Tag Archives: Electric Cars

A Mitsubishi Evo concept is coming, and it’s an electric SUV

After multiple generations, Mitsubishi put its rally-bred Lancer Evolution out to pasture last year. Execs at the Japanese firm have been hinting for several years about a radical successor that would utilize electrification, come in new body style, and finally shed all vestiges with the humble Lancer on which every Evo has been based. Now, just a month out...

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You can already reserve Mercedes’ EQC electric SUV in Norway

The first product from Mercedes-Benz's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars will be a small electric SUV labeled the EQC. The vehicle was previewed by the Generation EQ concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and it has already been spotted in test mule form. It's confirmed to start sales in 2019 and should offer a range approaching 300...

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Patent filing suggests Tesla still interested in battery swapping

Tesla first toyed with the idea of battery swapping three years ago, only to walk away from the service less than one year later. Despite this, the electric-car maker may still have an eye on battery swapping, and a new patent filing is evidence of this. In May of this year, Tesla filed to patent a mobile battery-swapping rig with the U.S. Patent and...

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Could Nissan IMX trademark hint at IDx-like electric car?

Nissan has recently been discovered to have filed a trademark filing for the "IMX" name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, discovered by Autoguide, was made on September 8 and specifies its use for vehicles, including electric vehicles. The similarity with the IDx name used for a sports car concept unveiled at the...

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Genesis cars won’t get N treatment

Contrary to previous claims, Hyundai's new N performance division won't be tuning models from Genesis anytime soon. That's the word of Genesis boss Manfred Fitzgerald. "I don't think so right now," he told Motoring when quizzed about an N-tuned Genesis at this week's launch in Korea of the G70 sport sedan. Fitzgerald, a...

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Daimler beats Tesla to electric truck production with Fuso eCanter

Tesla may have pushed back the reveal of its electric semi-trailer truck to October, but German auto giant Daimler is moving full-speed ahead with its own electric truck plans. This week Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands as well as the Freightliner and Western Star truck brands, revealed the production-ready Fuso eCanter electric...

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GKN Drivelines introduces off-the-shelf torque-vectoring eAxle

Last week we saw Bosch reveal its "e-axle" off-the-shelf" electric powertain solution for automakers who don't have the means or inclination to develop their own. Now another company is doing something similar. GKN Driveline, a leading supplier of automotive drivelines and technologies, introduced the "eTwinsterX" at the Frankfurt auto show. The eTwinsterX...

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Production Porsche Mission E to be priced like Panamera

Now that Porsche has ushered the 2019 Cayenne out into the world, it will be dedicating most of its resources to its next major launch: the production version of the Mission E electric sedan. Porsche's chairman, Oliver Blume, was kind enough to provide a little bit of insight into Porsche's first all-electric car at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and we now...

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Samsung SDI’s latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in electric-car battery tech warranted its booth at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Samsung SDI, which supplies battery cells to the likes of Audi and BMW, showcased a new and more compact...

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Magna Powertrain adds extra motor to Tesla Model S for better handling

What happens when a third electric motor is added to a Tesla Model S? Not additional power, but increased handling prowess. That's according to Roadshow, which recently had a go in a tri-motor Tesla Model S. But ... surprise ... it isn't actually a Tesla Model S. It's Magna Powertrain's own powertrain design applied to the body of a Model S. Magna removed...

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