Tag Archives: Electric Cars

BMW teases Vision iNext electric SUV

BMW is cranking up the hype machine for its forthcoming Vision iNext concept. The luxury brand published images and video on Monday, both of which begin to show off the electric SUV's look. Immediately, we're struck by a massive and elongated representation of BMW's iconic twin-kidney grille. The Vision iNext's dramatic grille is outlined in blue LEDs and...

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2019 Audi e-tron enters production, full reveal coming Sept. 17

Audi's first volume electric car, the e-tron, is almost here. Production of the first customer example, finished in Catalunya Red, was completed on Monday at the car's plant in Brussels, Belgium, a high-tech facility where automated transport systems bring the batteries to the assembly line just in sequence. The e-tron will be unveiled to the public on the...

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Drive with Mercedes EQ app to check whether electric cars suit you

Drivers around the world will need more information and education on electric cars if automakers are to realize zero-emissions goals. Mercedes-Benz has taken a creative step to show drivers that they may be ideal candidates for a switch to the electric lifestyle. The German luxury brand is testing the waters with its "EQ Ready" smartphone app in Australia...

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Tesla works on tech to flash indicators when drivers forget

The turn signal is one of the most essential passive safety measures onboard every single new car. Yet, millions of drivers choose to ignore the ability, and let's face it, the decision puts other drivers at risk. Tesla appears ready to flick the indicators whether a driver likes it or not. The Silicon Valley-based electric car manufacturer has filed for a...

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Tesla has a surprise reveal for Grand Basel show; is it the production Roadster?

The Grand Basel show in Switzerland will play host to a new Tesla reveal, the electric car manufacturer confirmed Friday. Tesla sent invites to owners declaring it has a "surprise" to showcase at the show that celebrates all things design, as well as "automotive masterpieces." Noting the show's theme, the production version of the Tesla's second-generation...

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Dyson reveals plans for electric car test track

It's been a year since vacuum giant Dyson announced plans to build an electric car, something founder and chief engineer James Dyson has been hinting at since 2008. The company on Thursday gave an update on the plans, confirming that the former Hullavington air force base in southern England it acquired in 2017 will be turned into the main hub for its...

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McLaren electric supercar must last at least 30 minutes on the track, says CEO

McLaren Automotive has every intention to move away from cars powered purely by internal-combustion engines, but it's not ready to go fully electric just yet. And that's because battery technology simply isn't where the brand needs it to be. The supercar and sports car manufacturer's CEO, Mike Flewitt, told Automotive News (subscription required) in an...

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Byton M-Byte electric SUV begins real-world tests

Following a reveal at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese electric car startup Byton is showing it's full-speed ahead for its debut model, the M-Byte crossover SUV. The company announced on Tuesday that it's begun testing prototype vehicles in the real world in Nanjing, China. Company co-founders Carsten Breitfeld and Daniel Kirchert said the...

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Faraday Future’s first pre-production FF91 rolls off line at Californian plant

Electric car startup Faraday Future appears to be back on track with development of its first model, the FF91, following a rough couple of years resulting from cash shortages and a senior executive exodus. The Chinese-backed, U.S-based company reached a major milestone Tuesday with the completion of its first pre-production FF91 at its plant in Hanford...

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This Audi S5 has a Tesla Model S powertrain

Engine swaps are an integral part of automotive culture. For decades, gearheads have ripped out factory engines and replaced them with something superior, at least in their eyes. Perhaps the powertrain in the Tesla Model S will soon become the GM LS V-8 swap of the future for those who prefer electric propulsion because what we have here is pretty...

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