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This electric fastback is the next Audi A6 e-tron, due in late 2022

This is Audi’s all-electric A6 e-tron concept. Audi Due in 2022, it’s one of the first Audis to use the new Premium Platform Electric architecture. Audi At 195 inches (4.96 m) long, 77 inches (1.96 m) wide, and 57 inches (1.44 m) tall, it’s just wider and longer than the current A6. Audi Yes, this …

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Canada will invest billions to electrify mass transit

Mass transit isn’t getting much use during the pandemic, but Canada wants to be sure it’s eco-friendly when the crisis is over. The Canadian government plans to invest $2.75 billion CAD (about $2.17 billion US) into electrifying mass transit across the country over five years.This will include buying more zero-emissions buses in addition to other …

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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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‘Next-gen’ USPS vehicles can use gas or electric motors

The US Postal Service plans to have a new mail van on American roads by 2023. A new contract will see Oshkosh Defense manufacture between 50,000 and 165,000 “Next Generation Delivery Vehicles” for the agency over the next 10 years. The vehicle will come in both combustion and electric powertrain variants. According to the Postal …

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Amazon begins using three-wheeled EVs for deliveries in seven Indian cities

Amazon has started using electric three-wheelers for deliveries in India, a growing market for the online retailer, as part of its push to add more eco-friendly vehicles to its fleet. The company has deployed almost 100 auto rickshaws, made by Indian electric car manufacturer Mahindra Electric, across seven cities including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, …

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Mercedes-Benz won’t sell the EQC in the US ‘for now’

Mercedes-Benz has abandoned plans to release its EQC crossover in the US, at least for the time being. “Following a comprehensive review of market developments, the EQC will not be offered in the United States for now,” a spokesperson for automaker told Autoblog, which was the first to report on the cancellation. While Mercedes delayed …

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Chevy’s 2022 Bolt EV redesign includes an entirely new model

We were smitten with the Chevy Bolt EV when it debuted back in 2017, perhaps ignoring the battery recall. But the 2022 model year’s redesign isn’t just an update to the Bolt EV’s features and capabilities, it includes a new, compact SUV-sized variant as well, dubbed the Bolt EUV. On the outside, it’s not hard …

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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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