Category Archives: electric vehicles

VW Plans Electric Record Run on Nürburgring-Nordschleife

The ID. R is the marketing amperage behind an entire range of electric vehicles that Volkswagen plans to launch from 2020 onwards. The ID. R’s motorsport ventures – arguably – show the huge potential power that e-drive can deliver on prosaic, possibly gridlocked roads in the future. Continue reading

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Chattanooga to Build US VW Electric Vehicles

Globally, Volkswagen Group plans to commit almost $50 billion (44 billion euros) through 2023 toward the development and production of electric vehicles and digital services. The Volkswagen brand alone has fore-cast selling 150,000 EVs by 2020 worldwide, increasing that number to 1 million by 2025. Continue reading

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GM Projects Strong Earnings, Improved Cash Flow in 2019

In 2019, despite a diminishing car market, GM expects the overall U.S. market to remain strong, projecting total industry sales in the low 17-million range. The company will benefit from a full year of volume from GM’s all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty full-size pickups. The trucks have contributed to retail market share growth in the light- duty pickup segment every month since August, with average transaction prices that have surpassed those of key competitors. Continue reading

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GM to Work with Evgo, ChargePoint, Greenlots on EV Charging

GM plans to aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks “so owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV can have a more seamless charging experience with their GM vehicles.” No mention of the data use and identification which could include unknowing invasion of privacy for owners using the stations. Continue reading

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Ford Police Interceptor Claws Back the Profitable Business that Dearborn Abandoned by Killing the Crown Victoria in 2011

As of last year, The Explorer based Police Interceptor accounted for nearly two-thirds of police vehicle sales in the United States. The limousine business also abandoned when Ford Killed the Lincoln Town car is another losing matter. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Offers First Look at Mobile Charging Station

The mobile charging station works like a power bank does with smartphones, but for electric vehicles instead. The charging capacity of up to 360 kWh enables up to 15 e-vehicles, including members of Volkswagen’s new ID line to be charged in stand-alone operation. Continue reading

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Stefan Juraschek on BMW Electric Car Development

We currently produce the following electrified models: the BMW i3 (third model evolution with 120 Ah) , BMW i3s, BMW i8 Coupe, BMW i8 Roadster, BMW 740e, BMW 740Le, BMW 530e, BMW 225xe Active Tourer, MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 and, in China, the BMW X1 xDrive25Le. Continue reading

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Hyundai Delivers First 2019 NEXO Fuel Cell SUV

Mr. Hochrad isn’t the typical automotive buyer. More than 15 years ago, he purchased his first hybrid car and over the years has driven dedicated electric vehicles as well. His new NEXO will deliver about five times the driving range of his first unnamed all-electric car. Continue reading

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Mobility Company Capital Destruction. Latest German JV Attempts to Lessen Negative Effects on Shareholder Value

It’s just the latest example of the capital intensive, shareholder-value destroying transition to an ill-defined, but demonstrably expensive mobility company that all automakers are now pursuing. Continue reading

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Arcimoto Get $4.5m to Make Golf-Cart Like EV

The financing, led by FOD Capital, LLC, included the purchase of 500,000 shares of Arcimoto’s common stock at a purchase price of $3.00 per share, as well as the issuance of a $3.0 million senior secured note, which bears 10% interest over a one-year term, and a warrant to purchase 942,857 shares of registered FUV common stock for $3.50 per share. Continue reading

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First Fully-Electric Freightliner eM2 to Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing is going to operate the electric truck in local distribution traffic in the Northwest Pacific and in California. During 2019, Penske Truck Leasing Corporation will receive in total 20 fully-electric Freightliner trucks: ten medium-duty eM2 and ten eCascadia for heavy-duty transportation. In total the Freightliner’s test fleet will include 30 vehicles. Continue reading

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Black versus White Hat Cyber Attacks on Your Vehicle

While White hat attacks may uncover significant vulnerabilities that should be calls for action, research-based attacks do not have malicious intent, according to Upstream Security. White hat attacks can cause financial damage or problems for a brand. However, it’s claimed by those doing them for sales purposes, that for many companies, the warnings they receive from researchers or even technologically capable consumers are helpful to their security optimization and improvement. Continue reading

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Korean Made 2019 Hyundai Kona starts at $37,495

Kona Electric rides on an all-new CUV platform. It is Hyundai’s first compact electric crossover for the U.S. market, appealing to consumers with – marketing babble alert – “active, eco-focused lifestyles of all kinds.” Continue reading

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Porsche Commissions MAN eTruck for Green Logistics

In producing the eTruck for Porsche, MAN claims it passes another milestone on its e-mobility roadmap, according to which the first small series of the MAN eTGM is planned from early 2019. Continue reading

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Honda R&D Americas Expanding Raymond Ohio

Workers at the Raymond, Ohio, R&D center – Honda’s second-largest R&D center in the world – are responsible for creating advanced technologies and automobile and powersports products for Honda and Acura customers in North America and global markets. Continue reading

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