Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Sedan meets SUV with Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept

Mercedes-Maybach on Tuesday revealed its concept for the 2018 Beijing auto show, and as we learned via a leak last week the concept blends elements of a sedan with an SUV. You're probably thinking the premise was a donk for the ultra-rich, but Maybach says its concept, whose full title is Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, sets out to combine the...

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Lightning fast: Audi e-tron will charge quicker than a Tesla

Audi's upcoming e-tron electric SUV will have a slick feature up its sleeve when it hits European roads: the battery will be able to charge more quickly than today's Tesla hatchbacks on their dedicated Supercharger network. The keys to its rapid refueling are a dense, powerful battery pack and a new high-speed charging infrastructure. The battery pack...

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China’s luxury SUV brand Wey unveils self-driving EV concept

Wey is the new luxury brand from China's biggest SUV maker Great Wall Motors. Launched in China in 2016, the brand currently sells a trio of SUVs but is keen on expanding this in the future, including in the new fields of electrification and self-driving capability. Wey will use this week's 2018 Beijing auto show to present its vision for self-driving cars...

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VW ID R Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

Volkswagen on Sunday took the covers off its new ID R electric race car at a special launch event in Alès, France. This is the car that VW will enter in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, currently scheduled for June 24. The ID R will contest Pikes Peak's Electric Modified Class, in which VW aims to set a new record over the...

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Porsche plans for network of fast chargers for Mission E in US

Porsche will come out next year with an electric car based on its Mission E concept from the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The automaker doesn't want potential owners to worry about a lack of charging infrastructure so its dealers will install 189 fast-chargers across the country to charge its electric cars. Potential plans with other charging providers may...

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Byton could help revive brand that built Chairman Mao’s limo

A historic Chinese brand could come back to life with help from Byton, the electric-car start-up based in the country. China's state-owned FAW Group said it's working with Byton to help revive the Hongqi, or Red Flag, brand. Red Flag famously produced the CA770, none other than the limousine for Chairman Mao Zedong 60 years ago. FAW Group's new chairman, Xu...

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Volkswagen to install 2,000 fast chargers across US by end of 2019

Volkswagen and its Electrify America unit announced plans to install 2,000 fast chargers at 500 stations across the country by the end of 2019. VW's announcement on Wednesday included news that it also plans to install numerous chargers at 100 Walmarts in the U.S. The plan is part of VW's agreement to spend $2 billion nationwide after its diesel-cheating...

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VW to return to Pikes Peak with ID R electric racer

Volkswagen's motorsport division has been busy since ending its dominant run in the World Rally Championship at the close of the 2016 season. VW confirmed last year it will be returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018, with 2017's winner Romain Dumas set to hop behind the wheel of a custom race car called the ID R Pikes Peak, new...

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BMW’s biggest battery will have 120-KWH capacity, over 400 miles of range

The BMW Group's plans for an electrified future will arrive in several stages over the next seven years, and part of the strategy will include a whopping 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack capable of providing over 400 miles of range. The battery specifications were noted in an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Wednesday. BMW Group research and...

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Buick Velite 6 hybrid and electric cars bound for China

Buick on Wednesday revealed a new electrified car called the Velite 6 that's due to hit the Chinese market this year. It's a follow-up to the Velite 5 extended-range electric sedan Buick launched in China last year, the brand's biggest market. However, unlike the Velite 5, which is really just a rebadged Chevrolet Volt, the Velite 6 is a standalone model...

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