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    Report: Tesla China president steps down after fewer than 9 months on the job
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    In July, 2013, before Tesla had delivered its first car to China, CEO Elon Musk called the country a "wild card." A year on, that continues to be the case, with media reports all over the spectrum concerning how Tesla is doing in China. The immediate future won't be any calmer with news that ...

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    Official: BMW to show car that can park itself in a multi-story garage at CES
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    Automatic parking systems are something of a novelty, in their present form. Sure, modern parallel parking systems work well enough. And they're great if you lack the special awareness required to complete such a task. But frankly, how often is the average owner of such a system in a position to ...

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    Study: DOE admits nearly 50 percent of EVs bought in California
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    As fuel prices keep falling across the US, sales of fuel efficient vehicles keep going with them. By AutoblogGreen's tally, the market for green cars, which includes diesels, is down 6.4 percent through November 2014. However, there is a bright spot in the bleak news. Plug-in sales are actually ...

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    Official: Next-gen Audi Q7 shows of its wares ahead of Detroit
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    Audi has put the Q7 on a massive diet, trimming over 700 pounds. Meet what is sure to be one of the bigger debuts at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The next-generation Audi Q7 has been the subject of spy shots and conjecture for quite some time. After all, it was easily the oldest ...

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    Official: Renault reveals tiny two-stroke twincharged diesel
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    The Renault-Nissan Alliance bills itself as the worldwide leader in electric vehicles with a claimed 58 percent of the global market share. In the highly competitive world of increasingly efficient powertrains, development can never stand still if the company wants to maintain that dominance. ...

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    Featured: The billion-dollar potential of the ordinary American school bus [w/video]
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    For the better part of seven decades, the ordinary American school bus has remained exactly the same. Someday soon, it could undergo a radical change. Next year, three California school districts will soon participate in a experiment that will examine whether school buses can be used beyond ...

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    Official: Ward's announces 10 Best Engines 2015
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    Ward's Auto has named its 10 Best Engines for 2015, covering a range of powerplants from fuel-sippers to fire-breathers. As with past years, forced-induction reigns supreme, with seven of the ten engines featuring a turbo or supercharger. This year is slightly different, though, as two of the ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 12.8.14
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    We drive the 2015 Nissan Murano We found plenty to like in the 2015 Nissan Murano after taking it for a spin out on the West Coast, starting with its bold new style. There aren't any major drivetrain updates over the previous generation, but the powerful V6 engine and CVT transmission that ...

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    Teased: Rinspeed previews Budii concept ahead of Geneva show
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    Every year Frank Rinderknecht and his team at Rinspeed come to the Geneva Motor Show with another fantastical concept car, and next year's will be no exception. Though the show may still be several months away, the Swiss outfit is already giving us a glimpse of what to expect. Rinspeed's latest ...

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    Report: Harley-Davidson Livewire electric bike would cost $50k if made today
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    Harley-Davidson President and COO Matt Levatich rode into the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council's yearly confab on a Project LiveWire – that's the un-Harley electric motorcycle concept, its loudest noise coming from riders singing its praises and shocked onlookers reappraising the ...

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    Report: Audi Q7 to be first diesel plug-in from VW group
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    Lending credence to prior reports, the next Audi Q7 will be available with a diesel-powered, plug-in-hybrid powertrain, Automotive News claims, after speaking to a source in the Volkswagen Group. Both the gas and diesel-powered Q7 will debut in 2015, with the diesel PHV to arrive after that. ...

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    Official: BMW shows 670-hp plug-in 5 Series GT concept
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    BMW quietly revealed a 5 Series GT concept earlier this week at an event in France, and it sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of a whopping 670 horsepower. Think the upcoming Model X crossover from Tesla sounds good? BMW has something that might be just as enticing for eco enthusiasts ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: BMW rolls out ambitious plug-in hybrid electric plan
    Plus: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06s Arrive, Aston Creates Next Bond Car, Next Toyota Tacoma Will Debut In Detroit 1417885140

    "We believe that for the United States, this is going to be very important." – Julian Arguelles Let there be no doubt, BMW is serious about electric vehicles. The German automaker said this week it will make plug-in hybrid versions of all of its core models, an aggressive move that ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 12.3.14
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    What does it take to build a Porsche 918 Spyder? By now, you're surely aware of how awesome the Porsche 918 Spyder is in its fully complete and finished form. What you may not know, however, is how much work and effort goes into the process of screwing, welding and gluing the hybrid hypercar ...

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    Report: Nissan battery breakthrough to double Leaf EV range within a few years
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    The Tesla Model S might be the headline-grabber of the electric vehicle world, but the Nissan Leaf is the segment's secret star. With over 130,000 sold worldwide since its introduction and record US sales in 2014, the little hatchback has helped its parents at the Renault-Nissan Alliance to sell ...

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    Official: BMW planning plug-in hybrid versions of core models
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    To the casual observer, there's a sort of schism in the world of fuel sipping. The Japanese, Koreans and Americans have embraced electrification by way of hybrid powertrains, while our German friends lean towards diesel technology. BMW is actively pushing to change that impression, as it's ...

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    Video: Watch Lotus F1 team careen through a mall in Renault Twizy EVs
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    The Lotus Formula One Team is sticking with drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado next year, but it's dropping Renault as an engine supplier in favor of Mercedes power. The 2014 F1 season is barely over, though, and that mean's there still a little time left to put those marketing dollars ...

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    Report: Audi following Tesla with 280-mile EV family car
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    The press days are finished at the LA Auto Show, but things said there are still making news. While in California, Audi technical development chief Ulrich Hackenberg told reporters that his employer plans to release an electric car with a range of 280 miles "around 2017." Hackenberg wouldn't say ...

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    Report: Tesla in talks with BMW about batteries, charging collaborations
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    With Toyota and Daimler no longer holding Tesla shares, the electric vehicle company might be looking for a new partner – possibly a Bavarian one. In a new interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that he has had talks with BMW execs about future collaboration. "We are ...

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    Translogic: Translogic 164: Driving the fuel cell vehicles of the 2014 LA Auto Show
    We Get An Early Steer Of The Toyota Mirai, Volkswagen Passat HyMotion And Audi A7 H-Tron 1417023900

    The LA Auto Show is known for its environmentally friendly vehicle debuts. At last year's show, hydrogen fuel cell concepts from Honda and Toyota joined a lease-ready Hyundai Tucson FCEV to cast a green hue over the convention center. This year, automakers took us a step closer to a fuel cell ...

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