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Audi Cancels A3 Sportback e-tron In Europe

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Audi axes A3 e-tron in Europe Audi A3 Sportback e-tron didn’t survive the change from NEDC to WLTP in Europe and the German manufacturer withdrew the model, originally introduced in 2014. Certification to WLTP and upgrade is not seen an economically viable, especially since within 18 months an all-new generation of A3 is coming. “The German ...

Tesla Model 3 Owner Test Drives A Model S For The First Time

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

This review turns the table from what has become the norm. Many people reviewing the Tesla Model 3 are either new EV owners entirely, those that have come from another non-Tesla plug-in vehicle, or current Model S or Model X owners. Additionally, many of those buying a Model 3 that hadn’t previously owned a Model ...

These Standardized Electric Car Battery Modules Save Money & Time

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Standardization is key. Swiss company ecovolta is introducing a new standardized lithium-ion battery module designed to make electric vehicle development easier, cheaper and quicker. The standardized modules are certified for transport safety (including UN 38.3), don’t use active cooling and can be connected in packs up to 7,600 kWh (from 24 to over 800 V). ...

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Test Drives & Video Reviews

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid received the first real reviews. Ahead of its public debut at the LA Auto Show, some reviewers were already able to check out the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. The plug-in hybrid version of Subaru‘s third most popular model could be intriguing for those interested in improving efficiency during the daily commute, while maintaining all-wheel-drive ...

Cars.com Spends A Week With A Tesla Model X

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The attention-grabbing Tesla Model 3 makes Model X reviews like this one a rare find. We don’t get enough opportunity to talk about the Tesla Model X. Many eyes and ears have been laser-focused on Model 3 news for some time now. Not to mention that Tesla’s flagship Model S still attracts plenty of media ...

China Kicks Off Production Of Solid-State Batteries

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Solid-state battery production line (100 MWh/year) was launched in China The Chinese start-up Qing Tao (Kunshan) Energy Development Co. Ltd launched its first production line of solid-state battery cells in the city of Kunshan, east China’s Jiangsu Province. The company is led by Nan Cewen, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who founded ...

Lamborghini Admits Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Are The Future

Lamborghini CEO not only admits PHEVs are the future, but confirms that the automaker is officially on board. According to The Drive, we should see a new Lamborghini plug-in hybrid in the form of the Aventador by 2021. After that, other Lambo’s will follow suit, beginning with the automaker’s Huracan. The best part about this announcement is ...

Tesla Battery Cells Are Best Value In Class: 20% Cheaper Than LG Chem

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Those Tesla/Panasonic cells are simply more affordable. According to UBS analyst Colin Langan, the teardown of lithium-ion battery cells produced by Panasonic/Tesla, LG Chem, Samsung SDI and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) revealed that Panasonic/Tesla cells are some 20% more cost efficient than the next best offer (LG Chem). It’s estimated that the Panasonic 21700 (2170) ...

FedEx Acquires 1,000 Chanje V8100 Electric Vehicles

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

FedEx Express will put 1,000 Chanje V8100 on the road in California. FedEx Corp. announced one of the biggest EV orders so far for its FedEx Express service in California. The company will expand its fleet by 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles, produced in Hangzhou, China by FDG. 100 Chanje V8100 will be purchased from ...

Does Tesla Model 3 Summon Work On Snow & Ice?

11.21.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

It turns out the Tesla Model 3 Summon Mode feature has successes and failures when operating on snow and ice. Interestingly, Tesla Summon Mode has just arrived in a recent over-the-air update for Model 3 owners in Canada. YouTuber Tesla Canuck has noticed that most of the videos showcasing Summon Mode have been shot in ...