Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Pininfarina gives glimpse of electric Bugatti rival’s cabin

Italian design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina in April announced the launch of an eponymous car brand specializing in high-performance, ultra-luxury vehicles. The first model will be an electric rival to the Bugatti Chiron. It's code-named the PF0 and will be shown for the first time at next March's 2019 Geneva auto show, with deliveries to follow in...

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Elon Musk says talks with Saudis led him to tweet "funding secured"

Tesla [NYSE: TSLA] CEO Elon Musk provided insight Monday behind his "funding secured" comment made last week when he floated the idea of taking the automaker private. Musk released a statement on Tesla's blog and wrote the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia approached him multiple times in the last two years to discuss taking Tesla private. The Saudis...

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Audi locks in some specs for the 2018 e-tron electric SUV

Audi's first volume electric car, the e-tron, is almost here. The mid-size SUV will be unveiled on September 17 in San Francisco and start deliveries in early 2019. If you want to be among the first customers, make sure to put in a reservation when order books open alongside the September reveal. With the reveal so close, Audi has finally locked in some of...

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Report: SEC inquired about Elon Musk’s tweet regarding taking TSLA private

The Internet and financial industry weren't the only ones to take notice Tuesday when Tesla CEO [NYSE: TSLA] Elon Musk took to Twitter floating the idea of taking the automaker private. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that SEC investigators could be looking into a variety of violations such as artificially raising the automaker's value via the...

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Nissan sells EV battery business

Nissan confirmed Friday that its electric car battery manufacturing division will be sold to Envision Group, a Chinese energy company specializing in renewables and energy management systems. The confirmation comes following the cancellation of an earlier deal to sell the division to another firm. Nissan's battery manufacturing division includes the...

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Member of VW’s ID electric car family could receive R treatment

Volkswagen is working on a family of electric cars, members of which have been previewed by the ID series of concept cars. The good news is that electrification and performance aren't mutually exclusive at VW, as was demonstrated recently by the automaker's ID R electric time attack special, which in June set a new Pikes Peak International Hill Climb...

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Tesla Model S, X to receive spartan Model 3 interior design

Tesla's Model S and Model X haven't been put on the back burner as the electric car brand focuses on the Model 3. According to images published by Electrek on Monday, both the larger sedan and SUV models are in for interior refreshes. (Current Model S interior shown.) Hopefully fans and buyers believe the spartan interior found in the Model 3 is an...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is committed to launching 10 electric cars by 2022. Some we already know, like the EQA compact hatchback and EQC small SUV, as well as electric commercials like the eVito and eSprinter vans. We now have the first spy shots of a large electric sedan to sit alongside the S-Class. Mercedes execs have previously hinted at the car starting...

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Porsche designed Mission E Cross Turismo with self-driving tech in mind

Porsche's Mission E Cross Turismo concept was the big surprise of March's 2018 Geneva auto show. It previews a potential soft-roader version of Porsche's upcoming Taycan electric sedan, and Porsche has been dropping hints that the Cross Turismo could make it into production at some point. Not everyone has been happy with the design, though. One...

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Elon Musk says future Teslas will be like K.I.T.T. with AI

Twitter makes it incredibly easy to gain insight into what Tesla CEO Elon Musk is thinking, for better or worse. On Sunday, Musk let slip on the social media platform that future Teslas will be reminiscent of K.I.T.T. of "Knight Rider" fame, complete with artificial intelligence. Musk replied to a Twitter user asking if we'll see K.I.T.T.-like artificial...

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