Tag: EVs

Marketing… or Messaging? Tabloid Says Bond’s Going Green in Next Film

<img data-attachment-id="1665726" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953.jpg" data-orig-size="841,569" 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="aston martin rapide e concept 1" data-image-description=" aston martin ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-450×304.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-610×413.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665726″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-610×413.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”413″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-610×413.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-450×304.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-768×520.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953-120×81.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/aston-martin-rapide-e-concept-1-e1552678172953.jpg 841w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> British tabloid The Sun reported this week that the next James Bond movie will […]

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2020 Porsche Taycan Timidly Teased Via New Design Sketches

<img data-attachment-id="1665678" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674.jpg" data-orig-size="1255,851" 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="Porsche taycan sketch 1" data-image-description=" Porsche ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-450×305.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-610×414.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665678″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-610×414.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”414″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-610×414.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-450×305.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-768×521.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674-120×81.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Porsche-taycan-sketch-1-e1552664304674.jpg 1255w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While Porsche has already confirmed its first-ever all-electric model for a September debut, parading it around in […]

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People’s Car, Redux? Volkswagen’s EV Plan Doesn’t Forget the Proles

<img data-attachment-id="1626210" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-e1541774437774.jpg" data-orig-size="2760,1840" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1","created_timestamp":"1471014226","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Volkswagen ID Hatchback" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1626210 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/I.D._concept_car-Large-5489-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> You can’t tell the masses that, if they can’t afford the latest and greatest green vehicle, they should get used to riding a bike or […]

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Volkswagen Doubles Down on Its Lofty EV Promises

If the industry’s Magic 8 Ball worked with 100 percent accuracy, no vehicle would ever land with a disappointing thud. Sales projections would always be on target, and smooth sailing would be assured. Alas, predicting consumer appetite and market forces is never that easy, but Volkswagen feels confident it can beat its already ambitious electric […]

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Speaking of Names, Add ‘Macan’ to the List of Dustbin Contenders

After creating ripples throughout the automotive community by announcing an all-electric next-generation Macan small crossover, Porsche might go a step further and ditch the model’s name altogether. Talk about severing links to the past… Speaking to Australia’s Wheels (h/t to Motor Trend), Blume laid out his brand’s electrification strategy — a product plan which must tread carefully, lest […]

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BMW Takes Its EVs-from-China Plan Off the Burner

Unlike another German automaker, BMW isn’t jumping into “electromobility” (gag) with both feet. There’s an element of restraint in the automaker’s electrification plans, unlike Volkswagen’s bid to put 1 billion EVs on the moon by next week. Thanks to this cautious blend of profit-mindedness and environmental consideration, we now have high-margin vehicles positioned above the […]

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As It Sheds Employees, Tesla Promises a Faster Charge

Tesla, the upstart electric automaker who reminds your author of that person you knew in high school who existed in a perpetual cloud of drama, wants Tesla owners to juice up their cars in a hurry. Recharging times are one factor behind the slow adoption of EVs in North America (cost, range, and recharging availability […]

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The Future, by Kia: ‘Imagine by Kia’ EV Concept Bows in Geneva, Carries Familiar Baggage

Kia’s much-teased EV concept turned out to be less attractive and more serious than we initially assumed. Following an announcement suggesting the vehicle’s wild arrangement of 21 interior screens was a humorous jab at industry trends, the automaker officially debuted the car at the Geneva Motor Show. Styled at the company’s European design centre in […]

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The Cost of Future-proofing: German Auto Industry to Invest $68 Billion Into EVs, Mobility, Data Over Next Three Years

The German Association of the Automotive Industry, known in its native tongue as Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), says its members have formally committed themselves to investing 60 billion euros (roughly $68 billion USD) into electrification and vehicular autonomy over the next three years. The claim was made as part of a larger announcement serving as a […]

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Kia’s Niro Hybrids Lose Some of Their Anonymity for 2019

While the Kia Niro has its faults, most are forgivable. The vehicle’s imperfect highway manners and lackadaisical acceleration are easily offset by its competence in an urban or backroad environment. We’ve collectively praised just about every version of the Niro offered within North America over the last two years simply because it does the livability thing […]

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Polestar 2 Debut: China’s Response to the Tesla Model 3

Polestar, Volvo’s former performance division (which parent company Geely insisted be spun off as its own electric car brand), announced its second automobile on Wednesday. Whereas the Polestar 1 was a 600-horsepower hybrid coupe, Polestar 2 adds a set of rear doors and does away with internal combustion altogether. For all the “Tesla fighters” out there, […]

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Elusive Prey: Honda’s e Prototype Tempts From Afar

Ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Honda has revealed the prototype of its upcoming “urban electric vehicle” in full, providing tasty yet bittersweet catnip for eco-conscious American drivers who have neither the funds nor patience to hop aboard the Tesla train. The e Prototype, a successor to the brand’s 2017 Urban EV […]

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Porsche’s Cheapest Model to Go All-electric

So, perhaps not cheapest for long. Tuesday, the German automaker announced its next-generation Macan crossover will divest itself of internal combustion for its next generation. By adopting new architecture and dropping its gas powerplant, the Macan, refreshed for 2019 and currently starting at just a tick below $50k U.S., will become the company’s third electric […]

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Bill Ford: Ford’s Mustang-inspired EV to ‘Go Like Hell’

Ford’s upcoming EV is a contentious model, despite how little we know about it. Intended to help bring the automaker into the brave new world of electromobility, it also leans upon the brand’s heritage by being a “Mustang-inspired” performance crossover. Whether you’re totally behind the idea or want to stand directly in its path in a Tiananmen-style […]

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What Did the World Buy in 2018? Plenty of SUVs, and 74 Percent More Electrics

Focusing primarily on the U.S. market sometimes leads to a skewed view of what the average global consumer demands in their driveway, but not always. Broader trends don’t respect geographical boundaries; interest in light trucks doesn’t stop at the border. As American buyers increasingly demand more additions to their high-riding vehicle buffet, the same call […]

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Consumer Reports Is All Out of Love for the Tesla Model 3

Less than a year after bestowing a coveted “Recommended” label on Tesla’s Model 3, Consumer Reports is taking is back. You can just imagine the outrage in the online Teslaverse. Consumer Reports’ secret ownership by shadowy oil execs and General Motors notwithstanding (this is clearly false, don’t sue us), the retraction of what amounts to […]

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With Its Mystery Concept, Kia Hopes to Cast a Sexy Glow Over Its EV Stable

Let’s face it — with the possible exception of the Stinger, Kia’s vehicle lineup is hardly the automotive equivalent of Britt Ekland, circa 1971. Few are. Still, the automaker has made great strides in terms of design, as well as quality. Also on the march is the brand’s technological prowess, and it’s this knowledge that […]

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Honda Pulls Back the Veil on a Less-retro Urban EV

We’ve gone from concept vehicle to prototype, but Honda’s upcoming Urban EV — a pint-sized commuter that’s arguably the first mainstream electric to garner legitimate youth enthusiasm — is no closer to coming to North America. It’s also less retro than its show car predecessor, but no one expected that trillion-inch flatscreen to make it […]

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