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For Chevy’s Silverado, off-road racing will be the ultimate torture test

The Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will go off-road racing as a test of durability. Engineers plan to push the Silverado to its breaking point in a Nevada race. The Silverado will race alongside a smaller Colorado ZR2 truck at the Laughlin Desert Classic, followed by other events.
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Ready for Prius on Prius racing? NASCAR could go hybrid in 2022

NASCAR is looking to add hybrid powertrains by 2022, but hasn't made any firm commitments yet, an official said. It's a surprising move for NASCAR, which isn't known for technical innovation. Manufacturers currently racing in NASCAR have significant experience with hybrid road cars.
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VW’s electric ID.3 will talk to you using lights straight out of Knight Rider

Volkswagen wanted its ID.3 electric car to have more personality, so it equipped the hatchback with an LED strip that relays information to the driver. The ID.3 is the first in a family of Volkswagen electric cars based on the new MEB platform, but it's unclear if all cars will have the light feature.
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How Chevy developed its road and race Corvettes together to make both better

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R is a racing version of the recently unveiled mid-engine 2020 Corvette. The car will make its racing debut in 2020, taking on the likes of Ferrari and Porsche. The Corvette racing program has won 107 races over 20 years in its current incarnation.
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Airbus and LM Industries want to change the way your next ride is made

Airbus and LM Industries are jointly launching a startup called Neorizon, which will look for new ways to manufacture vehicles. The goal is to implement new technologies at a faster pace. Neorizon will be based around a "microfactory" located on an Airbus campus in Germany.
2020 cadillac ct4 photos and specs

Cadillac’s 2020 CT4 small sedan starts at $33,990, sporty V model tops $40,000

The 2020 Cadillac CT4 joins the larger CT5 sedan in Cadillac's ever-evolving lineup. Highlights include available Super Cruise driver-assist tech and a V-Series performance model. Cadillac is adding more crossovers to its lineup, but the CT4 shows it is still committed to sedans.
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Lamborghini’s first EV will be ‘mature’ and based on the Taycan, report says

The first Lamborghini electric car will be a four-door "gran tourer," according to British magazine Autocar. The electric Lamborghini could share a platform with the Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT. Lamborghini has experimented with supercapacitors for future electric cars.
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Apple’s hometown will use Via ridesharing to supplement public transit

Apple's hometown of Cupertino, California, has tapped Via to provide so-called "on-demand public transit." Via ridesharing vans will operate within the city and to a nearby commuter rail station. Via claims its app-based ridesharing service will provide greater flexibility than traditional buses.
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DHL Streetscooter electric vans will make package delivery greener

DHL is bringing its StreetScooter electric vans to the United States. Vans will be used in a pilot program beginning in 2020. Electric delivery vans are already used in large numbers in Europe. Between DHL and Amazon, electric vans may soon become more common in the U.S. as well.
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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel proves big trucks don’t have to be gas guzzlers

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel marks the return of diesel power to Ram's full-size pickup truck after a brief hiatus. Ram is coming out swinging with 480 pound-feet of torque -- more than its Ford and Chevy rivals. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2019.
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Polestar 2 EV Performance Pack shows that old racing habits die hard

The Polestar 2 electric car will get an optional Performance Pack with upgraded brake and suspension components. The Polestar 2 is the Volvo spinoff's second model, and its first all-electric car. Polestar 2 production begins in 2020, with the first cars earmarked for Europe.
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2021 Chevrolet Colorado gets a tougher exterior, but what’s underneath?

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado gets a face-lift intended to help distinguish different trim levels. Other changes may be in store, but Chevrolet is keeping quiet for now. Chevrolet faces competition from the new Ford Range and Jeep Gladiator, as well as an updated Toyota Tacoma.
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Thousands of people lied to the IRS to get EV tax credits on gasoline cars

About 16,000 taxpayers claimed credits for electric cars using ineligible vehicles, according to a United States Treasury Department audit. The IRS has no effective way of screening erroneous tax credit claims, the audit found. Car buyers can get a tax credit of up to $7,500 for a new electric car.
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Milan Red CEO found guilty of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison

The founder and CEO of Milan Automotive was sentenced to prison for fraud related to his 249-mph Milan Red hypercar. Markus Fux collected money from investors, but the car never made it to production. The Milan Red was supposed to have a quad-turbocharged V8 making over 1,000 horsepower.
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The 2020 Honda Civic sedan and coupe arrive tomorrow starting at $20,680

The 2020 Honda Civic coupe and sedan are about to hit showrooms. Honda's bread and butter Civic doesn't receive any significant changes for 2020, while the base price increases by $335. Honda also offers a Civic hatchback, as well as sportier Si versions of the Civic coupe and sedan.
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If you want Aston Martin’s newest supercar, you’ll have to buy a classic first

The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato is a modern interpretation of the classic DB4 GT Zagato -- and the two cars are a package deal. Aston Martin is bringing back the DB4 GT Zagato for a limited production run, and you have to buy one to get the DBS GT. Aston Martin will charge $7.3 million for the pair.
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Hyundai backs A.I. camera company to aid development of self-driving cars

Hyundai is investing in Netradyne, a company that makes A.I.-equipped dash cams for corporate fleets. Hyundai believes the cameras can provide map data for self-driving cars. Cost-effective mapping is one of the biggest barriers to autonomous driving, according to Hyundai.
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Volkswagen is willing to share its electric car tech with BMW and others

Volkswagen is willing to share EV tech destined for Audi and Porsche models with other automakers. This could help speed up the deployment of electric cars, an executive said. Volkswagen is planning dozens of all-electric models across multiple brands, all set to launch over the next few years.
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Pedestrian detection systems don’t work most of the time, AAA study finds

Many new cars have pedestrian-detection systems, which are supposed to prevent collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. But these systems underperformed in a recent AAA test. Performance was especially poor at night, when most pedestrian fatalities occur, according to AAA.
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The 1,000-mph land speed record is back on with test runs starting this month

The Bloodhound land speed record attempt is back on, after the project was briefly shut down due to a lack of funding. The 135,000-horsepower Bloodhound car will now head to South Africa for a series of tests. Bloodhound is targeting a top speed of 500 mph in these tests.
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The 2020 Audi RS 4 Avant proves the best car is always a wagon

Performance wagons like the 2020 Audi RS 4 Avant provide the perfect blend of speed and practicality, but they are rare in the United States. Audi won't sell the RS 4 Avant here, for example. But Audi will bring the larger, 600-horsepower RS 6 Avant wagon to these shores.
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Volta is building a free electric car fast-charging network. No, really

Volta is launching a network of 150 DC fast-charging stations that will be free to use. The stations will be placed at shopping centers and other businesses starting this month, and should significantly increase the number of free charging options available to electric car drivers.
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Electrify America’s home station lets you charge your EV while watching Netflix

Electrify America is building up a network of public charging stations, but given how many electric car drivers charge at home, the company is launching a home charging station as well. Electrify America was created to spend $2 billion of Volkswagen "Dieselgate" penalties on charging networks.
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Rivian hints that it will go the subscription route for electric trucks

Rivian may introduce a subscription service for its upcoming electric pickup truck and SUV, CEO RJ Scaringe said at a recent industry meeting. Rivian wouldn't be the first company to go that route. Either way, Rivian vehicles won't be sold through conventional dealerships.
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Nissan IMk concept can park itself, communicate using holograms

The Nissan IMk concept is a pint-sized electric car designed for cities. It shows what a future Nissan electric car smaller than the Leaf could look like, while also highlighting Nissan's most advanced driver-assist and connectivity tech. The Nissan IMk debuts at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
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Waze offers cities a trove of data to help fight traffic

Waze users generate massive amounts of data on traffic conditions, and Waze is trying to put that data to good use. The app is offering data and analysis tools to cities via Google Cloud to help reduce traffic congestion. It's an expansion of a program Waze launched in 2014.
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2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive review: All about luxury

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair takes a different approach to the luxury crossover game. Its intuitive tech and relaxed character are a counterpoint to the German and Japanese usual suspects. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair replaces the MKC as the smallest utility vehicle in Lincoln's lineup.
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Next-gen Toyota Mirai confirmed despite continuing issues with hydrogen tech

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car will live on for another generation, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said at a recent conference on hydrogen. Toyota remains a champion of fuel cells, but lack of hydrogen infrastructure has slowed the rollout of the technology.
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Forget sedans and SUVs, Hyundai wants to develop its own flying taxis

Hyundai is launching an air mobility division, becoming the latest company to pursue the goal of flying taxis. NASA veteran Dr. Jaiwon Shin will lead the Hyundai flying taxi effort. Hyundai didn't offer any other details on what the new air mobility division is working on, however.
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2020 Dodge Charger Widebody adds grip to tame massive Hemi power

The 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody sprouts fender flares housing wider tires. The extra rubber adds grip to go with the big sedan's prodigious power. You can still get a Charger with a 707-horsepower Hellcat Hemi V8. Dodge will offer the Widebody option on Hellcat and Scat Pack models.
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Land Rover Defender could become a life-size remote-control car

The 2020 Land Rover Defender could get remote-control tech that will allow for low-speed driving from outside the car, according to a new report. Land Rover demonstrated similar tech in 2015. The automaker believes remote-control operation could be useful for off-road driving.
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Subaru and Toyota will keep working together to create sports cars and hybrids

Subaru and Toyota are renewing their partnership, and that means the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 sports cars will live on for another generation. More Subaru models will get Toyota hybrid tech, too. The two automakers also plan to work together on electric cars and autonomous driving.
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Ford’s self-driving car testing program heads to Austin

Austin, Texas, has embraced self-driving cars, which is why Ford chose the city as its latest testing location. Ford plans to use autonomous cars for services like ridesharing. Ford also operates prototype self-driving cars in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Miami, and Washington, D.C.
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Uber and EVgo team up to increase use of electric cars in ridesharing

As part of an ongoing effort to get more drivers to use electric cars, Uber is partnering with EVgo to increase access to charging stations. The two companies plan to launch a series of pilot programs to make that happen. Uber previously announced incentives for drivers who made the switch to EVs.