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2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 73e 4-Door Coupe spy shots: 800-plus-hp super hatch coming soon

Mercedes-Benz AMG is readying a new plug-in hybrid version of its GT 4-Door Coupe. Our spy shots show a prototype of the AMG super hatch with a concealed flap on its rear fascia, located just below the taillight on the right. On the corresponding rear fender is the regular filler cap. When the Mercedes-Benz AMG …

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Hennessey Venom F5 hits 200 mph during aerodynamics testing

The first of three phases of testing for the Hennessey Venom F5 is complete ahead of the supercar’s planned public debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in May. Hennessey announced Tuesday that a test car hit 200 mph during aerodynamics testing. That speed—achieved on a 2.2-mile runway at a former United States Air Force …

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BMW promises prototype solid-state batteries before 2025, in production by 2030

BMW is the latest automaker to announce production plans for solid-state batteries. In a Monday press release, BMW said it will have a prototype solid-state battery ready by 2025, and a production-ready version by 2030. These batteries would power the next generation of BMW electric cars, which are scheduled to start rolling out in 2025. …

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Biden’s climate summit: Look for cajoling, conflict, big green goals

WASHINGTON — It won’t rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President Joe Biden’s show. Biden will convene the summit on Thursday, …

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Dartz’s Freze brand to launch Froggy electric convertible previewed by Shanghai concept

Latvia’s Dartz plans to launch an electric convertible under recently revived Russian brand Freze. The convertible will be based on a production version of the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV Cabrio concept that was unveiled on Monday at Auto Shanghai 2021.The pint-sized convertible concept is an open-top version of Wuling’s Hong Guang Mini EV hatchback …

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Audi A6 e-tron Concept: Design Sketches

Dacia Bigster Concept The Bigster Concept is a C-segment SUV that gives indication on the Dacia brand future, building on the core principles of value-for-money, efficiency and robustness. Genesis X Concept Genesis has unveiled the X Concept, an EV-based GT (Gran Turismo) concept car that showcases the latest expression of the brand’s design.