Americans are even more wary of autonomous cars now

Filed under: Green,Emerging Technologies,Autonomous In the wake of recent autonomous vehicle crashes including an Uber fully autonomous test car killing a woman pushing a bike, and a semi-autonomous Tesla Model X hitting a concrete divider, AAA conducted another study of the public’s perception of such cars. It’s a follow-up to a study conducted at the…

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600-horsepower Porsche Mission E gets Mark Webber’s seal of approval

Filed under: Green,Videos,Porsche,Sedan,Electric,Performance Porsche continues to make progress in developing its Mission E electric sports sedan, and apparently it’s made enough of them to let former F1 driver and recent Porsche 919 Hybrid endurance car driver Mark Webber take a turn behind the wheel. The company got his test drive on video, along with his…

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Watch VW test the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car aerodynamics

Filed under: Green,Motorsports,Videos,Volkswagen,Coupe,Electric,Racing Volkswagen is very serious about taking the electric car record at Pikes Peak this year with the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car. And any racing team knows that to do well, you need a car that can stick to the road, hence VW’s extensive aerodynamics testing, which is shown off in…

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Icon and Stealth EV are building an electric Derelict Mercury

Filed under: Aftermarket,Green,Mercury,Coupe,Classics,Electric Icon, a company known for its high-quality restomod vehicles, is building another Derelict, this one a 1949 Mercury coupe. While the fact Icon is building another one of its sleeper hot rods with patina isn’t the most shocking, what’s under the hood is. The company has teamed up with Stealth EV to…

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV will be company’s first plug-in hybrid

Filed under: Green,Subaru,Crossover,Hatchback,Hybrid Subaru just announced its first-ever plug-in hybrid, and it comes in the form of its third-best-selling car, the Crosstrek. This is actually fitting in a couple of ways. First off, it’s a quick-selling vehicle, but also because the Crosstrek was the model used for Subaru’s first conventional hybrid, first introduced for the…

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Lagonda electric crossover SUV coming in 2021

Filed under: Green,Aston Martin,Crossover,Electric,Luxury,Performance Continue reading Lagonda electric crossover SUV coming in 2021 Lagonda electric crossover SUV coming in 2021 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 May 2018 10:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

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2019 Kia Niro EV boasts 280-mile range

Filed under: Green,Kia,Crossover,Electric Continue reading 2019 Kia Niro EV boasts 280-mile range 2019 Kia Niro EV boasts 280-mile range originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 06 May 2018 10:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

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Lyft and Aptiv offering public autonomous rides in Las Vegas

Filed under: Green,CES,BMW,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Sedan,Autonomous At this past Consumer Electronics Show (CES), autonomous vehicle technology developer Aptiv and its partner Lyft, offered rides in autonomous vehicles to show goers. That test has evolved into a much larger program. The two companies announced that 30 BMW 5 Series sedans equipped with Aptiv’s autonomous technology will be ferrying…

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SureFly’s hybrid electric helicopter takes its first flight

Filed under: Etc.,Green,Videos,Misc. Automakers,Technology,Hybrid,Specialty Even though it’s a few months late from the CES 2018 target date, SureFly, part of Workhorse Group, has finally run a flying test of its hybrid-electric helicopter. The company also recorded the test flights in the video above. The company touts that the flight is completely untethered and was an…

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