Tesla has been in the headlines a lot for its pioneering Gigafactory battery plant. However, rival plants of similar scale will soon be cropping up. Many will be in Germany where a number of firms are committing to battery plants.

Mazda could become the first automaker to introduce sparkless ignition gasoline engines. The technology promises to dramatically reduce fuel consumption for gasoline-powered cars and thus should help prolong the lifespan of the internal combustion engine.

Subaru engineers are out testing prototypes for the next-generation Forester. Two vehicles they’re using as benchmarks are the Honda CR-V and Volkswagen Tiguan.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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