Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak debuts, ready to tackle the EV record

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It seems that Volkswagen is rolling out a new I.D. concept every few months, all previewing a production car arriving next year. In just the past few months, we’ve seen the I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz and I.D. Vizzion. Today, there’s a new high-performance version, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak. As the name implies, this is made to tackle the world’s most infamous hill climb.

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BMW iX3 electric crossover teased just head of 2018 Beijing Motor Show

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Just last month, we learned that the new all-electric BMW iX3 crossover would debut soon at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. On Friday, BMW finally revealed a short teaser video on Twitter, showing off a new take on the company’s iconic grille design. Though next week’s car may simply be a concept, it’s the first we’ve seen of the German automaker’s answer to the Jaguar i-Pace and upcoming Audi E-Tron.

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How to find a green car, EV, or hybrid

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If you’re looking at maximizing fuel economy or getting a car with green cred, you’re probably already thinking about a battery-electric vehicle (also referred to as an EV), a gasoline-electric hybrid, or a plug-in hybrid. And we do, too. That’s why there’s a special category in our Car Finder tool just for environmentally-friendly cars, trucks, and crossovers. You’ll can further sort by specific green powertrain, so if you’re only looking for plug-in hybrids you can filter out the rest. Filter

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Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow

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Tesla’s troubles with media reports on working conditions and union organizing took a hard right turn on Monday. In response to Reveal’s report on Tesla’s workplace safety, the auto manufacturer accused the Pulitzer-finalist of being “an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla.”

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Tesla: Workplace safety, unions and the color yellow originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ReVolt plans retro electric motorcycle based on WWII-era BMW

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Lithium battery technology company Alternet Systems announced Tuesday the formation of a new company that will build an electric motorcycle based on the classic 1938 BMW R71 motorcycle with sidecar used by German troops during World War II and by Steve McQueen to outrun them in the 1963 film “The Great Escape.”

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Continue reading Audi E-Tron range revealed: It doesn’t go as far as we expected

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Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal

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Porsche’s head of powertrain development has been arrested by German police in the sweeping investigation of diesel emissions violations by parent company Volkswagen Group, sources told German media outlets.

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Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This tree planting robot wants to save the environment

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TreeRover is a robot experiment that autonomously plants trees in areas that suffer from having none. The robot took 4 months to create and is the invention of two students from UVic Electrical and Computer Engineering. TreeRover is still being modified and enhanced to navigate further. Learn more at iotatechnologies.ca.

Transcript: This robot plants trees to save the environment. TreeRover is a robotic experiment designed to plant trees in areas that suffer from having none. Created by two UVi

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This tree planting robot wants to save the environment originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ford Mustang hybrid coming next year

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We love driving the Ford Mustang. We’ve got one — a GT — in the Autoblog stable at the moment, and the keys to that V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive beast are highly coveted in the office. Some of us (well, maybe just this particular author) feel a tinge of guilt, though, when we fire it up and lustfully rev the engine. We can’t help but think of the fuel it gulps on our spirited commutes home. For those of us with a heavy conscience, it looks like we’ll be getting a greener offering in

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Honda Ridgeline, Ford Ecosport and Tesla profits | Autoblog Podcast #537

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On this week’s Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale. We talk about driving the 2018 Ford Ecosport and Hyundai Accent. Joel tells us why he loves the naturally aspirated engine in our long-term Honda Ridgeline. We discuss Tesla’s profitability claims, Johan de Nysschen leaving Cadillac and a possible date change for the Detroit Auto Show. As usual, we’ll also spend a listener’s money on a car.

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