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Launch Of Rivian Electric Truck Draws Near, 3-Row SUV To Follow

Rivian is expected to unveil two cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show Rivian Automotive, a startup founded in 2009, is finally going to exit stealth mode and show its cars. The company is developing a single platform for many models and the first two are a five-passenger pickup truck scheduled for 2020, and a ...

Dyson Trademarks New Digital Motor For On-Road Use

Dyson is registering a “Digital Motor” trademark for EVs? The EV-related project at Dyson is more than three years in the making, but we don’t yet know what exactly is under development. Earlier this year, it was said that the company is working on three electric cars. The first model is to be a low-volume (below 10,000 ...

Bentley CEO Talks Electric Future, Rules Out Sports Cars

Expect more hybrids and possibly a smaller SUV from the luxury automaker. It doesn’t get much more opulent in the automotive world than Bentley, but it’s not often anyone gets a behind-the-scenes look at the luxury automaker. Autocar recently had occasion to chat with the company’s CEO, Adrian Hallmark, and the interview was rather enlightening. He’s only been ...

Lithium Production Will Triple In Next 4 Years

Global lithium production is expected to triple in four years According to GlobalData’s forecast, lithium production enters a path of high growth after a period of moderate growth (2010-2017). It’s expected that within four years (by 2022) the production (or rather extraction) of lithium metal will triple to some 154,000 tons annually. Currently, the market ...

Watch Tesla Model X P90D Lap The Nurburgring

No, this is not a hot lap of the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife This time, Bjørn Nyland gives us a few solid laps of the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife in his Tesla Model X. While not designed for high-speed runs on curvy and narrow racing tracks like the Green Hell, the Model X seems to be a fun car ...

Rolls-Royce Introduces Modular Battery Packs For Ships

Rolls-Royce sees potential in ship electrification – offers battery packs Since 2010, Rolls-Royce has have been delivering energy storage systems (ESS) for ships. However, at cumulative sales of just 15 MWh, the company was just using ESS from an external party. Times change and now orders for energy storage could reach 10-18 MWh in 2019 ...

A Funky Future: BMW i8 With Vossen Wheels And Purple Wrap

Quirky, but doesn’t go overboard When the BMW i8 was first revealed, everyone thought that the German car maker nailed it right on the head. The design was simply staggering. It’s elongated, unique body lines, matched with a futuristic take on vehicle design, all made for a highly coveted vehicle from the get-go. However, most ...

Survey Says: Electric Car Interest On The Decline

A new survey has revealed that the Road to Zero hasn’t helped persuade people to buy EVs. The UK government may be getting behind the idea of electric cars with its Road to Zero plan and promises to improve the country’s electric car charging infrastructure, but it seems the motorists are still yet to fully ...

If You Don’t Watch This Arcimoto Q2 Video, You’ll Regret It

Talks up pivot to destination rental strategy Arcimoto — maker of the three-wheeled, all-electric fun utility vehicle (FUV) — published its 2018 Q2 financial report last week, and it is awesome. Not because of any standout accomplishment, though it’s fair to say the company appears to be making good progress. No, it’s awesome because, instead of ...

Boring Company Asks Trump Administration To Exclude Certain Imports From Tariffs

The company says some required parts are only available from manufacturers in China. In July, President Trump increased tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods. These import duties were a response to ” theft of intellectual property and unfair trade practices.” The administration plans for a second round of tariffs in August. China has retaliated ...