Audi EV teased: Audi has released the first official pictures of its all-electric SUV. Set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, the Audi e-tron quattro concept will be powered by three electric motors (one on the front axle and two on the rear axle) and feature a battery pack with cells from LG Chem & Samsung SDI, allowing for a potential range of more than 500 kilometers (310 miles).
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Daimler to axe Tesla drivetrain: Mercedes will no longer use Tesla’s drivetrain for the next generation of its electric B-Class, according to a new report from German car magazine Auto Motor und Sport. The carmaker is reportedly planning to develop its own components and will buy the battery from somewhere else, aiming to achieve a driving range of 500 km (310 miles) for the 2nd gen B-Class Electric Drive.
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Prius premiere in 19 days: Toyota will reveal the fourth-generation Prius in Las Vegas on September 8, a Toyota spokesman told Automotive News. He declined to comment on when the company will start production or sales of the new Prius model.
Hong Kong goes insane: Tesla has rolled outs its Model S P85D in Hong Kong with prices starting at 852,000 Hong Kong dollars (about 110,000 USD). Tesla also started taking reservations for its Model X.
Bugatti teases Chiron design: Bugatti has revealed the first image of its Vision Gran Turismo project. The virtual concept will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is said to preview the design language of the upcoming 1,500-hp hybrid supercar Bugatti Chiron.
Deadly accident at Supercharger: A man who was working on a new Tesla Supercharger in Norfolk, Virgina has died of possible electrocution. The official cause of death has not yet been determined.
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