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2016 Hyundai Sonata (PHEV) Powertrain Put on Ward’s 10 Best Engines List

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The powertrain of the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) was named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. This is the first time that a plug-in hybrid powertrain has made the list.  For more information read Hyundai’s full press release below: FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015 – The technologically …

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Volkswagen’s Dr. Herbert Diess to Keynote CES 2016


Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman, board of management, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming CES 2016.  His speech is expected to focus on electric mobility.  Read the full press release below: ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced today that …

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Ford Plans Large Investment and Expansion of EV Programme


Ford is massively increasing its investment in EVs, announcing an extra investment of $4.5 billion as well announcing 13 new EVs to be announced or released by 2020.  Read the full press statement below: DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020 as …

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McClaren Displays Concept MP4-X


McLaren Applied Technologies has designed an advanced concept car for future Motorsports.  It looks visually striking, but it is beneath the skin where the changes are most apparent.  The MP4-X is designed to harness alternative power sources; the chassis changes shape to adapt to different aerodynamic demands; and it can communicate in the …

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Baidu’s Self Driving Car Completes First Road Test (Electrek)


Today, search giant Baidu announced that its self-driving car successfully completed its first route through Beijing.  Baidu says that its autonomous vehicle, a modified BMW 3-Series, completed an 18.6-mile journey throughout Beijing that took it through both side streets and highways. Baidu has been working on its self-driving car project in …

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