Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Mercedes-Benz to ditch DTM for Formula E

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its entry into the electric car racing series that is the Formula E Championship. The German automaker, which in recent years has dominated Formula 1, will be lining up on the grid for Formula E's 2019/2020 season, the series' sixth. Close rival BMW will...

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How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown around often, and many will comment on how quick an electric car feels around town thanks to maximum torque delivered instantly...

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BMW i boss joins Faraday Future

Struggling electric car startup Faraday Future has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz for the new role of Chief Technology Officer. Kranz, 59, is a BMW veteran and has led the German automaker's i sub-brand for electric mobility since 2008. He said he was motivated to join Faraday Future...

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Mercedes and Chery reach agreement on use of EQ name in China

Mercedes-Benz in the coming years will introduce a family of new electric cars under the EQ sub-brand. There was a chance Mercedes might have been blocked from using the name in China because local automaker Chery has been selling an electric car called the eQ since 2014. However, the two...

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Lucid Air hits an unrestricted 235.44 mph during testing

A prototype for Lucid's Air electric sedan hit a top speed of 235.44 mph during a recent high-speed test on the banked oval at Ohio's Transportation Research Center. The achievement follows a test run up to a governed 217 mph which the Air prototype conducted in April. We're...

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What’s inside Tesla’s battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just want to rip open a module to see what's inside? Well, you don't need to do it as cleanly as EV West. Instead you can just...

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Audi to field own team in 2017/2018 Formula E season

Audi has been involved in the Formula E Championship since the start of the 2014/2015 season, the inaugural season of the electric car racing series. However, Audi hasn't been fielding its own team. Instead, it's been a sponsor of Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport. The team has competed in all...

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Tesla to build world’s biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world's biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla's industrial-scale Powerpacks and serve as a storage system for the power grid of South Australia. The total capacity will be 129...

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