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Bolt Pattern: GM Seeks Trademark for ‘Bolt EUV’

General Motors has already announced it will build a new electric Chevrolet to serve as a sibling to the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. This makes sense, as the technology and underpinnings of that car – not to mention all the R&D investment – should be shared with other GM machines. In today’s market, that likely means […] The post Bolt Pattern: GM Seeks Trademark for ‘Bolt EUV’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, BEV, Bolt, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Electric, Electric vehicles, Euv, EVs, Future Models, Orion Assembly, Product Planning


Lincoln Corsair’s Plug-in Variant Brings Up the Rear; EV to Follow?

By now, you’ve all had a chance to digest Lincoln’s new take on a compact CUV. Underpinned by a platform shared with the equally new 2020 Ford Escape and boasting a model-specific rear multi-link type setup (“integral bush suspension” in Lincoln parlance), the 2020 Corsair is the brand’s latest attempt to restore Lincoln’s faded lustre. […] The post Lincoln Corsair’s Plug-in Variant Brings Up the Rear; EV to Follow? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Lincoln, Corsair, EVs, Hybrids, Ford Escape, News Blog, Product Planning, Lincoln Corsair, Elevtric Vehicles


Genesis’ Mint Concept: The Car No One Asked For?

Genesis Motors revealed a small city car in The Big Apple this week. However, the model’s debut wasn’t part of the daily goings-on at the New York International Auto Show. Instead, the company decided to unveil the Mint Concept at Hudson Yards, ahead of the trade show’s official press days — utilizing terms like “urban icon” and […] The post Genesis’ Mint Concept: The Car No One Asked For? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concept Cars, EVs, New York Auto Show, Vaporware, Hudson Yards, News Blog, The Big Apple, Concept Vehicles, Genesis Motors, City Cars, Genesis Mint Concept, New York International Auto Show Instead


A Green Shoot Emerges From the Aston Martin Rapide’s Grave

Aston Martin’s Rapide, a super-sedan created by stretching the DB9, is essentially dead, with the last remaining examples of the limited-run Rapide AMR finding deep-pocketed buyers. And yet, like Frankenstein’s monster, the Rapide lives on, having had its V12 heart replaced by something altogether new. Aston Martin has a “new” electric car to show off […] The post A Green Shoot Emerges From the Aston Martin Rapide’s Grave appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Aston Martin, Frankenstein, Aston Martin Rapide, News Blog, Product Planning, Rapide, Rapide AMR, Aston Martin Rapide E, Rapide E


Doing the Math Yields More Bad News for China’s Auto Industry

Over the past several years, the Chinese government embarked on an aggressive electric vehicle push, hoping to mitigate the nation’s severe air pollution, reduce its reliance on oil imports, and foster a high-tech manufacturing sector that could put the rest of the world to shame. The result of these efforts? Hundreds of new EV companies, […] The post Doing the Math Yields More Bad News for China’s Auto Industry appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Finance, Investments, Government, China, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Electric Cars, Automotive Technology, News Blog, Automotive startups, New Tech, EV startups, Chinese Auto Industry


Mini Survey Showcases Mixed Opinions on EVs

With governments strongly encouraging the growth of electric vehicles and automakers repositioning various brands to align with that goal, it’s worth a manufacturer’s time to examine the market. Mini, which BMW Group intends to evolve into an EV-focused nameplate, plans to release its first battery powered vehicle in 2020. However, before that occurs, the brand decided […] The post Mini Survey Showcases Mixed Opinions on EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Studies, Autos, Survey, EVs, Mini, Reports, BMW Group, News Blog, Sign of the Times, Studies & Reports, EV survey, MINI Cooper S E


Volkswagen Says I.D. Roomzz Available Globally in 2021

Right now, Volkswagen’s electric womb is holding onto a full litter. While we’ve long assumed that only a limited selection of its offspring will be birthed into the world to take their place within its I.D. sub-brand, it’s beginning to look as though most will make the cut. Its sixth prospective offspring, the I.D. Roomzz, […] The post Volkswagen Says I.D. Roomzz Available Globally in 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, Concept Vehicles, Auto Shanghai, I.D, I.D. Roomzz, Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz Concept


GM-Rivian Talks Break Down, but Rivian Doesn’t Seem Worried

General Motors has been negotiating with Rivian, the Michigan-based company developing some of the slickest EVs we’ve seen in a while, over the possibility of purchasing an equity stake in the promising startup. Following news that Amazon was leading a $700 million round of funding in Rivian in February, reports came streaming in that the biggest […] The post GM-Rivian Talks Break Down, but Rivian Doesn’t Seem Worried appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Michigan, EVs, News Blog, Zero Emissions Vehicle, Electric pickup trucks, Rivian, Rivian R1T, Rivian R1S


Learn Your Geometry: A New Brand, and a Car to Stick in Tesla’s Craw

The ever busy Geely Auto Group unveiled both a car and a brand on Thursday, lifting the sheets off the first model sold under the Chinese auto giant’s Geometry brand — the Geometry A. Efficiency in naming seems to be part of Geely’s MO. Positioned to capture low-priced electric vehicle buyers in China, Europe, and […] The post Learn Your Geometry: A New Brand, and a Car to Stick in Tesla’s Craw appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Geometry, Overseas, Geely, China Europe, News Blog, Product Planning, Craw, Geely Auto Group, Geometry A


Germany’s Transition to EV-Land Sounds Slightly Unpleasant

Yesterday, we discussed Volkswagen trouble in finding the perfect recipe for affordable electric cars. Today, its BMW’s turn, and a broader look at how electrification is affecting Germany on the whole. Reducing auto emissions has become immeasurably stylish in countries across the globe, with Europe doing some of the heaviest lifting via stringent regulatory measures. As […] The post Germany’s Transition to EV-Land Sounds Slightly Unpleasant appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Development, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Battery Tech, EV adoption


VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult

Even with affordable electric vehicles cropping up on the global market, their budgetary nature is relative. While the industry promises that EVs will offer the world an affordable, mechanically simple and green alternative to traditional internal combustion models, they’ve yet to deliver. That’s not to suggest e-cars are failures, just that the technologies involved are still […] The post VW Group Admits Developing Affordable EVs Will Be Difficult appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Development, Engineering, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Seat, EVs, Electric Cars, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Meb, News Blog, Product Planning, I.D, small MEB


Hyundai’s Kona EV Price Bump Comes at an Interesting Time

Depending on your place of residence, you may have begun seeing a small, quiet Hyundai crossover with a face like Jason Voorhees tooling around the neighborhood. That’s the Hyundai Kona Electric, a vehicle with 258 miles of range and a starting price matching the Chevrolet Bolt’s $37,495 MSRP. At least, its price did mirror the […] The post Hyundai’s Kona EV Price Bump Comes at an Interesting Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Pricing, Kona, Jason Voorhees, News Blog, Hyundai Kona, Kona EV, Hyundai Kona Electric


Bipartisan Bill Hopes to Triple Number of EV Tax Credits

With many concerned that the public’s modest adoption of electric vehicles could backslide without a federal tax incentive, U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to expand the EV tax credit by 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer. This would help companies that have already exhausted their quota, like Tesla and General Motors, but even automakers that are nowhere […] The post Bipartisan Bill Hopes to Triple Number of EV Tax Credits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Bills, General Motors, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Electric Cars, News Blog, EV tax credit, Driving America Forward Act


Peering Into Mini’s Tentative Electrification Plan

Automakers find themselves in the midst of a widespread electrification effort. However, the slow adoption rate of these vehicles has created some trepidation. Rather than roll out fleets of EVs en masse, most manufacturers have chosen to adopt platforms allowing for multiple powertrain configurations, relegating electrics to entirely new sub-brands or transforming lesser nameplates into […] The post Peering Into Mini’s Tentative Electrification Plan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, Mini, Electric Cars, Electrification, BMW Group, News Blog, Mini EV Concept, Mini EV


Rebadged Relic Undergoes Revamp, Tosses GM Engine

With the recent loss of the Chevrolet Volt, the term “range-extended electric vehicle” risks going the way of the passenger pigeon, closing the door on the era in which automakers tried to lure nervous buyers into an *almost* electric car that contained a gasoline engine only for sporadic electricity generation. The Volt had this system, […] The post Rebadged Relic Undergoes Revamp, Tosses GM Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Karma, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Hybrids, Volt, Future Cars, Chevrolet Volt, Karma Automotive, News Blog, Product Planning, Karma Revero


QOTD: How Much Money Do You Need to Be Shown?

A piece you’ll see later this morning may have something to do with today’s topic. We’re talking handouts, incentives, rebates, discounts, credits — anything that can ease the financial burden of buying a new vehicle. Specifically, that class of vehicle few people want to buy (and frankly, a class of vehicle more than a few […] The post QOTD: How Much Money Do You Need to Be Shown? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, EVs, Qotd, Incentives, News Blog, Question of the Day


Toyota offers automakers free access to 24,000 of its hybrid-vehicle patents

Toyota has announced it’s now offering royalty-free access to 24,000 patents related to its hybrid-vehicle technology. The Japanese automaker says it hopes the move will boost the market and help nations meet emissions goals. The post Toyota offers automakers free access to 24,000 of its hybrid-vehicle patents appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, Patents, Toyota, EVs


Toyota to Rivals: Take This Hybrid Tech and Build It

On Wednesday, Toyota announced plans to offer royalty-free access to its cache of hybrid technology patents. While the automaker already licenses aspects of its Hybrid Synergy Drive to other automakers, the new strategy seeks to drastically expand the use of its systems as the world gears up for widespread electrification. Toyota, cautious as ever, has […] The post Toyota to Rivals: Take This Hybrid Tech and Build It appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Patents, Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, EVs, Hybrids, Phev, Prius, Toyota Motor Corp, Toyota Prius, News Blog, HEV, Hybrid Technology, Tech Sharing


Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept

While Seat works on bringing Volkswagen Group’s most-affordable EVs to market, the company’s namesake has devised a concept vehicle aimed the swelling electrified crossover segment. Adhering to the I.D. sub-brand’s absolutely terrible naming scheme, the “Roomzz” is another semi-autonomous concept aimed at generating excitement at automotive trade shows — specifically, Auto Shanghai. However, it would […] The post Volkswagen Tops Its Name Game With I.D. Roomzz Concept appeared first on The Truth ...
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Auto Shanghai, I.D, I.D. brand, I.D. Roomzz, Roomzz Concept, Roomzz


Ford Unleashes a Slew of Hybrids on Europe, Including Some You Might Want

Amsterdam, home to green medicinal plants and red lights, was the site of a Ford product extravaganza on Tuesday, with the automaker announcing a number of hybrid or electric models for the highly regulated European market. A total of sixteen electrified models made their (future) existence known, with most falling under the automaker’s new Ford […] The post Ford Unleashes a Slew of Hybrids on Europe, Including Some You Might Want appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Amsterdam, Autos, EVs, Hybrids, Ford Transit, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Product Planning


Ford Promises a Very Long-range EV Next Year

We subjected you to yet another mention of Ford’s upcoming electric crossover this morning, but there’s now a new tidbit of information to share about the green machine that’s due out in 2020, likely carrying the Mach-E (or Mach E) name. While the automaker stated in the past that it wants a 300-mile range for […] The post Ford Promises a Very Long-range EV Next Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Ford electric crossover


Don’t Lose Sleep Waiting for Volkswagen’s Super-cheap EV

As Volkswagen Group embarks on its quest to build and disseminate The People’s Propulsion across the globe, rumblings of an ultra-cheap electric car from the automaker have come into focus. We began hearing of such a vehicle last year, when reports emerged that VW was planning an EV with an MSRP below 20,000 euros (roughly […] The post Don’t Lose Sleep Waiting for Volkswagen’s Super-cheap EV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Seat, EVs, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


With Tax Credit Cut Looming, GM Promises New Incentives for the Chevrolet Bolt

General Motors’ sole electric vehicle, the cheerful Chevrolet Bolt, will see its MSRP stand firm in the face of an EV tax credit that drops by half come April 1st, the automaker claims. In the fourth quarter of last year, GM sailed past the volume barrier that triggers a wind-down of the federal credit, meaning […] The post With Tax Credit Cut Looming, GM Promises New Incentives for the Chevrolet Bolt appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Bolt, EVs, Chevrolet Bolt, Incentives, News Blog, Federal Tax Credit, EV tax credit, Tax Credit Cut Looming GM


Faraday Future Getting Back Into the Game With New Chinese Partner

With Faraday Future and Evergrande Health having officially settled their bitter legal dispute late last year, the once-again independent automaker could finally get back to hunting for new investors. Despite Faraday’s entire existence being overshadowed by financial missteps and bizarre business dealings (resulting in an inability to deliver product), it’s extremely good at scrounging up funds. Breaking […] The post Faraday Future Getting Back Into the Game With New Chinese Partner appeared fir...
Tags: Startups, China, FF, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Faraday, Faraday Future, Industry News, Evergrande, News Blog, Automotive startups, Joint Partnerships, FF91


BMW i2 to Become Company’s First Jointly-developed EV With Daimler

The unlikely alliance between BMW and Daimler, solidified earlier this year, is in the opening stages of producing something tangible. The duo are already said to be working on a joint platform for electric vehicles, which the German business publication Manager Magazin claims will underpin a new EV from BMW. Called the i2, the battery-powered subcompact […] The post BMW i2 to Become Company’s First Jointly-developed EV With Daimler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, Mercedes-benz, EVs, Electric Cars, Daimler, Bmw I3, I3, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Magazin, Product Planning, I2, Subcompacts, Joint Development


Jaguar’s J-Pace Gradually Takes Shape

While Jaguar is working towards padding out its utility lineup, the company has yet to deliver anything exceptionally large. Though not minuscule, neither the midsize F-Pace or smaller E-Pace are capable of swaying someone in the market for an Escalade — and don’t get us started on the slow-selling I-Pace (above). The company needs a hit, […] The post Jaguar’s J-Pace Gradually Takes Shape appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, EVs, Hybrids, F-pace, Phev, JLR, Range Rover, News Blog, New Models, I-Pace, E-Pace, MLA platform, J-Pace, Jaguar J-Pace


Smart’s in Danger, and Not Just in North America

According to a report out of Germany, we’ll know by the end of the year whether Daimler AG intends to keep its Smart city car division alive. Created a quarter century ago, Smart’s focus on microscopic urban runabouts like the Fortwo gave way to a plan to go all-electric in Europe by 2020, two years […] The post Smart’s in Danger, and Not Just in North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Smart, Electric Vehicles, Autos, North America, EVs, Daimler, Daimler AG, News Blog, Product Planning, Smart ForTwo


QOTD: Are Your Neighbors the Special Ones?

Tim Cain’s observations of his quaint island’s driving habits revealed that electric vehicle ownership, though seemingly feasible given the distance to the sea in all directions, is about as rare as a happy ending on Black Mirror. Cain, secretly funded by Big Oil and no doubt a part of other shadowy conspiracies, cynically believes that, […] The post QOTD: Are Your Neighbors the Special Ones? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Tim Cain, Black Mirror Cain


Tesla Raises Prices, Eliminates Maintenance Plans, Claims EVs Are Too Reliable

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the world to “please note” that prices on all Tesla inventory would rise by about 3 percent on April 1st. While it sounds like the setup to a particularly bland April Fool’s prank, Musk followed up by saying, “To be clear, this doesn’t affect Tesla website order prices. Existing […] The post Tesla Raises Prices, Eliminates Maintenance Plans, Claims EVs Are Too Reliable appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Maintenance, Tesla, Reliability, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Pricing, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog


Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover

This certainly won’t be of interest to people living in Tim Cain’s neighborhood, or indeed your own, but it just might be for the legions of North Americans who tell survey peddlers that they’re totally considering an electric vehicle for their next purchase. Note: telling a surveyor  you’re considering an EV purchase is as weighty […] The post Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, BMW iNext, Tim Cain, BMW iX3, BMW i4, BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan Crossover



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