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Toyota Woven City CES 2020

Toyota’s smart city will be full of autonomous cars, smart homes, robots

Toyota plans to build an entire city to test out different technologies. Called Woven City, it will house 2,000 people in sustainable buildings, with streets crisscrossed by self-driving cars. Toyota also plans to integrate robots and smart home tech in Woven City, which will be located in Japan.
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Tesla delivered more electric cars in 2019 than in any previous year

Tesla said its 2019 deliveries represented an increase of 50 percent over 2018. The automaker said it delivered 367,500 electric cars in 2019, including 112,000 cars in the fourth quarter alone. The Model 3 accounted for the vast majority of fourth-quarter deliveries, followed by the Model S and Model X.
Fiat Centoventi concept CES 2020

Fiat brings its highly customizable Centoventi electric concept to CES 2020

Making its North American debut at CES 2020, the Fiat Centoventi concept is an electric car designed to be customizable. From the interior to the battery pack, everything can be swapped around like Lego pieces. Fiat's electric car plans for North American remain unclear, however.
Aston Martin and Gentex camera system CES 2020

Aston Martin combines cameras and mirrors to give drivers maximum visibility

Aston Martin has teamed up with automotive supplier Gentex to make it easier for drivers to see out of low-slung sports cars. Views from multiple cameras are shown in a car's rearview mirror. Debuting at CES 2020, the system is still in the prototype phase, but may be used on future Aston Martin models.
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Bentley’s first electric car could use cutting-edge solid-state batteries

Bentley may use solid-state batteries in future electric cars, the automaker's CEO said in an interview. But it's unclear if this new battery tech will be ready by the time Bentley launches its first all-electric model in 2025. So far, no automaker has put a car with asolid-state battery on sale.
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Here’s why the Mazda MX-30 has such a small, low-range battery pack

The Mazda MX-30 electric car has a relatively small battery pack, which results in a lower range than its rivals. But that was intentional, a Mazda executive said in a recent interview. Mazda wanted to emphasize lower life cycle carbon emissions rather than maximum range, the executive said.
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Most Ford Mustang Mach-E reservation holders go for extended-range battery

Reservations for the Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition are full, and 80% of customers have opted for the larger of the two available battery packs, according to Ford. About 55% have chosen all-wheel drive over rear-wheel drive as well. Deliveries are expected to begin in late 2020.
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Tesla delivers first electric cars from its new factory in China

Tesla is now building cars at a new factory in China. The first batch of 15 Model 3 electric cars were delivered to Tesla employees during a celebratory event at the Shanghai factory. China car production is a big step for Tesla as it looks to continue to challenge established automakers.
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Kia’s next electric car, due in 2021, will be a stunner

Kia will launch a new electric car in 2021, an executive said in a recent interview. Instead of a retooled hatchback, the new model will be a purpose-built design based on the Kia Imagine concept. Kia and parent company Hyundai plan to launch 13 new or updated green cars by 2022.
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Hyundai’s flying car program will take off at CES 2020 with concept vehicle

Hyundai wants to expand from building cars to building flying taxis, and we'll get a glimpse of what those flying taxis might look like at CES 2020. Hyundai will unveil a concept vehicle at the Las Vegas show. Hyundai is one of many companies developing flying taxis for urban use.
Polestar 2

Want an electric car that can tow? Then you need a Polestar 2

Most electric cars aren't rated to tow, but the upcoming Polestar 2 will be able to lug up to 3,300 pounds. That should be more than adequate for the needs of the Polestar's target customers. If you need to tow more, the only option is to get a much larger Tesla Model X or Audi E-Tron.
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A $2,000 software update makes the Tesla Model 3 quicker

The Tesla Model 3 can get even quicker if owners are willing to fork over $2,000. That buys a software update which can shave a few tenths of a second off the electric cars' zero to 60 mph time. While Tesla regularly gives customers free OTA updates, it has charged for certain features in the past.
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Lucid Air beta prototype shows 1,000-hp, 400-mile, electric car isn’t dead yet

The Lucid Air is a luxury electric car with a claimed 400-mile range and 1,000 horsepower, but we haven't heard much about it recently. It seems Lucid Motors is still working on getting the Air into production. The company unveiled a prototype that is 95% representative of the final production model.
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Californians can now have their groceries delivered by autonomous vehicles

California will allow driverless light-duty commercial vehicles on its roads. This paves the way for autonomous vehicles to be used in delivery services in the Golden State. Companies like Nuro already use autonomous vehicles for deliveries in other states with less strict regulations.
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BMW will launch an electric version of one of its most popular models in 2020

The BMW iX3 is an electric version of the popular X3 crossover that starts production in 2020. BMW revealed some specifications, including horsepower and a European WLTP range rating. The iX3 will share BMW's fifth-generation electric powertrain with the upcoming i4 sedan and iNext crossover.
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB first drive review: Giving you space

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB isn't the first compact Mercedes model, but it may be the one that makes the most sense. The GLB combines real practicality with impressive refinement and tech. It shares a basic platform and tech with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, and GLA models.
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Mini begins taking orders for the all-electric 2020 Cooper SE

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is the automaker's first mass-market electric car. Mini is now accepting $500 refundable deposits for the car, which hits showrooms in March 2020. The Cooper SE is priced lower than most other electric cars, but also has substantially less range.
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This Corvette achieved supercar-rivaling speed without a single drop of gasoline

The Genovation GXE is an 800-horsepower electric Corvette that's as fast as a Ferrari. It just hit 211 mph, which Genovation claims is a world record for a street-legal electric car. The GXE could go even faster: Genovation previously quoted a top speed of over 220 mph.
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Cadillac will give its biggest SUV a gargantuan 38-inch curved screen

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will get a 38-inch curved OLED screen that stretches about halfway across the dashboard. Cadillac claims this will be the first curved OLED screen in a production car, but it remains to be seen whether Cadillac will find a good use for such a large display.
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U.S. customers will have to wait another year for Mercedes’ electric EQC

Mercedes-Benz pushed back the U.S. launch of its EQC electric car from 2020 to 2021. Mercedes claims this is due to high demand in Europe, where the EQC went on sale earlier in 2019. But Mercedes may also be concentrating sales in Europe to meet stricter emissions standards.
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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA first drive review: Bite size luxury

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is better than before, but it faces new competition within the Mercedes lineup from the related A-Class sedan. The CLA features sleeker exterior styling than its Mercedes-Benz A-Class sibling, and more standard horsepower, but also a higher price.
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Outdo your neighbors with this Nissan Leaf mobile Christmas tree

Instead of decking the halls, Nissan decked out its Leaf electric car in thousands of Christmas lights. It's a festive demonstration of the car's ability to harvest energy through regenerative braking. This uses energy normally lost as heat to recharge the battery pack.
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This autonomous truck just made a cross-country grocery run

An autonomous truck developed by startup Plus.ai just completed a cross-country trip, hauling a refrigerated trailer for Land O'Lakes between California and Pennsylvania. The truck took three days to cover the 2,800-mile distance, with minimal human intervention, according to Plus.ai.
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2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review: Laser light show

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata can drive itself out of parking spaces, watch your blind spots, and look good while doing it. The redesigned Sonata swings for the fences on style and tech. Can Hyundai fend off the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima, not to mention new crossovers?
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This 3D-printed electric car could be sketchiest Kickstarter yet

A Chinese startup is running a Kickstarter program to fund production of its 3D-printed electric car. The pint-sized YoYo has a top speed of just 43 mph, with a claimed range of 93 miles. XEV hopes to start production in 2020, and is looking for about $550,000 in funding.
Jaguar I-Pace

A racing-inspired software update could boost the Jaguar I-Pace’s range

The Jaguar I-Pace is getting a software update based on data from real-world driving and the I-Pace eTrophy racing series. Official ratings won't change, but Jaguar claims drivers may get improved real-world range. Jaguar also tweaked the all-wheel-drive and regenerative braking systems.
2021 hyundai sonata n line specs and prototype drive impressions

Hyundai tries to make ordinary sedans more exciting with the Sonata N-Line

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has plenty of tech, but it's a bit short on fun. Hyundai will try to fix that with a sporty Sonata N-Line model. We snagged an early test drive of a prototype. On sale in fall 2020, the N-Line packs a 290-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
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Here’s how Porsche plans to give electric SUVs snow-conquering grip

The Porsche Taycan may have just launched, but the German automaker is already thinking ahead to future electric models. Porsche has devised a new all-wheel drive system for electric SUVs that will use four motors. This system could be used in an electric Macan, but Porsche hasn't confirmed anything.
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Mobileye maps 28K miles of roads a day to prep for autonomous cars

Mobileye has struck a deal with the city of Barcelona to equip local vehicles with driver-assist tech. These vehicles are building a library of data to help improve safety. The data will also help lay the foundation for self-driving cars, which need detailed digital maps to navigate.
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2021 Jaguar F-Type sports car gets a new face and more tech

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type sports car gets a few notable changes to keep it fresh, including a face-lift and a significant tech upgrade. The V8-powered F-Type R also gets a boost in power. Jaguar launched the F-Type in 2013 (as a 2014 model), so the sports car was due for an update.
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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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At $60,000, the 2020 Corvette Stingray may be losing money for GM

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was treated to a redesign, but the price didn't go up dramatically. As a result, GM is losing money on every Corvette sold at the base price, according to a new report. Corvettes start at $59,996, but GM reportedly only makes money on more expensive models.
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Ford Bronco breaks down in Baja, and SCG Boot nabs a class win first time out

The Ford Bronco R and SCG Baja Boot showed up at the 2019 Baja 1000 to reenacted an epic racing battle from 50 years ago. But while the Boot took a class win, the Bronco R didn't even finish. The trials and tribulations of both Ford and SCG show why the Baja 1000 is one of the world's toughest races.
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Lexus unveils its first electric car, but it’s unlikely to be sold in the U.S.

The Lexus UX 300e is the first battery-powered production car from Toyota's luxury brand. But while Lexus has confirmed plans to sell the UX 300e in China, Europe, and Japan, it hasn't said anything about the United States. Lexus and parent Toyota have been hostile to electric cars in the past.