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September 11, 2014
From The Car Connection:

Six Reasons Why The Fiat 500e Electric Car Beats The Abarth

The Fiat 500e is a rare sight in most parts of the U.S., and as a 'compliance car,' only offered in California and Oregon and aimed to satisfy the framework of fuel-efficiency rules, it's not a viable option for many American small-car shoppers.

Right On Cue, Audi Promises Semi-Autonomous Cars 'Very Soon'

Audi has been developing autonomous cars for some time, and soon, that hard work could begin paying dividends. Auto News reports that in the near future, Audi will bring some of its self-driving technology to real-world consumers.

Apple Name-Checks BMW During Reveal Of The New Apple Watch (But Where Was CarPlay?)

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its highly anticipated iWatch -- which, for better or worse, is actually called "Apple Watch". What'll it do for drivers? We're not entirely sure, but Apple dropped some intriguing hints.

Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

From Motor Authority:

Batmobile From Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Revealed

The new movie Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice isn’t due in theaters for a couple of years but one of its star attractions has been revealed—no, not Wonder Woman—the new Batmobile. We’ve already been given a few glimpses of Batman's latest ride during its development, but now director Zack Snyder has revealed the completed design.

New Details On Rumored Mid-Engine ZR1, C8 Corvette

Only a month ago, Motor Trend came out with the news that Chevrolet was working on a new mid-engine platform for the next Corvette ZR1, and that this new architecture would go on to underpin the next-generation C8 Corvette. Car and Driver has now delved into the matter.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Gets Carbon Special Edition Trim: Video

The Vanquish is the latest Aston Martin to receive the automaker's Carbon special edition treatment, with both the Vanquish coupe and Vanquish Volante convertible now available to order in Carbon Edition trim. Like the DB9 Carbon Edition launched at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the Vanquish Carbon Edition comes with the choice of black or white exteriors as standard, although customers are free to choose any color combinations they desire.

Computer-generated image of proposed Tesla Motors Gigafactory

Computer-generated image of proposed Tesla Motors Gigafactory

From Green Car Reports:

What Will Tesla Gigafactory Cost Nevada? How About $1.3 Billion?

Nevada will become the site of Tesla Motors' first battery gigafactory, and that's partially because of the incentives package lawmakers will offer the company. The factory is expected to cost around $5 billion, but how much will it cost the state?

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is no infrastructure, so could one rescue a stranded electric car?

Volkswagen Japan Chief: Fuel-Cell Cars May Struggle Outside Of Japan

Most major automakers have nailed their colors to their mast when it comes to alternative powertrains for the future. For Volkswagen, that's electric vehicles at its most extreme. Japanese automaker Toyota has taken a different path, and is hedging its bets on hydrogen fuel cells.

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