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Buick Smart Pod Concept – Car Body Design

The Smart Pod allows users to maximize their productivity while experiencing a world-class level of comfort, safety and connectivity for hub-to-hub transportation. [embedded content] “The Smart Pod is a bold design concept that looks at the full potential of advanced technologies in electrification, automated driving and digitalized connectivity, delivered in a warm, tactile and luxurious …

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Hyundai retrofuturistic Restomod pays tribute to 1986 Grandeur flagship

Hyundai’s design team reinterpreted the first-generation Grandeur as an all-electric car with the Parametric Pixel exterior lighting that distinguishes its new Ioniq 5 production model and an ultra-modern interior wrapped in burgundy velvet and Napa leather. Updates include new side mirrors, covered wheels, slide cladding and the pixel- style LED headlights and tail lights that …

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First drive review: 2022 Hyundai Kona N doesn’t know how to turn down the volume

Hyundai’s N performance division has previously only turned its gaze toward passenger cars, but that changes with the introduction of the 2022 Kona N. The high-performance small SUV debuts alongside the Elantra N and gives Hyundai a unique vehicle that doesn’t really have any true competitors.  The only other small performance SUVs are luxury models …

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NAWA Racer is a futuristic café racer-inspired e-motorbike

Set to debut at EICMA 2021 in Milan (25-28th November), the NAWA Racer is a zero-emission motorbike concept that illustrates how NAWA’s next-gen nano-based ultracapacitors, called NAWACap, can be applied to a real-world electric vehicle (EV) powertrain, by combining them with conventional lithium-ion cells to create a hybrid battery system. [embedded content] NAWA Racer can …

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EVs from Toyota, Subaru, and Fisker; LA show concepts; $60,000 Tesla Model Y: The Week in Reverse

Which popular electric vehicle ranked near the bottom for reliability? Which company made sure its truck’s frunk was useful space? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 19, 2021. Several important affordable electric vehicles were revealed this week in U.S.-bound form. Toyota provided …

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Genesis reveals Electrified GV70: US-bound EV has 800V fast charging, tech that reads the road

Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand revealed a fully electric version of its GV70 SUV, called the Electrified GV70, on Friday at Auto Guangzhou 2021 in China. And it confirmed that the model will be coming to North America.  The reveal fills in a missing piece in a recent report that Genesis could be planning to make …

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