Audi has revealed an extended-range electric SUV designed for the Dakar Rally. The SUV, whose first season will be 2022, is being entered in the grueling event to stress test new electric-vehicle technology destined for Audi's future road cars.

Mercedes is working on a new compact commercial van that will spawn passenger and electric versions. The commercial version will replace the current Citan van sold overseas, while the passenger version will introduce the new T-Class model line. An electric EQT is also planned.

Faraday Future is the latest in a string of EV startups to go public via a SPAC deal. The company, which has been listed on the Nasdaq, will use the funds to get the long-awaited FF91 crossover on the market in 2022.

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

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