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Ultra-high-power charging technology for future EVs
  Charging EVs may soon be as quick as filling up with fuel
The research consortium presented a prototype for a charging station with an output of up to 450 kW yesterday in Jettingen-Scheppach, located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg. A Porsche research vehicle with a net battery capacity of approximately 90 kWh achieved a charging capacity of over 400 kW on the new charging station, allowing for charging times of less than 3 minutes for the first 100 km range.
We drive the Mazda 6
  by Ali Arsham
If you are looking for a family sedan, chances are you are considering a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry.  After all, those are the two biggest players but maybe you want to consider a smaller but more fun player.  The 2018 Mazda 6 stands out from the crowd by being a bit more fun and luxurious and it is worth checking out. Thoroughly redesigned for 2018, the Mazda 6’s difference is noticed when you walk up to it.
Porsche unveils 2020 911 at LA Auto Show
  As we await the Taycan later in 2019
Faster, Porsche presented the 8th generation of the 911 in Petree Hall at the Los Angeles Auto Show. “California is the ideal place to introduce the new 911. California has been like a second home to Porsche for decades,” comments Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG. “The 8th generation of the 911 is even more powerful, even more emotional, and even more efficient than its predecessor – and also offers extensive digital features. And in spite of all the innovations, the 911 is still just what it has always been: a pure sports car and the pulsing heart of Porsche: our icon.” 
We drive the 2019 Ford Expedition Platinum
  by Ali Arsham
SUVs come in many sizes these days and some are just cars with tall roofs but if you want one of the best do everything vehicles out there, the Ford Expedition is hard to beat. The Expedition has been recently freshened up and now is full of technology and luxury. We tested a top of the line Platinum model and it was an amazingly capable vehicle.
Audi e-tron GT concept debuts in LA
  Fully electric Audi e-tron GT concept makes global debut
Audi e-tron, the third: The brand with the four rings is presenting one of the stars of the 2018 Auto Show in the movie capital Los Angeles. With the electric powered Audi e-tron GT concept a four-door coupe is making its debut as a show car. The volume-production counterpart is set to follow in approximately two years, and the concept will make its film debut in Marvel Studios’ Avengers 4, set to be released in theaters summer 2019.
Genesis G70 Named 2019 Motor Trend Car Of The Year
  Hyundai Luxury brand takes top honors
Last night, MotorTrend named the 2019 Genesis G70 the recipient of its 2019 Car of the Year award at the annual MotorTrend Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Los Angeles Auto Show. It marks the first time that a Genesis has taken the coveted and respected honor. G70 competed against 19 other Car of the Year award contenders in MotorTrend’s evaluation of the most competent, desirable, and capable vehicles to debut for the 2019 model year. As part of testing, MotorTrend editors put eligible vehicles through their paces on both the street and on the test track to determine a verdict.
Ford announces business transformation plans
  90% of business will be dedicated to trucks and SUVs
Ford has been working intensively and taking action to transform our business over the past 18 months. As we redesign and restructure our global business, we will build on our areas of strength; smartly and strategically address underperforming products and regions; and invest in the future by designing smart vehicles for a smart world. This article outlines Key Actions.
A new era for Porsche
  Major Construction to support push into electric car era
Following the decision to produce the Taycan in Zuffenhausen, Porsche is now carrying out the largest construction project of this site’s eighty-year history. The company’s historical headquarters in northern Stuttgart are being updated for automotive production of the future.
eCOPO Camaro Concept Electrifies Drag Racing
Fifty years after the original COPO Camaro special order performance models were introduced, Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro Concept demonstrates an electrified vision for drag racing. Developed by General Motors and built in partnership with the pioneering electric drag racing team Hancock and Lane Racing, the concept race car -- based on the 2019 COPO Camaro -- is entirely electric powered, driven by an electric motor providing the equivalent of more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.
McLaren introduces the 'Speedtail'
  All 106 already sold out
McLaren Automotive today revealed the stunning, streamlined form and sensational specification of the McLaren Speedtail. The next chapter in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, the Speedtail is the first ‘Hyper-GT’ from the pioneering British company recognized for producing luxury sportscars and supercars that deliver extraordinary driving experiences.
The All-New 2019 BMW 3 Series
  New generation of design, suspensions, engines and technology
Today, BMW introduced the seventh generation of the iconic sports sedan, the BMW 3 Series. Over the past 40 years, no single model has embodied the concept of the Ultimate Driving Machine better than the BMW 3 Series Sedan. Modern design, agile handling, exceptional efficiency and innovative equipment features, all signature characteristics of a BMW, have been raised to a higher level through tireless engineering and testing.
We drive the Volkswagen Atlas SEL AWD V6
  by Ali Arsham
Volkswagen is the biggest car company in the world but they lacked a seven passenger SUV in their showroom, one of the most popular types of vehicles today.  It took them a while to do the math and figure out that a seven passenger SUV can make them more money. The result is the Volkswagen Atlas and there has been a lot of hype about the Atlas so we had to find out for ourselves if it is a worthy challenger to the already established kingdom of SUVs.
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