Category Archives: electric vehicles

European Reservations Open for Electric Honda e

Honda claims the official naming and the opening of the reservation process is the next step in the Honda e journey and the path to 100% electrification of Honda’s model range in Europe by 2025. Continue reading

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GM Digital Vehicle Platform Debuts

The technology powers an electronic system, capable of managing up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing power per hour, a five-fold increase in capability over GM’s current electrical architecture. Continue reading

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Renault, Klépierre Join on Shopping Center Mobility Services

Groupe Renault and Klépierre are also developing multi-use charging hubs for electric vehicles, dubbed “Charging Houses or Maisons de charge.” These stations will be installed by Groupe Renault in the car parks of shopping centers located in high population areas and will be used primarily by visitors during the day and residents at night and on weekends. Continue reading

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Aston Martin Rapide E Driving Debut at Monaco

Aston says that the final allocations for Aston Martin Rapide E are available “with pricing on application.” Continue reading

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Chinese-Owned MG ZS EV Makes European Debut in London

It’s just the latest example of  how China is poised to take leadership in the design, development and manufacturing of electric vehicles because of government policies that are forcing the growth and ownership of intellectual property, high tech manufacturing, advanced electronic and automotive engineering and all things that are state of the art – ultimately to the expense of Western Automakers who led the way there. Continue reading

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Toyota AI Ventures Launches New $100M Fund

With Fund II, Toyota AI Ventures will expand its search for entrepreneurs to invest in as part of its mission to discover what’s next for Toyota. Toyota AI Ventures will also use Fund II to continue to strengthen its portfolio services. Continue reading

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Rivian Gets $500 Million for New Ford Battery Electric Vehicle

Rivian has developed two new vehicles– the five-passenger R1T pickup and seven-passenger R1S SUV. It’s claimed they will deliver up to 400-plus miles of range and provide off-road capability and utility, starting in late 2020. Continue reading

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Tsinghua University and Toyota Form Joint Research Institute

In a joint statement, Toyota claimed there is an opportunity to contribute to the development of China and become a mobility company capable of meeting the needs of Chinese consumers through the development and popularization of vehicles equipped with new technology. By equipping new technology, the aim is to excel in solving environmental problems and in reducing traffic accidents. Continue reading

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Audi Hires Marvel Studios on “Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” debuts in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019. The film will feature the all-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept while Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) trades his Audi R8 for the all-electric Audi e-tron GT concept. Continue reading

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Watt? Electric Cars Cause Another Great Generational Divide

While there are still some barriers and mis-perceptions to address – to put it mildly and euphemistically –  there are also findings from the study that “inspire confidence that electric cars are on track to become the norm for drivers of all ages. Both Millennials and Boomers overwhelmingly agree—despite some stark generational differences on electric car knowledge—electric is the future of automobiles.” (Autocrat: show us the money not the hype) Continue reading

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Volkswagen ID. R Ready for Nordschleife Record Attempt

The ID. R is a marketing gimmick as the sporty forerunner of the ID. family of fully-electric production vehicles from Volkswagen starting in 2020. Thus, it aims for  a new record lap time for electric vehicles at the historic Eifel circuit, with Romain Dumas at the wheel. Continue reading

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World Piece or Pieces? SAE Joins International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization

IAMTS is founded “to develop and grow an international portfolio of advanced mobility testbeds that meet the highest quality implementation and operational standards.”  Continue reading

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Renault Nissan Establish Joint Innovation Hub in China

he Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), Ltd., dubbed as Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai (AIL-SH) has Renault and Nissan each hold 50% of this new entity. It conducts research and development on autonomous drive, connected vehicles and electric vehicles. Technologies pioneered by the innovation hub will be potentially applied to Renault and Nissan vehicles sold in China and around the world. Continue reading

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Daimler and Geely Form Joint Venture to Develop smart

It’s said that smart will gain shared expertise in manufacturing, engineering and design from both groups. Also, smart will expand to meet demand for electrification, with production based in China. The EVs will be assembled at a new purpose-built electric car plant with global sales due to begin in 2022 in what is said to be an all-electric product renewal. Continue reading

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Ford to Add Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrids in Europe

Echoing competitors who are leading while bowing to EU regulations, the Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models will be unveiled in Amsterdam next week as part of a “comprehensive and compelling new line-up of Ford Hybrid and all-electric cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles.” Continue reading

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