Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Buick bringing electric SUV concept to 2018 Beijing auto show

Buick will present an electric SUV concept called the Enspire later this month. A teaser shot released on Monday hints at a handsome design that takes current Buick themes to the next level. All Buick is willing to say is that the concept is an exploration of future design elements and technology. There isn't any indication that the concept might be...

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Aston Martin SUV will no longer offer electric powertrain

Aston Martin has dropped plans for an electric version of its upcoming SUV, which the automaker first previewed in 2015 with the electric DBX concept car. The information was revealed to Automotive News by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in an interview published Friday. Originally, the SUV was meant to arrive with conventional engines and then add an electric...

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Buick teases Velite 6 electric car bound for China

Buick on Tuesday released a teaser shot for a new electrified car called the Velite 6 that will hit the Chinese market in the near future. It's a follow-up to the Chevrolet Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric car Buick launched in China last year, the brand's biggest market. There will be at least two versions of the Velite 6, one equipped with a...

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Porsche CEO says there will never be an all-electric 911, but maybe 718

Porsche has big plans to electrify its vehicle portfolio in the years to come, but said plans will not include a purely electric 911. According to a report from Automotive News Europe published last Sunday, Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, told reporters at the company's annual results conference that the 911 will never go all-electric. That's a bold statement...

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Rimac C_Two almost sold out despite $2M price tag

It was only unveiled at last month's 2018 Geneva auto show but Rimac's C_Two electric supercar is already close to being sold out—despite a $2 million starting price. In an interview with Autocar published on March 28, Kreso Coric, who heads sales at Rimac, said the Croatian firm is planning a build run of 150 cars for the C_Two and most build slots...

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Jaguar I-Pace designer Burgess says I-Pace would’ve never followed tradition

The days of all long-hood, shapely Jaguar sedans and coupes may be numbered. The automaker's 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car made its U.S. debut this week at the 2018 New York auto show and its designer Wayne Burgess said that drawing the I-Pace required him to skip what made his Aston Martin DB9 and Jaguar F-Types universally admired. “If I...

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Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test

Pick two for your concept car this year: Fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show opted for fast and green, a future look at a distant electric two-door coupe from the nascent luxury automaker. The Essentia's look takes familiar concepts from the automaker's repertoire and...

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Classic Mini made electric for New York auto show

Mini didn't have a new car to present at the 2018 New York auto show. Instead, it had an old one. A very old one. The British brand unveiled a classic Mini on Wednesday in the Big Apple, one with an electric powertrain conversion. Why, you ask? Mini will launch an electric version of its Hardtop next year. Prototypes for the car have already been spotted...

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Daimler’s dedicated EV brand for China updates its 1 car

German auto giant Daimler in 2014 launched a dedicated electric car brand in China together with local automaker BYD. The brand was called Denza, and its sole product was a homely hatchback with a 115-horsepower electric motor powered by a lithium iron phosphate battery. The stated range was 186 miles. Denza has now updated the car, which in updated form...

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