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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS First Drive Review: An EV like nothing else

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS First Drive Review: An EV like nothing else

Sometimes, expectations weigh heavy on you. Big names, promising big things, and with big implications: the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is a prime example. After spending two full days driving the German automaker's attempt to redefine luxury through Zurich, Switzerland, it almost comes as a relief to report that the EQS surpasses all my expectations of Mercedes-Benz. To risk a cliche, it's the S-Class of electric luxury, redefining what a modern-day high-end sedan embodies through form and function.

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Rivian raises $2.5 billion more as EV-maker prepares to show us the goods

Rivian raises $2.5 billion more as EV-maker prepares to show us the goods

Rivian has closed another funding round, with the electric vehicle company adding a further $2.5 billion to its coffers as it readies its first EV pickup. The new round - which brings Rivian's total raise to roughly $10.5 billion so far - saw Amazon, Ford, and others increase their stake in the automaker, along with some new names.

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Hate the Telsa yoke? Tough: Elon Musk dashes hopes for regular option

Hate the Telsa yoke? Tough: Elon Musk dashes hopes for regular option

Of all the changes Tesla has brought over the past few years, the switch to the yoke steering wheel may prove be the most controversial. Elon Musk, though, is unrepentant about the unusual controls found in the latest Model S and Model X, and that means if you were hoping for an option to swap in a "normal" steering wheel, you're out of luck.

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This outrageous Audi RS Q e-tron is a tri-motor hybrid rally car with plenty to prove

This outrageous Audi RS Q e-tron is a tri-motor hybrid rally car with plenty to prove

Audi teased us with the idea of a beastly electric Dakar Rally car last year, and now that Audi RS Q e-tron has been revealed. Set to race in January 2022, the tri-motor hybrid is like nothing else in Audi's line-up. While it's built specifically for the unique challenges of the desert, however, that won't stop us from hoping key elements get cherry-picked for future production models.

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Second Bolt EV recall announced after “fixed” cars catch fire: What to do

Second Bolt EV recall announced after “fixed” cars catch fire: What to do

Chevrolet is recalling the Bolt EV for a second time, after more of the electric cars caught fire unexpectedly despite owners thinking they'd been repaired. The original recall was announced in November 2020, with around 69,000 of the EVs affected, after Chevrolet and the NHTSA were notified that several cars burst into flames.

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Mercedes reveals 2030 all-EV roadmap: Here’s how it’ll get there

Mercedes reveals 2030 all-EV roadmap: Here’s how it’ll get there

Mercedes-Benz will go all-electric from 2030, the automaker has announced, revealing an aggressive EV roadmap and insisting that its Vision EQXX capable of 621 miles on a charge is still on track. The commitment comes amid renewed focus on squeezing out internal combustion engines in Europe, as the EU confirms it'll clamp down on CO2 emissions over the next decade.

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2022 Volvo C40 Recharge US price confirmed with a charging treat

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge US price confirmed with a charging treat

Volvo has priced up its 2022 C40 Recharge for the US, the automaker's second all-electric car, and it's throwing in a public charging perk to take any sting off the sticker. The new C40 Recharge will start at $58,750, Volvo confirmed today, before any US tax credits.

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GMC is working on a second electric pickup alongside Hummer EV

GMC is working on a second electric pickup alongside Hummer EV

GMC is set to take a second bite of the electric pickup market, confirming today that as well as the GMC Hummer EV truck there'll also be a "professional" full-sized electric pickup too. The news follows Chevrolet's confirmation back in April that an electric Silverado is in the pipeline.

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Honda has realized its EV transition plan may not be good enough

Honda has realized its EV transition plan may not be good enough

Honda is preparing to accelerate its EV roadmap, considering pulling forward the launch of new electric models after talk in Europe about much stricter regulations around internal combustion vehicles. Honda has so far been targeting 2040 for EVs making up its entire range, but freshly proposed rules in the European Union could make that unfeasible.

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Rivian R1T bad news strikes with another delivery delay

Rivian R1T bad news strikes with another delivery delay

The Rivian R1T electric pickup has been delayed again, with preorder customers being informed that it'll be another two months before their truck is ready. The Amazon and Ford backed startup had told buyers that the R1T would ship this month, that itself a delay from the original timeline; now, Rivian has admitted that it won't be ready to ship the pickup EV until September.

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Elon Musk admits “I don’t care” if Tesla Cybertruck is a flop

Elon Musk admits “I don’t care” if Tesla Cybertruck is a flop

Elon Musk is known for being fairly offbeat in his management style, but the Tesla CEO is positively laid-back about the possibility of the Tesla Cybertruck proving to be a failure. Unveiled in 2019, Telsa's first pickup is one of a number of electric trucks on the calendar at this point, but there's no denying that it's still the more unusual to look at.

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Tesla upgrade takes Superchargers to 300kW Musk confirms: What to know

Tesla upgrade takes Superchargers to 300kW Musk confirms: What to know

Tesla's Supercharger network is getting a potency upgrade, with Elon Musk confirming the maximum charging rate is going to increase. The new upgrade will take Superchargers from 250 kW to 300 kW, Musk revealed on Twitter, having hinted that power increases were in the pipeline back at the Model S Plaid event in June 2021.

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