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BMW shows a 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype at its Innovation Days. The model combines an three-cylinder engine and electrically assisted axle up front, and a battery and electric motor at the rear.

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Officially, There's 'No Change In The Policy On Supercharger Use'

Tesla seems to be adjusting its Supercharger policy to advise users that the sites are meant for long-distance drives, rather than regular recharges.

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New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws.

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Canadian Power Generator To Install Tesla Powerpacks

Man builds giant Tesla logo out of Legos. TransAlta says stationary batteries will encourage renewable energy in Canada. BMW gives Nanyang Technological University an i3 and i8 for electromobility research.

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Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.

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Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn says the company is prepping a battery with a 186-mile range, which is more than double the current e-Golf. Although, it's less than the projections of potential competitors like the Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the rumored upcoming Nissan Leaf update.

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The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan has earned an EPA rating of 67 mpge with a 312-mile driving range. Buyers also get three-years or $15,000 in free hydrogen to keep it going.

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A rather mysterious minivan has been spotted testing. But is it mapping for Apple, or teasing an upcoming self-driving car from the tech company?

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Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system is replacing MyFord Touch in the manufacturer's lineup and is a marked improvement over its predecessor. We had a personal demonstration at a recent Ford event.

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Tesla Drivers Have Surpassed A Billion Electric Miles

UPenn's easier recycling process for rare earth metals reduces their environmental cost. Nissan Leaf drivers have prevented 55,000 tons of CO2 emissions in Europe alone. Tesla Model S drivers have racked up a billion miles.

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Subaru is recalling 72,000 of its EyeSight-equipped crossovers and sedans over fears that the automatic braking system may not work properly.

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The 2016 Ford F-150 is getting some minor but noticeable updates. Buyers benefit from the switch to Sync 3 for infotainment and an available Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. There are also new Special Edition Appearance Packages for the XLT and Lariat.

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Lexus claims that it has an actual, functioning magnetic hoverboard that seemingly works over concrete. The company is keeping technical details sparse but has a video showing the gadget off.

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Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes

In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.

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Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says battery technology will improve, but it's not there yet - and that's why customers aren't ready for electric vehicles.

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Tesla Partners With Dalhousie University For Battery Research

Toyota will need strong plug-in sales to meet CA standards, and Subaru and Mazda may depend on Toyota. Tesla and Dalhousie University agree on a five-year battery research program; Nomadic Power gets a €2 million grant for its solar trailer batteries.

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Want to see a big sled get flung into the water off the deck of an aircraft carrier? Don't be silly, of course you do.

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Hyundai has patented a system combining GPS, a camera, and sensors to detect speed bumps and to warn drivers about them.

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The trolley problem is a thought experiment that puts a person in a lose-lose situation and forces them to react. The same concept is being applied to autonomous vehicles to help determine how they should react in an accident.

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Silvercar Only Rents Silver Audi A4s

Silvercar is aiming to bring modern tech to the car rental market with its smartphone app and fleet made up exclusively of Audi A4s.

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Smart Expands Twinamic DCT Offerings

A Honda CR-Z with electric SH-AWD will race in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Tesla's liquid-cooled cable could reduce charging times in the future. Smart expands the Twinamic DCT offering to 90-hp Fortwo and 71-hp Forfour.

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