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Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The plans, first reported reported Thursday in The Wall Street Journal (paywalled), represent a major expansion... read more

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2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2017

2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV

The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Audi Aicon Concept

Audi's self-driving e-tron electric concepts: Aicon (Level 5) and Elaine (Level 4) at Frankfurt

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Showed offered a very specific ethos this year: electric and self-driving cars. Many automakers used the bright lights and gleaming stands to reveal... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 0-60 mph testing

Range Rover plug-in hybrids on sale in U.S. in March 2018

Six years after Land Rover confirmed it would introduce a Range Rover plug-in hybrid, the luxury-SUV brand has now provided an official on-sale date. Land Rover Range Rover... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

Life with Tesla Model S: assessing my new 100D vs old 2013 electric car

About two years ago, under the influence of an eager Tesla representative, I briefly considered trading in my trusty 2013 Tesla Model S 85 for a new Model S 90D. But after a... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash: 'system safeguards lacking,' says NTSB

The Florida crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model S while that car was operating under Autopilot software reverberated far and wide in global media. While human... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy racecar

Formula E races to add Jaguar I-Pace electric-car race series

Media days at this week's Frankfurt motor show seemed to be all about electric cars and concepts, from mass-market brands like Volkswagen to luxury makers like Mercedes... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power plug-in hydrogen crossover launches at Frankfurt

It's a plug-in hybrid crossover, but it doesn't have an engine. It's a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV, but it has a feature no other hydrogen-powered car offers. It's the... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA small electric hatchback debuts in Frankfurt

Following various teaser images, the Mercedes-Benz EQA concept for a compact all-electric hatchback made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's a preview... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus NX

2018 Lexus NX Hybrid gets more safety equipment at lower price

Drivers shopping the luxury crossover market have a new proposition to consider, and it comes with hybrid power. The updated 2018 Lexus NX 300h hybrid crossover will go on... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept

Latest image shows shape of Mercedes EQA compact electric car for Frankfurt show

German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser photo of the electric-car concept it will reveal next week at the Frankfurt auto show. That vehicle will be the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Tesla charging port in the United Kingdom

How Teslas charge in US and UK: similarities and differences

It's well-known that electrical outlets in the United States and elsewhere vary, but it also makes for somewhat different charging experiences with the Tesla Model S. In... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

What car is closest Tesla Model 3 competitor? Poll results

Much of the electric-car world is waiting to see how quickly production of the Tesla Model 3 will ramp up over the balance of this year. Will it reach the remarkable level of... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Henrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to the industry. Spearheading... read more August 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3: do design features point to self-driving car-sharing service?

The Tesla Model 3 continues to generate an inordinate amount of interest from electric-car advocates and the general public, as pretty much any Tesla model has in the past... read more August 18, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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