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2018 EV Recap: The Year Of The Electric Vehicle And Tesla Prevails

12.31.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

TESLA RISING: A YEAR-END ROUND UP OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE NEWS FOR 2018 2018 could well go down in history as “the year of the electric vehicle,” as several events that had been heralded as important tipping points occurred during the year. The millionth EV was sold in the US, Tesla reached the final phase of ...

Cumulative Tesla Model 3 Production Estimate Exceeds 150,000

12.31.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Tesla closes the year 2018 with roughly 150,000 Model 3 produced cumulatively. According to Bloomberg’s Tesla Model 3 Tracker, cumulative production of the Tesla Model 3 stands now (as of December 31, 2018) at 154,791. The number consists of officially announced production results in previous quarters and estimated production rates in the current quarter, which translates ...

Electric Autonomous Roborace May Join Formula 1 Too

12.31.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The autonomous racing series Roborace is not limited to running alongside Formula E and would be open to demonstrating its driverless car technology alongside Formula 1 and other series. Roborace’s inaugural season is due to commence next spring, with its ‘Season Alpha’ calendar running partially alongside FE as both categories are all-electric. However, Roborace CEO ...

BAIC Aims To Sell 220,000 Electric Cars In China Next Year

12.31.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Nearly a quarter of a million targeted. Even though the phasing out of new energy vehicle (NEV) subsidies may post great challenges to the market, BAIC BJEV is still optimistic about the market’s future. The automaker’s 2018 annual sales target of 150,000 units is within reach and it aims to sell 220,000 new energy vehicles ...

Behind The Scenes Of Audi E-Tron Development: Video

12.30.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The Audi e-tron – a making of Audi released a new documentary on the development and production of the e-tron, its first electric SUV, which is also one of the most expensive projects in company’s history. Development of a first all-electric model for series production is always demanding. Audi went through a lot of testing and the ...

Global November Sales: New Record Of Over 237,000 Electric Cars

12.30.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

If December will bring at least 272,000, total sales in 2018 will be 2 million November 2018 was another great month for plug-in electric car sales around the world. A new all-time record was set the third time in a row, and we are waiting for the fourth in December. EV Sales Blog estimates that, ...

Arcimoto Gets $4.5 Million In Funding For Electric Trike

12.30.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The electric trike manufacturer plans to begin full-scale production in early 2019. The charge into the future continues. Arcimoto has announced receiving a $4.5 million investment in the company to amp up production of its FUV electric trike for early 2019. The FUV, which is an acronym for “Fun Utility Vehicle,” is another three-wheeler that toes the increasingly ...

Consumer Reports Calls Tesla’s Direct Sales Model An Inspiration

12.30.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

CONSUMER REPORTS: TESLA’S DIRECT SALES MODEL IS AN ‘INSPIRATION’ FOR AUTO BIZ Buying a car can be a grueling process. Keith Barry writes in Consumer Reports, “In an era of online shopping and instant gratification, the traditional way of buying a car can seem like a painful throwback. Some dealers are still doing business the old-school way: ...

BMW: 5th Generation Electric Drive To Be Extremely Compact

12.30.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Compact drive systems are the way to go According to latest interview with Stefan Juraschek, Vice President Development Electric-Powertrain at BMW, the crucial advantage of the upcoming fifth-generation drive system is high integration of electric motor, transmission and power electronics into single component. The 5th generation drive system to be more capable in terms of ...

US All-Electric Car Sales Charted: November 2018

12.30.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

All-electric car sales highly increased in the second half of 2018 The ramp-up of the Tesla Model 3 changed the image of pure electric car sales in the U.S. The volume not only reached new records (around 33,700 in September), but BEVs finally went truly mainstream (Model 3 is one of the most popular passenger cars). Let’s check ...