Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Porsche Taycan Targa reportedly in the works

Porsche has already hinted at a soft-roader version of its upcoming Taycan electric sport sedan, but don't be surprised if there are even more options in the pipeline. Autocar on Monday reported that a Taycan Targa is in the works and scheduled for a launch in 2020 or 2021. The car is expected to feature a large glass section in its roof that owners will be...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spy shots

Mercedes-Benz engineers have been spotted with a test mule for a compact electric car likely to be badged an EQB. The test mule features the makeshift body of the recently revealed third-generation B-Class minivan, but the EQB's actual body is expected to be that of a compact crossover. We know this because of the relatively tall ride height of this test...

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Quiet talk could be big hint about new Land Rover Defender plug-in hybrid

Our best evidence yet of a Land Rover Defender powered by electrons surfaced this week and hinted at a 2020 arrival. Employees at Land Rover-corporate parent Tata have posted publicly on social media about a "L663 PHEV" project due for 2020. A tipster pointed us toward a Tata engineer who reported working on next year's Range Rover, several future Jaguar...

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James Murdoch could take chairman role at Tesla

James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is the leading candidate to take over the chairman role at Tesla, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. However, Elon Musk, current CEO and chairman at Tesla, hit Twitter shortly after the report was published with the statement, “This is...

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Faraday Future enters dispute with key investor

Electric car startup Faraday Future is currently embroiled in a dispute with key investor Evergrande Health Industry Group, a subsidiary of property developer China Evergrande Group. Evergrande agreed in June to purchase a 45-percent stake in Faraday Future from a company by the name of Season Smart. As part of the deal, Evergrande paid $860 million...

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Daimler starts work on US battery plant for future Mercedes EVs

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is following Tesla's lead by constructing a battery plant in the United States to supply its future fleet of locally made electric cars. The battery plant will be located seven miles from Mercedes' vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is part of a $1 billion investment announced by Daimler a year ago during 20th...

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VW targets 150,000 EV sales by 2020, over 1 million by 2025

Volkswagen has set some ambitious sales targets for its future electric-car portfolio. In 2020, the German automaker expects to sell 150,000 electric cars globally. Five years later? One million electric cars. On Thursday, VW said it's working to accelerate its electric-car plans as it prepares to roll out its first ID electric vehicle, the ID hatchback for...

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Mercedes-AMG plans upgrades for EQ electric cars

The electrified future looks bright for those who enjoy actually driving their vehicles. More automakers are finally diving into the battery electric fray and that means our choices are expanding. Mercedes fans will get the EQC SUV in 2020, but Mercedes-AMG enthusiasts should sit tight because a hotter version of the 200-mile EV will likely follow. Speaking...

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Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team and driven by Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi in the...

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2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the electric car would go on sale in the U.S. nor how much it...

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