Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Chevy Volt turned into Buick Velite 5 for China

Buick will soon add an extended-range electric car to its lineup in China. A teaser shot reveals that the car, labeled a Buick Velite 5, is essentially a rebadged Chevrolet Volt. The news isn't a complete surprise as we've known since September that the Volt was going to be rebadged a...

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Tesla: What’s new for 2017

Tesla is gearing up for its highly-anticipated Model 3 which is scheduled to enter production this July. The car, expected to arrive as a 2018 model, has already racked up hundreds of thousands of pre-orders and will keep the company extremely busy for the next several years. Tesla's existing...

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Tesla Model S-rivaling Lucid Air to start at just $60,000

There's nothing like a bit of competition to help you get more for your dollar. Case in point is the battle that could be about to erupt between electric car firms Tesla and Lucid. Lucid fired a shot at Tesla on Wednesday by announcing that its first product, the Air electric sedan, will be...

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Lamborghini open to electric supercar, says CEO

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali is open to launching an electric supercar but says the technology isn't ready for the Italian marque just yet. Speaking with Reuters at last week's 2017 Geneva auto show, Domenicali said not to expect an electric supercar from Lamborghini before 2025...

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Chery files trademark complaint against Mercedes’ EQ sub-brand

Mercedes-Benz used the 2016 Paris auto show to launch a new sub-brand for electrified cars called EQ. Since then Mercedes has used the EQ Power+ name on its 2017 Formula One car and Mercedes-AMG GT concept to denote the cars' respective hybrid powertrains, and eventually the automaker will...

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How the Rimac Concept_One’s torque vectoring system does it all

The adoption of the electric motor into the automobile is changing many facets of the automotive industry at large. From entire propulsion methods, to power increases, and torque vectoring, we seem to merely be at the beginning. One of the more intriguing applications of electric motors comes from...

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Polestar’s future will be electrified, and it’s nearly here

If you want what is about to become a retro Polestar without a hybrid powertrain, or electric-only powertrain, you better buy the new 2017 S60 or V60 Polestar, quick. Henrik Fries, vice president of product strategy and R&D for Volvo's Polestar division told Motor Authority on Monday at a media...

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Elextra supercar promises 0-62 mph time in under 2.3 seconds

A Swiss firm by the name of Elextra has announced plans for an electric supercar that promises to be the fastest accelerating car ever produced. The company boasts a 0-62 mph time of less than 2.3 seconds for its car which so far has only been shown in a handful of teasers. (The Tesla Model S P100D...

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Aston Martin Rapide to ditch V-12, go electric-only route in 2018

It was at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show that Aston Martin launched its current Rapide. The stylish super sedan has only been offered with a V-12 ever since, but from 2018 it will only be offered with an electric powertrain. The information was confirmed to Motoring by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer...

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