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Volvo: All Our New Car Models Will Have Electric Motors in 2019

Volvo: All Our New Car Models Will Have Electric Motors in 2019 It now says it wants to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025.Air pollution is a serious problem in dozens of China’s cities, and electrified vehicles are seen as part of the solution.

How Self-Driving Cars Work, and When They'll Get Real

How Self-Driving Cars Work, and When They'll Get Real The first truly hands-off, self-driving cars will be here within five years.A couple automakers say they’ll have higher-level autonomous cars for sale late this year or next.

Good Cars, Poor Sales: Why GM Might Kill Off 6 Sedans

Good Cars, Poor Sales: Why GM Might Kill Off 6 Sedans As the auto industry shifts from sedans to crossovers, SUVs, and pickups, some pretty decent sedans from GM and others will be end-of-lifed.When the Chevrolet Impala arrived four years ago, it became our Editors’ Choice.

Tesla Adding 1,800 Model 3 Reservations Per Day

Tesla Adding 1,800 Model 3 Reservations Per Day Last year, Tesla predicted it would produce 500,000 EVs (all models) in 2018, versus 80,000 to 90,000 now expected to be produced in 2017.Now this week Tesla said 1,800 new orders roll in each day.

Mazda's 2019 Breakthrough: a Diesel Engine That Runs on Gasoline

Mazda's 2019 Breakthrough: a Diesel Engine That Runs on Gasoline The engine could improve fuel economy by 20 percent to 30 percent, Mazda believes.” “We think it is an imperative and fundamental job for us to pursue the ideal internal combustion engine,” Mazda R&D chief Kiyoshi Fujiwara said at a Tuesday press conference.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Review: a Big Improvement

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Review: a Big Improvement The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is an all-new model with more technology, a better engine, 400 pounds less weight, and several class-leading offerings.To get all the tech the Equinox offers, you’ll have to buy the top trim line, Premier.

$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California

$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000.You go to any San Diego Nissan dealer or one participating BMW dealer (BMW of San Diego).

Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War

Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War Work on self-driving trucks has been under way for years.Alphabet’s Waymo division is working on both self-driving trucks and cars.

Review: Volvo's 2018 Lineup Brings Style and 400-hp Hybrid Engines

Review: Volvo's 2018 Lineup Brings Style and 400-hp Hybrid Engines The base Volvo S90 with the T5 engine starts at $49,095 including shipping, undercutting the base price of the 5 Series and E-Class (the Audi A6 starts $545 cheaper).There’s the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon, the Jaguary XF Sportbrake (this fall/winter), and now the Volvo V90, sibling to the S90 but without the lengthened chassis.

Smart Envisions EQ Fortwo Concept as Ridesharing, Self-Driving EV

Smart Envisions EQ Fortwo Concept as Ridesharing, Self-Driving EV The EQ is a bubble-like Smart car with two seats, luggage room, electric motor, and autonomous drive.“The Smart vision EQ fortwo is our vision of future urban mobility,” said Smart CEO Annette Winkler.

2017 Honda Civic Type R Review: The Best $35,000 Sports Sedan You Can Buy

2017 Honda Civic Type R Review: The Best $35,000 Sports Sedan You Can Buy The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a race car with a civilized exhaust, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and license plates.Hop in the Civic Type R and you’re wrapped in wonderfully supportive red cloth seats with black trim.

Qualcomm Is Building a Vehicle-to-Everything Chip for Safer Cars

Qualcomm Is Building a Vehicle-to-Everything Chip for Safer Cars The chip integrates the DSRC radio; cellular would be handed off to the car’s telematics system.) If nearby cars can communicate their status, the cellular and/or V2X systems can alert the driver and respond.

2018 Nissan Leaf EV First Drive: 150 Miles, Pro Pilot Assist Highway Driving

2018 Nissan Leaf EV First Drive: 150 Miles, Pro Pilot Assist Highway Driving LAS VEGAS — Yes, Nissan redesigned the 2018 Nissan Leaf knowing it would have a range of just 150 miles, against 220-plus for the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3.An optional semi-autonomous drive feature, ProPilot Assist, has the potential to make for nearly trouble-free highway driving.

Tesla Upped Range (for a Week) for Hurricane Irma Exodus

Tesla Upped Range (for a Week) for Hurricane Irma Exodus Good corporate citizen Tesla helped the owners of its vehicles trying to flee Hurricane Irma in Florida and the Southeast.Such was the case with the 60 kWh battery pack in some Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles.

Top 10 Tech Cars to Watch for in 2018

Top 10 Tech Cars to Watch for in 2018 The midsize sedan segment is soft, down 22 percent in the first half of 2017.3 midsize sedan.

Best Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

Best Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show The world’s automakers unveiled a torrent of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week.Britain and France are talking about no new combustion-engine cars after 2040.

iPhone X Rollout Means In-Car Wireless Charging Will Be Standard (Eventually)

iPhone X Rollout Means In-Car Wireless Charging Will Be Standard (Eventually) Never mind that dozens of Android phones already embed wireless charging.US automakers have deployed, slowly, wireless charging in their cars as far back as 2013, on a handful of models.

Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show The massive Frankfurt Auto Show once again displayed the might of the German auto industry.Mercedes-Benz put a Formula 1 engine in a sports car and announced a self-driving EV (two birds, one stone).

Conductive 'Smart' Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt

Conductive 'Smart' Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt Imagine “smart” tires that can sense road conditions, such as rain, snow, or even beach sand, and automatically adjust the pressure and the width of the tires to deliver the best performance.That’s the goal of Continental, the giant maker of tires as well as automotive technology and safety systems.

Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys

Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys Lost car keys could be a thing of the past if wireless technologies pan out and provide better security than physical keys.The possibilities include phones that would link with your car, near-field communications (NFC), and even a retinal scan of your eyes.