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Toyota Woke Up in 2019 to Realize People had ‘Sudden’ Urge for Electric Cars

I would say that today is Tuesday, June 11, 2019, but it appears that if you’re a major automaker or automotive researcher, apparently it’s the mid 2000s. I guess everyone woke up this morning and realized that electric cars are a thing. Maybe they’d been napping! I don’t know. Let’s get into that and more […]

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should I Be Worried If a Used Car Has an Incomplete Service History on Carfax?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing service records on history reports, the future resale value of gas-powered cars and grabbing the last six-cylinder Outback.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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All-Electric Porsche 718 Boxsters and Caymans Are Coming in 2022: Report

I heard the hoarse screeching when the Porsche Boxster/Cayman abandoned the flat-six engine and went with a turbocharged flat-four. That’s nothing, according to a new report. When we last left off, all we had Porsche CEO Oliver Blume was saying that a mid-engine Boxster EV “could work.” Now there are reportedly…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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China Halts Customs Clearance for Tesla Model 3 Because of ‘Printer Problems’ (Update: Fixed)

Tesla Model 3 sales in China have been temporarily halted and 1,600 vehicles are being held at Shanghai customs due to incorrect product labels, according to Chinese media outlet Caixin. This setback comes at an especially rough time—Tesla is trying to get as many new vehicles in the world’s largest electric vehicle…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Porsche Wants Half of Its Sales to Be Electric Cars By 2025

The Porsche Macan is a good car. It feels more like a sports car than a crossover and it doesn’t look bad, either—kind of like a tall 911. It was Porsche’s best-seller last year worldwide, and now there’s confirmation that the entire next generation of Macans will be all-electric. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Electric 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Feels Just the Right Amount of Futuristic

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is advertised as an SUV, but it’s really more like a hatchback. And a luxury sedan. Actually, the design that makes it hard to classify also creates one of the most versatile vehicles ever. The fact that it’s electric makes it slightly annoying to own, but quite satisfying to drive.Read more… […]

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What Do You Want to Know About the Electra Meccanica Solo?

The Electra Meccanica Solo is a slipper-shaped three-wheeled electric vehicle named for its passenger capacity. Which is “one,” obviously. Tomorrow I’m going to test drive it and talk to the company’s director of U.S. operations to find out what the deal is here. Got any questions for me to bring?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Electric SUV Racing Series Wants to Turn Races Into Environmental Documentaries

Electric SUV racing as a sport is a hard thing to sell, for obvious reasons. But a new series trying to make the idea cool, Extreme E, has a different approach in terms of appeal—competing in places like the rain forest, and televising races with “Blue Planet meets Dakar”-style documentaries.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Zombie Saab Finds New Electric Car Partner: Koenigsegg

In 2009—which was a decade ago, FYI—Koenigsegg’s purchase of the beloved and mostly deceased Swedish automaker Saab was all but complete before it fell through at the last minute and Saab later went bankrupt. But now, 10 years later, Koenigsegg and zombie Saab are together once more, expanding a partnership to…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Former Faraday Future Backer Pivots to Zombie Saab

We have a new contender for Wildest Decision Maker In The Global Auto Industry and it’s Evergrande Health. Fresh from hopping out of being the backer of Faraday Future, Evergrande just dropped $930 million to take control of another electric vehicle company: NEVS. That’s right. Zombie Saab. It’s like the Recession…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Cadillac Has a Lot of Convincing to Do

With an ongoing SUV boom killing sedan sales and an uncertain future around autonomy and electrification, the American automakers are having a strange time. And of all of them, Cadillac is perhaps the most perplexing. It’s gone through enough rebranding and transitions to give us whiplash. The latest moves include…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen’s Mobile Charging Stations Sound Like a Great Idea

One of the hurdles of widespread EV ownership is the lack of charging infrastructure. Charging station just aren’t numerous or readily accessible enough in some regions for people to feel secure about buying an electric car. Which is why I very much like Volkswagen’s idea of mobile charging stations. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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