Google founder Larry Page’s flying taxi takes flight

Many companies have made a splash in the flying car or airborne taxi industry, which has only just begun to earn its wings (pun intended). Now it turns out Google founder Larry Page has been working on his own flying taxi, largely in secret and away from any press coverage. Apparently that means the self-flying taxi has officially taken flight, The New York...

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BMW M boss says future electric cars will not be silent

Automakers are seemingly supporting the idea that the future of the automobile is, indeed, electric. Some makes will have it easier than others, but for BMW's M division, it will work to solve the issue of sound. Since electric cars are nearly silent, M division's head Frank van Meel, told CarBuzz in a report published Sunday that silence won't be an...

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Volkswagen plans to launch one electric car per month starting in 2022

Volkswagen will open the floodgates in 2022 and launch a new electric car every month as it works aggressively to electrify its portfolio, the automaker said. VW CEO Matthias Müeller told journalists Tuesday in Berlin that 30 electric cars will be launched by 2025, according to Autocar. Volkswagen calls the plan "Together - Strategy 2025" and it...

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Jaguar Land Rover SVO ready to tackle EV tuning

The electrified car tuning frontier is just now opening, and Jaguar Land Rover Specialty Vehicle Operations (SVO) is more than eager to take an early first step. It will be a challenge, but SVO engineers are eager to meet roadblocks that lay ahead, John Edwards, head of Jaguar Land Rover's personalization and performance arm, said in a recent interview. He...

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Ferrari could start building more 250 GTOs

The 250 GTO is the Ferrari of Ferraris. A true homologation special, less than 40 were built during the early 1960s and today, if one were offered for sale, the price you can expect to pay reaches into the tens of millions of dollars. A 250 GTO received the highest bid ever for a car at auction in 2014, with the bid coming in at $38 million. That isn't the...

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Mercedes-AMG standalone SUV isn’t happening, GT Black Series coming in 2020

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe marks the Affalterbach tuner's first standalone sedan, but don't expect a standalone SUV to follow. The tuner said it is not interested in stealing Mercedes-Benz's SUV market share with its own SUV model, Car Advice reported on Saturday. AMG's chief, Tobias Moers, told the Australian publication that an SUV would not be...

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Mercedes-AMG standalone SUV isn’t happening, GT Black Series coming in 2020

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe marks the Affalterbach tuner's first standalone sedan, but don't expect a standalone SUV to follow. The tuner said it is not interested in stealing Mercedes-Benz's SUV market share with its own SUV model, Car Advice reported on Saturday. AMG's chief, Tobias Moers, told the Australian publication that an SUV would not be...

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Polestar 1 pre-orders start with $2,500 deposit

The order books are open for the Polestar 1, a 600-horsepower, carbon fiber-bodied plug-in hybrid coupe that will be built in very limited numbers. Previously, interested parties could only signal their intention to purchase a Polestar 1 by registering their details on Polestar’s website. According to the Swedish brand, more than 7,000 people registered their interest since the reveal of …

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2021 Ford Escape spy shots

Ford is in the early stages of on-road testing of its next-generation Escape, or Kuga if you're reading this in Europe. A test mule for the redesigned compact crossover SUV has been spotted for the first time. The test mule is using the makeshift body of the current Escape to hide the new mechanicals, though we can still gather a few clues about the new...

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