Tesla heads for China, BMW iNext concept, and Volvo ditches diesel: Today's Car News


2018 Tesla Model X

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The IIHS has rated the automatic emergency braking system on the Tesla Model 3, while Tesla has taken the first steps to set up shop independently in China. BMW has teased the self-driving and battery-electric iNext concept. Volvo says so-long to diesel engines. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

In the first tests of Tesla's automatic safety systems, the IIHS has awarded the system its highest Superior rating in its front crash prevention tests.

Electric-car maker Tesla has taken the first steps to set up a manufacturing base in China. The move follows the country's decision to scrap ownership limits for foreign automakers, which pushes foreign makers into joint-venture agreements.

BMW has teased what it's calling the iNext—one of the numerous battery-electric cars coming from the German luxury brand. The vehicle should enter production in 2021 and boast some level of self-driving capability.

Volvo has ditched diesel engines, and after 2019, the oil-burning mills will be gone for good. The Swedish brand also declared half of its vehicles will be battery-electric by 2024, but we look at how likely the company is to be able to follow through on that intention.

A Tesla Model X has set a new world record for the heaviest tow by a production passenger electric vehicle. The electric SUV towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for 987 feet.

Finally, a proposal to roll back fuel economy standards could reach the White House as soon as next week. The proposal would freeze 2020 standards through 2026.

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