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This unassuming gizmo could be Karma Automotive’s key to EV success

This unassuming gizmo could be Karma Automotive’s key to EV success

Karma Automotive isn't just counting on its shapely Revero GT to lure partners in on its new E-Flex Platform for electrified vehicles, but promising access to a cutting-edge component that could make EVs more efficient and faster. The automaker announced the E-Flex Platform earlier this week, the same underlying architecture it uses for its hybrid sports sedans, but which it hopes will spawn a whole range of electrified models.

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Karma reveals plans to share its EV platform

Karma reveals plans to share its EV platform

Another automaker is promising an EV shortcut for companies wanting to fast-track an electrified vehicle, with Karma Automotive positioning its E-Flex Platform as the fitting basis for premium BEVs and hybrids. The architecture is the same as that which underpins the 2020 Revero GT, though don't let Karma hear you describe it as a "skateboard."

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2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid gets US price and range confirmed

2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid gets US price and range confirmed

BMW has revealed US pricing and full details for the 2021 330e and 330e xDrive, the plug-in hybrid versions of its best-selling sedan. Headed to US dealerships in May of this year, the two new cars - one rear-wheel drive, the other all-wheel drive - will boast more range than the last-generation 330e, as well as more power than the current 330i.

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The Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid is a brilliant hot hatch

The Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid is a brilliant hot hatch

Quirky Japanese automaker Suzuki recently unleashed the Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid in Europe, and we say it remains a brilliant choice for a hot hatch. In fact, it’s among the first subcompact cars to gain an electrified powertrain. However, Suzuki didn’t do it solely to amplify the Swift’s modest performance attributes.

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive: Strategically Green

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive: Strategically Green

You'd be forgiven for not realizing the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid was, well, a hybrid, and that's by design. Side by side with the gas-only crossover, this freshly electrified version bears all the hallmarks of simply being a fancier trim. The Honda badge is now blue-edged, while the rear bumper is different and hides the tailpipe; Touring trim splashes on some extra chrome, too. It all begs the question: how loud does your hybrid really need to be?

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The BMW i8’s time has run out – and I’m unexpectedly sad about it

The BMW i8’s time has run out – and I’m unexpectedly sad about it

BMW is killing the i8, arguably its most misunderstood car in the past decade. I can’t say I’m surprised at the decision - only, perhaps, that it’s taken this long for BMW to make it - but I do feel an unexpected snap of melancholy all the same. Manufacturing will end this April.

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Aston Martin just iced its Valkyrie hypercar’s racing ambitions

Aston Martin just iced its Valkyrie hypercar’s racing ambitions

Don't expect to see Aston Martin's stunning Valkyrie hypercar at Le Mans 2021, with the automaker opting to put its racing plans on hold. The decision - which will also see the Valkyrie hybrid skip the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone later this year - comes shortly after Aston Martin received a vital cash injection from F1 billionaire Lawrence Stroll.

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For Infiniti’s 30th anniversary, the gift is electrification

For Infiniti’s 30th anniversary, the gift is electrification

The Infiniti brand was formed with a singular mission: to create an automobile that one would want to take on an endless drive. Now, the automaker is facing its biggest change in its thirty-year history, a wholehearted embrace of electrification. While parent company Nissan is at the helm, the heritage of past, present, and future Infiniti vehicles can be traced directly to the Prince Motor Company, acquired by Nissan in 1966, and particularly the Prince Skyline Sport with a familiar double-arch grille and crescent cut rear window. They're styling elements that are still present in the modern-day Infiniti. What's under the hood, though, will be very different.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid packs 302hp and 39 mile EV range

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid packs 302hp and 39 mile EV range

Toyota has a new plug-in hybrid, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and it's not only promising to be the automaker's most fuel-efficient RAV4, but its most powerful, too. Indeed the new PHEV is actually Toyota's second-fastest model, period, following the Supra, with 302 horsepower to play with.

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring hybrid SUV gets 25 miles of EV range

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring hybrid SUV gets 25 miles of EV range

Lincoln's march through hybridization continues, with the new 2021 Corsair Grand Touring making its debut as another electrified SUV option in the automaker's luxury line-up. Building on the success of the gas-engined 2020 Corsair, the new Grand Touring introduces an electric all-wheel drive system that the automaker says will be both perkier and greener.

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Infiniti details plans to make a hybrid like no other

Infiniti details plans to make a hybrid like no other

Infiniti has revealed its big plans for EVs, but the Japanese automaker isn't going to deliver electrification in the same way we've seen other luxury car companies do it. Having previewed its vision for electric crossovers and sedans with a number of "Inspiration" concepts over the past few years, it turns out Infiniti still sees there being a place for internal combustion engines, even if it's electricity that's actually driving the wheels.

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2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

The Polestar 1 behind me fills the rear view mirror, low and broad, a shark among minnows on the highway. There's something about the proportions that encourage a second-glance; after all, you can't really credit brand recognition for the number of hungry stares, hastily-pointed phone cameras, and blunt fascination the sleek 2+2 coupe engenders.

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