Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Shocking: Audi to debut electric supercar concept at Pebble Beach

Audi has something to show us at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this year, and it's electric. Not just any electric car, but an electric supercar. The automaker teased what it calls the PB 18 e-tron on Monday and said the car houses a futuristic design for enthusiasts. We can also expect a powerful electric powertrain, Audi promises. As for the name...

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Porsche Taycan first specs confirmed: over 600 horsepower, 300 miles of range

It's been almost three years since Porsche made the announcement to put its Mission E electric sedan concept into production. In that time we've managed to glean very little information regarding the production version, which Porsche has decided to call a Taycan and will start producing in 2019. With development now in its last legs, Porsche is...

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Ford Autonomous Vehicles is Blue Oval’s new unit for self-driving cars

Future self-driving cars and associated engineering will have a home inside Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker announced the new organization on Tuesday with the intent to accelerate its self-driving car business. Ford AV will be tasked with handling numerous segments of the self-driving car industry. They include system...

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DS ditches Virgin for Techeetah in Formula E

DS, the luxury brand of French auto giant PSA Group, announced Monday that it will partner with top Formula E team Techeetah for the 2018/2019 season of the electric car racing series. Techeetah was originally Team Aguri but had its name changed after the team was sold to Chinese investment firm China Media Capital at the end of the 2015/2016 season...

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Collector car expert Hagerty rates Tesla Model S car of the decade

Hagerty is always on the hunt for the next great collectible car. Such a machine should be considered exemplary amongst automobiles built during the same era. So which future classic fits the mold for the decade starting 2010? According to the insurance specialist, the greatest car of the 2010s is the Tesla Model S. Yes, we're aware that this is the same...

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2020 Mini Electric spy shots

Mini is set to launch an electric Hardtop in 2019, and we've got the most revealing spy shots yet. The car was previewed by the Mini Electric concept at 2017's Frankfurt auto show and is only the first of 12 electric cars the BMW Group will roll out by 2025. As expected, Mini is using its signature Hardtop model for its first volume EV. But there isn't much...

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German Tesla Model S owners told to repay $4,650 electric car subsidy

Hundreds of Tesla Model S owners in Germany will be required to repay a $4,650 electric car subsidy after the country's Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control ruled the car does not qualify. Around 800 owners will be responsible for the sum after the agency declared the Model S is too expensive and does not meet the "environmental bonus"...

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Production versions of ID Buzz and Crozz concepts to be made in US

Volkswagen is developing a family of electric cars based on a modular platform dubbed the MEB, and at least two of them will be made in the United States. The confirmation was made by Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday. Woebcken confirmed the two vehicles as the production versions of the ID Buzz...

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Polestar 2 electric sedan to feature 350-mile range, 405 horsepower

The Tesla Model 3 will see a direct rival from Volvo Cars' newly minted Polestar brand, and the first details about the electric car have come out. Speaking to Autocar, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman said the second Polestar model, fittingly called Polestar 2, will boast up to a 350-mile range, up to 405 horsepower, and start around $40,000. Goodman noted...

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