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GM, Buick to launch plug-ins, electric cars in China

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http://www.detroitnews.com - Buick announces it will soon launch the Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China. The Velite 5 has an electric motor drive unit, a 1.5-liter engine and a liquid-cooled lithium battery pack. The electric-only driving range is estimated at more than 100 kilometers or 62 miles. In extended-range mode with the engine, the Velite 5 has a driving range of more than 750 kilometers or 466 miles, GM says. In the United States, GM sells the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with range extension.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox first drive: A strong third act

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http://www.thecarconnection.com - The Chevrolet Equinox's revitalization has been long overdue. Compact crossovers are all the rage in America's driveways and Chevy's entry had been out of touch for a few years.

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 2.0 Turbo 4x4 2017 review

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http://www.autocar.co.uk - Range-topping Insignia hatchback gets four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox to go with its conspicuously well-turned stylingHaving sampled the entry-level diesel Insignia Grand Sport, we move straight on to the most expensive petrol-driven version, the 2. 0-litre 4x4 Turbo, which is sold exclusively in range-topping Elite Nav trim.

Chevrolet Volt Hacked To Allow Steering Wheel To Control Mario Kart (with video)

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http://insideevs.com - Categorize this one as just way too cool. This Chevrolet Volt has been “hacked” to allow the steering wheel to control Mario Kart.

Tesla Model S 60 and 60D killed off due to low sales

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http://www.autocar.co.uk - The 60 and 60D variants of the Tesla Model S have been taken off sale less than a year after they were introduced, due to a lack of demand. Sales of the 60, the £66,935 entry-level version of electric four-door hatchback, have been consistently beaten by the 75, which is one step up in the Model S range.

Opinion: what should have won Car of the Year...

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http://www.autocar.co.uk - Peugeot had a good day a few weeks ago. First it bought Vauxhall and Opel – assuming you think them worth having, and I guess Peugeot’s owner, PSA Group, does, given that it has just paid €2.2 billion for them – and then the 3008 became the Car of the Year for 2017.