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Will cheap gas and coronavirus kill electric cars?

Coronavirus-related economic uncertainty and lockdowns will slow the electric car segment's shift towards the mainstream, according to analysts and carmakers.
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Not driving your car as much during lockdown? Follow these tips

Cars are designed to be driven, but there's no need to panic if you can't drive yours on a regular basis due to a lockdown. Here's how to keep it in good shape.
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Why driverless cars are ugly, and how BMW plans to change that

BMW's design boss Domagoj Dukec highlighted the challenges of designing an autonomous car. Integrating the numerous sensors is far more difficult than it looks.
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Ultrafast toothbrushes and a laptop/phone hybrid

Every week, Digital Trends combs through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to round up all the best gadgets, gizmos, and gear currently in preproduction. If you're looking for innovative ideas, keep an eye on this column. This week's offerings include a Backyard biodigester.
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Inside the light-speed race to build a solar-powered commuter car

Despite the fact that electric vehicles have just barely begun to catch on, entrepreneurs are already looking ahead to the next big thing: solar powered cars.
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This company transforms Tesla’s Model 3 into a supercar-slaying track monster

Unplugged Performance, a Tesla tuner since 2013, built a Model 3 that keeps up with a McLaren F1 on Japan's Tsukuba track. Here's what went into the build.
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How Google Maps put turn-by-turn navigation in your pocket

In the history of Google Maps, one moment changed history in a dramatic way, causing established entities to rethink and adapt to new changes brought forth by one specific feature.
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An electric Hummer means ‘watt guzzlers’ are here. That’s a good thing

The all-electric GMC Hummer will kick off the era of 'watt guzzlers' that have electric powertrains but don't focus on efficiency. They won't please environmentalists, but they remain a good alternative to cars powered by fossil fuels.
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Why resurrecting the Hummer name for an electric pickup makes sense

The 2021 Hummer EV will capitalize on its predecessor without needing additional models to bolster it. GM hopes to enter the burgeoning electric pickup segment.
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Fisker vs. Canoo: Are subscriptions the future of electric cars?

Canoo and Fisker want to offer electric cars through subscription services. Subscriptions are intended to be more convenient than buying or leasing, and the cars are designed to stand out from the crowd. Here's everything you need to know about Canoo, Fisker, and their upcoming electric cars.

Audi is leveraging technology to turn your car into a third living space

"We cannot continue looking at the car as a closed ecosystem," stressed Audi's sales and marketing boss. She adds that the firm is open to starting partnerships in a bid to bring more technology and entertainment into the car, like VR gaming and video streaming. A.I. is on her radar, too.
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Here’s what Bosch hopes to learn from deploying autonomous cars in San Jose

While software-based simulations are more accurate than ever, Bosch's Kay Stepper argues there's no replacement for real-world testing. The company is running a fleet of autonomous taxis in San Jose, California, as it prepares to deploy the technology globally. Challenges persist, however.
Qualcomm's self-driving Lincoln MKZ at CES 2020

Qualcomm’s self-driving car made me never want to touch a steering wheel again

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm announced a new platform for self-driving cars, called Snapdragon Ride. And to showcase all of its powers, Qualcomm gave me a ride in a Lincoln MKZ that had been tricked out with all the sensors, radar, and chips necessary to use the new platform.

Where are they now? A look back at our past Top Tech of CES winners

For years, the tech sages of Digital Trends has been crowning the most impressive products at CES. How well have our picks held up? With CES 2020 on the horizon, it feels like a good time to look back at our favorite tech from years past, and ponder just how important they really proved to be.
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The BMW Group has some stunners in its 2020 lineup, and we drove them all

We got behind the wheel of BMW Group’s latest hardware at their Spartanburg, South Carolina test facility an put their 2020 wares to the test. The biggest standouts were the M8, an Alpina, the Mini JCW Clubman, and a very dark Rolls Royce. Here's our complete rundown.
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It’s easy to forget, but even an average car is now packed with advanced tech

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat shows just how far automotive tech has come. The Passat doesn't push the boundaries of tech, but it still feels like a spaceship compared to its 1970s ancestor. Digital Trends drove a 2020 Passat back to back with a 1977 Volkswagen Dasher to highlight the evolution.
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Behind the horsepower: Papadakis shares the secrets of his 1000hp Supra

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Hands on with the Taycan 4S

The Taycan Turbo has been slowly trickling into Europe and America, but they are still exceedingly rare. The 4S model that was just announced is rarer still, as it is not even released yet. We got our first chance to look the model over, inside and out, and record our first impressions.
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Inside the Bollinger electric trucks coming to offroad parks near you

We’ve previously taken a look at the Bollinger trucks, but now we’ve gotten our greasy little auto-journalist hands over both the prototypes, poked and prodded, and generally did our level best to break things on these Tonka trucks.
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The Honda CR-V Hybrid is more important than you think

The Honda CR-V has been a hit. Now, Honda is releasing the first ever hybrid version of the CR-V. It might seem like a boring and simply product extension, but this is massively important both for Honda and the car world in general.
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk stands in front of the newly unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla's Cybertruck

Six theories on why the Cybertruck’s bulletproof glass cracked so easily

Elon Musk smashing two of the windows of Tesla's divisive pickup, the Cybertruck, was the most commented-upon moment of the futuristic vehicle's unveiling. But why did the armor glass windows let him down? Here are several theories which might explain the breaks heard around the world.
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Maserati is balancing the past and the future to reinvent all of its cars

Electric powertrains? Check. Over-the-air software updates? Present. Cutting-edge infotainment systems? Yep. Maserati is making big investments to overhaul its product portfolio between 2020 and 2023. Digital Trends stepped inside the company's Innovation Lab to learn more.

2019 LA Auto Show: Highlights, headlines, and everything awesome

You'd think the LA Auto Show would focus solely on electric cars, but that's not the case. While we saw some pretty cool hybrid and electric cars, high-performance models were everywhere, and it's clear that buyers still love SUVs. We've singled out the most noteworthy cars unveiled during the event.
Tesla Cybertruck

With the Cybertruck, Musk brings a phaser to a gunfight. Will anybody buy it?

Tesla built a better pickup truck based on its specs. It's big, it's powerful, and it looks like nothing else on the market, But can Elon Musk's Cybertruck win buyers in a market where image is king, trucks are a huge part of individual identity, and cyberpunk is a head-scratcher?
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Audi once again pushes the envelope with headlights that are frickin lasers

Audi has pioneered countless technological advancements and improvements, from safety systems to vehicle construction methods. But good lord do they like themselves some headlights. Audi has easily been the most influential headlight maker and now they are back with frickin laser headlights.

The Lamborghini Museum houses 55 Years of technical innovation

The Lamborghini story begins with angry words between Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini and ends with a company that currently creates some of the most exciting and revolutionary technologies is all the car world. Their Museum is a perfect place for a trip down a technological memory lane.
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Technologies that can still save the internal combustion engine

The good old internal combustion engine has been powering the world for over a century now, and despite the much-needed technological advancements in electric vehicles, gasoline power is not going away anytime soon. These new technologies will keep our gas-powered engines going into the future.

Everything to get excited about at 2019 LA Auto Show

The 2019 LA Auto Show is this week and it brings with it a whole host of reveals, announcements, and surprises. We will be there to bring you all the news as it happens, as well as getting in-depth with the most important new cars.
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How tech is making trucks comfier, smoother, and better for everyday drivers

Trucks are more expensive than they’ve ever been, but they are also more advanced, safer, and more comfortable than they’ve ever been, thanks in large part to widespread use of new technologies and better construction materials.
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Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E

Ford is making a huge leap of faith, planting their most prestigious performance car badge on a vehicle that shares precisely none of the Mustang’s traditional first principles. It’s incredibly fast and supremely cool, but is it really a Mustang?
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Exclusive: Hands on with the world’s first electric crate motor

Electric GT has developed the world’s first electric crate motor to drop into any project car you might have. We had to get our hands on it personally and talk to the mad geniuses behind this world first.
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Inside Volkswagen’s plan to finally bring affordable electric cars to the masses

Volkswagen is opening its first factory dedicated to electric car production, the first step toward a goal of selling 22 million electric cars worldwide by 2028. Digital Trends got a firsthand look at the factory building the Volkswagen ID.3, the automaker's first mass-market electric car.
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I drove a Type R to SEMA and saw the past, present, and future of car culture

I’m blessed to be driving the first Type R to grace the shores of America, and I’m on my way from LA to Las Vegas to attend the 2019 SEMA show. This convention in the inhospitable Nevada desert is a celebration of all things car customizing, and it shows what will be popular in the coming years.
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We put a classic car up against an electrified classic. Here’s what we learned

Electrified vintage cars are all the rage right now, but they all seem to be lacking in soul. Electric GT has a new take on vintage EVs, and I took a traditional classic to put the two cars head-to-head.