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The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric unveiled in Geneva

2019 Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona is already one of Canada’s most anticipated SUVs of the year, and now we’re getting a new 100% electric version with impressive features. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, this new electric Kona offers two engines, one of which can reach 470 kilometers of range! The first engine develops 133 horsepower and can reach 100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds. Its announced range is 300 kilometers courtesy of a 39.2-kWh battery which ...

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A wagon version of the Mission E: the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo unveiled in Geneva

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

The Porsche Mission E will come out as a production vehicle by next year and already Porsche is hard at work on other versions of its flagship electric sedan. In Geneva today, we got the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo, a high-slung utility version of the sedan presented three years ago in Frankfurt. The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo has not been confirmed yet, but the fact remains that the specifications of the concept are ...

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2019 Ford Ranger: the new kid unveiled in Detroit

Ford Ranger

After several very quiet years of evolution and new-model development, the mid-size truck segment is once again growing. In recent years, the market has seen a new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, as well as a new-generation Toyota Tacoma. Yesterday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford joined the party with the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Advanced off-road and safety technologies for the 2019 Ford Ranger Announced a year ago and already ...

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First test drive: 2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40

Ten years ago, we never thought Volvo would be launching its third SUV after redesigning its large S90 sedan the year before. Indeed, the Swedish brand was lost a decade ago. An aging S60, an XC90 that had lost its luster … the brand was essentially going nowhere. Today, Volvo is slowly turning the corner, and everything that comes out of the Gothenburg factory is a success, both from a sales standpoint and by the ...

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CAR NEWS: What you need to know about the Tesla truck unveiled tonight

Tesla Truck

Tesla is getting ready to unveil a new product tonight which means that, essentially, the world will stop turning for a few moments. Like the late Steve Jobs when he introduced a new iPhone, Elon Musk has mastered the art of captivating crowds and generating a level of craze that other manufacturers can only envy from afar. New Tesla Model S? A new Model Y sub-compact SUV? Actually no. Tesla is preparing to present its ...

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STUDY: Electric vehicle carbon emissions calculated for each country


There is no doubt that an electric car pollutes less than a gas-powered car once on the road. That said, the level of pollution generated by EVs when other external factors, such as the energy used to generate the electricity required for their operation, are taken into account has long been debated. A recently published study by the University of Michigan sought to explore the issue a little further. This study examined the pollution generated ...

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AUTO NEWS: say hi to the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid

Land Rover’s Range Rover models are known for their comfort and off-road capabilities, but certainly not for their fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport P400e should improve the British manufacturer’s reputation with its hybrid plug-in engine. Combining a 2.0-liter, 300-horsepower four-cylinder engine with an 85 kW electric motor, the new Range Rover Sport P400e’s plug-in hybrid engine will produce a total of 404 horsepower with 472 pound-feet of torque. With your foot to the ground, ...

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NEW CAR: A futuristic and electric Suzuki Samurai

Its performance was far from extraordinary, but the Suzuki Samurai remains an almost mythical vehicle, especially for off-road enthusiasts. The Samurai was indestructible despite appearances, and now it has been reborn in some way. It is now called the e-Survivor, and in all honesty its connection with the Samurai exists only in the hearts of those that miss Suzuki’s small off-roader. The e-Survivor will be presented at the Tokyo Auto Show next month, and even ...

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CAR NEWS: Women will now be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia

Long criticized for its treatment of women, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it would let women drive starting in June 2018. The news came through the state news agency, but very little additional information was provided. Ultra-conservative country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia was the only place in the world where women were not allowed to drive. Despite the good news, there is still a long way to go before the ...

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CAR NEWS: Stopped at 1 km/h above the limit, his ticket is canceled

An Albertan who was recently arrested at 101 km/h on a road limited to 100 km/h saw his ticket canceled after his girlfriend posted the story on social media. Mathieu Gagne was handed the ticket after he decided to overtake a policeman who was traveling below the speed limit in Sturgeon County which is located north of Edmonton. The policeman immediately pulled over the driver from Bon Accord, Alberta. He was given a $ 78 ...

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