Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

Land Rover has finally put to rest rumors that its next Defender might be built at a new plant in Slovakia by confirming that all Discovery production will be moved to the site, which was first announced in 2015 and due to be operational in late 2018. “The decision to move the Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia and the potential losses of some agency...

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Porsche Taycan is the name for the production Mission E

Porsche continues to prepare its assault on Tesla, and on Friday the German automaker announced the production version of the Mission E concept will be called the Porsche Taycan (pronounced "tie-con"). Set to likely be unveiled later in 2018—possibly at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show—the Taycan will square off with the Tesla Model S, though it...

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Daimler has 2 new electric trucks to counter the Tesla Semi

Daimler has aggressively moved to carve its niche in the electric commercial vehicle space, and the German auto giant has two new offerings for the North American market. Introduced under the Freightliner brand, the eCascadia and eM2 trucks mark Daimler's expansion into the electric heavy- and medium-duty semi market. And the first units will enter...

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GM and Honda partner on next-gen batteries

General Motors and Honda on Thursday announced plans to work together on next-generation batteries for electric cars to fast-track their development for both automakers. The batteries are said to deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging than current designs. They will be based on a GM design, including the cells and modules...

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Volvo gives glimpse into its future operations

Volvo has spent a good part of the past decade transforming itself into a luxury car brand on par with the German brands, a goal the automaker has well and truly achieved judging by its latest products. The next phase for Volvo will be an even more radical transformation. As outlined by CEO Håkan Samuelsson on Thursday, Volvo is to become an electric...

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2019 Kia Niro EV debuts with 210 horsepower, 280 miles of range

Kia on Thursday introduced the new electric version of its Niro compact crossover SUV at the 2018 Busan auto show in Korea. Called the Niro EV and taking inspiration from a concept of the same name unveiled at January's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the newest addition to the Kia lineup is set to join hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Niro when it...

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Tesla Model Y teased again, reveal coming March 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday revealed new details about the Model Y electric SUV during the company's annual shareholder meeting. Among the details was a new teaser shot, which follows an initial teaser released by Tesla last June (shown below). The new teaser is once again a shadowy shot devoid of details but it does provide a glimpse of the proportions...

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Nobe 100 3-wheeler is Estonian-electric cuteness

Automakers foresee automotive design changing drastically as electric cars move into the mainstream and offer very different packaging benefits from their internal combustion engine-powered counterparts. But, Nobe wants to go backward. Nobe is an Estonian startup company that wants to bring its rather adorable electric car to market. It's called the Nobe...

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Volkswagen ID R hits Pikes Peak for first test run

Volkswagen's lightweight electric racer, the ID R, has taken to Pikes Peak for its first test run. VW announced on Friday that the ID R had taken to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for test runs ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. Behind the wheel is Romain Dumas, who has claimed victory at Pikes Peak in the past. The...

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Fiat plans new 500e and 500 Giardiniera wagon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivered a lot of news at its investor presentation detailing its latest five-year plan on Friday, and the plans include a new 500e electric car and a 500 wagon variant. Come 2020, Fiat will launch a new 500e alongside what the brand plans to name the Fiat 500 Giardiniera. The latter will be positioned to recall the original 500...

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