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VW will build its electric microbus and crossover in the US

Volkswagen is pushing its EV strategy hard in Europe and China, and now intends to continue its momentum in the US, where it plans to produce its upcoming all-electric microbus and crossover SUV. Confirmed to <i>Autocar</i> this week, VW says it'll produce the I.D. BUZZ electric microbus and I.D. CROZZ …

Volkswagen

Siemens’ autonomous 1965 Ford Mustang is a horse that can’t be tamed

Previous Next<p>1 of 6<p>Siemens staged an unlikely (and unprecedented) marriage between classic cars and autonomous cars at this year’s Goodwood Festival …

classiccars

‘We’re going after Tesla’, says Fiat-Chrysler with their new EV plan

To this date, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) hasn’t been a leader in the current electrification of the auto industry, but the company has now announced a significant acceleration of its electric vehicle programs.<p>Now they say that they are “going after Tesla” with their own luxury brands.<p>Tim Kuniskis, the …

Tesla

Innovation Is Making Lithium-Ion Batteries Harder To Recycle

As manufacturers make lithium-ion batteries as cheap as they can, they’re removing valuable elements that make them worthwhile to recycle, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.<p>EPRI assesses the end-of-life cost of batteries in a report it published at the end of last year. Last week, …

Clean Energy

Take a look at the BMW iX3 battery and powertrain technology

At the moment, BMW only has two pure BEVs (Batter Electric Vehicles), the BMW i3 and i3s. However, the tech underneath the skin is a bit outdated …

Electric Vehicles

Details Emerge On Ssangyong Korando AWD EV

SsangYong hints that its first all-electric car is to be a <i>proper 4×4</i> for off-road driving.The South Korean company unveiled a concept model <b>e-SIV EV</b> …

Electric Vehicles

New Tesla Model 3 Battery Details, Images & Video Released

It’s the most energy dense pack in the industry. We do the math to confirm.First up, some highlights from the text below:• <b>Exclusive photos</b> via Jack …

Tesla Model 3

Five Intriguing, Forward-Thinking Chinese Car Brands: From battery-swapping capabilities to AI-assisted selfies, these vehicles are driving into the future

by Jaclyn Trop<p>For an outsider, the streets of many Chinese cities can feel like a parallel universe. Of course, Chinese drivers are fond of Buicks and Mercedes-Benzes, but the recent proliferation of homegrown brands—especially from electric vehicle-makers—is giving the world’s largest automotive …

125 Million Electric Vehicles Will Be on the Road by 2030, Agency Says

The number of electric cars on the road is predicted to expand to 125 million worldwide by 2030, due to supportive policies and cost reduction. This …

Alternative Fuel

BMW launches wireless electric car charging system touted as convenient but inefficient

BMW is officially launching its wireless electric car charging system today. Starting now, customers can order a BMW 530e iPerformance with a factory-fitted system to work with BMW’s optional inductive charging system.<p>The option is touted as more “convenient” than charging with a cable, but it …

Junction Shadow House

Once an exact replica of its neighbor, the Junction Shadow House underwent a complete renovation to set itself apart from its semi-detached twin. …

Buick unveils a stunning new all-electric 370 mile SUV concept w/ 4 second 0-60

I know that Electrek readers are tired of concept electric vehicles that have little chances of ever getting to production, but I thought this one was too stunning not to share.<p>Buick unveiled a beautiful new all-electric SUV concept with “up to 370 miles” of range. Sure, why not 1 million miles as …

Will Tesla Roadster 2.0 Have A New Advanced Battery?

The Unsolved Tesla Roadster Battery Mystery<p>In a previous article we described an engineering analysis of the Tesla Roadster.<p>In that article, we …

Tesla

Buick to launch new electric, plug-in hybrid models in China; what about US?

For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased …

Bosch Disbands Internal Battery Cell Research, Will Sell Solid-State Startup Seeo

Bosch announced its decision to disband its research into current and future cell technologies because the business opportunity is too risky and …

Manufacturing

Volkswagen's MAN Launches New Electric Van

MAN Truck & Bus (part of the Volkswagen Group) announced MAN eTGE electric vans that will hit the market in July starting from €69,500 …

UCSD professor devises way to recycle lithium-ion batteries

The promise of a global electric vehicle transformation has a looming problem.<p>The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric …

Batteries

Low-carbon technology power play by China’s CATL | Financial Times

It would be a stretch to describe Zeng Yuqun as China’s answer to Elon Musk. While the latter is one of the world’s best-known entrepreneurs, as …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla's cars are full of hidden Easter eggs — here the coolest ones

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is always announcing updates and future plans for his cars.<p>With all of the exciting news constantly surrounding Tesla, sometimes the car's smaller details get lost in the mix. Tesla cars have a lot of fun Easter eggs like a Mario Kart simulation and holiday light show that can …

Watch Tesla Autopilot Tackle This ‘Curve of Death’ in Impressive Video

Tesla’s Autopilot is getting smarter. The semi-autonomous driving system, set to form the basis of CEO Elon Musk’s self-driving car ambitions, has …

Electric Bentleys, Audis And Porsches Will Share The Same Platform Starting In 2022

Different models sharing platforms across brands is a common practice among big automakers like Volkswagen Group. It saves them the time and money …

Luxury Lifestyle

VW's Seat unveils the first fully electric touring-class race car

You've seen electric Formula cars, Le Mans racers and even a Pikes Peak machine, but there's still room for more firsts in EV racing. VW's Seat brand has unveiled the Cupra e-Racer, which it says is the first completely electric touring-class race car. It's built on the existing Cupra Leon TCR …

Tesla Model 3 review: the fast and infuriating

I was standing next to the Model 3 when a guy on a bike rode by and yelled, "How is it?" My typical interactions with people who ask about Tesla's affordable sedan (so many people ask me about the car) typically take about five minutes. I point out the highlights and issues I've encountered while …

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Toyota’s New Electric Motor Cuts Need for Costly Neodymium

Automakers are making nearly continuous improvements to vehicle engines and structures by alloying their steels with an evolving list of special ingredients such as manganese, titanium, chromium, and nickel. But for electric cars, the essential recipe for making the physics work in electric motors …

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

Hyundai unveils the Kona Electric compact SUV with a range of up to 292 miles

Today, Hyundai officially unveiled the new Kona Electric compact SUV through a global digital launch.<p>The company released the spec list – revealing two different versions and one with a range of up to 292 miles.<p>The new Kona Electric compact SUV will be offered in a ‘Short-range’ battery pack …

Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Renault has launched a "smart island" in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2E) energy storage to run without fossil fuels. The idea is to make the Madeira island of Porto Santo energy independent and stimulate renewable energy …

Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs

Electric car development is putting a more significant strain than ever on the world's supply of neodymium, an element used in the manufacture of electric motors. Toyota believes that in just a couple years, demand for the mineral will outpace supply, which is why it's been developing magnets for …