Tag Archives: Electric Cars

MG to return to the roadster game with electric MX-5 Miata rival

MG isn't known for crossovers and sedans like it sells today under its Chinese owner SAIC. The British brand is best remembered for spritely roadsters of the 20th century, and according to MG, the brand will return to its roots. Speaking to Australian publication Drive in an interview published Thursday, MG head of design Shao Jingfeng confirmed the...

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Tesla Model S Electric GT car ready to race

Formula E may be the premier league for electric car sports, but Electric GT's Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) wants a slice of the budding motorsport. Electric GT together with EPCS race team SPV Racing held a launch ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday where the competition-ready Tesla Model S P100D race car was shown for the first time. SPV...

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The tides are changing: electric-car class coming to NHRA

Someday, the drag strip will fall silent as the first set of electric dragsters lines up. The NHRA stopped short of setting a specific date, but the body will one day welcome electric racers. Glen Cromwell, current president of the NHRA, confirmed the governing body includes electric drag racing in its future marketing mix, and discussions have already...

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Jaguar Land Rover increase electrification investment to $18B

Jaguar Land Rover plans to increase its investment into electrification for future electric cars by 25 percent, the automaker said in an investor presentation Monday. The added investment will see the figure climb to $18 billion total by 2025, Bloomberg reported. JLR cited poor demand for diesel cars in Europe as the catalyst for the increased investment...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spy shots and video

Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz's electric SUV based on the Generation EQ concept from the 2016 Paris auto show have been spotted. Earlier test mules had been using the makeshift body of a GLC Coupe to hide the new mechanicals, but now we can see the true shape of Mercedes' first volume electric car. Due for a reveal in early September, the vehicle will...

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Roborace self-driving racer to take on Goodwood hill climb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different will be in attendance. Roborace confirmed Tuesday that it will tackle Goodwood's hill climb event with its self-driving electric race car, known as Robocar. The Robocar is different from the...

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With CEO behind bars, Audi delays reveal of e-tron electric SUV

Audi's crucial new e-tron won't be revealed on August 30 as originally planned due to the latest diesel scandal-related crisis plaguing the automaker. The e-tron was scheduled to be revealed at an event in Brussels, Belgium, where the electric SUV's plant is located, but the reveal will now take place in the United States at a later, unspecified date, Audi...

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Nico Rosberg test drives the Nio ES8 electric SUV

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg was recently in China where he was able to visit electric car startup Nio and test drive the company's ES8, a twin-motor, mid-size SUV with 644 horsepower on tap. He came away impressed with the vehicle's acceleration and handling, though he wasn't a fan of the aggressive energy recovery system which Nio says is still...

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Why VW tackled and shattered Pikes Peak electrically

For want of a $12.24 ball joint in 1987, Volkswagen might not be here. That year, the twin-engine, 652-horsepower Golf driven by Jochi Kleint broke a front ball joint a mere three turns from the finish line, therein sowing the seed of revenge. So, if not for that bit of bad luck, VW might not have shattered both the electric car record of 8:57.118 and the...

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