Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Tesla Model 3 performance version coming next year, says Musk

The Tesla Model 3 has finally reached production, albeit in small numbers. However, there's more to come from the electric-car maker's most affordable model. While Tesla begins to ramp up production of the Model 3 in Long Range trim, with an EPA-estimated 310-mile range, the automaker is also...

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All Maseratis to be electrified after 2019

Volvo seems to have set a precedent. The Swedish luxury marque announced plans for all of its future cars to feature some sort of electrification, whether it be a dedicated battery-electric or a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Now, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced a similar initiative...

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Bollinger B1: the coolest electric car you’ve never heard of

Not every electric car needs to be a high-tech speed machine capable of sorting your email, giving you a back rub and making you an espresso, all while hustling down the highway on its own. An electric car can also be a low-maintenance, utilitarian workhorse that would be right at home for example...

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Porsche commits to Formula E, ends LMP1 campaign

Porsche on Friday confirmed plans to enter the Formula E Championship with its own factory-backed team starting in the 2019/2020 season, the electric car racing series' sixth. It means Porsche will be entering Formula E at the same time as Mercedes-Benz, though it will be a year later than...

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Graphene batteries not coming to Fisker Emotion after all

Remember Fisker's promise to introduce the industry's first automotive-grade graphene batteries? That's not happening. Now, Fisker's upcoming Emotion electric car will utilize fairly standard lithium-ion battery cells. The latest information, reported by Automotive News (subscription required)...

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Electric Mini Hardtop confirmed for 2019

Mini will launch an electric version of its Hardtop in 2019, the brand confirmed on Tuesday. It's been known since October that Mini was working on an electric car, but this is the first time the brand has revealed what body style the vehicle will have. Mini will build the electric Hardtop at...

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Mercedes-Benz to ditch DTM for Formula E

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its entry into the electric car racing series that is the Formula E Championship. The German automaker, which in recent years has dominated Formula 1, will be lining up on the grid for Formula E's 2019/2020 season, the series' sixth. Close rival BMW will...

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How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown around often, and many will comment on how quick an electric car feels around town thanks to maximum torque delivered instantly...

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