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AutoComplete: Say hello to the Range Rover VelarConsumer Reports tackles new shifters, and EVgo builds the first 150-kW charger in the US.
Here's what's making news on roadshow. New Range Rover, thy name is velar. Following in Geneva, velar is the most aerodynamically efficient Range Rover yet, with deployable door handles and a chassis borrowed from Jaguar's F pace. The lattice Suggests Lavar may not be as capable off-road as its siblings, but inside there's new tech including two new huge touchescreens. Three engines are available including a diesel I4, a regular gas 4-banger, and a 380 horsepower V6. Pricing starts at $49,500, which means it'll slide between Land Rovers Evoke and Landslide. Models. Not all gear shifts are created equal. Consumer Reports is now taking convoluted e-shifter into account when scoring new cars, and it's retroactively rescinded recommendations from four vehicles as a result. The Lexus CT200h, Chrysler 300, and Mercedes Benz's GLE and E class models. CR believes some new shipping designs lack fail safe systems that can lead to an increased chance of injury. We just think some of them are stupid. EVgo and ABB have teamed up to install the first 150 kW charger in the US. Located on Elon Mask doorstep in Fremont California, it's more powerful than Teslas' later supercharger. And it carries the capability to be upgraded to put up 350 kW of juice. It's not available for public use, because EVs can't accommodate that level of charge right now. But it'll be useful for research purposes, as automakers and suppliers gear up for quicker charging around the world. Find more on these stories over at the RoadShow.com, we'll talk to you tomorrow.