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Mercedes accelerates electric plans, promises 10 EVs by 2022

Regardless of where fuel prices go in the coming years, Mercedes-Benz's future will be one skewed towards electrification. The automaker launched its new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars during last fall's 2016 Paris auto show by unveiling the Generation EQ concept and promising 10...

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Audi buying car-rental service Silvercar

It seems as if you can't get away from the word "mobility" in today's automotive vernacular. From BMW's ReachNow to General Motors' Maven, nearly every major automaker is looking for a piece of the personal mobility market. Audi has plans to further expand its...

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Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a year ago, and since then Solar Roadways and the state of Missouri have collaborated to first install Solar Roadways's...

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Toyota going big in Texas with ranch and private race track

Toyota is in the midst of moving its North American headquarters from California to Texas. The new facilities should prove to be a state of the art example of what you can find in the offices of a top-tier global company. That's not all that Toyota is building out in Texas, however. As we've...

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Lincoln to start production in China in 2019

Lincoln is set to join the increasingly long list of luxury automakers building cars in China. The brand has confirmed it will start production of an SUV in the country in late 2019. Lincoln didn't name the vehicle but said it will be it suited to Chinese tastes, suggesting that it might be a...

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Group led by AC Cars buys bankrupt sports car startup Zenos

In January, we learned that British sports car startup Zenos had entered administration, a process similar to bankruptcy protection. A group led by fellow British sports car brand AC Cars, maker of the legendary AC Cobra, has since acquired the rights to the Zenos name and all of the...

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Chery files trademark complaint against Mercedes’ EQ sub-brand

Mercedes-Benz used the 2016 Paris auto show to launch a new sub-brand for electrified cars called EQ. Since then Mercedes has used the EQ Power+ name on its 2017 Formula One car and Mercedes-AMG GT concept to denote the cars' respective hybrid powertrains, and eventually the automaker will...

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BMW to launch 40 new or updated models in next 2 years

Having lost the luxury car sales race to Mercedes-Benz in 2016, BMW is planning an aggressive roll-out of new products over the next two years to claw its way back to the top spot. In a press conference held Tuesday in Munich, Germany to outline its financial results, BMW's CEO Harald...

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