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Autoblog Podcast #401

Filed under: Podcasts, Truck, Etc., Chevrolet, Ford, Volvo, Ferrari, Tesla, Electric Episode #401 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Michael Harley, and Chris Paukert talk about the 2015 Ford F-150, the Ferrari F60 America, and the recently-unveiled Tesla Model S P85D. We start with what’s in the garage and finish [...]

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2015 Kia Soul EV

Filed under: Hatchback, Kia, Electric, Quick Spins You’d be forgiven if you weren’t fully aware of this vehicle’s existence. While the Soul EV is a big deal for Kia, as it marks the Korean brand’s first foray into the world of pure electric vehicles here in the US, it simply has not a been able [...]

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What you missed on 10.10.14

Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, Performance, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Tesla, Electric, Luxury Driving the 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II The story at Rolls-Royce is better than ever these days. The company’s sales are way up, and there are some compelling new products that cater to the ultra-wealthy who want nothing but the best. Senior Editor Seyth Miersma [...]

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BMW looking to fix i3 acceleration problem uncovered by Consumer Reports

Filed under: Hybrid, Safety, Technology, Hatchback, BMW, Electric The BMW i3 has been hailed in some quarters as the future of electric mobility, what with its innovative carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body and commitment to sustainable materials wherever possible. The modernist little hatch is even available with a 650cc two-cylinder gas engine with 34 horsepower to act [...]

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Tesla Model S D Series

The D Series has dual motors, giving the Model S more power and all-wheel drive. The top of the line P85D has a total of 691hp (221hp front, 470hp rear) and does 0 to 60mph in 3.2s. The car will also get autopilot capabilities soon. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Next-gen Audi Q7 to debut in Detroit

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Hybrid, Crossover, Audi, Electric, Diesel, Luxury Audi’s public relations team must really be getting fed up with research and design boss Ulrich Hackenberg. Aside from basically confirming that the next Audi R8 will share its bones with the Lamborghini Huracán and noting that it may take advantage of the Asterion [...]

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Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan coming in 2015

Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Chrysler, Electric Among the multitude of models that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced as part of its five-year production plan in May was a plug-in hybrid version of the Town & Country minivan for sometime in 2016. However, according to the latest pronouncement from company CEO Sergio Marchionne, that timetable may have [...]

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2015 Zero Motorcycles

The newest Zero electric motorcycles have improved batteries. Combined with the Power Tank accessory they can go up to 185mi per charge. They also have new Showa suspensions, Bosch anti-lock brake systems and Pirelli tires. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $9.8K+ Continue Reading from the Source

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Mitsubishi exec says Evo ‘will be replaced in spirit’ by high-po hybrid SUV

Filed under: Hybrid, Performance, SUV, Crossover, Mitsubishi, Electric Stop us if you’ve heard this one: According to Autocar, the current generation will be the last Mitsubishi Evolution we will ever see. That, while unfortunate for driving enthusiasts, is a reality we’ve had plenty of time to digest. The days of wanton fuel burning for the [...]

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Mitsubishi recalling i-MiEV models for brake problem

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Mitsubishi, Electric Mitsubishi is issuing a recall for the 2010-2014 i-MiEV that affects 1,810 units of the little electric car, because it’s possible for the brake vacuum pump to stop working. If this happens, the result would be longer stopping distances, according to the company. The affected models were built [...]

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What you missed on 9.29.14

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, Lamborghini, Design/Style, Electric, Luxury Driving and debating the pricey Cadillac ELR See that pretty, black coupe over to the right? That’s the 2014 Cadillac ELR, and we think it’s perhaps the best-looking Cadillac currently on the market. Problem is, it’s also one [...]

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2014 Cadillac ELR

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Cadillac, Design/Style, New Car Reviews, Electric, Luxury Well, this is awkward. A few years ago, Audi Of America’s boss Johan de Nysschen went on record describing the Chevrolet Volt as “a car for idiots.” Fast-forward to earlier this summer, and the well-regarded executive suddenly found himself in a new office with [...]

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Volkswagen charges up new Passat GTE for the trip to Paris

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Wagon, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen, Electric We all know that the letters GT stand for Gran Turismo, but tacking on another letter can evoke a different meaning altogether. GTO for Ferraris (or Pontiacs), GT-R for Nissan supercars, GTA for high-performance Alfa Romeos (or car-theft video games, or metropolitan Toronto)… The [...]

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