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    Podcast: Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #407 LIVE!
    Challenge Bibendum, Toyota Mirai, 3 Series Off 10Best 1416869100

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #407 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Los Angeles: Toyota Mirai offers promising tech, unfortunate looks
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    Is there some rule that all cutting-edge, ultra-efficient or emissions-free vehicles need to look, uh, weird? No? Then would anyone care to explain the Toyota Mirai, a vehicle that for all it's hugely, wildly promising technology, will forever be pigeonholed based on its odd styling? Looks ...

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    Los Angeles: Mullen 700e proves there's no coda for some EV brands
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    "Coda did a good job developing the car ... but when they got to the starting line, it died." – Richard Curtis Let's get this out of the way right up front: the "new" Mullen 700e is not a whole lot different than the long-expired Coda Sedan, the all-electric version it's based on. ...

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    Los Angeles: Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro packs plug-in hydrogen powertrain
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    If you think a plug-in diesel hybrid is an expensive proposition, just wait until you hear details about the just-revealed Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro. The "H" in H-Tron, as you might guess, stands for hydrogen, so say hello to a new concept that combines a plug-in battery system with a ...

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    Los Angeles: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 PHEV offers the best of both worlds it's ready to conquer
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    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class just keeps growing – both in terms of dimensions and in terms of variants. Nevermind the S-Class Coupe for a moment and focus only on the sedan: in North America alone, you can get the big Benz in S550, S600, S63 and S65 spec, and at the Los Angeles Auto Show this ...

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    Teased: Chevy teases next-gen Volt at fan event in LA
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    Barely two months before its planned debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Chevrolet has released yet another batch of teaser images of its second-generation Volt. Unlike the first image, though, which just showed the car's rear badge, there's a lot more to this quartet of ...

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    2015 BMW i8: Autoblog Technology of the Year finalist
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    Traditionally, nominations for the Autoblog Technology of the Year award are earned for specific developments – a new-think powertrain, a uniquely developed material, a groundbreaking smartphone app, or what have you. In the case of BMW's marvelous i8, it so bristles with novel applied ...

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    Official: Mini forgets to bring car to LA, shows Citysurfer concept scooter
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    See that red thing? It's the Mini Citysurfer Concept. It is not, in case you were wondering, an automobile. Yet despite this apparent shortcoming, Mini has placed it on a plinth at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The electric scooter weighs in at 40 pounds, can hit 15 miles per hour, cover 10 to ...

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    Video: Jay Leno rides the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle
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    Electric motorcycles are fairly proven tech at this point, with multiple options available to riders. The real challenge now is continuing to improve performance to add range, cut weight and boost power. Jay Leno is back on two-wheels again this week for a ride on the Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 ...

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    2016 Toyota Mirai starts at $57,500, lease for $499/month with free hydrogen fuel
    $8,000 Tax Credit Could Expire Well Before Car Arrives 1416272400

    The Toyota Mirai is coming to California next year and it will arrive bearing a $57,500 MSRP. Toyota says that with state and federal incentives worth a total of $13,000, interested customers will be able to buy a Mirai for under $45,000. If you're more into leasing, then you can get the Mirai ...

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    Report: Jaguar trademarks EV-Type nameplate
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    Green may have been a popular color choice for the classic Jaguar E-Type, but even in Lightweight form (pictured above), it was hardly what you'd call environmentally friendly. Not by today's standards, anyway, with six-, eight- and twelve-cylinder engines displacing between 3.8 and 5.3 liters. ...

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    Translogic: Translogic 163: Acton Rocket Skates
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    Some of the most memorable Road Runner cartoons feature Wile E. Coyote strapping rockets onto his roller skates in ill-advised attempts to catching the blindingly fast bird. Things never seemed to work out for Wile E., but they do seem to be looking up for Acton founder Peter Treadway. The first ...

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    Honda delays hydrogen fuel cell sedan, debuts new concept
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    Instead of hosting the world debut of the production version of its hydrogen fuel cell sedan at the LA Auto Show this coming week, Honda decided to debut the vehicle in Japan today. And, it's not the production version that was shown off, it was an evolved concept. And, instead of coming in 2015, ...

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    Official: Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell coming to US Northeast in 2016
    Japanese Automaker Confirms H2 Vehicle Name, Means 'Future' 1416193200

    Looks like someone was able to read the future back in July. That's when rumors first circulated that Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle will be called the Mirai. Today, Toyota president Akio Toyoda confirmed the name alongside plans to build out a hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the US ...

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    Report: Is Tesla quietly sitting on 3,000 cars?
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    Tesla's 2014 third quarter financial report mixed some positive news with gloomy messages. On one hand, the electric carmaker posted its best quarter ever in terms of deliveries, including its best single day with 907 EVs delivered. The company also announced expanded production to get even more ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Golf named Motor Trend Car of the Year
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    The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured Motor Trend's prestigious Car of the Year award. The Golf, along with its many variants, which include the diesel-powered TDI, GTI hot hatch and electric E-Golf, beat out a slew of competitors which included corporate cousin Audi and ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 11.6.14
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    We drive the 2016 Audi A6 The Audi A6 has long been one of the best mid-level luxury cars for sale in the United States. For 2016, it's back and better than ever with a new, more powerful engine, a much-improved new transmission and more style both inside and out. We traveled to Germany to hit ...

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    Motorsports: Toyota FCV rallies to the hydrogen cause as zero car
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    It's been two decades since Toyota dominated the World Rally Championship with its Celica Turbo 4WD. But this past weekend, Toyota hit the rally stage in a very different vehicle. That, as you can see, is the Japanese automaker's Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), which is still in its prototype phase. ...

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    Report: Three Wheeler now Morgan's best seller, electric version under study
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    Three years ago, Morgan reintroduced the Three Wheeler after a hiatus of almost six decades. While the family-owned British automaker initially planned to only make 400 or 500 of the trike roadsters, it quickly emerged as its most popular model. These days Morgan is making 500 or so Three ...

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    ETC: 2015 BMW i8 sets everyone's tongues wagging in Northern Michigan
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    Like few other cars we can remember, people want to talk about the 2015 BMW i8. Drive one, and you'll soon find out what we mean. They stop you at gas stations. They accost you in Walgreen's parking lots. They stream out of neighborhood bars, beers in hand. At least, that was our experience this ...

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