Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

It seems the industry's future propulsion method is sealed: electric cars will begin to take priority over the internal combustion engine. While some automakers buy time and green credentials with hybrid systems, Rolls-Royce has zero plans for such a stop-gap. Autocar reports that Rolls-Royce is...

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Volvo makes moves to become electric car brand

Volvo aims to take an early lead among established automakers when it comes to vehicle electrification. The Swedish automaker on Wednesday made the bold statement that every car it launches from 2019 will be equipped with an electric motor. The cars will include mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids and...

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Nissan Leaf teased ahead of September 6 reveal

Nissan has locked in the reveal date for its next-generation Leaf. The covers will come off on September 6 with a formal debut likely to follow at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show on later that month. We've been spying prototypes for months and Nissan, too, has released a handful of teaser shots...

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Report: BMW to announce electric 3-Series in September

After stumbling with the oddball i3, BMW has changed its approach to electric cars by developing battery-powered versions of its core models rather than launching standalone EVs. The automaker has already committed to an electric X3 in 2020, plus an electric Mini to be launched one year prior. Now...

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Richard Hammond and Rimac boss discuss Concept_One crash

"The Grand Tour" host Richard Hammond was involved in a major accident on June 10 while taking part in a Swiss hill climb. He was driving the 1,206-horsepower Rimac Concept_One, and when approaching a sharp bend appeared to have lost control of the electric supercar which then skidded...

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Electric Aston Martin RapidE delayed until 2019 after LeEco exit

Aston Martin on Monday gave an update on the progress of its first electric car, the RapidE. Previewed in concept form in 2015 and originally slated for launch in 2018, the high-performance electric luxury sedan will now arrive in 2019. The change in plans is due to a key partner, Chinese tech...

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