Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Nissan tipped to replace Renault in Formula E

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, currently the world's biggest automaker by volume, plans to launch 12 electric cars between now and 2022. Most of these will come from Nissan which is being positioned as the alliance's core brand for electric cars. However, it is Renault that is currently represented in—and dominating—the...

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Yes, new Land Rover Defender may be electrified; no, world not ending

Deductive logic may lead to an uncomfortable truth for Land Rover fans around the world. This week, at a press event for the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, the automaker confirmed that it would offer electrified powertrain variants for its new models beginning with the 2020 model year. That push begins this year with the introduction of the Range Rover...

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"Porsche Turbo Charging" showcased with all-electric Porsche Cayman

Tesla laid a blueprint for electric-car infrastructure with its Supercharger stations, but Porsche may be aiming to perfect it and spread the benefits with its 320-kilowatt charging stations. The luxury and sports car brand installed its first prototype 350-kw, 800-volt station in Berlin, Germany, in August, and it has followed that unit up with the...

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FCA CEO Marchionne says Tesla, electric cars not viable

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE: FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne hasn't exactly been an ally to electric cars. This is the same executive who urged consumers to not buy the Fiat 500e electric car since FCA lost thousands of dollars with each one sold. Marchionne once again cast doubt on the viability of electric vehicles as a whole and said there isn't a...

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First details on PPE electric car platform for future Audis and Porsches

Audi and Porsche, both brands from the Volkswagen Group, have developed separate platforms for their first volume electric cars. Audi's platform is the C-BEV which is designed for high-riding vehicles and will appear initially in the e-tron SUV on sale in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Porsche, engineers have developed the J1 platform for a sedan based on...

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SURUS: GM’s modular platform for silent, self-driving trucks

While some automakers look to electrify conventional trucks, General Motors has taken a much more radical approach in its development of next-generation commercial vehicles. Meet the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS for short. Unveiled on Friday ahead of the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army, where it will be...

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Mitsubishi drops more details on e-Evolution Concept

Mitsubishi pulled the plug on the Lancer Evolution last year, but the Japanese automaker won't lay the iconic nameplate to rest permanently. The automaker revealed a new Evolution Concept will make its debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show—not as a sports car, but as an all-electric SUV called the e-Evolution Concept. Following the brief, bombshell...

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Will an electric car be the first production car to hit 300 mph?

Times are changing, and sooner than later, electrified cars will become the norm across the automotive industry. With an electrified approach to powertrains, it does beg the question: will an electric car be the first production car to crack 300 mph? It's a target that has eluded various high-performance cars for decades, and even today's fastest production...

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Audi reveals e-tron FE04 Formula E racecar

The 2017/2018 season of the Formula E Championship which kicks off this December will be the first in which Audi fields its own team, and on Wednesday night we got our first look at the team's car: the Audi e-tron FE04. For the new season, which will be Formula E's fourth, teams still use a common control chassis but are free to develop the...

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California could introduce its own ban on internal combustion engine cars

The state of California is, and has been, a staunch supporter of electric cars and tight regulations aimed at curbing car emissions in order to reduce pollution. Most of its programs and initiatives have supported the sale of electrified cars in general, but the state may take a much bigger, more worrying step. California Governor Jerry Brown has expressed...

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