Lightyear 0 Production, Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2024: Today’s Car News

Dutch EV startup Lightyear has marked the start of production of its first vehicle, a streamlined hatchback covered in solar panels. The solar panels can charge the battery on sunny days, with Lightyear estimating some owners may not need to charge their cars for months.

A prototype for a redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class, due around 2023, has been spotted. The new midsize sedan appears to be taking on a sleeker design for its next generation, adding to rumors that the sleek CLS-class and four-door GT coupe could be phased out after the end of their current lifecycle.

Chinese company Baidu is planning to rapidly expand its robotaxi service, Apollo Go. The service is already operating in 10 cities and has delivered 1.4 million rides, and Baidu wants it to be the largest of its kind by next year.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s auto news right here at Motor Authority.

Lightyear 0 “solar car” goes into production and promises a range of over 300 miles

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy footage and video

Baidu aims to have the world’s largest robotaxi service by 2023

2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class on test

Mercedes, Bosch open the world’s first self-driving parking service

Hyundai and battery supplier SK team up to meet US electric vehicle procurement rules

Canoo supplies electric trucks for US Army evaluation

2023 Audi A5 review

Honda launches CR-V with hydrogen fuel cell

Study: Toyota and Honda owners are defecting to Tesla

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