Tag: Electric Vehicles

Volvo Opens Order Books For Electric XC40 Recharge P8 AWD (But Doesn’t Say Where…)

The order books for the all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD have just been opened in select markets. Which markets are those, you ask? Well, they didn’t say. But Volvo did communicate that tens of thousands of consumers have expressed their interest in the electric SUV while several thousand people have committed to firm orders […]

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Porsche Rakes In Record Worldwide Sales In 2019 Led By Its SUV Range

In 2019, Porsche delivered 280,800 vehicles worldwide recording a ten percent improvement compared to the previous year with solid sales across all major markets. Their best-selling model remains the Macan SUV, which accounted for more than a third of the overall sales. All told, 99,944 units of the premium compact SUV were shipped across the […]

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The Cruise Origin’s Platform Will Underpin A Slew Of New GM EVs Including A Cadillac SUV

The Cruise Origin is an interesting robo-taxi, but one of it’s most important features has been largely overlooked. We’re talking about the GM-sourced electric vehicle platform which is “brand-new” and set to underpin an assortment of upcoming models. Cruise didn’t say much about the architecture but, back in 2017, GM revealed a new modular platform […]

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Volvo’s Biggest Is Due for a Green Makeover

Volvo’s XC90 midsize crossover is both a tony vehicle and a solid seller, but the push into electrification that began with the crossover’s second generation will be completed in its third. The automaker has announced that the third-gen XC90, which arrives in 2022, will ditch gas-only powerplants for good. Volvo only revealed its first fully […]

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Genesis To Launch Third SUV Next Year, Could Be An Electric BMW X7 Rival Dubbed GV90

Fresh off the Genesis GV80 premiering and the first journalists jumping behind the wheel of the SUV, it’s emerged that two other SUVs are being developed by the brand and one of them could be all-electric. We’ve known for quite some time that the South Korean automaker has been working on a compact crossover dubbed […]

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Daimler Denies Battery Shortage Issue, Says It Will Build 50,000 Mercedes EQCs This Year

Daimler has denied a report out of Germany claiming that it will slash production targets of the Mercedes-Benz EQC due to a battery shortage. Earlier this week, Manager Magazin published a report claiming a shortage of battery cells from supplier LG Chem had forced the automaker to cut its EQC production target from roughly 60,000 […]

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Report: Battery Shortage Has Mercedes-Benz’s Newest EV Struggling to Clear the Tower

The countdown to Mercedes-Benz EQC production last year was preceded by stories about the model’s anticipated range and uncontroversial styling, but when the time came to get EQCs into the hands of buyers, the electric crossover had trouble leaving the launch pad. Not long after reports emerged of the EQC’s U.S. arrival being delayed by […]

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Here’s What Maserati’s Fully-Electric 2021 GranTurismo Sounds Like

Maserati has announced that its new fully electric propulsion systems that will power the next-generation GranTurismo coupe and GranCabrio convertible have entered the testing phase. The Italian automaker has already built some experimental vehicles fitted with the new electric powertrain that features 100 percent Maserati technology and was developed at the new Innovation Lab in […]

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Aiways U6ion Concept, Euro-Spec U5 Electric SUV Announced For Geneva

While a select few major carmakers have announced that they will not be taking part in the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, for startups like Aiways, these events are prime time as they offer them the opportunity steal some of the limelight from established companies and spread the word around. The Chinese carmaker announced that it […]

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Tesla Model Y VINs Hit NHTSA Database, Deliveries Could Start In Two Weeks

It appears as though deliveries of the Tesla Model Y could start very soon after it was revealed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) VIN decoder website has been updated to include the new all-electric crossover. In addition to Tesla Model Y VINs now being available to search and view, the car also received […]

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2020 Smart EQ ForTwo Costs Less Than The Citigoᵉ iV, VW Group’s Cheapest EV

If you can spare the back seat in the refreshed Smart EQ range, then you could buy the ForTwo Coupe for less money than the Skoda Citigoᵉ iV. The tiny electric hatchback with room for two starts at £16,850 (equal to $21,961 / €19,791 at current exchange rates) in the United Kingdom, including the plug-in […]

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Citroën C4 Cactus Successor Makes Spy Debut As Higher-Riding Crossover Coupe

The Citroen C4 Cactus as we know it will likely die when the current generation goes out of production, according to a statement made last summer by product chief Xavier Peugeot. However, that does not mean the French firm will abandon the segment. Whether or not it will retain the C4 Cactus name is not […]

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Electric Renault Twingo Could Launch This Year With Smart ForFour Powertrain

An all-electric version of the Renault Twingo will be launched later this year in Europe and could use the same powertrain as the Smart EQ Forfour. According to a report from Auto Express, it could premiere at March’s Geneva Motor Show. We’ve known about the forthcoming electric Twingo for quite some time having previously reported […]

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Can The Tesla Model 3 Performance EV Outgun A Porsche 911 Carrera S?

While the novelty of seeing high-performance Tesla models take on more expensive sports cars and supercars has somewhat started to wear off, this video from CarWow featuring the Tesla Model 3 Performance and Porsche 911 Carrera S is well worth a watch because the two are so evenly matched. While the Model 3 Performance and […]

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GM’s Cruise rolls out Origin, an autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel

GM’s Cruise is launching the Origin electric autonomous vehicle and sliding doors today, the product of 3 years of work between General Motors, Cruise, and Honda. The Cruise Origin is designed without a combustible engine or driver, which Cruise CEO Dan Ammann says give people more space. No price, production date, or production location were […]

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Live Blog: Cruise’s Moving Beyond The Car Event Promises An Electric And Autonomous Future

We’re live in San Francisco as Cruise is holding a special event called “Moving Beyond the Car.” The company has been tight-lipped about specifics, but the event will highlight the company’s plan to “move beyond the gas-powered, human-driven, parked most of the time car to a transportation option that is self-driving, all-electric, and shared.” That’s […]

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Neuron EV VEGA Revealed As Startup’s First Crossover, Is A CGI For Now

Neuron EV, the China-backed, California-based startup that holds the record for having the largest vehicle lineup that is yet to go on sale, has revealed a fresh model. It’s called the VEGA (Versatile Electric Grand Automobile) and, like its stablemates, it has pure electric propulsion. However, it’s the first to adopt a crossover body and, […]

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Bad Boys For Life’s Will Smith Gives Strangers A Lyft In Electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Will Smith is one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors and in a bid to promote his latest film, Bad Boys for Life, which has been doing pretty good in the box office having crossed the $100 million mark worldwide, teamed up with Lyft to provide some lucky users a very special ride. The Lyft users […]

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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Shows Off Its Electrified Muscles On Europe For The First Time

Nissan has brought the Leaf Nismo RC for the first time on European soil, and more specifically at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC was created as a “test-bed for future technologies”, exploring what can be achieved with an electric twin-motor setup and all-wheel drive. The show car packs […]

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