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VW ‘Project Trinity’ teases cars that unlock features on-demand

Volkswagen claims it’s “not afraid” of the threat posed by any Apple Car and released this shadowy teaser image that may represent why. The image is a teaser for Project Trinity, an electric sedan that CEO Ralf Brandstätter called “our software dream car.” Like any pie in the sky concept it of course is designed …

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Lordstown Motors’ electric race truck is (mostly) ready for off-roading

Lordstown Motors wants to prove its Endurance electric truck is ready for the wilderness through a familiar strategy: it’s entering a prominent race. Autoblog reports that Lordstown has unveiled a race-ready version of its Endurance Beta truck that will compete in the SCORE World Desert Championship’s San Felipe 250 on April 17th. The upgraded EV …

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As important as the Beetle? Two days with Volkswagen’s electric ID.4

Volkswagen says the ID.4 is as important to its future as the Beetle was to its past. Jonathan Gitlin It wants to sell a lot of ID.4s in America, which is why it’s unapologetically a midsize crossover, the segment which accounts for one in four of all new light vehicle sales. Volkswagen In time, the …

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Bloomberg: Apple car talks with Hyundai/Kia are ‘paused’

Ready for another wrinkle in the rumors around Apple’s Project Titan automotive efforts? A report by Bloomberg says that despite (or perhaps because of) all the information leaking out about a possible deal between Apple and Hyundai/Kia, talks have “paused recently.” The unnamed source did back up other reports indicating that Kia’s Georgia plant could …

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Hyundai said to be ‘agonizing’ over Apple’s electric car

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Hyundai might not be in a rush to make Apple’s electric car despite reports of a tentative deal. Reuters sources claim Hyundai executives are “agonizing” over how the company will cooperate with Apple, or whether or not it’s a wise idea in the first place.The Korean automaker is reportedly hesitant to work with …

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GM plans to exclusively sell electric vehicles by 2035

GMC GM isn’t just planning to electrify many of its cars in the years ahead — it’s ditching combustion engines entirely. As CNBC reports, GM has unveiled plans to completely eliminate tailpipe emissions from new “light-duty vehicles” (read: everyday cars) by 2035. While this technically offers an opening for hydrogen and similar zero-emissions powertrains, the …

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Ford delays some Mustang Mach-E orders over ‘quality checks’

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Ford technically started Mustang Mach-E deliveries in December, but some drivers will have to wait considerably longer. Electrek has learned that Ford has delayed several hundred deliveries of the electric crossover by up to a month for “additional quality checks.” The brand didn’t elaborate on what issues might have prompted the checks, but …

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Watch Tesla’s Full Self-Driving navigate from SF to LA with (almost) no help

Whole Mars Catalog, YouTube Tesla’s Full Self-Driving might still be in beta, but that isn’t stopping early adopters from using it for autonomous trips… well, almost. As Teslarati describes, Tesla enthusiast Whole Mars Catalog has posted a video showing their FSD-equipped Model 3 completing a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles with virtually no …

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Tesla’s refreshed Model S design may have been spotted on the road

The Kilowatts, YouTube Tesla’s Model S design hasn’t really changed much since 2016, but it appears poised for an (arguably overdue) update. According to Electrek, The Kilowatts have spotted what appears to be a Model S design refresh roaming around Palo Alto. At first glance, it’s a more aggressively styled car with a wider body …

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Tesla will halt Model S and X production for 18 days

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla has plenty of demand for its electric cars despite the pandemic, but that doesn’t appear to extend to its highest-end EVs. CNBC has obtained an internal Tesla email revealing that the automaker will shut down production for the Model S and Model X between December 24th and January 11th, or 18 days. …

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