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DS Automobiles And TECHEETAH To Form Formula E Partnership

On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
DS-Automobiles-TECHEETAH DS Automobiles, which has been active in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship since the series opened to manufacturers, will run its new car – the DS E-TENSE FE 19 – in association with TECHEETAH from 2018/2019. This partnership brings the first chapter of the brand’s involvement in the electric street racing series alongside Virgin ...

BMW Prices The 2019 8 Series For The U.S. Market

On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
BMW 2019 8 Series BMW has now announced official prices for the new, 2019 model year BMW 8 Series. The M850i xDrive coupe marks the 8 Series nameplate’s return to the North American market after an absence of more than two decades. The coupe is priced from $112,895 (including $995 in destination fees), and all of the cars come ...

Volkswagen To Offer Electric Car-Sharing Services From 2019

On Saturday, July 7th, 2018
volkswagen-id-study The Volkswagen brand announced a new all-electric car-sharing platform called ‘WE’ that will launch in Germany in 2019. These services are to be extended to major cities in Europe, North America and Asia as early as 2020. This was announced by the Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, Jürgen Stackmann, at an event held in ...

Penn State Engineers Develop EV Battery That Can Heat Itself During Winter

On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
electric-cars-winter When owners can recharge car batteries in 15 minutes at a charging station, electric vehicle refueling becomes nearly equivalent to gasoline refueling in the time it takes. Assuming that charging stations are liberally placed, drivers can lose their “range anxiety” and drive long distances without worries. Conventional lithium-ion batteries cannot be rapidly charged at temperatures ...

The “$35,000 Tesla Model 3” Still Doesn’t Exist

On Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Tesla Model 3 When Road & Track reviewed the Tesla Model 3 earlier this year, we found it to be a compelling and potentially revolutionary vehicle. It should be: The version we drove carried a $52,500 sticker price. Where’s that $35,000 American-built electric car Elon Musk promised us? Still very much not here. As our colleague Bengt Halvorson ...

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi To Launch 12 New All-Electric Cars By 2022

On Monday, September 18th, 2017
Renaut Nissan Renault-Nissan Alliance will launch 12 separate all-electric vehicles globally by 2022 as part of the ‘Alliance 2022’ six-year strategic plan that also fully integrates recently acquired Mitsubishi Motors in their alliance. Over the same period, the Alliance will introduce 40 models with different levels of autonomy, including at least one that won’t require any human ...

Kia Optima Sportswagon Phev Goes On Sale In The Uk

On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Kia-Optima-Sportswagon-PHEV Kia has added a plug-in hybrid version of the stylish and spacious Optima Sportswagon to its growing fleet of alternative-powertrain models. It will be sold as a single, highly specified stand-alone model priced at £32,645 after the Government’s plug-in car grant of £2,500. The Optima Sportswagon PHEV joins the Optima saloon PHEV, all-electric Soul EV, ...

Volvo Launched From 2019 Will Be Electrified

On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
2019 Volvo Electrified Volvo has made no secret that it’s embracing electrification as a major part of its future, and now, it’s making its electric ambitions abundantly clear. The Swedish automaker announced today that every new Volvo launched from 2019 will be electrified in some capacity. This means that soon, every car Volvo sells will have an electric ...

Toyota Brings Artificial Intelligence To The Hunt For New Battery Materials Search

On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Toyota-ft-ev The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials. Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new ...

Sono Sion Crowdfunded Ev Integrates Solar Panels For Self-Charging

On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Sono Sion A German startup, Sono Motors, has revealed the Sono Sion all-electric six-seater with integrated solar cells in the body. To generate the funds to build the first prototype, Sono Motors launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, with the target of EUR 180,000. Completing its target amount by September, the campaign has actually generated EUR 230,000. ...