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In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factory

Startup Rivian Automotive, steered by a 35-year-old MIT grad, paid $16 million for a mothballed car factory and its equipment in Illinois with bold plans to produce EVs -- a pickup first and then an SUV.

Turbo is important ingredient for new Subaru Ascent crossover

The 2019 Subaru Ascent, the newest nameplate in the automaker's lineup, relies on a newly developed engine and transmission.

Tesla Model 3 braking, controls draw rebuke in Consumer Reports tests

Consumer Reports won't recommendTesla's compact Model 3 because of the electric car's long stopping distances and difficult-to-use controls.

Toyota plans to roll into China's EV market in GAC vehicle

Toyota is taking an unprecedented route to meet China's stringent green car quotas: Its showrooms will sell an EV without the Japanese company's triple-oval logo and instead will feature the label of GAC Motor, Toyota's China partner.

At $78,000, Tesla moves mass-market Model 3 beyond masses

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled specifications for a faster and more powerful version of the Model 3 in tweets over the weekend. It will cost $78,000, more than double the $35,000 base-model starting price.