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Kim Kardashian has a new ride on the £120,000 Mercedes G63 AMG

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Kim Kardashian has a new ride. The implausibly famous reality star claims she is the first to get a set of keys to the £120,000 Mercedes G63 AMG.

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DVD/Blu-ray: Revenge of the Electric Car (E)

"I would say the electrification of the automobile is a foregone conclusion," maintains General Motors' Bob Lutz in Chris Paine's follow-up to his compelling 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, narrated by a laid-back Tim Robbins.

One award was for Hyundai's i-oniq concept car displayed at the Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai wins three German design awards

Hyundai has won three awards from the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung). Two of the awards were for the interior and exterior design of the new second-generation Golf-sized i30, while the third was for the company's i-oniq concept car displayed at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Pedelec ought to appeal to a market of well-off geeks

Wheels etc: BMW i Pedelec Concept

Park, ride, then slip a disc carrying it up the stairs

Carrera Virago may lack cycling-club kudos but it represents excellent value

Wheels etc: Carrera Virago

Less than a grand gets you in the carbon-fibre club

One in every three BMWs sold worldwide is a 3 Series

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Bieber says of his new-found wealth: 'When we'd go to restaurants, I couldn't order drinks as they were too expensive. Me and my mom would split a meal because we couldn't afford two. That really helps me today - I see the value of money'

Paparazzo may face charges in Justin Bieber car chase

Prosecutors are weighing whether to charge a paparazzo with driving recklessly on a Los Angeles freeway to photograph pop star Justin Bieber in what could be the first use of a new anti-paparazzi law, an official said on Tuesday.

Conservator Richard Horton cleans the Bersey Cab, London's first electric taxi

Will Dean's Ideas Factory: The electric taxi of the future… from 1897

It might take a brave passenger to ask a cabbie their thoughts on driverless taxi cars. Can a robot ever compete with a black-cab driver's knowledge of The Knowledge? Perhaps. But the idea of futuristic taxis is something that precedes not just the 21st century, but the 20th too, as a new exhibition at London's Science Museum called Climate Changing Stories explains.

Lexus CT 200h F Sport

A hot hatch for the green generation? I'm not convinced.

There is real innovation in the Mazda CX-5 SUV but its design makes it look a bit of a frump

Mazda CX-5 SUV

How Mazda slimmed down to come up with a hybrid-beating SUV.

30-year-old Roger Federer enjoys a rest during his opening match on Monday

SW19 Diary: Roger Federer fights for thirtysomethings

Roger Federer continues his bid to prove he is not past it since turning 30 when he takes on Fabio Fognini today in the second round. The Swiss has not won a Grand Slam title since January 2010, when he was a kid of 28.

Nissan chief executive defends pay deal

Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn highlighted the quick recovery of the carmaker from a year of disasters as shareholders questioned low dividends and a lagging stock price.

Opting for a Chevrolet Volt is an economic calculation potential buyers should take some time over

Chevrolet Volt

An electric car that (with a little help) goes the extra mile

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The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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