Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Nio EP9 set to electrify Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed attendees will have the chance to see the Nio EP9 strut its stuff. The Chinese electric supercar will partake in the event's hillclimb challenge, the company announced on Monday. Scottish racing driver Peter Dumbreck will pilot the EP9. Dumbreck drove the EP9 electric car to its record-setting Nürburgring lap time of 6:45.90...

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Watch the Fisker Emotion drive under its own power

Fisker is eager to show off its EMotion all-electric sedan. The company is so eager, in fact, that it posted a short drive video to YouTube on May 30 showing the car running under its own power. The video was obviously not professionally produced. It appears it was shot with a phone in the vertical orientation. It's great to see the Fisker testing the car...

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VW details the engineering behind charging ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen will attempt to set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the electric-car class with the ID R electric racer on June 24. But even before the car hits the course, an incredible amount of planning has gone into ensuring the ID R is a has every chance to compete. Specifically, Pikes Peak sets a time limit for any car competing...

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Tesla now building cars in a tent, first AWD performance Model 3 built

After announcing a 9-percent reduction in its full-time workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the company is now producing vehicles on a new general assembly line housed in a tent. In addition, the first Model 3 all-wheel-drive performance model has rolled off of the new line. Musk said in his tweet that the...

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Mercedes-Benz wants you to know the future of motoring is silent

No matter how hard automakers and engineers may try, it's impossible to turn an internal-combustion engine into a silent operator. However, as the auto industry shifts to battery packs and electric motors, silence ultimately wins out. Mercedes-Benz has created a cheeky reminder in the form of a video advertisement to show consumers the future bids goodbye...

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VW to use quantum computing to develop tailored batteries for its EVs

Volkswagen says quantum computers may help the company develop batteries customized to future electric vehicles, the German automaker said June 8. The news last week came after VW announced a partnership with Google over quantum computing last November. The automaker said it planned to develop the algorithms, simulations, and optimizations with experts from...

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Electric car startup Byton hints at sedan with K-Byte concept

Electric car startup Byton on Tuesday rolled out the K-Byte sedan concept in Shanghai, China. The handsome design was presented during “Byton Night,” a preview event the company held ahead of the 2018 CES Asia where the K-Byte will make its formal debut Wednesday. Byton first burst onto the scene in January at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, where...

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Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

Land Rover has finally put to rest rumors that its next Defender might be built at a new plant in Slovakia by confirming that all Discovery production will be moved to the site, which was first announced in 2015 and due to be operational in late 2018. “The decision to move the Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia and the potential losses of some agency...

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Porsche Taycan is the name for the production Mission E

Porsche continues to prepare its assault on Tesla, and on Friday the German automaker announced the production version of the Mission E concept will be called the Porsche Taycan (pronounced "tie-con"). Set to likely be unveiled later in 2018—possibly at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show—the Taycan will square off with the Tesla Model S, though it...

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Daimler has 2 new electric trucks to counter the Tesla Semi

Daimler has aggressively moved to carve its niche in the electric commercial vehicle space, and the German auto giant has two new offerings for the North American market. Introduced under the Freightliner brand, the eCascadia and eM2 trucks mark Daimler's expansion into the electric heavy- and medium-duty semi market. And the first units will enter...

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