Seemingly confirming what we heard earlier in the week, Reuters is reporting that the 2015 Ford Mustang will get its official debut before the end of this year. Although it's not clear in what type of setting (public, media, etc.) the Mustang will be unveiled, Ford is still planning a major introduction for it at the 2014 New York Auto Show, which just happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Mustang's original debut at the 1964 World's Fair in New York.
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German automaker BMW is introducing its first all-electric sports sedan this week at the New York International Auto Show. The company that has long proclaimed itself to be "The Ultimate Driving Machine" is out to see if it can win hearts and wallets of buyers with batteries powering the car instead of gasoline.
Alongside the debut of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid at this year's New York Auto Show, Ford announced an extension of its partnership with Microsoft (see also: Sync) into the electric vehicle (EV) recharging realm. The new space that Microsoft and Ford want to take over is your garage; the method of attack is the free Hohm energy management application.
The motor generates 30 kilowatts (40.2 horsepower) and 151 pound-feet of torque and handles drive and regenerative braking duties. That's well short of the 106 hp of the Ford Fusion motor and the 141 hp of the Toyota Camry motor. Nevertheless, Hyundai claims the Sonata can operate in EV mode at up to 62 mph. We'd guess that actually means the Sonata can shut down the engine and cruise on electricity at high speeds but can't actually accelerate to that speed on battery power, but we're looking in
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