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China Extends Tax Rebate For Electric Vehicles, Hybrids Until 2020

On Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Byd-dynasty Chinese government will extend a tax rebate on purchase of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) until the end of 2020, in a continuation of policy support for the shift away from the internal combustion engine. Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday the tax exemption, which was set to expire at the end of this year, will now ...

Magna To Showcase Etelligentdrive Systems At Ces 2018

On Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Magna Ces With the global trend towards electrification in the automotive industry, automotive supplier Magna will present its EtelligentDrive systems at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev. The company’s e1 demonstration concept vehicle will be used to demonstrate different electric-drive (e-drive) concepts and systems, as well as demonstrate Magna’s vehicle integration capabilities. The e1 system consists of ...

Double Clutch Transmission In The Mini: Faster Gearshifts For Increased Driving Fun.

On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Double clutch Mini The British premium automobile manufacturer MINI highlights the sporty character of its current models in the small segment with a new type of transmission. Extremely fast gear changes, a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency – these are the benefits of the 7-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with double clutch, available for the MINI ...

The strangest driving rules from around the world

On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
driving rules Red lights, Seat belts and Zebra Crossings… We all need to follow the rules of the road to keep ourselves and our fellow road users safe, but in some countries the driving rules are so wacky, it’s fair to say that their rules and regulations have gone one step too far. This feature outlines the ...

Chevrolet Bolt EV Named To WardsAuto 10 Best Engines List

On Monday, December 18th, 2017
Chevrolet Bolt EV Chevrolet earns another industry recognition as the all-electric 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV wins a 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines Award. The Bolt EV has an EPA-estimated 238-mile range on a full charge, and when it’s equipped with the optional DC Fast Charger customers can get up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. “The ...

Mercedes-Benz Vans: Sprinter Innovation Campus

On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Vans As an initial sneak preview of the new Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans is showing at the Sprinter Innovation Campus in Stuttgart how the best-selling van is set to lead the large van segment into a new era. The adVANce future initiative which was presented in 2016 plays a central role here. Developments including new connectivity solutions ...

2018 Lincoln Continental Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
New 2018 Lincoln Good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests as well as a good rating for LED headlights help the all-new 2018 Lincoln Continental qualify for a coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Continental’s front crash prevention system earns a superior rating. When equipped with the system, the car avoided ...

EV Charging Infrastructure Needs For Nationwide Coverage

On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
EV Charging As plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have grown more popular, there is greater need for a comprehensive charging network so that PEVs can travel across the country as easily as gasoline vehicles do. The question is then “How many EV charging stations are needed to create a nationwide network?” A recent study by the National Renewable ...

2019 Lamborghini Urus: Everything We Know

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
2019 Lamborghini Urus Twenty five years after the outrageous LM002 ended production, Lamborghini is getting back in the SUV game with a new model, the Urus. We haven’t seen it in the flesh yet, but we actually know quite a lot about this new SUV. It’s just two months away from making its debut, so in the meantime, ...