Bentley plans hybrid SUV: The carmaker just premiered the first image of its upcoming 4×4, available in 2016. A petrol-hybrid version will follow in 2017 and is said to have an electric range of about 25 miles. The technology will be adapted from other projects within the VW Group.
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Waiting for BMW i3: Buyers will have to wait as long as six months to get their i3 because production cannot keep up with demand. The reason is the increasing number of orders from Norway and the U.S., which crossed the 11,000-unit mark. There is no problem with production itself, however, BMW reassures customers.
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First Denza caught on camera: The first car of the BYD-Daimler joint venture has been spotted near the flagship store in Beijing. It features Daimler’s luxury and BYD’s technology, including an 87 kW motor with a 250 kilometre range (155 miles).
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Why ban Tesla? After the U.S. state of New Jersey banned the all-electric carmaker from selling its luxury sedan directly to customers in its own stores, the debate is on. Is Tesla’s retail concept really hurting the competition? This article takes closer look at the arguments from both sides.
Toyota Prius named best used car: According to Consumer Reports, the hybrid is not only a nice ride when it rolls fresh off the assembly line – especially the 2004-2007 models make for a great used vehicles. It gets good mileage, is reliable and comes with a price tag of less than 10,000 dollars.