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While other automakers seem to be wavering on their commitment to electric vehicles, BMW is preparing to take the luxury EV market by storm. According to Green Car Reports, the automaker recently unveiled a new supercharger that could soon create an electric-car charging network bigger than Tesla's (which may be exactly what BMW is aiming for). The news of BMW's chargers (and the decentralized network that they'll create via third-party operators like NRG eVgo) comes at an interesting time.
If you own a General Motors car, truck, or SUV and you've recently checked the company's customer service website to see if your vehicle has been recalled, you should probably check again. According to Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that GM's website has been giving out "incorrect or misleading" details about some recalls.
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Whatever happened to the Legend, the Integra, or even the Vigor? Acura used to have such brilliant, instantly recognizable model names. Names that inspired thoughts of potential, performance, power, and style. Now, the brand has adopted the alphabet stew that plagues so much of the rest of the luxury car world. Whether that’s for better or worse, there are aspects of the 2015 Acura TLX that remind us of the good old days of proper names—and proper cars. How so? The new TLX is pretty darned brilliant, that’s how.
If you're rich, Dubai is the place to go if you want to feel normal. It's the city where cops drive supercars, and the government toys with banning poor people from driving to relieve road congestion. It's not too surprising, then, that the world's most expensive RV was recently sold in Dubai.
Fans have eagerly waited for a new Honda S2000 since the original iteration of this sprightly roadster left the physical plane in 2009. However, like a spirit entering a new body, it could come back as something very different. A new report from Australia's Motoring claims Honda will re-imagine the S2000 as a mid-engined coupe.
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The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's not only meeting, but actually beating, the required reductions in emissions. That means that, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, improvements in fleet average fuel economy are actually running ahead of schedule.
The new 2015 Subaru Outback is now arriving at dealerships, and it's likely to continue the small Japanese maker's striking growth over the past five years. Like every other maker, though, Subaru has to make all of its vehicles more efficient--and to do so on a considerably smaller development budget than large global makers. We were curious to see how the latest Outback stacked up against its mid-size SUV competitors.
The number of new mid-size pickup trucks has dwindled in recent years, leaving many analysts to wonder what might have been. The speculation will end soon, because a new pair of mid-size trucks is finally nearing showrooms--and in due course, they will offer a high fuel-efficiency diesel engine as an option. The launch of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon pickups is just a few months away, and General Motors is expecting these small trucks to have a big impact on the market.___________________________________________