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Volkswagen’s New EV Charging Network Aims To Rival Tesla’s

On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Electrify America is the Volkswagen-bankrolled organization that exists to atone with regulators for the automaker’s diesel scandal, and it’s gearing up to install thousands of chargers across the United States in an effort that is expected eventually to outdo Tesla’s Supercharger network as the biggest vehicle-charging infrastructure buildout ever. A Brand-Agnostic and (Mostly) Future-Proof Network ...

ABB And City Of Davos Pave The Way To Sustainable Mobility Through E-Vehicle Innovation

On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
ABB Davos For this year’s annual World Economic Forum, the city of Davos and ABB have teamed up in a long-term partnership to provide e-infrastructure for public and private transportation. Davos residents and WEF guests can experience the pioneering TOSA bus for themselves. The award-winning TOSA bus, developed by ABB in Switzerland, is already in use in ...

Lexus Ls Pushes The Boundaries Of Interior Craftsmanship

On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
LEXUS LS PUSHES Lexus has harnessed the elaborate craftsmanship of Japanese artisans and pushed the boundaries of industrial technology to incorporate stunning moulded glass panels inside the new flagship LS sedan. In a world first for a production vehicle, the new Lexus LS uses these exquisitely detailed works of art to create distinctive and beautiful ornamentation on the ...

How To Build A Budget Lotus Elise

On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Budget Lotus Elise In the early 2000s, Toyota introduced the third generation MR2, dubbed the MR2 Spyder. It was a lightweight, mid-engined roadster that was a direct competitor to the Mazda Miata. The fun little car was our definition of what a roadster should be, but it didn’t sell well in the US, leaving the country in 2005. ...

Lexus Australia Expands Takata Airbag Recall

On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Lexus Lexus Australia will recall an additional 698 vehicles produced between January and December 2013 involving IS F, IS 250, IS 350 and IS250C models as part of the Takata airbag safety campaigns. The recall is due to the possibility that the front passenger airbag inflators may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time. If this ...

China Extends Tax Rebate For Electric Vehicles, Hybrids Until 2020

On Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Byd-dynasty Chinese government will extend a tax rebate on purchase of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) until the end of 2020, in a continuation of policy support for the shift away from the internal combustion engine. Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday the tax exemption, which was set to expire at the end of this year, will now ...

Magna To Showcase Etelligentdrive Systems At Ces 2018

On Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Magna Ces With the global trend towards electrification in the automotive industry, automotive supplier Magna will present its EtelligentDrive systems at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev. The company’s e1 demonstration concept vehicle will be used to demonstrate different electric-drive (e-drive) concepts and systems, as well as demonstrate Magna’s vehicle integration capabilities. The e1 system consists of ...

Double Clutch Transmission In The Mini: Faster Gearshifts For Increased Driving Fun.

On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Double clutch Mini The British premium automobile manufacturer MINI highlights the sporty character of its current models in the small segment with a new type of transmission. Extremely fast gear changes, a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency – these are the benefits of the 7-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with double clutch, available for the MINI ...

Chevrolet Bolt EV Named To WardsAuto 10 Best Engines List

On Monday, December 18th, 2017
Chevrolet Bolt EV Chevrolet earns another industry recognition as the all-electric 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV wins a 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines Award. The Bolt EV has an EPA-estimated 238-mile range on a full charge, and when it’s equipped with the optional DC Fast Charger customers can get up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. “The ...

EV Charging Infrastructure Needs For Nationwide Coverage

On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
EV Charging As plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have grown more popular, there is greater need for a comprehensive charging network so that PEVs can travel across the country as easily as gasoline vehicles do. The question is then “How many EV charging stations are needed to create a nationwide network?” A recent study by the National Renewable ...