Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Pininfarina launches own hypercar brand with an electric Bugatti fighter

If you're a storied brand waiting to break free, your best strategy is to make a big splash. Such is the situation of Pininfarina, which plans to launch a range of four new cars under its own name between 2020 and 2025, company executives told Motor Authority in a private meeting in New York on Thursday. As a small, Italian custom styling and...

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Porsche begins installing 800-volt electric charging stations at dealerships

After installing the first of many 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging stations in Berlin, Germany, last year, Porsche has begun erecting the so-called Turbo Charging stations at dealerships. The first dealership is the Porsche Center in Berlin-Adlershof. Four parking spaces feature the new chargers, which offer double the voltage over current DC fast-charging...

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Tesla reveals plans for Chinese plant as new tariffs start to bite

Tesla has been hinting at a Chinese plant since 2014 and now the automaker has finally confirmed one. Following a meeting Tuesday with Chinese officials, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Shanghai would become the first location for one of its so-called Gigafactories outside the United States. The new plant will be operational in the next two years and at full...

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VW sets sights on a Goodwood record attempt with the ID R

The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R is already looking at more top times to topple. Volkswagen will bring the ID R electric race car to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the hill and set a new record for electric cars. Romain Dumas will once again don his lightweight race suit and climb into the cockpit of the ID...

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Chinese-made BMW iX3 electric SUV will be sold globally

BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance on Monday announced plans to further expand their joint manufacturing operations in China, known as BMW Brilliance Automotive, or BBA for short. Namely, the automakers said they planned to increase capacity at their jointly run plants in order to build as many as 520,000 BMWs per year, including the upcoming iX3. The...

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2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots and video

Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan sedan with an electric powertrain. Don't worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. From the elegant...

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Pininfarina PF0 hypercar private showing planned for 2018 Monterey Car Week

Italian design house Pininfarina is launching a new car company under its own brand, one focused on high-performance, ultra-luxurious electric mobility. A soft-launch for the Pininfarina car brand, which is based in Munich, Germany, will happen this year with a small run—just 12 cars—of the H2 Speed, a track-only electric supercar that swaps a...

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No mirrors, just screens: Audi shows off e-tron electric SUV’s cockpit

After delaying the debut of the e-tron electric SUV, Audi has revealed the first look at the model's interior. And it's properly futuristic. Audi's typical interior design language remains on display, but it's clear the electric SUV received a few unique pen strokes to set itself apart. Wedge-like shapes float around the cockpit, and dark photos show plenty...

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Mercedes-Benz electric concept recalls record-setting Silver Arrow

Eighty years ago, Mercedes-Benz set a record for the fastest land-speed vehicle on a public road. It was only last year that the German brand lost the title to Koenigsegg and its Agera RS. Mercedes hasn't forgotten about the achievement, and now it has created an homage to the legendary record-setting W125 Silver Arrow racer. It's called the "Aesthetics...

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Tesla chief vehicle engineer not returning from leave of absence

Tesla has lost one of its top engineers in Doug Field, who will not return after taking a leave of absence from the electric-car maker in May. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Field's departure on Monday, the same day Tesla announced it had reached its goal of 5,000 Model 3 electric cars produced in a week. In an SEC filing, Tesla thanked Field for...

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