Google Assistant and Maps are coming to GM vehicles in 2021

GM and Google are working to bring a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle apps to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles beginning in 2021. The companies announced the partnership today, and according to GM, it plans to eventually...

Google Assistant and Maps are coming to GM vehicles in 2021

GM and Google are working to bring a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle apps to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles beginning in 2021. The companies announced the partnership today, and according to GM, it plans to eventually...

Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxurious OMG

The 2019 Sport SVR is not exactly a sports car, with handling more commensurate with an ...

The Rover Sport is a midsized SUV that's a bit smaller than the Discovery and a little larger than the Evoque. In its SVR format, it's also a muscle car inside in a luxury SUV package. This means you are couched in posh surroundings as you scream "OMG" laying rubber down the pavement.

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Mercedes amplifies the electric van market with 250-mile, eight-seat EQV

The EQV powers up in around 10 hours using Mercedes' Wallbox Home

If you would have guessed a few years ago which major German automaker would be first out of the gate to develop a ground-up electric passenger van, the obvious answer would have been Volkswagen. But Mercedes-Benz snuck in earlier this year with the Concept EQV and promised to ready it before year-end. The production EQV debuted this week makes good on that promise, offering zero emissions driving for up to 250 miles (405 km) per charge. It'll be available in two different wheelbase lengths with up to eight seats.

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South Australia's Ace EV rolls out its first electric cargo van

The Ace Cargo is designed as a simple, practical electric delivery vehicle

Compact and humble, the first of Australia's Ace EVs rolled out to meet the media this morning in South Australia. With a range of around 200 km (124 miles) and a carrying capacity of 500 kg (1,100 lb), the Ace Cargo is a simple, practical delivery vehicle its creators hope will hit the sweet spot early.

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Volkswagen's ID. Buggy puts its electric signature in the sand

Looking to mix a bit of beach cruising culture from a bygone era with some new-age ...

Looking to mix a bit of beach cruising culture from a bygone era with some new-age drivetrain technology, Volkswagen debuted its super-cute electrified dune buggy at Geneva earlier in the year. The automaker is again showing off the stylish retro cruiser as part of Monterey Car Week, marking the occasion by setting it free on the sand alongside the inspiration for the design, a Meyers Manx dune buggy in a original 60s-era styling.

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Silicon Valley's Drako Motors unleashes track-torching 206-mph electric sedan

Drako Motors holds the world premiere of the GTE at the Quail 2019

It's become all too common for a startup to materialize out of nowhere with claims of having the next groundbreaking electric car. In fact, it's happened twice this month alone. Much less common is for that startup to accompany those claims with a production-ready vehicle. But here comes Drako Motors, a Silicon Valley-based startup you've probably never heard of, with an all-out hyper-GT it says is ready for production. Four doors, four seats and four motors, the 1,200-hp GTE debuts as the world's most powerful sedan, a grand tourer built to exceed 200 mph (322 km/h) and vector sharply around twisting pavement with four passengers and all their bags.

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Empa's low-cost FlexWork digital valve train uses up to 20% less fuel in testing

Full digital control over valve lift, opening and closing times for all valves, in a system ...

In this transitional period between the gasoline and electric ages, there's still plenty of room, and plenty of motivation, for last-gasp improvements to the combustion engine – and a Swiss R&D facility says its electro-hydraulic, fully variable valve system is already delivering up to 20-percent fuel consumption reductions in testing.

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