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Mercedes GLE 350 de 4Matic, GLC 300 e 4Matic gets longer electric range

Mercedes GLE 350 de 4Matic, GLC 300 e 4Matic gets longer electric range

Mercedes has pulled the wraps off the plug-in hybrid version of some of its SUVs. The rides are the GLE 350 de 4Matic and the GLC 300 e 4Matic. Mercedes says that the GLE has an all-electric range of up to 100 km thanks to the 31.2 kWh battery pack. The plug-in hybrid can also go up to 160 km/h on electricity alone.

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Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

Trump just hit the gas in California car emissions war

US regulators at the EPA and DOT are threatening California with legal action, after the state agreed a voluntary emissions deal with four big automakers that was more stringent than that imposed by the Trump administration. Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen defied the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation earlier this year, and inked an agreement with California for tougher pollution standards.

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VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

Volkswagen's ID.3 all-electric car isn't set to begin production until the end of the year, but that hasn't stopped more than 30,000 people opening their wallets to secure one of the very first examples the automaker has announced. Reservations for the ID.3 Launch Edition - the first VW Group car to be based on the company's brand new MEB electric platform - opened in May.

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Porsche has a plan to settle Taycan range arguments

Porsche has a plan to settle Taycan range arguments

The new Porsche Taycan may not have the range to best a Tesla, but the German automaker has a plan to change that, increasing its stake in performance EV specialist Rimac. Porsche snapped up 10-percent of the Croatian company back in mid-2018, and has now increased that to 15.5-percent.

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Callum Aston Martin Vanquish 25 reimagines an icon

Callum Aston Martin Vanquish 25 reimagines an icon

The Aston Martin Vanquish is one of the automakers most storied vehicles, and it has been around since 2001. The Vanquish was also the last model to be produced at Newport Pagnell. A design company called Callum is now producing the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by Callum. Aston Martin fully endorses the car.

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GM just gave Android Automotive OS its biggest partner yet

GM just gave Android Automotive OS its biggest partner yet

Google has another car win under its belt, with General Motors announcing that it plans to move its infotainment system to Android Automotive OS. The deal will see GM-brand cars switch to the embedded Android system from 2021, one of the biggest names to adopt the system.

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Watch Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV go track and ice wild

Watch Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV go track and ice wild

Ford is teasing its "Mustang-inspired" all-electric SUV, previewing just how much fun it expects owners of the upcoming EV to be having when the car arrives next year. The automaker has played details of the new electric utility fairly close to its chest so far, and indeed this is the first time we've seen the prototype in action.

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The Porsche Taycan taught me an important lesson

The Porsche Taycan taught me an important lesson

The Porsche Taycan isn't the first electric car, it's not the fastest, and it's certainly not the cheapest, and in a category still largely defined by numbers that could make you question just how successful it could hope to be. The obsession with range, 0-60 times, and bringing electrification within reach of "mainstream" consumer pricing has helped shift the perception of EVs out of an eco-pious niche it once occupied, but it has come with its own automotive blinkers too.

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2020 BMW M4 Edition ///M Heritage limited to 750 units globally

2020 BMW M4 Edition ///M Heritage limited to 750 units globally

BMW has announced a limited edition version of the 2020 BMW M4 that is meant to celebrate the "storied history" since the founding of the M division in 1972. To celebrate BMW has unveiled the 2020 M4 Edition ///M Heritage and the special car will be limited to 750 units globally. Only three colors will be offered that represent the BMW M GmbH logo.

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Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Luxury EV sedan fight

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Luxury EV sedan fight

The Tesla Model S certainly isn't the only electric car on the market, but when it comes to the 2020 Porsche Taycan it's the obvious competition. That makes for an interesting showdown: on the one hand, Tesla has had years to refine and improve its flagship electric sedan, but Porsche brings no small legacy of crafting performance vehicles to the table.

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2020 Porsche Taycan official: Price, range, power and tech

2020 Porsche Taycan official: Price, range, power and tech

This is it: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The storied automaker's first all-electric car not only takes on rivals like Tesla, but paves a new path to Porsche's future. In the process it promises the performance and driving dynamics fans of the company are familiar with, albeit with the sort of initial price tag you might expect from any Porsche bearing the "Turbo" badge. Read on for everything you need to know.

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2020 Lexus RX and RXL gain Android Auto and more

2020 Lexus RX and RXL gain Android Auto and more

Lexus has announced the 2020 RX and RXL SUVs, and they bring with them some firsts for the Lexus brand. One first is the integration of Android Auto into both of the vehicles. Android Auto is a first for the entire Lexus brand and will go along with the Apple CarPlay that is already supported.

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