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EU imported non-plug-in hybrid cars worth Euro 11.8 billion last year

In 2021, the EU spent €11.8 billion on imports of non-plug-in hybrid cars (41% of total extra-EU imports of hybrid and electric cars), €11.4 billion on full electric cars (39%) and €5.9 billion on plug-in hybrid cars (20%), according to Eurostat figures published by the European Union's statistical office. In all three categories of cars, imports…
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A refined design and improved efficiency for the new Audi Q8 e-tron

Audi e-tron, the premium manufacturer's electric SUV, entered the age of electromobility in 2018 and has set standards in the electric luxury-class SUV segment. The all-new Audi Q8 e-tron builds on this success story. Audi has been following a systematic electric roadmap since the introduction of the Audi e-tron around four years ago. The Audi Q8…
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The new Porsche 911 Dakar is a monster off-roader

In Los Angeles, Porsche is celebrating a world premiere: the Porsche 911 Dakar is equally at home on the road and off it. This model of Porsche 911 has a production limit of 2,500 units, which shows that concepts are virtually limitless. Also, it commemorates Porsche's first Paris-Dakar win in 1984, when all-wheel drive was introduced in the…
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Porsche 911 Carrera T sports car that is lightweight and powerful

With the 911 Carrera T, Porsche is adding a lightweight sports car to its 911 lineup. The letter "T" stands for touring and describes models that provide a pure driving experience with excellent equipment. The standard 911 T comes with a seven-speed manual transmission. There is also an eight-speed PDK available. Rear seats are omitted. With a PASM…
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BMW M2 creating new levels of performance

The all-new BMW M2 provides signature M performance in a highly concentrated form. Powered by a 338 kW/460 hp inline six-cylinder engine, an optional six-speed manual gearbox, and rear-wheel drive, the second generation of the compact high-performance sports car promises an unmatched driving experience. Another highlight event in BMW M GmbH's model…
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Public test flight of an eVTOL flying car takes place in Dubai

At Skydive Dubai, the Dubai International Chamber, one of the three chambers operating under Dubai Chambers, hosted today the world's first public flight of X2, a cutting-edge eVTOL flying car designed by Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer XPeng. Short-haul flights and intelligent mobility solutions will enter a revolutionary era following the…
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EV recall caused by wheel issue fixed by Toyota

As a result of a recall of its first electric vehicle (EV), the bZ4X, after Toyota Motor Corp halted deliveries of the vehicle and hurt the automaker's nascent efforts to electrify its range of cars, Toyota Motor Corp has announced there is a fix for the problem that prompted the recall. It has been reported by Reuters that Toyota, one of the…
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