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Watch BMW i8 Race McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG GT C, Audi R8

11.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

A four-way race between some rather interesting competitors This most recent video by CarWow gives us a four-way race between some rather fetching high-performance roadsters. Battling it out on the track is a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid, facing against some rather tough ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) powered competition which comes in the form of a McLaren ...

Tesla’s Software Innovations Help It To Lead The Charge

11.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

TESLA’S SOFTWARE-FIRST APPROACH FORESHADOWS THE FUTURE OF CARS Everyone knows that Tesla is an innovative company, and almost everyone knows that its cars don’t need gasoline. But as Lou Steinberg points out in a recent article entitled Some of the Greatest Innovations are not What You Think, electrification is not Tesla’s only innovation, and when it ...

Auckland Consortium Bidding For 2019/2020 Formula E Race

11.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

An Auckland-based consortium has formally launched a bid to bring Formula E to the New Zealand city in either 2019 or 2020. Following long-term speculation regarding a race in the Australasian region, the consortium will make a serious play to get Auckland on the season six schedule. The consortium, led by Vector Energy, the New ...

Tesla Put California On The Automotive Map In U.S.

11.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Will Nevada join other states with the Model Y? The US DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy released interesting an image of states that actually produce light-duty vehicles in volume. The is currently no competition for Michigan, which exceeds 2 million per year, but it’s worth noting that thanks to Tesla (and Model ...

European Countries With The Highest Plug-In Car Market Share

11.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Which countries switch to plug-ins and which ones lag behind? Plug-in car sales results in Europe looks interesting when instead of volume we compare market share. Here we have results for the first nine months of 2018 and all of 2017 in the European Union and EFTA (Norway + Switzerland). Without any surprise, Norway leads ...

Sono Picks Up Continental Electric Drive Unit For Sion

Sion will be powered by the 120 kW Continental drive unit Sono Motors announced that its Sion solar-powered electric car will be equipped with Continental’s drive unit (electric motor, power electronics and transmission), as Continental becomes a long-term partner for production. The motor is rated at 120 kW and 290 Nm, which sounds like way more than ...

Range Rover Evoque PHEV Scheduled For 2019 With 11.3 kWh Battery

11.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Range Rover Evoque will not go far on its fairly tiny battery Land Rover unveiled the new Range Rover Evoque, which initially comes in conventional and hybrid (48V) versions. In late 2019, also the plug-in hybrid Evoque will hit the market as the third PHEV after the Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport PHEV. ...

DPD Electrifies Its Fleet In Hamburg

Hamburg gets electric buses and parcel deliveries DPD announced that by the summer of 2019 it will switch to electric vehicles (vans, trucks, bikes and scooters) for its operation in Hamburg, Germany. Two types of EVs were already revealed – the Volkswagen e-Crafter electric vans and TRIPL electric vehicles. In the case of trucks, it’s ...

Chevy Camaro eCOPO And Electric Crate Motor Detailed In Interview

Must watch interview for those interested in the electric Chevy Camaro eCOPO concept 1320 Video recently caught up with Russ O’Blenes, director of performance parts and motorsports at General Motors. Russ headed up the development of the all electric Chevy Camaro eCOPO concept for GM. So he is able to give an excellent overview of not only ...

Watch This Tiny Tesla Princess Car Catch Fire On Camera

11.23.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Lithium batteries are not toys. Rich Benoit of Rich Rebuilds fame had started an awesome new project with his friend, Lee. They had found a sort of princess parade car and decided to convert it to run on battery power. Specifically, Tesla battery power. Nicknamed Daisy, that project has now been put on permanent hold. ...