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Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 276,000 in three days

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 276,000 in three days

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Tesla pulled the covers off the Model 3, its new electric car for the masses, on 31 March and it seems the masses have responded.Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motor has been regularly updating on the progress of Model 3 pre-orders via Twitter.The... >>

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive

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In a movie set in the a post apocalyptic future, it'll be the Tesla Model 3 that we see dotted about the landscape. That's because this is going to be the first real mass-market electric car that does it all.The Tesla Model 3 was shown off by Elon Musk,... >>

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

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Tesla Motors will unveil its first affordable, mass-market electric vehicle in California on 31 March, but the automaker doesn't plan to reveal everything all at once, according to a recent tweet from Elon Musk.Musk, the co-founder, CEO, and "product... >>

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

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When you get a chance to ride in the actual Batmobile you take it, right? We were offered a ride and deliberated, in fear of having to wear the green panties of Robin. The outcome was inevitable, the experience mind-blowing.The new Batmobile, featured... >>

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

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Sky has officially confirmed that it will show the Formula 1 race season in 4K Ultra High Definition from next year.The 4K race coverage will be delivered via the latest Sky Q service from Sky. This is available now but won't get used for 4K UHD viewing until... >>

Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

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Toyota has been at the forefront of hybrid vehicles since its Prius was released back in 1997. Now it's got a new version of its plug-in hybrid that's been upgraded with a super efficient engine and the return of that solar power roof to deliver some... >>

Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one

Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one

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Tesla is all set to take the wraps off its latest electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March. This will be the first affordable Tesla and as such is expected to sell out fast. But there is a way to make sure you don't miss out.Tesla has published details... >>

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

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Uber is looking for a way to cut one of its biggest costs: drivers.According to Reuters, the ride-hailing app is shopping around Germany for a fleet of autonomous vehicles. We don't know how many cars it wants to purchase, but it seems to be doing a lot... >>

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

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The pure electric double decker buses that were teased last year have been revealed a month ahead of their launch on London routes. TfL says this is the world's first electric double decker bus.London began running electric single decker buses in July... >>

Aston Martin and F1’s Red Bull are working on the fastest hypercar ever

Aston Martin and F1’s Red Bull are working on the fastest hypercar ever

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Aston Martin is working hard to create the fastest car the world has ever seen with the catchy name AM-RB 001.That name encompasses the company's partnership with F1 Red Bull Racing. The result of this is the Aston logo on the F1 car for the 2016 season,... >>

Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming

Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming

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Tesla has officially announced that it will be taking the wraps of its next generation of electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March.The Tesla Model 3 is expected to be the company's first mass market vehicle that will be produced on a huge scale and be affordable... >>

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

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Driverless cars are set to make a huge impact on the UK roads as soon as next year. According to chancellor George Osborne the UK will push ahead with the technology soon.Speaking to The Guardian, Osborne revealed some of what he will be announcing at... >>

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

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Current lithium-ion batteries may be about to get a much-needed upgrade thanks to a new development for fuel cells. The new batteries should be able to keep smartphones and drones going for over double the time they currently last. It could even be applied... >>

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

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Electric cars are fast permeating the lives and roads of the world. They're also capturing the excited attention of race fans in the all-electric single seater Formula E race series. But that's not enough and now a new Electric GT World Series, that races... >>

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

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BMW is heavily rumoured to be releasing an electric version of its X5 SUV which should be called the BMW i5. Now an official comment suggests this model will come with a Range Extender option.Head of product for BMW, Henrik Wenders, commented to Car and... >>

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

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Nissan believes that your car in the future will be able to not only drive you around, through piloted drive technology, but also refuel itself without you having to visit a fuel station.In a new visionary concept realized by the manufacturer and renowned... >>

UK wants to resolve traffic congestion by testing driverless lorries

UK wants to resolve traffic congestion by testing driverless lorries

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If you thought driving alongside normal Big Rigs was nerve-wracking, just wait until you look over and see there is no driver at the wheel.According to a few reports, British Chancellor George Osborne is about to announce trials of autonomous heavy goods... >>

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon is here for 2016 and it's pushing the boundaries of how luxurious and technologically advanced a car can be.The future of self-driving cars is edging closer and vehicle companies are working harder and faster to be... >>

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

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To commemorate its 100 years of existence, BMW has shown off its glimpse of the future of driving in the Vision Next 100 car.While BMW has created a prototype of the car it's not something we expect to do much driving, nor to hit the roads anytime soon.... >>

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso: A Ferrari fit for the whole family?

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso: A Ferrari fit for the whole family?

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The FF is dead, long live the GTC4 Lusso. Clumsy badging aside, what you're looking at is a heavy facelift of the current FF, which is the oldest car in Ferrari's range.That means that the GTC4 is a V12, front-engined, 4-Seat shooting brake. An odd combination... >>

Aston Martin DB11: Shaken and stirred

Aston Martin DB11: Shaken and stirred

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This is Aston Martin's all new DB11 — the car designed to replace the beautiful, if now venerable DB9. If you've spent any time looking at a DB9, you'll know what big shoes the DB11 has to fill in terms of looks.More of that in a minute, because first... >>

Bugatti Chiron: The 260mph supercar with a £1.9m (yes, million) asking price

Bugatti Chiron: The 260mph supercar with a £1.9m (yes, million) asking price

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Pity poor Bugatti. Once upon a time, it ruled the world. We're not talking just about the incredible "Type-" cars of the early 20th Century either. The Veyron, when it landed in the mid-noughties, featured a scarcely credible 1,000bhp produced by its... >>

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2016: Bugatti, Ferrari, Renault and more

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2016: Bugatti, Ferrari, Renault and more

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Every March, the auto industry gathers on neutral ground in Switzerland, coming together for one giant huzzah of an event, showing off its latest wares and new ideas to woo car buyers of tomorrow.Of all the international shows, Geneva tends to be the... >>

Mini Cooper Convertible (2016) first drive: Topless fun

Mini Cooper Convertible (2016) first drive: Topless fun

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It's almost hard to believe that the BMW-reimagined Mini is now in its 15th year. Call it a birthday, if you will, that the Cooper Convertible arrives this month in its third-generation and best-looking guise to date; a little puppy fat, cute looks, bags... >>

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

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Pure, the digital radio specialist, has unveiled an in-car system that will turn any motor into a digital radio and Spotify friendly machine.The Pure Highway 400 and Highway 600 are plug-and-play units that sit on a car's dashboard and connect to the... >>

Morgan EV3 is a steampunk dream, plus it's electric

Morgan EV3 is a steampunk dream, plus it's electric

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Morgan is a car manufacturer steeped in history that respects the past. So even when going electric it has managed to remain decidedly old school in its stylings with the EV3.The Morgan EV3, revealed as a production model at the Geneva Motor Show 2016,... >>

Porsche Macan Turbo review: The SUV superstar
4.5 stars

Porsche Macan Turbo review: The SUV superstar

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The Macan is the current "it" car of the SUV world. Since it appeared on our roads in 2014, demand has outstripped supply for Porsche's newest model. Even now, order new and you're likely looking at a nine month wait to get behind the wheel of your new... >>

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

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Is Apple working on a vehicle? Who knows. But the company's CEO has just majorly teased us about it.Although Tim Cook hasn't said much to date about Apple's so-called "Apple Car", for whatever reason he felt more loose-lipped during an annual shareholders... >>

DS 3 first drive: Fun French fancy

DS 3 first drive: Fun French fancy

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Rolling out originally with the chevrons of Citroën on the front, the DS 3 has had a revamp and refresh, now sitting pretty in the avant-garde livery of DS Automobiles. Ok, so they may be one and the same, but with the DS 5, DS 4 and now the DS 3 getting... >>

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

Ford Sync 3 preview: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto complete solution

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Ford has announced that its latest in car infotainment system, Sync 3, will be coming to Europe this July.Initially Sync 3 will appear in limited new cars like the new Kuga, S-Max and Mondeo.Sync 3 isn't all about its own platform, it actually plays nice... >>

This Honda car uses a phone and app to offer Android Auto-like experience

This Honda car uses a phone and app to offer Android Auto-like experience

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Forget about fancy infotainment systems like Android Auto.There's this Android app called Drivemode, and it basically let's you use your phone while driving, which sounds like a bad thing, but it's designed to keep your eyes on the road as much as possible.... >>

New 2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh goes on sale in Europe

New 2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh goes on sale in Europe

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It's official - the new 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF is now on sale in Europe, delivering a class-leading 250 km of range*, thanks to the introduction of a first-to-sector 30 kWh battery.The groundbreaking battery performance developed by Nissan offers... >>

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

Volvo says goodbye to car keys, use your phone’s Bluetooth to unlock instead

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Volvo is taking steps to become the first car manufacturer to sell a car without a key. You'll still be able to get in using an app and your smartphone's Bluetooth.Volvo says it will begin rolling out cars without keys this year. Should a buyer want a... >>

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

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Electric bikes are growing in number but are still on the fringe of cycling. That could be about to change thanks to the Sondors Thin.Until now electric bikes have been limited to one or two options in major bike shops. They're largely expensive, unattractive... >>

This is the all electric Aston Martin RapidE, 1000bhp expected

This is the all electric Aston Martin RapidE, 1000bhp expected

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Aston Martin has officially taken the wraps of its all electric RapidE sports car, and it looks gorgeous.Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, speaking to Autocar, said there will initially be a model released with 550bhp but suggested a super sport version with... >>

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

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Chairs are one of the last things we imagined would become smart, yet Nissan has seen a way to make it so.Inspired by the technology in it self-parking cars Nissan has applied the intelligence to chairs. What may have started as a marketing stunt has... >>

Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more

Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more

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Children will be able to drive their very own Tesla Model S starting this spring.Thanks to Radio Flyer, the Model S will be available to kids. It has partnered with Tesla to create a Power Wheels-like version of the all-electric car for youngsters. It's... >>

BMW 3-Series (2016) first drive: Retaining the sports saloon crown?

BMW 3-Series (2016) first drive: Retaining the sports saloon crown?

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For 40 years BMW has ruled the roost in the junior executive car stakes. It's fended off the arrival of the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class and has remained, by and large, the gold standard in this class of car throughout its history.But now the 3-Series... >>

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less
4.5 stars

Kia Sportage (2016) review: All the extras, for less

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Kia hit its best year for sales ever in 2015 and it's followed that with its fourth-generation of the Sportage. With sights aimed high, this SUV crossover offers more extras than ever and aims to impress with the first model refresh since 2010.The SUV... >>

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

Google is testing wireless charging for self-driving cars

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Google is not only working on driverless cars without steering wheels or pedals, but with wireless charging too.According to a leaked FCC filing, Google wants its self-driving cars to recharge without wires. This could mean cars that never need to stop... >>

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

Google driverless cars set to hit UK roads soon

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Google's autonomous cars have been getting plenty of US testing and now they look set to begin driving trials in the UK.The UK government is currently in talks with Google about testing the self-driving cars on the roads of the UK. Deputy mayor for transport... >>

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technik
5.0 stars

Audi R8 V10 Plus 2016 review: Praktisch durch technik

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The notion of an everyday supercar is something of an oxymoron. A car that will destroy rivals on the race track, but still be perfectly practical popping to the supermarket when you run out of saffron.The first Audi R8 secured this position: in some... >>

Vauxhall Astra (2016) first drive: The Brit underdog

Vauxhall Astra (2016) first drive: The Brit underdog

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"Yes, it's an Astra" proclaims Vauxhall's advertising campaign for its brand new family car, one of Britain's evergreen best sellers. The Astra is a firm favourite on these isles. It's built at Ellesmere Port, has a 30-year lineage and over 3-million... >>

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover

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What's better than a Tesla? Two Teslas.Tesla has said it plans to show its Model 3 - a critical car that is expected to make Tesla more affordable to middle-class car buyers - in March, and now we're hearing from the rumour mill that the electric-vehicle... >>

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

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The Nissan Leaf is now 5-years-old and there's a new version on the road in 2016, this time boasting a 30kWh battery and bringing with it a claim of 155 miles of range.Nissan is talking some impressive figures when it comes to the Leaf. The car has sold... >>

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

Drone racing goes pro: Drone Racing League to kick off its first season in Feb

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So, drone racing is like a legit thing now.The Drone Racing League - a sports and media company trying to bring drone racing to mass appeal - has announced its first racing season: a series of six courses, which include various challenging locations,... >>

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

Smart ForTwo Cabrio first drive: Topless thrills

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Smart is a word that carries a couple of meanings. It can refer to clothing or intelligence, but since 1998 it's carried a third meaning - a small, ingeniously packaged and seriously useful city car.The first Smart car from Daimler was iconic. The little... >>

Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency

Audi Q7 e-tron first drive: Electro efficiency

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Plug-in electric vehicles are on the rise, with the Audi Q7 e-tron joining the A3 Sportback e-tron and R8 e-tron - taking the German maker's count up to three. There's clearly momentum behind electric, thanks to its efficiency, environmental and fuel-saving... >>

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

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Since the move from nostalgic little British runaround, to baby-BMW, there have been innumerate inceptions of the Mini. The best selling has been the regular Mini Hatch and the weirdest, perhaps, the Clubman. The Clubman is an oddity, most keenly defined... >>

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

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There are advantages to driving a large SUV and for many, it's the ride height, the interior space and the feeling of safety lent by being the biggest thing around that drives appeal. The downside, of course, is that you're hauling a huge amount of car... >>