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Why we'll have to keep waiting for them to finally take off

Everybody's building one, so why aren't we soaring over traffic already?

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10 million EVs will use the new MEB vehicle platform

Volkswagen is literally laying bare its plans for millions of upcoming electric-powered cars and trucks. Called the MEB platform, this dedicated EV chassis is set to form the backbone of the German automaker's electrification effort.

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It's even flat-proof

It's even flat-proof.

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Yo dawg, we heard you like cardio...

Yo dawg, we heard you like cardio...

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Fold up and carry your bicycle in record time

Fold up and carry your bicycle in record time.

The PF0 will boast massive horsepower and a mega price

The PF0 Concept will boast massive horsepower and a mega price

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It’ll also offer two plug-in hybrid versions right off the bat

Volvo's 2019 S60 will be its first vehicle to be offered without a diesel engine when the sedan goes into production this summer at its new plant near Charleston, S.C. The Swedish automaker also confirmed it will offer the sedan in two plug-in hybrid variants when it goes on sale, with mild hybrid versions following in 2019.

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Honda invests $61.5 million in plants in Indiana, Ohio to build the hybrid

Honda has launched production of the 2019 Insight at its plant in Greensburg, Ind., capping $61.5 million the automaker has invested there and at three plants in Ohio to build the all-new hybrid sedan and pave the way for more electrified vehicles.

A bid to lure young talent to work on EVs and self-driving cars

Ford's interest in acquiring a massive abandoned and blighted train station in Detroit for office space is a huge story around town and also one of its worst-kept secrets, with the automaker reportedly lining up dozens of properties in the surrounding Corktown neighborhood and business district as part of plans to build a new urban campus.

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ReVolt will use the Chinese replica of the BMW R71 sidecar bike

Lithium battery technology company Alternet Systems announced Tuesday the formation of a new company that will build an electric motorcycle based on the classic 1938 BMW R71 motorcycle with sidecar used by German troops during World War II and by Steve McQueen to outrun them in the 1963 film "The Great Escape."

It’ll debut April 17 in Shanghai, could be based on the Chevrolet Bolt

Buick released a teaser image of a new all-electric concept SUV it's calling the Enspire. It'll bow at Buick Brand Night on April 17 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang, and be on display to the public at the Beijing auto show later in the month.

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An update on Model 3 production progress is expected next month

Two of Tesla's most senior financial executives have left the company in successive weeks as the electric car maker approaches the end of its first quarter and prepares to update investors and industry analysts on its progress ramping up production of the closely watched Model 3 sedan.

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The "old school drive-in" would be located in Santa Monica

Musk says there would be an outdoor screen playing a highlight reel of scenes from classic movies and that the menu could integrate with the touchscreen in Tesla vehicles for easy ordering.

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Tesla nearing 10,000 Model 3s produced to date, per latest estimates

"This is not unusual and is in fact common in production ramps like this," says Tesla.

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It reportedly goes 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph

It reportedly goes 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph

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Prospective Leaf and Model 3 buyers appear to sit out the month

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Teenager adam lansing has converted a 1980 toyota celica into an electric car he spent four years building his homemade EV. A 30-kilowatt-hour lithium iron phosphate battery pack gives the toyota a 130-mile range. Lansing has now started his own company, hawkeye innovations llc a company that performs gasoline-to-electric conversions. Transcript: ELECTRIC CELICA BUILT BY TEEN *** HAS 130-MILE RANGE TEENAGER ADAM LANSING HAS CONVERTED A 1980 TOYOTA CELICA INTO AN ELECTRIC CAR HE SPENT FOUR

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Meanwhile, the electric-vehicle startup is suing its former CFO for alleged theft of trade secrets.

Taking a peak into the Faraday Future.

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The Uno Bolt is an electric Unicycle that uses gyroscopes to help keep the bike from falling over. Operating the Uno Bolt is as easy as tilting the body. Leaning forward accelerates while leaning back slows, brakes, and reverses.

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Toyota announced on Monday a self-driving electric concept vehicle that it will tailor for companies to use for tasks like ride hailing and package delivery, underscoring how automakers are no longer simply building cars but also providing services to go with them.

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