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Low- and zero-emission zones are coming

2019 Jaguar I-Pace S London is a congested city that takes emissions and noise violations rather seriously. It’s rather pricey to drive a gas-guzzling machine into town there. Now it’s even more restrictive as certain roads are set to become available only to low-emission vehicles. Moor Lane in London is the first such roadway to be declared low-emission only. Moor Lane runs through the heart of London’s financial district. There’s a fancy residential tower that looks down on the road below and that thoroughfare is now set to run a…

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Redesigned Land Rover Defender could spawn Sport, EV models

Land Rover Defender Works V8 The beloved Land Rover Defender was sent to the automotive graveyard in early 2016 after decades of production. The good news is that a successor is in the works, and it’s confirmed for an arrival in 2020. The last Defender was in production for more than three decades and could trace its roots to the original Land Rover from 1948. Redesigning an icon is no easy task, and Land Rover has no intention of taking the easy route of simply updating the original design to…

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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesigned CLA, and like the outgoing model the new one will spawn a wagon variant known as the CLA Shooting Brake. A prototype for the redesigned CLA Shooting Brake has been spotted for the first time and reveals the sleek shape Mercedes’ designers are planning. The face of the new CLA looks to resemble a scaled-down version of the latest CLS. You’ll notice Mercedes’ sportier Panamericana grille poking out of all the camouflage gear on the tester’s nose. Inside, look for Mercedes’ new cockpit design…

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Faraday Future co-founder Nick Sampson steps down

Faraday Future FF91 prototype Faraday Future is currently in the midst of serious financial and executive turmoil. Top leadership is jumping ship as previously secured funding is not quite as secure as previously believed. Now, company co-founder and senior vice president of product R&D and engineering Nick Sampson has stepped down. Reuters reported Tuesday that Sampson, a former Tesla executive, is the second of three Faraday Future co-founders to step away from the embattled electric automaker. Only CEO Jia Yueting remains and he has a tough fight ahead of him.…

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