Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Navya already sells fully self-driving cars, including in US

It's hard to believe how quickly the future is approaching. Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car Project, plans to launch its first commercial service for self-driving cars later this year, essentially a fully automated ride-hailing service covering about 100 square miles in Phoenix, Arizona. However, there's a French company already building and...

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2019 DS 3 Crossback: French luxury crossover debuts with EV option

DS is set to stun at next month's 2018 Paris auto show with the introduction of its new DS 3 Crossback. DS is the luxury arm of PSA Group, the French auto giant on a mission to enter the United States. It started out life as a sub-brand of Citroën, taking its inspiration from the classic Citroën DS sedan, but was turned into a standalone brand for...

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Lucid Air electric sedan tackles Laguna Seca

Lucid is (apparently) still alive after the company posted a video showing its Air electric luxury sedan taking to Laguna Seca. The electric sedan clocked a lap time of 1:41.67 at the track known for its tricky corkscrew. While the time isn't particularly impressive when looking at some of the track's fastest laps, the company doesn't explicitly say it was...

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Walmart plans to purchase 30 more Tesla Semis

After placing an order for 15 Tesla Semis, Walmart is keen to buy even more. The discount retailer plans to purchase 30 additional electric semi-trucks from the Silicon Valley automaker. Reuters reported Thursday that the 30 additional Tesla Semi trucks would operate in Canada and join 10 trucks for which it's already placed an order. The other five Semis...

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Genesis Essentia concept will spawn limited-production halo

The Genesis Essentia concept unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show was meant to usher in the Korean luxury brand's new design language and mark its transition toward electrification. However, the popularity of the design has prompted Genesis management to proceed with a limited production run. That's according to Erwin Raphael, executive director of...

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Ford teases Mustang-inspired electric SUV due in 2020

Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV due in 2020 has been previewed in a teaser sketch. The sketch reveals the rear of the SUV and confirms the rumors that the Mustang served as inspiration for the styling. It looks like the Mustang's three-bar taillight design and flat rear are present, and the powerful rear haunches also look like they've been lifted...

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BMW teases Vision iNext electric SUV

BMW is cranking up the hype machine for its forthcoming Vision iNext concept. The luxury brand published images and video on Monday, both of which begin to show off the electric SUV's look. Immediately, we're struck by a massive and elongated representation of BMW's iconic twin-kidney grille. The Vision iNext's dramatic grille is outlined in blue LEDs and...

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Tesla Roadster makes European debut at 2018 Grand Basel show

Tesla's big surprise the company promised for this week's 2018 Grand Basel show in Switzerland has turned out to be a mockup of the second-generation Roadster, this one finished in white. It was hoped we might see a production-ready example of the new Roadster, which Tesla has promised for delivery in 2020, but the version we received at Grand Basel on...

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Next Audi R8 will reportedly go electric

Back in March, Audi R&D boss Peter Mertens dropped the bombshell news that the Audi Sport division didn't have any plans drawn up yet for a third-generation R8. It didn't mean Audi Sport was definitely going to axe the car after the current model's run, but it did leave the possibility on the table. A new report out from Autocar on Wednesday claims Audi...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: 200-mile luxury electric SUV debuts

The luxury brands have been late to the electric revolution but that's about to change as a flood of new models arrive in the coming years, particularly from the German brands. Mercedes-Benz alone will launch 10 electric cars by 2025, one of which is the EQC small SUV that made its debut Tuesday in Stockholm, Sweden. Mercedes' parent company Daimler has...

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