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Tesla ordered to halt early work on its German Gigafactory

Sponsored Links Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla’s Berlin area Gigafactory is running into trouble before the EV maker has even laid the foundations. The higher administrative court for Berlin-Brandenburg has ordered Tesla to halt forest clearing for the factory while waiting on a decision for a complaint from the environmental activist group Green …

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Porsche’s first Super Bowl ad in 23 years is for the electric Taycan

Sponsored Links Porsche There have been Super Bowl ads for electric cars before, but they’ve tended to treat EVs as novelties. BMW’s 2015 ad for the i3 was practically a crash course in EVs, while Audi’s 2019 spot was more to advertise electrification than the still-unavailable E-Tron GT. Porsche, however, is embracing the radical concept …

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Subaru plans to sell only electric cars by the middle of the 2030s

Sponsored Links Subaru By Ronan Glon Nipping infinite rumors in the bud, Subaru confirmed the Outback, the Forester, the BRZ, the WRX STI, and every other car it makes will go electric or disappear by the middle of the 2030s. The Japanese automaker announced it plans to kick gasoline-powered cars out of its global portfolio …

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Mazda claims long-range EVs are worse for the planet than diesels

Sponsored Links Mazda Wonder why Mazda’s MX-30 only has a modest 35.5kWh battery when its competition frequently has more? According to the brand’s European research director Christian Schultze, it’s to help the planet. He told Automotive News that the small pack is “responsibly” sized to have an overall CO2 emission footprint (including manufacturing and energy …

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Porsche tests a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs

Sponsored Links Porsche Porsche’s follow-ups to the Taycan may make its powerplants seem conservative by comparison. The Stuttgart crew has revealed that it’s working on a four-motor powertrain for electric SUVs, twice as many as what you’ll find in the Taycan. This isn’t about improving quarter mile times, though. Instead, the design is focused on …

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Tesla will start charging $10 per month for ‘Premium’ in-car data

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Matt York Tesla wasn’t entirely accurate when it said it would start charging for some in-car data on July 1st of last year, but it looks like owners have finally been asked to cough up. The automaker is notifying customers who ordered on or after July 1st, 2018 that it’s switching them …

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The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900

Sponsored Links BMW BMW has revealed the all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900, less than the $35,000 estimate the automaker gave when it unveiled the vehicle in July. The car, which is the first broadly available Mini Cooper EV (following a concept model), will go on sale in the US in early March. …

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Nissan’s dual-motor Leaf test car hints at future EVs

Sponsored Links Nissan If Nissan is going to build production versions of EV concepts like the Ariya, it’s going to need considerably more from its electric powerplants. Thankfully, that work is well underway. The car brand has unveiled a Leaf-based test car that packs dual motors and all-wheel drive, delivering both greater control and much …

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Mercedes unveils A-Class and B-Class plug-in hybrids

Sponsored Links Daimler You’ve typically had to splurge on higher-end vehicles like the GLC if you’ve wanted a plug-in hybrid with Mercedes’ tri-star badge, but you won’t have to be quite so well-heeled going forward. Mercedes-Benz has introduced PHEV versions of the A-Class (above) and B-Class (below), both of which are considerably more accessible. The …

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Tesla will add Netflix and YouTube streaming to its cars

Sponsored Links John Keeble/Getty Images Never mind playing games in your Tesla — for many, the dream has been to catch up on shows while charging or waiting for a passenger. And that vision might soon come true. Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla’s cars will “soon” offer Netflix and YouTube streaming so long as …

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