Tag Archives: Electric Cars

McLaren testing electric car but production still years away

McLaren in 2016 revealed it was investigating the potential for an electric supercar as part of its Track22 business plan. The company has since revealed it has test mules for an electric car up and running but that production is likely years if not decades away from becoming a reality. “We've got a pure [electric vehicle] mule and part of the...

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Report: Next Land Rover Defender to offer all-electric option

Land Rover hinted at it to Motor Authority. Now it appears to be true. At a press event for the Land Rover Range Rover Velar in October, Land Rover told Motor Authority an electrified Defender off-road SUV wasn't off the table without confirming or denying such a powertrain. Now, a report published by Motoring on Thursday claims not only will electrified...

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Nio considering IPO, stake sale

Chinese electric car startup Nio has just introduced its first volume vehicle on the market in the form of the Tesla Model X-rivaling ES8, but the long-term plan is to offer a full portfolio ranging from city cars to self-driving cars to world-beating supercars. The company is looking to draw investments to fund the ambition plans, and according to...

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BMW partners with US solid-state battery company

As electrification moves to the automotive world's center stage, automakers are quickly sorting out strategic partnerships with battery suppliers to solidify their futures. On Monday, Solid Power, a U.S.-based battery company, announced it would work with BMW on game-changing solid-state batteries. A solid-state battery replaces liquid or gel-like...

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Nio ES8 electric SUV sales begin in China with Tesla-rivaling specs

Nio, nee NextEV, launched its first production car for the masses this month with the ES8 electric SUV. With the vehicle's launch, Nio seems poised as a true threat to Tesla in China, where the Silicon Valley automaker's cars are not eligible for government subsidies and incentives because they're imported. The ES8 electric SUV starts at roughly $68,000...

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BMW iNext due in 2021 could be badged an i9

BMW on Monday confirmed it secured the naming rights for potential vehicles ranging from an i1 to i9, as well as from an iX1 to iX9, with the iX-prefixed names indicating vehicles with an SUV body style. BMW also confirmed on Monday that its much-hyped iNext due in 2021 will be its “technology flagship,” as the vehicle will combine...

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BMW Group delivers over 100,000 electrified cars in 2017

The BMW Group has reached its goal of delivering more than 100,000 electrified cars in 2017. The total includes hybrids and electric cars sold across the BMW and Mini brands. The 100,000th car was a BMW i3 finished in blue. It was handed over to its owner at the BMW Group headquarters in Munich, Germany at a special ceremony on Monday. The BMW Group also...

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Thor Trucks reveals electric semi-truck to take on Tesla

Tesla has already received a healthy stream of pre-orders for its electric semi-truck, but a new California company will offer an alternative. Thor Trucks revealed its first all-electric semi on Wednesday and it boasts promising specs in an attempt to rival the Tesla Semi. Thor calls its electric truck the ET-One and it will supposedly arrive with a...

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