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EV startup Rimac scores $90M investment from Hyundai and Kia

Rimac Automobili, the European EV startup that landed an investment from Porsche last year, has again gained the backing of traditional automakers after Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors jointly invested €80 million, or around $90 million. Beyond the significant cash infusion, the three parties said the deal includes “a strategic partnership to collaborate on ...

Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future’s ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch of private individuals and family offices hailing from China, Germany and Taiwan, is hoping to line up the new capital ...

Porsche Japan Selects ABB To Build CHAdeMO Infrastructure For Taycan

04.14.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

In Japan there is not much of an alternative to CHAdeMO ABB announced that it was selected by Porsche Japan for a joint development project of next-generation EV chargers for the Japanese market. According to the press release, the two will develop a “dedicated high-power charger” with power output exceeding 150 kW. We are not sure ...

Porsche Taycan 2-Speed Rear Transaxle: Performance Modeled

04.08.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

We quantify the performance benefits of Porsche Taycan 2-speed transaxle Porsche just reaffirmed that the Taycan will have a 2-speed rear transaxle when it comes to final production. What improvement in acceleration times and range should we expect with this more complex and expensive addition? The benefits of a 2-speed to both acceleration and top ...

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Spied As Future Electric Wagon

04.05.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Who said the Germans don’t have a sense of humor? Look at those “exhausts.” A brand mainly known for creating exciting two-door sports cars, Porsche has expanded its portfolio to include three SUVs, a sedan, and even a wagon. Later this year, the lineup will further grow to include another sedan, which will eventually be joined by this ...

Electric Porsche Macan Might Spawn Coupe Version

04.05.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Additional body styles are under consideration for the next-gen, EV-only Macan. It’s a known fact by now that Porsche will ditch the combustion engine altogether for the next-generation Macan due to come out in 2021. That won’t spell the end of the ICE-powered model as the current-generation crossover will peacefully coexist with the new EV-only model for ...

Porsche Taycan EV Enters Final Testing Before Big Reveal

04.04.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The EV has covered 3.7 million miles of testing in the real world and 6.2 million additional miles of virtual testing. The Porsche Taycan electric sedan is now in its final stages of testing ahead of a debut in September and sales in some markets beginning before the end of the year. The German brand has the ...

March 2019 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

04.02.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Will March U.S. EV sales pull us out of the slump and set new records? March will mark the 42nd month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. While January showed notable year-over-year growth, deliveries were down as expected. February U.S. electric car sales barely topped last ...

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Will Be Brand’s Most Powerful SUV

04.01.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Powerful plug-in drivetrain also coming to Cayenne Coupe The Porsche Cayenne continues to evolve. The high-selling SUV got lighter and sleeker for 2019. Now, it seems, it will soon be blessed with the same powertrain that sits within its sedan-shaped sister, the Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid. With the infusion of turbocharging and plug-in power, the flagship-to-be is expected to put ...

Watch These Fantastic Four-Door Sedans Race In 360-Degrees

04.01.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Tesla vs Porsche vs Mercedes vs BMW in a straight line. What happens when you line up a Tesla Model S P100D, a Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door, and a BMW M5 Competition on one end of a smooth stretch of airstrip? Awesomeness happens, that’s what. A battle royale to the fateful finish that determines a ...