Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Witness as the 2020 Tesla Roadster goes plaid

Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised the automotive world by announcing the 2020 Tesla Roadster. The company offered those who put down a tidy $5,000 reservation fee on the spot a test ride in the future electric sports car. DragTimes founder and CEO Brooks Weisblat was among what appeared to be hundreds of people who put down a reservation at the...

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Bollinger B1 electric SUV hits the unbeaten path

The Bollinger B1 made a splash when it debuted this past summer. The company's founder, Robert Bollinger, said the B1 is the first no-nonsense, fully electric sport utility truck, and new videos prove it's more than capable. Bollinger published the videos showing the B1 electric SUV tackling various off-road terrain including trails in Colorado and Utah...

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Tesla Roadster returns, promises 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, $200,000 price tag

Tesla did its best Steve Jobs impersonation at its semi truck press conference on Thursday evening as it showed "one more thing" after the unveiling theoretically ended: the next Roadster. CEO Elon Musk told the crowd that everyone keeps asking when Tesla will build the next Roadster, "and we are now." With 7,375 pound-feet of torque courtesy of the three...

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GM investor slide reveals possible Bolt EV-based SUV

General Motors in October announced plans to launch 20 electric cars by 2023, the first of which is due within the next 18 months. We now have an idea of what one of those electric cars might be like thanks to an investor presentation given by GM CEO Mary Barra on Wednesday at the Barclays 2017 Global Automotive Conference in New York. In particular, the...

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Hyundai SUV onslaught will include diesel, electric and fuel cell models

Hyundai's been caught out by the consumer shift to SUVs and pickup trucks, and this is reflected in the automaker's sales which in the first half of the year are down nearly 11 percent compared to an overall market decline of only 2.9 percent. The picture is much bleaker when you focus solely on Hyundai's sedans. In response, Hyundai is...

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Did Tata just buy a $900M stake in Faraday Future?

Faraday Future may have just been thrown a life line in the form of a $900 million investment by Indian automaker Tata. Chinese automotive news aggregator Gasgoo claims media sources in China are reporting that the $900 million is for a 10 percent stake in Faraday Future, thus valuing the electric car startup at $9 billion. While it may seem like Tata is...

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The electric school bus of the future has arrived

If Daimler has its way, the wheels on the bus will go round and round via electric motors and battery packs in the very near future. Last Friday, Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses revealed the all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 "Jouley" school bus. The nickname "Jouley" comes from the word "Joule," which is a measurement of energy. The brand said the bus will...

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Next Volkswagen Beetle to be electric, rear-wheel drive?

Should reported plans for a next-generation Volkswagen Beetle pan out, the iconic car will see a major transformation. On Friday, Autocar reported VW is actively considering a rear-wheel-drive, all-electric Beetle. The change would harken back to the original Beetle, which was rear-wheel drive with an engine placed in the rear. Per the report, if an...

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Elon Musk meets Turkish President to discuss SpaceX, Tesla

Elon Musk met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to discuss ways in which Tesla and SpaceX, both run by Musk, could aid Turkey in some ambitious projects the country is undertaking. Erdogan, who last year sought to punish a German comedian for making fun of him, met with Musk at a presidential palace complex in the capital Ankara...

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