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Someone is already flipping a new 2020 Toyota Supra on Bring a Trailer

That was fast. A 2020 Toyota GR Supra Launch Edition is already up for auction on Bring a Trailer. But should you bid on it, or just head to a Toyota dealer? Bring a Trailer has a reputation for inflating the prices of cars, so this Supra could end up selling for much more than its sticker price.
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Watch a Porsche Taycan prototype hit 90 mph on the deck of an aircraft carrier

Porsche decided to test the acceleration and braking of its Taycan electric car on the flight deck of the USS Hornet, a decommissioned World War II aircraft carrier. The electric Porsche accelerated from zero to 90 mph and back to zero without going over the edge of the 869-foot flight deck.
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Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R negotiated 99 hairpin turns in under eight minutes

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric car has set records in the United States and Germany, and now Volkswagen and driver Romain Dumas have added a challenging Chinese road to their list of triumphs. Volkswagen expects China to be a major market for its I.D. electric road cars, hence the latest record attempt.
2019 BMW i3s review

2019 BMW i3s review: Fun, but still flawed

The 2019 BMW i3s is the latest iteration of a groundbreaking electric car. With a city-focused design and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic constriction, the BMW i3s is like no other car on the road, but how does it stack up against other electric cars?
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Waymo asks the government to stop requiring steering wheels for autonomous cars

Waymo has asked federal regulators to speed up an overhaul of safety rules to accommodate self-driving cars. The Alphabet unit wants to find a workaround for current rules that require manual controls. General Motors has also proposed eliminating steering wheels and brake pedals.
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Entrepreneurs are buying vans instead of signing leases, says Ford

Ford claims more businesses are opting use vans instead of brick-and-mortar storefronts. The automaker has seen an uptick in sales of vans to small businesses. Vans like the Ford Transit give businesses and customers more flexibility, and also serve as rolling billboards.
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Hyundai’s Genesis brand will enter the luxury SUV game next year

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will launch its first SUV in 2020. Genesis will follow it up with a smaller model, set to launch in 2021. The Genesis Essentia and Mint concept cars may also go into production. The first Genesis SUV will borrow styling cues from the GV80 concept.
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Fresh off a redesign, the 2020 Subaru Forester adds more safety tech

The 2020 Subaru Forester enters the new model year with only minor changes. The most notable updates are two new safety features: Rear Seat Reminder, and a lane-centering function for the EyeSight driver-assist system. Subaru redesigned the Forester for 2019, so major changes weren't expected for 2020.
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Why CERN’s work on Volvo’s autonomous cars won’t matter much

CERN hopes to use sophisticated software to help autonomous cars make decisions more quickly, but that's not the biggest challenge facing autonomous driving. Autonomous cars also need an array of reliable sensors and the knowledge to make an informed decision in any situation.
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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid delivers 28 mpg without sacrificing towing capacity

The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid delivers an impressive combination of efficiency and capability, but at a significant premium over a non-hybrid 2020 Explorer. The 2020 Ford Explorer starts at $37,870 for a base model. Ford delivered on its gas-mileage promise, while still achieving a 5,000-pound towing capacity.
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The new Corvette’s 0-60 and top speeds were spied from an engineer’s notebook

Performance figures for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette were recently posted on a forum, and they look pretty darn good. The new Corvette will do zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 193 mph, according to the post. But the numbers haven't been finalized yet.
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Porsche 99X Electric Formula E race car carries the weight of great expectations

Porsche will race in the all-electric Formula E series beginning in later 2019. Given Porsche's long racing history, its 99X Electric race car has a lot to live up to. Porsche is the latest in a long list of automakers to join Formula E.
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Vantablack BMW X6 show car looks perfect for a Bond villain

This 2020 BMW X6 is painted in the world's darkest substance: Vantablack. The paint absorbs 99.96% of visible light, and makes three-dimensional surfaces look flat. The Vantablack BMW X6 is just a one-off show car, as the paint isn't durable enough for everyday use.
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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 coupe is an SUV that wishes it was a sports car

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 coupe is the latest model to get Mercedes-AMG's mild-hybrid powertrain. Using a 48-volt electrical system, the powertrain is designed to improve fuel economy without sacrificing performance. The Mercedes-AMG GLE53 coupe should go on sale in 2020.
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Pagani confirms that an all-electric hypercar is in the works

Italian automaker Pagani is developing an all-electric hypercar, the company's founder and CEO confirmed in a recent interview. But Pagani won't abandon its traditional V12 engines just yet. Pagani will base the electric model on its upcoming Huayra replacement -- code-named C10.
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Toyota partners with Chinese autonomous-driving startup

Toyota is teaming up with Chinese autonomous-driving startup to continue the development of self-driving cars. Partnerships are becoming the norm in the world of autonomous driving, and Toyota is also working with Uber and Chinese tech firm Baidu on the technology.
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This armored BMW X5 is designed to protect against drone attacks

The BMW X5 Protection VR6 has armor that withstand a shot from an AK-47 assault rifle, as well as a roof that can protect against explosive charges dropped by drones, according to BMW. This bunker on wheels is powered by BMW's ubiquitous 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine.
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Hyundai branches out from cars to build its own electric scooter

Hyundai developed its own portable electric scooter with a range of 12.4 miles. The scooter is based on a concept vehicle that first appeared at CES 2017. Hyundai said the current design is a major improvement over the original concept, but wouldn't discuss production plans.
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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review

The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus adds something that was missing in the electric car’s recent redesign: range. The Leaf Plus boasts up to 226 miles of range, compared to 150 miles for the standard Leaf. The Plus model also has more power than the entry-level Leaf.
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Sanders calls for electric school buses — and they’re already on the way

Electric school buses are part of Sen. Bernie Sanders' $16 trillion Green New Deal, but some school districts are already using them. Reduced emissions and lower operating costs make electric school buses a sensible option. At least two manufacturers are offering electric school buses.
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The first fully electric Lexus production car may not go after Tesla

Lexus is reportedly planning an all-electric concept car that could preview a future production model. But the car won't be a Tesla-fighting sedan or SUV. Instead, it may be a small city car inspired by 2015's Lexus LF-SA concept.
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2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive review

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator flies into battle against established rivals like the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, as well as fellow newcomer Cadillac XT6. Lincoln brings intuitive tech and a 494-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain into the fight for luxury SUV supremacy.
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A self-driving Toyota will escort the 2020 Olympic flame in Tokyo

Toyota will use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to show off its zero-emission vehicle technology. The automaker will have everything from electric scooters to hydrogen fuel-cell buses on hand. Toyota expects to deploy about 3,700 vehicles, most with fuel-cell, battery-electric, or hybrid power.
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New Rivian video showcases its electric trucks’ camping credentials

Rivian shows off the camping capabilities of its upcoming R1T electric pickup truck in this new video. With storage space aplenty and up to 400 miles of range, the R1T looks like a great camping vehicle. But the truck is still a prototype, and hasn't gone into production yet.
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Opel is creating an electric car rally racing series for Europe

Opel is the latest automaker to try electric racing. The German firm is launching a rally series using a race-prepped version of its Corsa-e electric car. The Opel electric rally car will debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, while the rally series will get underway in the summer of 2020.
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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV rated at 259 miles of range, outpacing most rivals

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV will have the longest range of any mass-market electric car, according to a new report. Range is expected to increase from 238 miles to 259 miles per charge. Chevrolet hasn't officially commented on the range increase, which was listed on an EPA website.
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The three largest public EV charging networks are now working together

Electrify America has signed an interoperability agreement with EVgo. This follows agreements between both major electric-car charging networks and ChargePoint. That means drivers can charge at stations on all three networks with one account, making the charging process much easier.
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Ford thinks driver-assist tech will help silence back-seat drivers

Ford believes driver-assist technologies like blind-spot monitoring and autonomous emergency braking can do more than prevent collisions. They may also make people less likely to become back-seat drivers, Ford believes. The tech can instill more confidence in drivers and passengers, according to Ford.
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Porsche invests in sensor tech designed to see through fog and rain

Porsche has invested in Israeli startup TriEye, which claims to be developing more effective sensors for cars. Use of shortwave infrared should allow these sensors to see through fog, Porsche claims. TriEye is one of a handful of tech firms Porsche has invested in over the past year.
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2020 Honda Civic Si coupe and sedan get artificially enhanced engine sounds

The 2020 Honda Civic Si sedan and coupe get a handful of updates for the new model year. Honda made some slight styling tweaks and added more standard driver aids, as well as a feature that uses the audio system to make the engine sound louder. The coupe and sedan have an identical base price of $25,930.
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Watch a Porsche Cayenne set a lap ‘record’ on an unfinished racetrack

A 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid just set a lap record at Sweden's Gotland Ring. There's just one problem: The track wasn't finished. More than half of the circuit was unpaved gravel, but that didn't stop Porsche. The stunt was meant to show off the SUV's performance on all surfaces, Porsche said.
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Jaguar Land Rover is developing this amazing 3D head-up display

Jaguar Land Rover is developing an experimental 3D head-up display that can provide safety information to drivers, and let passengers watch 3D movies. The company claims this display could also improve driver reaction times. But Jaguar Land Rover won't discuss production prospects.
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This Porsche Taycan prototype was driven 2,128 miles in just 24 hours

A Porsche Taycan prototype recently went to Italy's Nardo test track for a 24-hour endurance test. The electric car covered over 2,000 miles in that time, stopping only for recharging and driver changes. Porsche said the Taycan averaged 121 mph to 133 mph over the course of the test.
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The directors of Avengers: Endgame have made a commercial for Cadillac’s XT6

Cadillac brought in directors Anthony and Joe Russo to make a commercial for its 2020 XT6 three-row crossover. The brothers have directed four Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including the record-setting Avengers: Endgame. Cadillac has a lot riding on the XT6, which just went on sale.