Tag: electric cars

Lexus Teaser Appears to Be Showcasing New BEV… Right?

Lexus issued a teaser this week and it took a few passes before we could identify it as a vehicle. Initially, your dim-witted author presumed it was some kind of at-home charging solution or wildly modern vacuum cleaner design. Lexus’ tagline wasn’t much help, either. “The Future is Electrified” is boilerplate content for the automotive […]

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India: Counterpoint to Global Electrification

<img data-attachment-id="1683694" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,617" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="shutterstock_786753880" data-image-description=" By SNEHIT/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-450×278.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-610×376.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1683694″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-610×376.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”376″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-610×376.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-450×278.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-768×474.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880-120×74.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_786753880.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week we reported on the headway electric vehicles are making in the Netherlands, framing the situation as […]

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Nissan Reveals IMk Concept, New Design Cues for Brand

Nissan plans to unveil a new concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Suitable for the locale, the model is to be a fashionable EV aimed at urban commuters. According to the manufacturer, the IMk Concept will be the best tool imaginable for that particular job. While it looks like a glitzy version of […]

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BMW Says No Successor Planned for i3 Hatchback

<img data-attachment-id="1643154" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320628_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159146551.jpg" data-orig-size="3397,2385" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"WILFRIED WULFF","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1535451742","copyright":"Wilfried Wulff","focal_length":"27","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 BMW i3" data-image-description=" BMW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320628_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159129729-450×316.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320628_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159129729-610×428.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1643154″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320628_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159129729-610×428.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”428″> BMW’s i3 has reached the end of its road. The manufacturer recently stated that the model will not be updated, adding that there’s no plan for a […]

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How Responsible Are EVs for Maintaining Our Automotive Infrastructure?

<img data-attachment-id="1688330" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="evs charging electric vehicles" data-image-description=" Scharfsinn/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688330″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_515877400.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With electric-vehicle owners eligible for sizable tax breaks, and ineligible for federal fuel taxes, it often […]

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Volta raises $20 million more to expand its network of electric car chargers

Electric vehicles (EVs) might not exactly be flying off of dealer lots, but global shipments are on the upswing. Plug-in passenger cars achieved a 2.1% market share of new car sales in 2018, up from 1.3% in 2017 and 0.86% in 2016. And it’s estimated that in the next decade, the world’s fleet of electric […]

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Volkswagen’s Electric Product Parade Begins in Europe

Volkswagen revealed the first of many upcoming EVs based on its modular MEB platform at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. While the ID.3 resembles a Golf in both form and function, VW claims this is not business as usual. According to the manufacturer, the new hatchback “reflects the realignment of the Volkswagen brand” by […]

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Nissan Previews New Compact Crossover for Dealers

<img data-attachment-id="1597762" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx.jpeg" data-orig-size="6000,3374" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="nissan imx concept" data-image-description=" Image: Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1597762″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” alt=”nissan imx concept” width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-75×42.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-768×432.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-120×67.jpeg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite bringing the electric Leaf to market while the rest of the industry was still scratching […]

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Automakers Need to Start Worrying About the Batteries Lurking in Older EVs

<img data-attachment-id="1669220" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Nissan Leaf EV charging" data-image-description=" bondvit/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669220″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1302207787.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After a few years, most of us begin to notice our smartphones have developed an inability […]

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Apple’s Car Plans Remain Unclear, But They Are Still On A Hiring Spree

Apple’s plans for their own electric/self-driving is an open secret, although it was earlier this year that it was suggested that the company’s car project could be scrapped. Whether or not they have is unclear as Apple has yet to confirm or deny anything, but it seems that things could be progressing as intended. Advertising […]

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