Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Goodyear developing tires for needs of electric cars

Tires are a critical component of the driving experience, and electric cars bring their own challenges. Battery-electric vehicles weigh more, produce greater torque than traditional vehicles from a stop, and usually require low rolling resistance. Goodyear has a future tire solution in development that addresses these issues. Goodyear calls it the...

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Porsche plans 500 fast chargers in US by end of 2019

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 plans to install at least 500 fast chargers at popular spots in the United States, including at its 189 dealerships and some highway stops. The...

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DS teases DSX E-Tense electric GT concept

DS is preparing a successor to its E-Tense electric sports car concept unveiled at the 2016 Geneva auto show. The French premium brand is holding back details but has given a glimpse of the new concept, called the DSX E-Tense, in a shadowy teaser video that hints at a sporty grand tourer with a swept-back look. All DS will say is that the car envisions one...

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Pininfarina hypercar will do 0-60 in under 2 seconds, cost over $2M

Mahindra, the parent company of Italian design firm Pininfarina, on Friday announced the formation of Automobili Pininfarina, which will specialize in high-end electric cars. A soft-launch for Pininfarina will happen this year with a small run—just 12 cars—of the H2 Speed, a track-only electric supercar that swaps a battery for a hydrogen fuel...

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Sweden’s eRoad is basically real-life slot cars

Oh, the joys of racing slot cars as a child. The simple concept employed toy cars racing in cutout grooves within a track, while electricity runs to power them. The Swedes have taken the basic concept and almost literally built a real-life solution for electric-car charging. The Swedish Transporation Agency opened a 1.2-mile stretch of road dubbed the...

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Pininfarina launches EV brand, says electric hypercar coming in 2020

Plans are in place to launch high-end electric cars under the Pininfarina name. The new Automobili Pininfarina was launched on Friday in Rome, where Pininfarina parent company Mahindra is competing in this weekend's Formula E Championship round. Launching a car brand was a dream held by Pininfarina founder Battista Pininfarina (born Battista Farina), and...

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VW Group ousts CEO, names Diess as replacement, announces restructuring

Volkswagen Group has ousted CEO Matthias Müller and replaced him with Herbert Diess, previously CEO of the Volkswagen brand within the larger 12-brand corporation. The move is part of an effort to reorganize the company to do business more efficiently, the company said. VW Group will reorganized into six business areas and the China region, which is VW...

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Report: Tesla targets November 2019 state date for Model Y production

Tesla's next model bound for production is the Model Y, a small SUV related to the Model 3. The company released a teaser for the vehicle last June and confirmed a launch date in 2019. Reuters has since learned from supplier sources that Tesla is looking to start production of the Model Y in November of 2019 at the company's vehicle plant in Fremont...

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