Electric Mini may not be made in U.K., or perhaps it will be (updated)

MINI E electric car used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan KrapeMini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But its British roots might be overlooked as a decision on where Mini’s electric car is to be built closes in. Most Mini production takes place at the brand’s Oxford plant in England, but both supply-chain factors and Brexit led BMW board members to consider…

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How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Why electric cars produce peak torque from standstillMost electric cars aren’t normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can’t: peak torque at zero rpm. It’s thrown around often, and many will comment on how quick an electric car feels around town thanks to maximum torque delivered instantly. If in doubt, just take a ride in a Tesla Model S…

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2017 Jeep Renegade: Compare Cars

2018 Subaru Crosstrek first driveThe 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2017 Jeep Renegade are two popular compact crossovers with the same mission: fun in the sun. Both crossovers aim for younger buyers who could pitch a tent blindfolded. With one hand. In a rainstorm. In less than 5 minutes. What we mean is, both the Crosstrek and Renegade are the types of cars you’d expect to find in…

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Pagani Zonda lives on with custom Fantasma Evo

Pagani Zonda Fantasma EvoThe Pagani Zonda lives to die another day. The Italian supercar was meant to leave this world forever in 2013, but four years later, Pagani has graced the world with another custom, one-off Zonda. It’s called the Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo, and it was built for a “very special friend,” according to Pagani. The friend must be pretty darn special to…

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the full-size flagship of the brand and the car against which other luxury vehicles are measured. This generation made its debut for the 2014 model year and for 2018 it gets an update that includes 6,500 new parts, not including three new engines. It returns just as a sedan for the time being, with V-6, V-8, and…

from http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/mercedes-benz_s-class_2018

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road trail review: archaic in all the right ways

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road The Toyota 4Runner refuses to evolve, and that’s why we love it. It has stayed true to its rugged roots for more than three decades, outliving long-forgotten 4x4s like the Mitsubishi Montero, Nissan Xterra, Chevrolet Blazer, and Isuzu Rodeo. Today’s 4Runner, the sixth generation of the breed, is as capable as ever, something we learned…

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Bolt EV shutdown, 2018 Leaf, dire diesel news, why electric-car racing matters: The Week in Reverse

2016/2017 Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E race carWhat grim breaking news could make the expanding diesel emission scandal more painful for all German makers? And why did GM really extend the shutdown of the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is made? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July…

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