Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Startup Byton teases electric SUV ahead of CES debut

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become more than a place for technology companies to show off their latest smartphone or gadget. Now, automakers and auto startups flock to the stage to present technical concepts and new vehicles as the automobile becomes more connected than ever. At CES 2018, a Chinese startup by the name of Byton will debut...

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Faraday Future backer Jia Yueting is ordered back to China, has assets seized

Faraday Future's main backer, Jia Yueting, has been ordered to return to China to meet financial obligations promised to investors of his LeEco electronics and video streaming business. The order was issued on Monday by the China Securities Regulatory Commission which has been pushing for Yueting's return since September. Yueting is thought to...

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Faraday Future backer ordered to return to China

Faraday Future's main Chinese backer, Jia Yueting, has been ordered to return to China to meet financial obligations promised to investors of his LeEco electronics and video streaming business. The order was issued on Monday by the China Securities Regulatory Commission which has been pushing for Yueting's return since September. Yueting is...

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Elon Musk promises Tesla pickup will come after Model Y

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the electric-car maker he oversees will build a pickup truck following the Model Y crossover, Reuters reported on Tuesday. It's the latest product promise following the 2020 Roadster's surprise reveal and the Tesla Semi's pending production. I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. Have had the core...

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Volvo electric cars will have at least 2 battery sizes

Volvo will launch its first electric car in 2019. It will be a compact model offering over 250 miles of range and costing between $35,000 and $40,000. But this will be just one configuration as Volvo is planning to offer multiple battery sizes for each of its electric cars, a strategy that so far only Tesla has employed among volume automakers. “For...

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All-wheel drive now standard on Tesla Model S, Model X

Buyers looking at a brand new Tesla Model S or Model X will no longer have to choose between rear- or all-wheel drive. Tesla announced in its December newsletter that both vehicles will arrive with standard all-wheel drive, Carscoops first reported on Thursday. That leaves all future Model S and Model X vehicles with a "D" in their model names, which...

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Honda looking at solid-state battery technology

Honda spokesperson Teruhiko Tatebe has revealed to Reuters that the automaker is investigating the use of solid-state batteries for future electric cars. Solid-state batteries are seen as a breakthrough technology for electric cars as they promise significantly improved battery density compared to current technology, which means range can be increased...

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