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Audi shows off its electric SUV's screen-filled interior

Audi has been more than happy to show off its e-tron Quattro prototype's outside, but what will it be like if you're taking it for a drive? Wonder no more: the automaker has offered a proper look at the electric SUV's interior. In many ways, it's eve… Source: Engadget | Audi shows off its electric …

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Smart ForTwo Electric Drive quick spin review

By Jeremy Korzeniewski I went into my weeklong loan of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive expecting to dislike it. Seven days later, I didn't find anything that had changed my mind. But before I get into all the reasons you shouldn't buy an electric Sm… Source: Engadget | Smart ForTwo Electric Drive quick spin review

Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more people and trims prices

If you're in line for a Model 3 then we have good news. The company has announced that it's opening pre-orders to all reservation holders in the US and Canada, now that it's able to produce more cars (apparently that tent manufacturing line is helpin… Source: Engadget | Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more …

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NTSB: Model S battery caught fire twice after Florida crash

It's not unheard of for cars to catch fire in a crash, but there are now instances of Tesla cars' batteries reigniting well after the fact. As part of a preliminary report on a Model S crash in Ford Lauderdale, Florida, NTSB investigators revealed th… Source: Engadget | NTSB: Model S battery caught fire twice …

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nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in Boston

Autonomous cars will now be allowed on all public Boston roads. The city has played host to nuTonomy for some time now, allowing the company to test its self-driving Renault Zoes at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in January of last year, later expa… Source: Engadget | nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in …

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Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'

The story of Tesla suing a former employee for alleged theft and sabotage has taken another odd turn. While the company increased security at its battery producing Gigafactory after claiming a friend of Martin Tripp said he'd threatened to "shoot the… Source: Engadget | Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'

Ford's 'self-driving' Postmates test actually has a driver at the wheel

The next time you order food from Postmates in Miami or Miami Beach, don't be too surprised if you have to grab your Cuban sandwiches from what looks like a self-driving van. Ford's latest autonomous delivery test is underway, as the automaker has pa… Source: Engadget | Ford's 'self-driving' Postmates test actually has a driver …

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Audi e-tron's optional side cameras will help maximize range

Audi has a novel way to reduce drag and maximize the range of its electric e-tron SUV: it plans to offer an option to nix side mirrors. Instead, the car can use cameras, and display images from them on OLED screens between the instrument panel and th… Source: Engadget | Audi e-tron's optional side cameras …

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Tesla Model 3 earns Consumer Reports recommendation with brake update

Earlier this month, Consumer Reports chose not to recommend Tesla's Model 3 due to a handful of factors, though most notably because of a long 60-to-0MPH braking distance. While Tesla claimed the car could come to a stop in 133 feet, Consumer Reports… Source: Engadget | Tesla Model 3 earns Consumer Reports recommendation with brake …

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Zipcar rolls out the UK's biggest zero-emission car-share fleet

The UK's Zipcar club is going green. This summer, the car-sharing company will begin adding Volkswagen e-Golfs to its London fleet, starting with 100 in July and totalling 325 by the end of the year. Other car clubs already have EVs on the roads in t… Source: Engadget | Zipcar rolls out the UK's biggest …

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Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Medevac missions won't have to put more humans in danger if Tactical Robotics has its way. The Urban Aeronautics-owned firm has successfully completed its first "mission representative" demo of the Cormorant, an autonomous VTOL (vertical takeoff and… Source: Engadget | Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal

VW might not be the only German car maker that has to deal with a full-fledged diesel emissions scandal. To start, Germany has ordered Daimler to recall Mercedes-Benz Vito diesel vans for allegedly cheating on emissions tests limiting nitrogen oxide… Source: Engadget | Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal

Tesla pushes full international Model 3 launch to 2019

Just because Tesla is delivering some Model 3 units outside the US doesn't mean it's ready for a full-scale international rollout. Elon Musk has revealed that launches for left-hand drive Model 3 variants in Asia and Europe are now expected in the f… Source: Engadget | Tesla pushes full international Model 3 launch to 2019

Richard Branson plans to visit space in 'months'

It's no secret that Richard Branson would like to go to space aboard Virgin Galactic's ships. However, it's now clear that he's eager to hasten the process. The tycoon told BBC Radio 4 that he expects his flight to be "months away, not years away,"… Source: Engadget | Richard Branson plans to visit space in …

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