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LeEco is taking on Tesla by building a $1.8 billion electric car factory

LeEco (also known as Le Holdings Co. Ltd.) is planning on investing 12 billion yuan, or $1.8 billion, in an electric car plant in eastern China. The ultimate goal is an annual production capacity of 400,000 cars.
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100 million Volkswagen vehicles can be unlocked wirelessly by hacker thieves

Researchers found separate hacks for remote key fob codes to unlock cars. Most VW Group vehicles made since 1995 and millions of other cars are vulnerable. Best advice, don't assume a locked car is secure - and don't leave valuables…
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Porsche offers less powerful, less expensive versions of its 718 Boxster and Cayman in China

Porsche plans to release 250-horsepower versions of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman in China, beneath the 300-hp base models sold elsewhere. It hopes to sell the new models for a lower price.
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Could the secret to Apple's electric cars be hollow batteries?

According to South Korean outlet ETNews, Apple may be working with an as of yet unidentified Korean battery company to develop hollow batteries for its futuristic automobiles, code named Project Titan.
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An anthropologist will help Nissan design self-driving cars

Nissan has anthropologist working at its Silicon Valley research center to help self-driving cars act more like conscientious human drivers. That includes teaching them what to do at intersections.
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Was negligence or bad marketing to blame in the latest Autopilot crash?

A Tesla Model S hit a parked Volkswagen in Beijing, China, while traveling on Autopilot mode. Tesla says the owner should have kept both hands on the wheel, but the driver claims the company told him the Model S was a self-driving car.
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Get behind the wheel of an EV during National Drive Electric Week

Here's your chance to look at, sit in, ride in, and drive electric cars with the people who own them. During National Drive Electric Week 2016, electric car owners will gather in more than 149 locations to offer test rides and more.
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Chevy Bolt design sacrifices aerodynamics in favor of cargo space

The 2017 Chevy Bolt all-electric vehicle was designed from the inside out as a family vehicle for the masses. Cargo capacity was a top priority. Aerodynamics was sacrificed, which takes its toll on the per-charge driving range.
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Park and fly at Sea-Tac with BMW ReachNow car sharing

BMW's ReachNow car-share service has recently added park-and-fly service at Sea-Tac airport for program members in the Seattle area. As part of the launch, members will enjoy reduced per-minute charges and a $5 credit per ride.
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BMW set to make Amazon’s Alexa your back-seat driver this fall

It's just good sense to let Amazon Echo's Alexa control not only your smart home, but your car as well. And now, if that car is a BMW, Alexa will do just that. Come September, Alexa will be your go-to digital assistant on the road.
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Karma wants to build 50,000 cars a year in China, sell cars in the U.S. via dealers

Karma Automotive will sell cars in the U.S. via conventional auto dealerships and company showrooms. A factory in China is planned with a production capacity of 50,000 cars a year solely for the Chinese market.
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BMW courting Tesla Model 3 customers with ‘Wait or Drive’ ads

Two BMW television ads directly address customers on the waiting list for the Tesla Model 3, which won't be available until late 2017. The two commercials, "Waiting" and "Wait or Drive," suggest that rather than wait, viewers…