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Month: April 2021

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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Electric Island: See First Charging Site Designed For Big Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Portland General Electric (PGE) officially opened to the public the “Electric Island” – the first-of-its-kind heavy-duty electric truck charging site, announced in December. The station is located across the street from DTNA headquarters (on Swan Island in Portland,) less than one mile from I-5 and it will be open to …

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is one of the safest cars available on the market, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which awarded the first all-electric Volvo with the Top Safety Pick+ award. The XC40 Recharge is considered “Good” in all crash tests and also performs great in crash avoidance and mitigation tests. …

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BYD next-generation EV platform: Up to 600 miles, 800V charging, optimized efficiency

Chinese automaker BYD has already built more electric cars than many established automakers, and now it’s launching a new dedicated platform for its next generation of EVs. The BYD e-platform 3.0 debuted at the 2021 Shanghai auto show with some impressive performance figures including, according to the company, up to 600 miles of range (likely …

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Hyundai Q1 profit triples, as it adjusts production due to chip shortage

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Co posted a first-quarter profit that nearly tripled to its highest in four years as people bought its luxury cars, but warned it would have to adjust production again in May because of a chip shortage. Unlike its rivals, the South Korean automaker staved off production halts in the first quarter, …

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