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Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

A new Hummer, reborn as an all-electric pickup, could be revealed during the Super Bowl, as General Motors brings back the classic nameplate with a very different ethos. Rumors of a Hummer reboot have circulated for some time now, as GM looks to pin recognizable branding to the electrified vehicles it aims to make a significant part of its portfolio.

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Aston Martin reportedly axes EV and weighs Geely deal after tough 2019

Aston Martin reportedly axes EV and weighs Geely deal after tough 2019

Aston Martin, facing cashflow issues, is reportedly axing plans to make an electric sedan and in talks with Chinese behemoth Geely over a potential investment. The British sports car-maker has been courting finance after warning investors of lower sales than were initially predicted for 2019.

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New EV-Ready building codes could be tipping point for electric cars in US

New EV-Ready building codes could be tipping point for electric cars in US

Electric car charging regulations that could eventually see all new-build homes in the US be made "EV-ready" have been approved, with updated standards adding provisions for faster chargers to be installed. Currently, though California has mandated electrical wiring for EV chargers be included in its building codes since 2015, the rest of the US has no such requirements.

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2020 Ford Super Duty truck has 1,400-pound front plow rating

2020 Ford Super Duty truck has 1,400-pound front plow rating

The 2020 Ford Super Duty line of pickups has a best-in-class 1,400-pound snow plow rating that includes the mounting hardware. Ford is bragging about the rating as it is an important feature for truck owners who live in snowy states where plowing their own roads or plowing parking lots as a business is a big deal.

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Mini Sidewalk Convertible has arrows woven into the roof

Mini Sidewalk Convertible has arrows woven into the roof

Mini has unveiled a new special edition of its four-seat drop-top that will launch in March. The car is called the Mini Sidewalk Convertible, and it has individual design and equipment features. The car will come in three different engine versions.

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Nissan e-4ORCE brings more performance to EVs

Nissan e-4ORCE brings more performance to EVs

Nissan is talking up a new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology called e-4ORCE. The tech is meant to deliver instant torque to all four wheels of an electric vehicle in a balanced and predictable manner. The goal is to deliver power and handling on par with many premium sports cars.

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Aston Martin V12 Speedster official: Super-limited open top coming 2021

Aston Martin V12 Speedster official: Super-limited open top coming 2021

Aston Martin is readying a super-limited-production V12 Speedster, a rare open-top vision of the British automaker's most important values. Just 88 of the cars will be produced for customers around the world, each a two seater expected to deliver around 690 horsepower.

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The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

BMW's big electric car launch, the BMW iNEXT, will come with integrated 5G the automaker has confirmed at CES 2020, with the EV tapping high-speed connectivity for features like autonomous driving. Previewed as the Vision iNEXT back in 2018, the all-electric crossover SUV is expected to arrive on roads by 2021.

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The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR is more than just an Avatar-inspired concept

The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR is more than just an Avatar-inspired concept

In many ways, Mercedes-Benz's new VISION AVTR concept car is everything we've come to expect from automakers at CES 2020: exaggerated style wrapped in an ambitious message, in this particular case James Cameron’s epic “Avatar” movie. Certainly, the VISION AVTR - which stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation - is full of gloriously hi-tech details that Mercedes says embody the next chapter of sustainable luxury. Think ecologically-sound mobility mixed with awe-inspiring, futuristic design that tries to highlight the interaction between humans and machines. It's a tall order, but then again the VISION AVTR is a big car.

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Nissan shows off new noise-reducing meta-material at CES

Nissan shows off new noise-reducing meta-material at CES

Nissan is one of the many automakers at CES 2020, and one of the cool innovations that Nissan is showing off is a new noise-reducing material that can be integrated into vehicles. The lightweight material is known as an acoustic meta-material.

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Mercedes VISION AVTR is a wild concept car inspired by “Avatar”

Mercedes VISION AVTR is a wild concept car inspired by “Avatar”

Mercedes-Benz has brought a new concept car to CES 2020, with the VISION AVTR inspired by James Cameron's epic "Avatar" movie. Intended to embody themes of ecologically-sound mobility and the interaction of the passenger and their vehicle, the striking concept also uses new green materials.

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Sony Vision-S is a surprise car showcase of automotive tech

Sony Vision-S is a surprise car showcase of automotive tech

Sony has built a concept car, the Sony Vision-S, to demonstrate the way its sensors and other technology can be turned to automotive applications and prove once and for all the CES really is turning into a car show. A surprise unveil at Sony's press conference at CES 2020, the Vision-S is a rolling test-bench for the company's efforts in safety, electrification, and entertainment.

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