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Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial production in Shanghai

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tesla had hoped to deliver 100,000 vehicles during the second half of 2019. The company has fallen short but just barely. More importantly, it was able to turn a $143 million profit and it reports that the Shanghai plant is ahead of schedule. Today the company announced that it made […]

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Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lexus Lexus is finally ready to unveil its first electric vehicle prototype. At the Tokyo Motor Show today, it pulled back the curtain on its LF-30 Electric Concept, its vision for the next generation of EVs. Lexus leaned into the futuristic theme, which is evident from the vehicle’s “hoodless” form, […]

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Mitsubishi shows off an oddball hybrid buggy prototype

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mitsubishi At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi is showing off its oddball hybrid buggy prototype, the MI-TECH Concept. It’s meant to look like a rugged off roader with no doors or roof, and it’s built with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain. According to the company, it’s “designed to be […]

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The 2020 Honda Fit will use the automaker’s new hybrid system

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Honda Honda has debuted the 2020 Fit at the Tokyo Motor Show, where the automaker has also revealed that it will have a hybrid option. In fact, it will be the first compact car to use its new two-motor hybrid system called the e:HEV. The company has developed the new […]

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The Morning After: Mazda’s first EV opens wide with Freestyle doors

Engadget RSS Feed Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Fake meat on pizza? It’s 2019 and that’s happening. Also, the Toyota Motor Show has begun, and Best Buy is gearing up to do battle with Amazon for your business over the holidays. Finally, BYU researchers have tested a software protocol that can make existing hardware […]

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Nissan’s bold Ariya EV concept may soon go into production

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nissan The Leaf is a smart and practical EV, but no one would ever call it fun. Nissan is looking to switch that up with its next generation of electric cars, judging by the Ariya concept it unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show. The swoopy, bold design along with the premium, […]

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Mazda’s first electric car adds Freestyle doors to open all the way up

Engadget RSS Feed Mazda is a bit late to the electrified party, but the MX-30 crossover it just unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show might have been worth waiting for. Besides its 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery and e-Skyactiv the showstopping feature here is the “Freestyle” door setup, with front and rear doors on both sides that […]

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Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Scoot You don’t have to wait to try Bird’s latest take on electric two-wheelers, provided you’re an Angeleno. Bird’s sub-brand Scoot has rolled out electric mopeds in Los Angeles as part of a pilot program. It’s only a single-seater versus the two-seat Bird Cruiser, but the concept is otherwise the […]

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Lilium proves its electric air taxi can fly

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lilium Flying taxi startup Lilium has completed its first phase of flight testing. Its Lilium Jet is now flying at speeds over 100 kilometers per hour. Today, the company shared new flight footage and announced that it has completed its first dedicated manufacturing facility, a 3,000 square-meter space at its […]

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Google’s new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Volvo/ Google With both the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 set to launch sometime in 2020, there’s still sometime before the first slate of Android Automotive cars make their way to consumers. Thankfully, Google is making it easier for developers to create apps for the infotainment system to ensure a […]

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