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Audi is quitting Formula E to build a beastly Dakar Rally EV

Audi is quitting Formula E to build a beastly Dakar Rally EV

Audi is quitting Formula E and will reveal a new Dakar Rally all-electric race car for the 2022 season, shaking up its motorsport efforts as it aims to prove EVs are the equals of their internal-combustion counterparts. The decision will see the Audi Formula E factory team shut down after the 2021 season - using the new e-tron FE07 only just revealed - though it won't mean the end of the automaker's involvement completely.

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Meet Artura, McLaren’s next-gen hybrid supercar

Meet Artura, McLaren’s next-gen hybrid supercar

Early last month, British supercar maker McLaren gave us a glimpse of its next-generation high-performance hybrid (HPH) supercar. Apparently, it now has a non-numerical name, and it’s called the Artura. It rides on an all-new platform, and it also has a brand-spanking-new V6 hybrid powertrain.

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2021 Ferrari SF90 Spider: Italian plug-in hybrid supercar receives a folding hardtop roof

2021 Ferrari SF90 Spider: Italian plug-in hybrid supercar receives a folding hardtop roof

Two years after unleashing the LaFerrari’s predecessor, Italian sports car legend Ferrari has revealed the SF90 Spider. But instead of having a dinky soft top, the 2021 SF90 Spider is arriving with a folding hardtop roof. This means Ferrari’s latest Spider has identical performance figures as the SF90 Stradale. The new SF90 Spider has the same 211 mph (340 m/h) top speed, and it goes from zero to 60 mph in 2.5-seconds.

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Hyundai commits to electrification and fuel cells with ten new models by 2022

Hyundai commits to electrification and fuel cells with ten new models by 2022

South Korean automaker Hyundai is diving head-on towards electrification and hydrogen fuel cell technology. In a recent online press briefing, Hyundai was kind enough to give us a healthy glimpse into the carmaker’s expanded EV and eco-focused vehicle lineup. Consisting of up to ten new models (including the all-new Ioniq 5 CUV and Ioniq 6 luxury sedan), the lineup also includes the Nexo FCEV, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered crossover which is now sold at Hyundai dealerships.

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive – Green prestige not piety

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive – Green prestige not piety

It's lucky that the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid has "HYBRID" badges on its trunk and fenders, else you'd be forgiven for not knowing it was electrified at all. Then again, hybrid subtlety is part of the new Accord's charm, positioning the technology not so much as the green option, but the more premium, sophisticated pick of the sedan range.

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2021 BMW 330e Review – No, really, it’s a plug-in hybrid

2021 BMW 330e Review – No, really, it’s a plug-in hybrid

Some electrified cars can't stop shouting about their green credentials, but the 2021 BMW 330e sedan is a little more surreptitious about its plug-in hybrid status. Then again, were I a member of the latest 3 Series family, I'd probably not want my electric drive to potentially overshadow the rest of the features that have long made BMW's compact sedan a best-seller. It's all about balance, and when it comes to going green that can be a tricky thing to judge.

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Bentley electric roadmap revealed – Luxury pure EVs only by 2030

Bentley electric roadmap revealed – Luxury pure EVs only by 2030

The new luxury is green, and while the leather and wood may be familiar, Bentley is preparing for some huge electrification changes underneath. Right now, the British automaker may be the world's largest producer of vast, twelve-cylinder engines for cars like the Flying Spur W12, but in less than ten years time they'll all be retired as part of a rapid switch to embrace first hybrids and then pure-electric drivetrains.

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Aston Martin roadmap spills its huge electric plans

Aston Martin roadmap spills its huge electric plans

Aston Martin may only just have inked a deal to get its hands on Mercedes' electric vehicle tech, but the automaker already has plans on how to use it. Announced last week, the agreement should see Mercedes-Benz eventually take as much as a 20-percent stake in the legendary British sports car company, in return for access to the Germans' tech.

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2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Review – 55 TFSI e doesn’t compromise for electric

2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Review – 55 TFSI e doesn’t compromise for electric

Audi's strategy with electrification has been "don't rock a smooth-sailing boat," and it's sticking with that recipe for the 2020 Q5 55 TFSI e. If the e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback feel much like regular Audi models that just so happen to be all-electric, the Q5 plug-in hybrid sticks even closer to that recipe.

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Porsche increases the electric driving range for Cayenne E-Hybrid range

Porsche increases the electric driving range for Cayenne E-Hybrid range

Porsche has announced that it has increased the high-voltage battery's gross capacity in its plug-in Cayenne hybrid models. The battery pack is now 17.9 kWh rather than 14.1 kWh, representing an increase in range of up to 30 percent. Using the WLTP EAER City cycle, the E-Hybrid can now cover up to 48 kilometers on electricity alone.

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Mercedes trades EV tech and more for a bigger chunk of Aston Martin

Mercedes trades EV tech and more for a bigger chunk of Aston Martin

Mercedes-Benz is taking a bigger stake in Aston Martin, as part of a new technology agreement that boosts the automakers' collaborations. The deal will see Mercedes eventually hold up to 20-percent of shares of the legendary British car company, which will get to dig through the Germans' hybrid, EV, and other tech for its own sports cars and SUVs.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra Pricing: Base SE trim starts at $19,650

2021 Hyundai Elantra Pricing: Base SE trim starts at $19,650

Hyundai has announced the pricing for its all-new 2021 Elantra sedan. And as expected, the new seventh-gen Elantra undercuts the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic in the compact family sedan category. The base Elantra SE starts at $19,650 (before $995 destination fees) and includes a comprehensive range of standard equipment including 15-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED DRL’s, an 8-inch infotainment display, and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity.

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