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VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

A Volkswagen engineer has agreed to spill the details of his involvement in the VW emissions scandal. Former engineer James Robert Liang took a plea deal with the US federal government to cooperate with its ongoing investigation of how the German carmaker cheated American emissions tests and passed off its "clean diesel" …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Sep 2016

Tesla touts battery that turns a Model S into 'third fastest ever' car

Tesla has launched a new power pack that it claims will make its Model S sedan the third fastest road car ever produced. The electric car company announced the release of a new 100kWh battery that it claims will accelerate its highest-end Model S car from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds and 0-100 in 2.7 seconds. That puts it just …
Kieren McCarthy, 23 Aug 2016

Now VW air-pollution cheatware 'found in Audis and Porsches'

More Volkswagen cars have been found fitted with devices that cheat on air-pollution standards tests: the US Environmental Protection Agency says similar gadgets are installed in some Audi and Porsche models. Diesel engine hardware programmed to conform to emission limits only within lab tests have been spotted in the 3-litre …
Iain Thomson, 2 Nov 2015
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Porsche-gate: Android Auto isn't slurping tons of engine data, claims Google – but questions remain

Google has flatly denied that its Android Auto car dashboard software slurps too much information from vehicle engines. It was earlier claimed that Porsche snubbed the system because it was shocked by the alleged data gobble. Google convinced many automotive manufacturers to use Android Auto for their in-car entertainment and …
Iain Thomson, 8 Oct 2015
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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

Review Porsche has been messing about with hybrids for a few years now. You could even go back as far as 1943 with the Ferdinand Elefant tank destroyer that had a hybrid electric drive. Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: no more nickel-metal hydride batteries here The company’s more recent efforts, the first …
Alun Taylor, 25 Jul 2014
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Bill Gates' used car sells for $80,000

Proving that the pixie dust of fame can enhance the value of most anything, a 33-year-old Porsche 911 Turbo once owned by Bill Gates was sold at auction for far above its estimated value. "There was enormous interest in this item from all over the world," Wolfgang Humer, spokesman for the Viennese Dorotheum auction house that …
Rik Myslewski, 7 Jun 2012
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Porsche finds top gear with BlackBerry design

RIM gave BlackBerry a lap of honour this week, announcing the speedy arrival of a smartphone crafted collaboratively with Porsche Design. The BlackBerry P'9981, officially unveiled in Dubai today, rocks up looking rather edgy, with a brushed stainless steel casing and leather back panel. Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 The …
Caleb Cox, 27 Oct 2011
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Porsche punts e-car pre-orders

Porsche is now taking orders for its plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder sportscar, if you have €645,000 (£562,000) lying around. Porsche 918 Spyder That's before the extra 20 per cent George Osborne now makes you cough up, though he may, of course, give you five grand toward the cost of the vehicle, thanks to the government's e-car …
Tony Smith, 21 Mar 2011
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Becks offloads Posh Porsche on eBay

David Beckham is offloading his Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible on eBay ahead of an impending return to Premiership football at Tottenham. The wheels cost Becks £100k new back in 2008, and he apparently stumped another £50k having it modified to an all-black "murdered out" state. Back's black Porsche The motor boasts " …
Lester Haines, 6 Jan 2011
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Porsche bites back at e-car proponents

Leccy Tech Porsche has criticised e-car makers for dangling what it claims are unrealistic visions and vaporware in front of the car-buying public. Wolfgang Dürheimer, Director of development at the German sportscar maker, described such moves as “frivolous” in a recent interview with German motoring site Motorzeitung. Dürheimer hinted …
Alun Taylor, 2 Jul 2009
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Miles EV unveils first e-car

Leccy Tech North American e-car firm Miles Electric Vehicles has finally unveiled its first motor - the Coda EV saloon. Or, to be exact, it's rebranded itself Coda Automotive and named its first car after itself. Miles_Coda_01 Miles EV's Coda Automotive's first EV - the Coda The Coda EV saloon is to be built in China by Hafai Motors …
Alun Taylor, 4 Jun 2009

Custom-car creator preps electric Porsche

'Leccy Tech Porsche may or may not be working on an electric sportscar - there's nothing lined up for its Paris Motor Show appearance, that's for sure - but if you want one, turn to German auto tuner Ruf. Ruf Porsche CTR3 Ruf's custom Porsche CTR3: will the 'leccy one look like this? Next month, the company will show off a prototype …
Tony Smith, 30 Sep 2008
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Console peripherals promise Porsche-style driving experience

If you can't afford a Porsche, then the 911 steering wheel gaming kit will at least get you slightly closer to one. Peripherals manufacturer Fanatec claims the set gives PS3 and PC gamers the “genuine Porsche feeling”, but with an obvious cost saving. Porsche_kit Fanatec's Porsche 911 Turbo S The Porsche 911 Turbo S sells …

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