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EV Pulse: Tesla Model Y Unveiled

Tesla unveiled their Model Y SUV last week. Pricing starts at $47,000 and production will start sometime in 2020. There will be a $39,000 version as well but it will not be available until later down the road. The Model Y will be the fourth vehicle in the California automaker's lineup, the new SUV has the potental to be the most successful model Tesla sells.

Porsche Mulls Expanding Hybrid Technology to the 911

Porsche is on a mission to electrify its lineup. Tightening emissions standards have forced many automakers to turn to alternative power sources. With the fully electric Mission-E on the horizon and the introduction of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the German sports car brand is now looking to add battery power to its most iconic model. According to Bloomberg, the next generation Porsche 911 will get a hybrid variant.

Toyota Combines Automatic and Manual Transmission?

Toyota is set to debut its next generation sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The GR HV is built by Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s racing division, and could feature an industry first. According to Shifting Lanes, the hybrid sports concept will be capable of both automatic and manual transmission shifts.