The Volkswagen Group has started testing prototype self-driving cars in an urban environment, in this case the downtown area of Hamburg, Germany. The automaker has previously said that its first trial services will be up and running by 2021.

Chinese EV startup Nio is about to present a concept that likely previews its first sedan. The concept is called the ET7, and judging by a teaser it will feature a fastback design.

It seems Ford has filed a trademark for Mustang Mach-E. The name, if used, will likely appear on the planned hybrid version of the Mustang although there's the slight possibility that it appears on the much-hyped Mustang-inspired electric SUV Ford is working on.

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

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