen ($6.2 billion) as demand dwindled, among other issues. Now, it's time for a change.

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Tesla just cut the Supercharger perk for its most expensive EVs

Tesla just cut the Supercharger perk for its most expensive EVs

Tesla may have sliced $5,000 off the sticker price of its most expensive cars, but the automaker's flagship EVs have also quietly lost their free access to its Supercharger network. Arguably still Tesla's trump card in the electric vehicle space, the Superchargers - high-speed chargers enabling Tesla owners to drive cross-country, punctuated with rapid top-ups - had long been a perk for the Model S and Model X.

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2021 BMW X2 xDrive25e crossover is a small PHEV with big ambitions

2021 BMW X2 xDrive25e crossover is a small PHEV with big ambitions

BMW has added another plug-in hybrid to its range, with the new 2021 BMW X2 xDrive25e promising crossover style with electric all-wheel drive. It's not BMW's first attempt at an X Series plug-in hybrid: the automaker already has larger SUVs with battery-electric drive on the market, four of them in fact. However this is the smallest of the range, and its first in the premium compact segment.

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Tesla price cut hits most of Elon’s EVs

Tesla price cut hits most of Elon’s EVs

Tesla has cut the price of almost its entire range of electric cars, slicing as much as $5,000 from certain EVs as it approaches the end of the financial quarter. The automaker has trimmed the price of new Model 3, Model S, and Model X cars, though the latest Model Y has proved exempt from the cuts.

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This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

PlayStation gamers are about to get their hands on something Mazda fans have been demanding for years: a no-holds-barred halo car to do the Japanese automaker proud. Revealed this week, the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 borrows a modern-classic concept name and gives it a Gran Turismo Sport twist. Problem is, digital just isn't good enough.

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Tesla Model 3 convertible makes the EV that Elon Musk won’t build

Tesla Model 3 convertible makes the EV that Elon Musk won’t build

Tesla doesn't make a convertible Model 3, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the wind in your hair in Elon Musk's smallest car - as long as you have the budget for it. The Model 3 has already come in for some interesting mods, not least a pickup version, but now one customs company has sliced the top off completely.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid pricing revealed with Solar Roof

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid pricing revealed with Solar Roof

Hyundai has priced up its newest gas-electric car, with the 2020 Sonata Hybrid promising 52 mpg and an innovative solar roof to top up the battery using the sun's power alone. The new midsize sedan is set to roll into US dealerships in June, Hyundai says, with fuel economy expected to hit 54 mpg on the highway.

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The GMC Hummer EV hopes you’ll take your top off

The GMC Hummer EV hopes you’ll take your top off

The new all-electric Hummer EV will have a removable roof, GMC has confirmed today, as it continues to tease the 1,000 horsepower reboot. Set to be revealed - a little later than GMC intended - sometime in 2020, the new Hummer does away with the gas-guzzling engines of its predecessors, replacing them with an electric drivetrain that cuts emissions not performance.

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Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will charge faster than we thought

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will charge faster than we thought

Ford's Mustang Mach-E hasn't even reached dealerships yet, but the automaker is already claiming to have improved the all-electric crossover with faster charging speeds than first promised. Set to arrive in the US later this year, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E will support DC fast charging; now, Ford says that's actually performing better than it initially expected.

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Tesla ‘million mile’ battery could take Musk’s EVs mainstream

Tesla ‘million mile’ battery could take Musk’s EVs mainstream

Tesla is working on a "million mile" battery for its future electric cars, cheaper and capable of holding more energy insiders claim, and which could help turn the automaker into a power company in its own right. The batteries are expected to launch first in China, as another way for Tesla to drive down the price of the Model 3, its most affordable car.

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