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Volkswagen ID.R Crushes EV Nürburgring Record

Volkswagen ID.R Crushes EV Nürburgring Record
Volkswagen took its powerful electric racing car, the ID.R, to the Nürburgring in Germany to run the car around the notoriously difficult track. VW went with its eyes on setting the second EV lap time record for the car after a record-setting run up Pikes Peak last year.
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Lotus to Reveal Type 130 Electric Hypercar on July 16

Lotus to Reveal Type 130 Electric Hypercar on July 16
Not long ago, Lotus teased us with a wispy looking image of the Type 130 electric hypercar it plans to launch. It has now stepped up and confirmed that July 16 will be the day that it unveils the car.
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The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Is a 985hp Hybrid Hypercar

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Is a 985hp Hybrid Hypercar
Say what you will about Ferrari’s styling these days, but their cars are still incredible. The latest supercar to come from the Italian Stallion is a hybrid gas-electric monster that can zoom from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.5
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Ferrari’s Hybrid Supercar Teased Before Tomorrow’s Reveal

Ferrari’s Hybrid Supercar Teased Before Tomorrow’s Reveal
Ferrari is planning to unveil a new hybrid supercar, and we don’t have to wait long for it, with the reveal planned for tomorrow, May 29. The teaser image and video posted to their Facebook page give us a wireframe glimpse at the front end of the car, which appears to have a dramatically sculpted, trapezoidal hood design.
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GM’s Hope for a Truly Driverless Car Hits a Snag

GM’s Hope for a Truly Driverless Car Hits a Snag
About 2 years ago, General Motors asked the NHTSA for a temporary waiver on certain safety equipment that is required in modern autos. It wanted to field a fleet of around 2,500 Chevy Bolt autonomous cars for a ride-sharing program that had no controls inside for humans.
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Lotus Teases Type 130 EV Hypercar with Wispy Green Smoke

Lotus Teases Type 130 EV Hypercar with Wispy Green Smoke
Lotus makes some of the coolest sports cars in the world, even if the best of them aren’t offered in the US. As fans wait for the return of the Exige and Elise to the States with their next generation, Lotus is teasing a new hypercar.
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2019 Audi e-tron Electric SUV Gets EPA Range Estimate

2019 Audi e-tron Electric SUV Gets EPA Range Estimate
May is right around the corner, and that’s when Audi’s e-tron electric SUV is expected to roll into showrooms. The e-tron is billed as a “right-size” and “right segment” electric vehicle, and Audi hopes its driving range will match up with those expectations.
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Polestar 2 Is a Pure Electric Set to Take on Tesla’s Model 3

Polestar 2 Is a Pure Electric Set to Take on Tesla’s Model 3
Recently, Volvo spun off its performance division to create the new Polestar brand. Now, the automaker has revealed its first production vehicle, the Polestar 2. Set to go into production in early 2020, the 5-door pure electric wants to give the Tesla Model 3 a run for its money, and look great doing it. Powering the stylish EV is a 78 kWh battery pack, and pair of electric motors, providing all-wheel drive, and making 408 hp and 487 lb-ft.
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Tesla Model 3 Loses Consumer Reports “Recommended” Rating

Tesla Model 3 Loses Consumer Reports “Recommended” Rating
One of the most coveted ratings for many automakers is the “recommended” rating from Consumer Reports (CR). Tesla wanted that rating badly for its “more affordable” EV, the $42,900+ Model 3. It initially missed that rating due to poor brake performance.
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Pininfarina Battista Electric Car Makes 1900 Horsepower

Pininfarina Battista Electric Car Makes 1900 Horsepower
We may not be over the range anxiety portion of the acceptance scale for electric vehicles just yet. But we are over the performance barrier. With the earliest electric vehicles being things like the Nissan Leaf, car guys and gals feared the move to electricity would spell the end of the performance car.
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Volkswagen Dune Buggy Reborn as an EV

Volkswagen Dune Buggy Reborn as an EV
One of the most iconic of all dune buggies ever made are the ones VW produced back in the the ’60s and ’70s. Now Volkswagen has unveiled a new generation concept car based on those dune buggies of yore.
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Porsche Expected to Double Taycan Production

Porsche Expected to Double Taycan Production
Porsche has a new EV coming that aims to compete against Tesla. The car is called the Taycan, and will be based on the Mission E concept seen here. A new report says that Porsche will double production from the originally-planned 20,000 units per year up to 40,000 per year.
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Russian Aviar R67 EV Looks Like a 1967 Mustang, But is Anything But

Russian Aviar R67 EV Looks Like a 1967 Mustang, But is Anything But
Aviar Motors, an EV maker out of Russia has taken the style of an iconic ’60s muscle car and turned it into a modern EV. The ride is called the Aviar R67, and it looks a whole lot like a 1967 Mustang.
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The Rivian R1T Is a Pure Electric Truck for the Tesla Set

The Rivian R1T Is a Pure Electric Truck for the Tesla Set
Elon Musk has said Tesla it’s working on its own pickup truck, but it may be quite some time before that comes to market, as they continue to meet demand for the Model 3. In the mean time, truck buyers interested in a pure-electric pickup might want to check out this upcoming offering from EV startup Rivian.
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Icon’s Latest is a 1949 Mercury Coupe with a Tesla Heart

Icon’s Latest is a 1949 Mercury Coupe with a Tesla Heart
The last few times we talked about Icon has been when the company whipped up a pair of very cool off-road vehicles with the Icon BR that looks like an old Ford Bronco and the restored 1965 Kaiser Jeep.
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