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Karma’s latest supercar concept boasts neck-snapping power

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin / Engadget Karma builds very fancy, very sleek luxury cars. The Revero GTS and SC2 concept vehicles unveiled at the LA Auto Show are no different. Both cars seem like the type of vehicle a crime-fighting billionaire would drive on their day off. The niche Southern California automaker certainly knows how …

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Blackstone HyperTek electric motorcycle smashes all molds

By Jonathon Ramsey Here we have a motorcycle that takes advantage of what can be done with an electric powertrain and looks like one of the possibilities in the sci-fi futures we’ve dreamed of. South African company Blackstone Tek, better known by the initials BST, is known for its carbon fiber motorcycle and car wheels. …

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Porsche’s Taycan lives up to its EV hype

Sponsored Links Driving a Porsche — regardless of its body style — is filled with expectations. The vehicle should go fast while whipping around corners. So it’s no surprise that the automaker’s electric Taycan (pronounced Tie Khan) offers those things. The revelation is that it does so, even with the heft of a 93.4kWh battery …

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Elon Musk: Berlin ‘gigafactory’ will build Teslas starting with the Model Y

Sponsored Links SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards “Das Goldene Lenkrad” (The golden steering wheel) given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters After launching manufacturing facilities in the US and China, Tesla’s next location is apparently in …

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Chevy’s electric hot rod truck mimics the sound of a V8

Ford isn’t the only automaker who rolled into SEMA with an electrified version of a familiar car. Chevy has unveiled an E-10 Concept hot rod that looks like a slammed vintage pickup truck (the 1962 C-10), but packs thoroughly modern EV tech. It’s powered by a double stack of concept electric crate motors that provide …

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Mercedes-Benz will build an electric G-Class SUV

Two years ago, then-head of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche said the brand planned to have electric versions for all of its models by 2022. One year ago Mercedes unveiled its first electric SUV. Now, per a tweet by Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler AG Sascha Pallenberg, the new CEO Ola Källenius promised a zero-emission version …

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VW’s self-driving car group will have offices in Silicon Valley and China

Sponsored Links Volkswagen hasn’t been as active or vocal about autonomous driving as some of its competitors. The company has focused much of its recent attention on electric vehicle offerings, but that seems to be changing. Today, VW announced the creation of an autonomous driving subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy, or VWAT. The new company already …

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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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Tesla update gives EVs more power and ‘automatic’ navigation

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla’s latest earnings call hinted at an update that would boost its electric cars’ performance, and now that update appears to be rolling out — with a few extras in store. Drivers receiving the upgrade get roughly five percent more power thanks to optimized motor control, giving them better acceleration and …

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