Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Xing Mobility promises electric supercar quicker than Tesla Roadster

With news of the 2020 Tesla Roadster's 1.9-second 0-60 mph time, the Silicon Valley-based carmaker put a target on its back. A Taiwanese firm by the name of Xing Mobility hopes for a bullseye with its Miss R rally-inspired electric supercar. The firm provided details on its electric supercar on Monday, and it will allegedly produce 1,341 horsepower and...

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BMW completes initial shakedown for Formula E racer

BMW has completed an initial shakedown test for its new race car designed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car racing series. The test of the new car, called the iFE.18, took place on Tuesday at the BMW Group's test track in Maisach, not far from the automaker's Munich headquarters. Doing the driving was BMW test...

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Watch US Marines test the electric Nikola UTV

The United States Marines have a new toy to test in the Nikola UTV, an electric utility task vehicle. New video shows it getting down and dirty as the military folk test it out. We get to see the UTV take on some pretty rough terrain, which the vehicle crosses with little to no resistance. Nikola builds the UTV with a 14.5-inch ground clearance and makes...

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BMW’s next-gen 1-Series to spawn i1 electric variant?

The BMW Group will launch 12 electric cars by 2025, the first of which will be a model from Mini due in 2019. Most of the 12 cars will be electric versions of regular BMW Group models. For example, the electric Mini will be based on the Mini Hardtop. An electric BMW X3, to be called the iX3, is also in the works and will arrive in 2020, and BMW Group CEO...

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Hybrid Kinetic to present Pininfarina-styled H500 concept in Beijing

Hybrid Kinetic is an electric car startup from China that hopes to enter the luxury arena with a full lineup powered by an extended-range electric powertrain that uses a microturbine as the range extender. The company is working with Pininfarina on the technology for its cars, with the Italian design firm also tasked with penning each model. Over the past...

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Dual-motor Tesla Model 3 "probably" coming this summer

Despite production delays since first deliveries last July, Tesla finally thinks it will have Model 3s rolling off the line at a steady pace by the start of the third quarter of 2018. Now, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, its production line should be ready to handle dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) variant starting sometime this summer. Musk made the comments...

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Audi’s PlayStation concept to be turned into reality

It's been more than four years since the first Vision Gran Turismo concept was rolled out but there's still no end in sight. The cars are the result of a challenge put out by the makers of the “Gran Turismo” video game to see which design team could come up with the best-looking grand touring car. The latest comes from Audi, and unlike some of...

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Buick bringing electric SUV concept to 2018 Beijing auto show

Buick will present an electric SUV concept called the Enspire later this month. A teaser shot released on Monday hints at a handsome design that takes current Buick themes to the next level. All Buick is willing to say is that the concept is an exploration of future design elements and technology. There isn't any indication that the concept might be...

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Aston Martin SUV will no longer offer electric powertrain

Aston Martin has dropped plans for an electric version of its upcoming SUV, which the automaker first previewed in 2015 with the electric DBX concept car. The information was revealed to Automotive News by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in an interview published Friday. Originally, the SUV was meant to arrive with conventional engines and then add an electric...

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