Tesla has announced the introduction of a new version of the Model S, the P100D, which is now officially the quickest production car in the world that is currently on sale. With a 0-60 mph time of an insane 2.5 seconds, the Model S P100D is the third fastest production car ever produced, but the quickest one that you can actually buy new today. The Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder were faster, but you can't buy a new one.
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Last week Volkswagen revealed plans to create a bunch of new electric vehicles and now it's being reported that Mercedes-Benz is working on a new sub-brand for its future EVs. Following BMW with its i- sub-brand, Mercedes-Benz is currently finalizing plans for a new sub-brand that will enter the market with two electric sedans and two electric SUVs.
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VW has yet to recover from its diesel woes, but now that it VW is ready to move past its "clean" diesels, VW is moving its green lineup in a new direction. VW has announced that it is working on three new electric vehicle platforms, which will be used for up to 30 new electric cars.
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Chevy has announced that it has sold the 100,000th Chevy Volt, making it the first automaker to sell 100,000 plug-in vehicles. According to to the automaker in addition to the 100,000 milestone, Volt owners have driven almost 1.5 billion miles in EV mode of a total 2.5 billion cumulative miles, which means that Volt drivers have saved nearly 58 million gallons of fuel.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the automaker's Master Plan 2, which follows its initial master plan that was released 10 years ago. Now that the original master plan is done with the introduction of the Model 3 and the purchase of SolarCity, Tesla is now ready to start its next phase.
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While it will be a few years until BMW has a fully-electric sedan that can compete with Tesla, BMW is electrifying most of its lineup with plug-in hybrid variants. Following the introduction of the X5 and 3 Series plug-in hybrids, BMW has unveiled the new plug-in hybrid version of the flagship 7 Series, dubbed the 740e.
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It's no secret that the Nissan Leaf has struggled to battle other electrified cars, like the Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt with their longer driving ranges. Nissan is now reportedly going to fix that with the introduction of a new electric car with a range extender.
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The Acura NSX is officially back and while the production version is powered by a hybrid powertrain, Acura has announced that it has produced an all-electric racing version. The all-electric NSX-inspired EV concept is scheduled to race in the upcoming Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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The news isn't all that surprising, but Honda has stopped producing the CR-Z hybrid. Instead of making a big announcement, Honda quietly ended production, according to Car and Driver.
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Tesla is making the Model S a little more attainable with the introduction of a new 60 model that now starts at $66,000.
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Ford has announced the specs for the updated 2017 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, which now has a longer driving range than the 2016 model. With a total driving range of 610 miles, the 2017 Fusion Energi can now travel further than any other plug-in hybrid on the market.
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Now that Toyota has released an all-new Prius, what does Toyota have planned for its cousin, the Lexus CT hybrid? Well fans of the Lexus CT will probably be disappointed to hear that there are rumors that the CT hatchback will be replaced by a new smaller crossover.
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This fall the electric car segment is about to get the boost that it needs with the arrival of the 2017 Chevy Bolt with its 200-mile driving range. The Bolt will be followed by other 200 mile range EVs from other automakers, like Tesla and Nissan. Hyundai is now confirming plans to throw its hat in the segment with its own 200-mile range electric car.
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While GM has had success with the Chevy Volt that is now well into its second generation, its cousin, the Cadillac ELR hasn't met the same fate. Sales of the ELR were doomed from the start, largely because of its $75,000 sticker price and now production has officially stopped.
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Volvo has unveiled two new concept cars, which are a preview of its upcoming 40 Series lineup. The 40 Series concepts are a preview of the next-generation S40, V40 and XC40 models.
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A new report claims that GM and Lyft are going to start testing self-driving versions of the Chevy Bolt EV next year on public roads. GM recently invested $500 million in Lyft and now its reportedly looking to buy Cruise Automation Inc., a self-driving technology startup for $1 billion.
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Ever since the MINI Rocketman concept debuted back in 2011, there have been off and on-again reports about a production version. While it's unlikely that a traditional gas powered version will ever enter production, MINI is reportedly throwing around the idea of a fully electric version.
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As expected, BMW is giving the 2017 i3 a battery upgrade, which now means that it can travel up to 50% further than before, which gives it a driving range up to 114 miles. A new version with of the 2017 BMW i3 has a capacity of 33 kWh thanks to the higher energy density of the lithium ion cells, but the best part is that the battery dimensions remain unchanged.
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Production of the ill-fated Fisker Karma ended in 2012 and two years later Henrik Fisker's company was bought by China's Wanxiang Group Corporation. Now the automaker is back with a new name, Karma Automotive and the original Karma sedan has a new name Revero.
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VW is close to introducing its new three-row full size SUV and it's giving the world a preview of the new SUV with the T-Prime Concept GTE that is debuting this week at the Beijing Motor Show.
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Honda has announced that the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle will be produced in electric and plug-in hybrid versions starting next year. Both new additions will be based on the same platform as the fuel cell version and this also means that the Clarity will be the first vehicle to be offered in fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and electric versions.
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Honda has unveiled the updated 2017 Accord Hybrid, which gets styling updates and a new hybrid powertrain. The best part is that Honda has finally figured out how to increase production of the Accord Hybrid, which Honda expects will be double of the last model.
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With all the news about the 200-mile range Tesla Model 3 and upcoming Chevy Bolt, will anyone care that the 2017 Focus Electric will be able to drive up to 100 miles on a single charge? While Nissan, Chevy and Tesla are set to end range anxiety with their upcoming 200 mile range EVs, Ford feels that the upgraded 2017 Focus Electric will be enough to win over buyers.
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VW has released a few teaser photos of its new SUV concept that is going to debut this month at the Beijing Motor Show. VW calls the concept a "high-tech" SUV concept with its 376-hp hybrid powertrain and digital interior.
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Toyota has unveiled the uBox concept, which was designed by students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research in South Carolina. Toyota and the University teamed up for two years to immerse students in every aspect of automotive development, with the end result being this box on wheels concept, creatively called the uBox.
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As we reported a few days ago, Tesla is giving the Model S a few updates, with the most noticeable update being its new front fascia that features a smaller grille and new headlights.
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It's being reported that Tesla is going to reveal some updates to the Model S later t this month, which will include some styling updates, more features and maybe even a larger battery option.
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After so much anticipation Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3, which will be its first electric car that most people can actually afford. With buyers waiting outside of Tesla stores for up to 40 hours to be the first on the reservation list, the wait is finally over!
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Tesla is finally going to give the world a look at the much anticipated Model 3 sedan tonight. Production is expected to kick off by the end of 2017, but the version of the sedan that we see tonight may differ from what rolls off the line next year.
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Although Jaguar's current lineup is anything but "green" especially with the introduction of the F-Type SVR, that will soon change. Jaguar will reportedly add an electric vehicle to its lineup within the next two years according to Ian Callum, Jaguar's head of design.
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Acura has unveiled the restyled 2017 MDX at the New York Auto Show, which gets updated styling and a new hybrid version.
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Toyota has unveiled the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid today at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The new Prius plug-in hybrid can now travel twice as far as the old model and is expected to be rated at 120 MPGe - higher than any other plug-in hybrid.
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Chevy has announced that the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is now the most fuel efficient hybrid sedan in its segment with a 46-mpg combined rating. With a 47 mpg city/ 46 mpg highway rating, the Malibu Hybrid easily tops the hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.
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This week the 2016 New York Auto Show kicks off on March 23 and Honda has announced that it will be showing off the US-spec version of the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle.
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Toyota has released a teaser of "the next mechanical marvel" in the Prius lineup, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show.
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Chrysler has released the fuel economy specs for the 2017 Pacifica minivan, which now gets up to 28 mpg on the highway - a rating that is unsurpassed in its segment. That rating also represents a 12 percent improvement over the old Town & Country.
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With the success of rivals, like the Honda HR-V and Chevy Trax, Toyota is now about to jump into the competitive subcompact crossover segment with the C-HR. The C-HR has debuted today at the Geneva Motor Show.
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The all-new 2016 Honda Civic arrived with an all-new 1.5L turbocharged engine and now Honda has confirmed that other models in its lineup will soon offer turbocharged engines as well. Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo has revealed that the next-generation Accord and CR-V will be offered with a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
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Hyundai is going to unveil the full Euro-spec Ioniq line-up next week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, which includes the Ioniq hybrid, Ionig plug-in hybrid and Ioniq electric. The Ioniq is the first model to offer three electrified powertrains, which is part of Hyundai's plan to "make low-to zero-emission mobility accessible to everyone."
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Lexus has announced that the 2017 LC 500h, the hybrid version of the new LC coupe is going to debut at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Lexus hasn't released the specs yet, but has confirmed that it will be powered by Lexus' next generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System.
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