Showing posts in the category of Electric Vehicles

Chevy Previews 2016 Volt's Interior and On-Demand Regenerative Braking


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Only a few weeks prior to the 2016 Volt's world premiere in Detroit, Chevy has shared a video teasing the car's interior and new on-demand regenerative braking system.

BMW Flatly Denies Tesla Partnership


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It turns out that BMW was not actually planning to join forces with Tesla and share parts and knowledge. Apparently, the rumor we posted not long ago is false, this being confirmed by The Detroit Bureau citing information from a German business magazine.

Multi-Speed Transmission for EVs in the Works


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Nowadays, if you want to experience the brutish torque of an electric motor and the thrill of changing gear in a road car, you’re kind of stuck.

You can build a custom one yourself or blag your way behind the wheel of a Formula E car. However, things won’t stay like this for long, as Wards Auto reports on information obtained from a James Potter, the controls manager for ZF Powertrain Technology.

BMW i Series Tech to Spread to Core Models, PHEV 3-Series Shown First


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The “i” sub-brand, which currently consists of the i3 city car and the i8 sports coupe, and its eDrive powertrains are but the first step in the electrification of all core-brand models of the BMW Group.

Rinspeed Previews BMW i3-Based Budii Autonomous Concept


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Swiss design company Rinspeed has released the first sketches of its project for the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the Budii concept car.

VW E-Load Up! Priced from €23,046 in Germany


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VW’s E-Load Up! small electric delivery van is now available to buy in Germany, with prices starting from €23,046 ($28,537), excluding 19 percent VAT.

When Will it End? Chinese Automaker Copies Aston Martin Cygnet


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Behold the magnificence of the Dojo Pioneer, a small Chinese EV that owes everything to the Aston Martin Cygnet. Or at least it does when you look at the front end, because everything else is, well, boring old five-door city car fare, although that strangely isn’t good either in this context.

Nissan Won’t Join Fuel-Cell “Rush”, Still Counts on EV Expansion


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Last month, Toyota announced its Mirai fuel-cell car, which is scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015. It will be available with a base price of US$57,500 (before federal and/or state incentives) or a 36 month lease, with US$4,649 up front and a US$499 monthly payment.

Norway Tesla Model S Owners Experience Motor Troubles; 1,100 Affected


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The Tesla Model S is a phenomenon in terms of sales in Norway, but now some owners are reporting malfunctions that have to do with the engine/gearbox combo.

Apparently, some 1,100 cars are affected, but should be fixed within one month as Tesla is sending 300 replacement units per week into the country and service center crews are working overtime too.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Sold 200,000 EVs Worldwide


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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced it has sold 200,000 electric vehicles worldwide, with the group’s market share for zero-emission cars reaching 58 percent.

Mercedes Prices B-Class Electric Drive for UK Market


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You can now order a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive in the UK starting from £31,950. Factor in the Office For Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) grant of £5,000, though, and you’re looking at an actual price of £26,950.

Audi Working on EV to Rival Tesla Model X, Here in 2017


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Audi’s first mainstream fully electric vehicle will most likely be a crossover. It’s therefor safe to assume it could be a Tesla Model X rival, even thought it’s still quite early in its development process to be completely sure.

Next Nissan Leaf Will Double Current Model’s Range


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Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Nissan, recently announced that the next Leaf EV would get newly developed batteries that are reportedly going to double its range. He made the statement on Japanese TV, but there seem to be no records of that, only this article by Tokyo-based Daily Kanban.

Nissan Pranks People by Spilling Paint on its “Self-Cleaning” Leaf [w/Video]


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Remember Nissan’s “self-cleaning” Leaf? The Japanese automaker thought it could present the self-cleaning nano-paint technology in a funny way so it has released an online video showcasing the paint’s qualities.

Tesla Details Fremont Plant Revamp [w/Videos]


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Tesla Motors has finished the upgrade of its plant in Fremont, California as it prepares for the production start of the new Model X crossover. Tesla’s production has grown from 22,000 units in 2013 to 35,000 units expected this year.

Dubuc Motors Wants to Become Tesla's Canadian "Cousin" with EV Range


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After bringing out its Tomahawk kit car at the 2014 Montreal Auto Show in January, Canada's Dubuc Motors now wants to become an EV maker with "Tesla's cousin, the Tomahawk". Those are their words, not ours.

This is Putin's New Special Electric Ride, the Yo-Crossback EV


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Say you want about Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the man sure has a thing for cars – from driving F1 racers to overseeing the development of his country's new presidential limo, and now, he has a new special EV.

Saab Owner NEVS Says It Has Found New Asian Shareholder


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NEVS, the company that bought the bankruptcy estate from Saab Automobile in 2012, before applying for bankruptcy protection itself in Aug. 2014, is requesting a three-month extension to complete talks with a potential new owner.

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle First Video Review


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Toyota was bold when it decided to launch the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, despite the fact that the refueling infrastructure is currently seriously lacking, even in California, one of its primary markets. That’s set to improve within the next two years, but you can buy the car now, so we would like to know if it’s any good to drive.

Why Cadillac Didn’t Bring 2015 ELR to LA Motor Show


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So Cadillac had announced that it was going to show off the updated 2015 model-year ELR at the Los Angeles motor show. However, there was no such model in sight, Cadillac bringing the 2014 model to the show instead.