Tag Archives: Electric Cars

BMW i boss joins Faraday Future

Struggling electric car startup Faraday Future has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz for the new role of Chief Technology Officer. Kranz, 59, is a BMW veteran and has led the German automaker's i sub-brand for electric mobility since 2008. He said he was motivated to join Faraday Future...

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Mercedes and Chery reach agreement on use of EQ name in China

Mercedes-Benz in the coming years will introduce a family of new electric cars under the EQ sub-brand. There was a chance Mercedes might have been blocked from using the name in China because local automaker Chery has been selling an electric car called the eQ since 2014. However, the two...

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Lucid Air hits an unrestricted 235.44 mph during testing

A prototype for Lucid's Air electric sedan hit a top speed of 235.44 mph during a recent high-speed test on the banked oval at Ohio's Transportation Research Center. The achievement follows a test run up to a governed 217 mph which the Air prototype conducted in April. We're...

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What’s inside Tesla’s battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just want to rip open a module to see what's inside? Well, you don't need to do it as cleanly as EV West. Instead you can just...

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Audi to field own team in 2017/2018 Formula E season

Audi has been involved in the Formula E Championship since the start of the 2014/2015 season, the inaugural season of the electric car racing series. However, Audi hasn't been fielding its own team. Instead, it's been a sponsor of Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport. The team has competed in all...

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Tesla to build world’s biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world's biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla's industrial-scale Powerpacks and serve as a storage system for the power grid of South Australia. The total capacity will be 129...

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France to ban sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040

France has vowed to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040 as part of efforts towards meeting the emission reduction aims of the Paris climate accord. The move is also aimed at reducing pollution in France's major cities. Recall, Paris has already started banning older cars from its...

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How does an electric car work?

Maybe not so shockingly (pun intended), many drivers don't know how an electric car actually works. For many, the knowledge spans as far as plugging it in, letting charge, and driving it off. It's not really as simple as that, even though an electric motor is comprised of far fewer moving parts...

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