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January 5, 2015
From The Car Connection:

Elon Musk Wasn't Kidding: Tesla Is Developing An Automated Plug-In 'Snake Charger'

Back in October, Tesla Motors' CEO, Elon Musk, shocked the auto world when he unveiled "The D",  a performance package for the company's Model S sedan. The D package was slated to go on sale last month.

Uber Updates Ridesharing App Following Sexual Assault Charges In Boston, Chicago

We weren't invited to Uber's New Year's Eve party, but we have to imagine that company execs were double-fisting the Dom Perignon to blot out the memory of 2014. A new upgrade to the ridesharing start-up's smartphone app may signal a more sober approach to doing business in 2015.

Five Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles With Third-Row Seating

Let’s just go ahead and say it: There’s a dearth of high-efficiency vehicles on the U.S. market that offer a third row of seating.

2016 Infiniti Q60 concept

2016 Infiniti Q60 concept

From Motor Authority:

2016 Infiniti Q60 Concept Revealed Ahead Of Detroit Debut

A thinly-veiled concept version of Infiniti’s next-generation Q60 coupe will make its debut next week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, a teaser for which was released last month. Today we have our first complete look at the concept.

China’s GAC Motor To Present GS4 Crossover At 2015 Detroit Auto Show

State-owned Chinese automaker GAC Motor is determined to build up a presence in global markets and will return to the Detroit Auto Show this year to present its new GS4 compact crossover. This will be the first time GAC Motor debuts one of its vehicles outside of China, a move the automaker says reinforces its global drive.

Autonomous Audi A7 Concept Steers Itself From San Francisco To Las Vegas For CES

Audi is making two world premieres at this week’s 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, one of which is an autonomous A7 concept that drove to the event itself, after starting off Saturday in San Francisco. The total distance traveled was more than 550 miles.

Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Volt

Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Volt

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Chevrolet Volt Breaks Cover At CES Last Night (Photos)

One week from today, the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car will be unveiled in Detroit. But Chevy has been teasing the new car since August, releasing a partial image here, a powertrain tutorial there, and GM's largest brand did it again yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show.

BMW i3 Electric Car Teardown: Profitable At 20,000 Units, Says Engineer (Video)

Underneath its radical styling, the BMW i3 electric car has some unusual features. Its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) body shell and aluminum chassis are unlike anything found in most other cars--let alone its floor-mounted battery pack and optional range-extending two-cylinder engine.

Nissan Leaf Sets New Annual Record For U.S. Electric Car Sales

The Nissan Leaf, which has long been the world's best-selling electric car, has added another laurel to its crown. With December sales of 3,102 units, total Leaf sales in the U.S. for 2014 totaled 30,200 last year--a new yearly record for any plug-in electric vehicle in the country.

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