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Tesla wanted competition – Now big names are bringing it

Tesla wanted competition – Now big names are bringing it

Almost four years ago to the day, Tesla's Elon Musk threw down the gauntlet to traditional automakers, challenging them to step up and take electric cars seriously. Now, he's finally getting what he wished for. Two of the biggest names in the industry are about to each launch a car that will take on Tesla's two top-selling models, and that's when things are going to start getting truly interesting.

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Porsche 911 Speedster Concept celebrates 70th anniversary

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept celebrates 70th anniversary

Porsche has rolled out the very cool 911 Speedster concept car. This car is meant to celebrate 70 years of Porsche sports cars. The design of the Speedster Concept is meant to pay homage to the very first Porsche 356 "No.1" Roadster. Porsche says that car received its operating permit on June 8, 1948.

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6 things we found out about the Porsche Taycan today

6 things we found out about the Porsche Taycan today

The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the automaker's first all-electric car, and it's more than just a Tesla rival. Stage one of what will eventually be more than $7bn in investment into electrification and e-mobility by Porsche, the Taycan - like the Mission E concept it's based on - isn't just quick on the road, but will usher in a new age of fast charging and more. Read on for six things we found out about the 2020 Taycan today.

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Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Porsche has revealed the name of the production Mission E all-electric sedan, which will launch as the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The name was confirmed today, at the official opening of the "70 Years Porsche Sportscar" special exhibition at the Porsche Museum in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany.

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Porsche 24 Hours of Le Mans racers rock iconic liveries

Porsche 24 Hours of Le Mans racers rock iconic liveries

Porsche has shown off the sweet racing cars that it will field at the Le Mans 24 hours race. The two cars are 911 RSR racers and one wears iconic Rothmans livery and the other a pink livered dubbed "Pink Pig." Both are throwbacks to classic liveries that have been seen on the racing rack before.

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Porsche AR smartglasses get green light to cut service times

Porsche AR smartglasses get green light to cut service times

Porsche is bringing augmented reality to its dealerships, putting AR smart glasses into the service centers of its 189 US locations to shorten repair times. Dubbed Porsche Tech Live Look, the system began as a pilot last year, but is now being expanded more broadly after the automaker found it dramatically improves service efficiency.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first-drive: ticks all the boxes

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first-drive: ticks all the boxes

The Cayenne E-Hybrid is positioned between the newly redesigned Cayenne S and the Cayenne S for 2019. In southern France, I had the opportunity to test out Porsche’s sharp end of the sword against competitors: a “sporty” and “luxury” variant based on options and I’m here to report back that the E-Hybrid is mighty-impressive.

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Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid pairs 3.0L V6 with electric motor for 462hp

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid pairs 3.0L V6 with electric motor for 462hp

Porsche has announced the Cayenne E-Hybrid and the vehicle has a total of 462hp. The combustion engine is a 3.0L V6 that makes 340hp on its own. It is paired with an electric motor that makes another 136hp. Despite making 462hp total, the SUV is good for combined fuel consumption of 3.4-3.2 L/100km.

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This jumbo LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is the perfect sort of car-crazy

This jumbo LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is the perfect sort of car-crazy

Making full-sized models out of regular sized LEGO bricks isn't new, but Porsche has gone a little wild and made a super-sized LEGO set to recreate its 911 Turbo 3.0 model. Found at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the jumbo 911 is a scaled up replica of the LEGO version you can buy.

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Porsche plans 500 fast chargers for its US Supercharger rival

Porsche plans 500 fast chargers for its US Supercharger rival

Porsche will take some inspiration from Tesla for its upcoming all-electric Mission E when it comes to minimizing owner range-anxiety, the automaker has confirmed. The company's US arm plans to install at least 500 fast chargers for use by its drivers, capable of giving around 250 miles of range in under 20 minutes.

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Porsche unshackled its 919 Hybrid and beat an F1 car

Porsche unshackled its 919 Hybrid and beat an F1 car

Just how fast could a Porsche 919 Hybrid race car go, if it wasn't hamstrung by those pesky technical regulations Le Mans demands? That's the question the German sports car-maker set out to answer, loosening the bonds on its fearsome gas-electric hybrid and setting a new record in the process.

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Another step toward the perfect smartphone

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say "the perfect smartphone" I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption - logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that's going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

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