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SAAB RETURNS – New NEVS 9-3 electric car with 186 miles of range goes on sale

SAAB 9-3 has returned as the all-new NEVS electric car SAAB has returned after it was killed off in 2012. The Swedish car manufacturer was bought by Chinese consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) back in 2012. While the new cars don’t bear the name SAAB, the design of the 9-3 has carried over. The SAAB 9-3 has now been ... Read More »

Auto firm links sales of used cars and new vehicles

The mobile phone app of Guazi.com, China’s largest used-car dealer, which is now a car trading firm.[Photo provided to China Daily] An auto services firm is riding the internet and technologies such as big data to adopt a new business model that integrates used-car and new-car sales businesses, including features such as financing and after-sales services. On Oct 31, Guazi.com, ... Read More »

Glut of Honda Civics makes them a good bargain

Solid all-rounder: Honda’s 2012 Civic hatchback.Source:Supplied Millions of car owners can’t be wrong: globally we’ve bought 23 million Honda Civics, with more than 300,000 of those finding Australian homes since 1973. It’s a nameplate that inspires loyalty, as indicated by strong sales of the latest 10th generation Civic, which arrived in 2016. The used market has a glut of 2012-16 ... Read More »

‘Routine’ detection of space ripples

Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger. It is the fifth time such an event has been validated, and the sixth occasion overall that ripples in space-time have been detected from far-off phenomena. The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, whose laser labs sense the waves, issued the news via a simple press release. Previous events have had the fanfare ... Read More »

Lamborghini, MIT Building ‘Super Sports Car of the Future’

Behold: The super sports car of the future (via Lamborghini) Meet the super sports car of the future: Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio. The “third millennium” electric vehicle, unveiled today, fuses cutting-edge technology with classic Lamborghini visuals, performance, and “the visceral emotion” of the luxury Italian brand. The concept car—a collaborative effort with two MIT labs—aims to address “the future of ... Read More »

Cars Are The Future Of Energy Storage

A number of years ago, one of the smartest entrepreneurs in the electric industry (as evidenced by the timing of his sale of generating assets to a big energy producer) bought a hybrid car. He said it was a mobile electric battery and that he’d sell electricity back to the grid from it, sooner or later. That was a while ... Read More »

Crazy-looking future cars spotted at opening of Tokyo Motor Show

TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 25: Toyota Motor Corp. Executive Vice President Didier Leroy, speaks in front of the TOYOTA Concept-i series concept vehicles during the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight on October 25, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The 45th edition of Tokyo Motor Show, which domestic and international automobile manufacturers exhibit their latest products, continues until November 5. ... Read More »

2017 Tokyo Motor Show preview: A taste of the wacky, wonderful future

There’s no doubt about it, the Tokyo Motor Show’s importance on the global scene has been on the wane for upwards of two decades. Blame a home market where outside automakers have a tough time cracking the code or the ascent of other international expos like AutoChina. Either way, you could forgive us for not being pumped about covering this week’s ... Read More »

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

Roberto Baldwin / Engadget In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it’s not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior lighting taps on his tablet and a series of black ... Read More »

OC International Auto Show in Anaheim will be all gleaming chrome, with 600 of the newest vehicles on display

Vehicles are on display at a previous OC International Auto Show. Car enthusiats and shoppers will be able to get in various vehicles and even test drive several. The show will be held again at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. (File photo by H. Lorren Au Jr.,Orange County Register/SCNG) More new cars are sold in Orange ... Read More »