Tag: Electric Vehicles

McLaren Thinks SUVs Aren’t Cool, Electrification Is – But Tech’s Still Not Up To Par

The engaging driving experience offered by the entire McLaren lineup cannot be matched by a high-end SUV. That is why they will not offer a challenger to the likes of the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga or upcoming Ferrari Purosangue. Addressing the ‘issue’ at the drive of the McLaren GT, the company’s Sports Series director, Darren […]

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VW ID.4 Crossover To Be Unveiled In February

Volkswagen used the Frankfurt Motor Show to tease the ID.4, but the automaker was tight-lipped on specifics. However, The Drive has discovered a video where VW’s sales boss, Jürgen Stackmann, confirms the upcoming crossover is “much bigger” than the ID.3 and will be unveiled in February. While Stackmann didn’t give a specific date, the model […]

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Tesla vs Porsche?

<img data-attachment-id="1689066" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109.jpg" data-orig-size="962,627" 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="tesla model s" data-image-description=" Abu hasim.A/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689066″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”398″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-610×398.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-768×501.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1495295081-e1568746494109.jpg 962w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After Porsche’s Taycan secured its status as the fastest electric production vehicle ever to grace the Nürburgring, […]

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First Mazda EV to Bow Next Month

<img data-attachment-id="1623898" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-e1525374010414.jpg" data-orig-size="1550,1163" 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="2019 mazda cx-3 front" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1623898 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Mazda, a manufacturer with exactly zero electric or hybrid vehicles in its lineup, plans to join the gas-free fray at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. The hesitant automaker recently announced plans […]

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Mazda Will Unveil New EV Prototype At Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda will unveil an all-electric vehicle at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show, Auto News reports. According to Mazda spokesman Yoshikazu Nagai, a number of electric prototypes will be on hand at the auto show and available for test drives. Interestingly, the prototypes will use the skin of the CX-30 compact crossover but feature the new […]

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US Could Allow Future EVs To Have Multiple Sound Options For Their Pedestrian Warning Systems

Automakers have been tasked with creating sounds for hybrid and electric vehicles, so pedestrians can hear them around town. This has resulted in some odd noises, but thankfully drivers might have options in the future. According to Reuters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed allowing automakers to offer an assortment of different sounds […]

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Ford Confident Europeans Will Turn to the Blue Oval to Go Green

As it restructures its European business and rejiggers its lineup for greater sales, Ford believes a new product push will reverse the trend of tepid volume. The automaker has already culled certain slow-selling products, promising more SUVs and putting much effort behind its crossoverized “Active” small car variants. Now, electricity will do the rest of […]

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Bill Ford Envisions a Trunk in the Front, a Bed in the Back

<img data-attachment-id="1674700" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/F150_8287_HR-e1559322680551.jpg" data-orig-size="2184,1456" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 60D","caption":"The first Ford F-150 truck rolls off the line this morning at Dearborn Truck Plant. The assembly line restarted after just over a week of downtime following a supplier fire. F-150 production is targeted to restart at Kansas City Assembly Plant on Monday as well. The Ford […]

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Outgoing Chevrolet Bolt: Less Range, More Desire?

<img data-attachment-id="1666904" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"Frenak\/Chevrolet","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"2019 Chevrlet Bolt EV","created_timestamp":"1537156800","copyright":"","focal_length":"30","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"2019 Chevrlet Bolt EV","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV" data-image-description=" Image: Chevrolet ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666904 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV – Image: Chevrolet” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> […]

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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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Volkswagen Crozz Crossover Now Named ID.4, Prototype Teased in Frankfurt

<img data-attachment-id="1688310" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992.jpg" data-orig-size="1598,974" 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="vw-id-4-prototype video still 2" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-450×274.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688310″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”372″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-450×274.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-768×468.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992.jpg 1598w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Naming a car is difficult. All the best predatory animals have been taken and getting creative […]

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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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As Taycan Awaits EPA Figures, Porsche’s U.S. Boss Offers a Hint

The one thing we don’t know about Porsche’s sexy and prohibitively expensive Taycan EV happens to be one of the most important aspects of any electric car: its range. While many of you (read: almost certainly all of you) have no use for the Taycan and couldn’t afford one without a Brinks holdup, the newly revealed […]

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