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Volkswagen is planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car will head to the Nürburgring for a lap-record attempt. Volkswagen will reportedly aim to set the quickest lap time ever by an electric car with the I.D. R. The post Volkswagen is planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Motorsports, Nurburgring, I.D. R Pikes Peak


Ford Will Make All Electric F-150 With More Towing Power to Fight Off Tesla and Rivian

Ford will make electric and hybrid F-150 trucks that will come with more towing and off-road power than traditional gasoline and diesel trucks can offer today. Ford revealed a hybrid 2020 Explorer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, Future, Cars, Tesla, World, Ford, Innovation, Batteries, Trucks, Electric Cars


Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version

Lincoln will get its own version of parent Ford's first mass-market, long-range electric vehicle. While Ford's version will have styling inspired by the Mustang, Lincoln will take a more traditional approach. The post Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Ford, Crossovers, Lincoln, Electric Cars, Mustang, Mustang Lincoln


Ford has a plan to future-proof the hot-selling F-150 pickup truck

Worried about the threat of rising gas prices, Ford will add the F-150 to its growing portfolio of electrified vehicles. It is currently developing a hybrid F-150, and it will release an electric version of the next-generation truck. The post Ford has a plan to future-proof the hot-selling F-150 pickup truck appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks


Some of Volkswagen’s electric models will wear a ‘Made in the USA’ label

Confirming earlier rumors, Volkswagen has announced it will build electric cars in its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory. The facility currently produces the Passat and the Atlas. Production will start in 2023, Digital Trends can reveal. The post Some of Volkswagen’s electric models will wear a ‘Made in the USA’ label appeared first on Digital Trends.
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China’s GAC Motor cruises into Detroit with all-electric Entranze concept

Chinese automaker GAC Motor brought its all-electric Entranze concept to the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. This is the third straight year that GAC has appeared in Detroit, and the company has established a design center in California. The post China’s GAC Motor cruises into Detroit with all-electric Entranze concept appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, China, Cars, Trends, Concept Cars, Detroit, Electric Cars, Detroit Auto Show, GAC Motor, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Nissan IMs is an electric car with a 380-mile range, autonomous-driving capability, and a backseat designed for being chauffeured. Too bad it's just a concept car. The post Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Concept Cars, Nissan, Electric Cars, Detroit Auto Show, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Cadillac is finally ready to take on Tesla with its own electric car

At the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac announced plans for its first electric car. The unnamed model will be a crossover, based on a new platform to be shared with other General Motors brands. The post Cadillac is finally ready to take on Tesla with its own electric car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Crossovers, Electric Cars, Cadillac, 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Detroit Auto Show Cadillac


Nissan’s new Leaf e+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range

Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the market. Nissan has been in this EV game for nearly nine years now. The company has sold more than 380,000 Leaf vehicles globally since the EV first went on sale in 2010. And while it debuted a refreshed version of its all-electric Leaf just 16 months ago, the automaker is back with another Leaf variant that...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Japan, Cars, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Automotive, United States, Transport, Nissan, Driver, Kia, Electric Cars, Charging Station


Tesla will discontinue entry-level Model S and Model X cars with 75-kWh battery

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will stop selling versions of its Model S and Model X electric cars with 75-kilowatt-hour battery packs. That just leaves the more-expensive 100-kWh models. The post Tesla will discontinue entry-level Model S and Model X cars with 75-kWh battery appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X


The Truth About Brake Pad Replacement in Teslas And Other EVs

The day after Christmas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave us an unexpected gift. Brake pads on Teslas would “literally never” need to be replaced, he said, thanks in part to the electric car’s regenerative brakes cutting way down on brake pad use compared to a conventional car. That seemed a little too good to be true! But…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf


2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range

Unveiled at CES 2019, the 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ electric car offers a dramatic increase in range over its predecessor -- with more power to boot. But Nissan is still playing catch up with rival automakers. The post 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nissan, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, CES 2019


Atlis emerges from stealth mode to promise an electric pickup truck

Nonexistent and unimaginable several years ago, the electric pickup truck segment is attracting companies from all over the automotive spectrum. Arizona-based startup Atlis has revealed a concept named XT tentatively set to launch in 2020. The post Atlis emerges from stealth mode to promise an electric pickup truck appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Atlis


The Fascinating Engineering Behind VW's Electric Car Platform of the Future

Volkswagen, the company that brought us Dieselgate, wants us forget its last eco-disaster by promising to bring affordable electric cars to the masses starting in 2020. Those cars will ride on an all-new electric platform called MEB. The automaker calls it “one of the most important projects in the history of…Read more...
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Sweden’s 400-horsepower answer to the Tesla Model 3 begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post Sweden’s 400-horsepower answer to the Tesla Model 3 begins taking shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Could Norway’s EV Adoption Signal Our Own Electric Future?

Perhaps — but Norway treats EV owners like royalty. Battery electric vehicles are not subject to most of that country’s automotive taxes, are subsidized via credits, and are frequently offered free parking and charging points as a way to further encourage drivers to get away from gasoline and diesel. Norway is also working aggressively toward banning […] The post Could Norway’s EV Adoption Signal Our Own Electric Future? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Norway, EVs, PHEVs, Electric Cars, News Blog, ZEVs, Automotive Trends, Plug-in Vehicles, Electric Adoption


GM may be the next automaker to lose its electric car tax credit

Tesla's federal tax credit for electric cars is phasing out, and General Motors may be next. The Detroit automaker hit the 200,000-unit ceiling for the tax credit in late 2018, according to a new report. The post GM may be the next automaker to lose its electric car tax credit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Gm, Detroit, Electric Cars


Tesla Increased Model 3 Production by 15% in Fourth Quarter and Will Drop Prices By $2000

Tesla produced and delivered at electric cars at the rate of nearly 1,000 vehicles per day. Production in Q4 grew to 86,555 vehicles, 8% more than their prior all-time high in Q3. This included:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Cars, Fourth Quarter


Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 to offset reduced tax credit

Tesla cut the price of the Model S, Model 3, and Model X by $2,000 to compensate for the halving of its federal tax credit from $7,500 to $3,750. The tax credit is being phased out because Tesla has reached 200,000 electric car sales. The post Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 to offset reduced tax credit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X


Elon Musk promises 100 percent Tesla Supercharger coverage for Europe in 2019

Elon Musk has said Tesla drivers in Europe can expect to see a significant increase in Superchargers in 2019, with coverage planned for "100 percent of Europe ... from Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey." The post Elon Musk promises 100 percent Tesla Supercharger coverage for Europe in 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Turkey, Ireland, Norway, Electric Cars, Kiev, Supercharger


What is Santa Claus doing in an electric Volkswagen dune buggy?

Volkswagen released an enigmatic sketch of what looks like an electric dune buggy with Santa Claus behind the wheel. Autocar believes this is our first look at a concept that will be revealed at the 2019 Geneva auto show. The post What is Santa Claus doing in an electric Volkswagen dune buggy? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Santa Claus, Geneva, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Autocar


Pininfarina Battista is a 1,900-horsepower, 250-mph electric supercar

The Pininfarina Battista will be the first production car from famed Italian design firm Pininfarina. Named after company founder Battista Pininfarina, it has a claimed 1,900 horsepower and a $2.5 million price tag. The post Pininfarina Battista is a 1,900-horsepower, 250-mph electric supercar appeared first on Digital Trends.
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2019 Audi E-Tron first drive review

We finally got to spend time behind the wheel of the electric 2019 Audi E-Tron bustling cities and arid desert of the United Arab Emirates to see how it compares with Jaguar and Tesla's competitors. The post 2019 Audi E-Tron first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Luxury cars, United Arab Emirates, Jaguar, Audi, Electric Cars, SUVs


Battery Prices Likely Heading for the Ceiling After Congo Raises Royalty Rate

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared cobalt a “strategic” substance, nearly tripling the royalty rate miners will have to pay on it. According to a governmental decree, miners will now pay 10 percent in royalties to extract the element. While we’ve previously warned of the likelihood of a global supply shortage elevating the price of […] The post Battery Prices Likely Heading for the Ceiling After Congo Raises Royalty Rate appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Congo, Automotive Industry, Electric Cars, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries, News Blog, Precious Metals, Ev Batteries, Cobalt Mining


Volkswagen may be planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car may head to the Nürburgring in 2019 for a lap-record attempt, according to a new report. Volkswagen will reportedly aim to set the quickest lap time ever by an electric car. The post Volkswagen may be planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars, Motorsports, Nurburgring, I.D. R Pikes Peak


Aston Martin bets classic car owners will choose volts over carburetors

Aston Martin has converted one of its most sought-after classic models to run on electricity instead of gasoline. The roadster uses electric components sourced from the upcoming Rapide E sedan. The post Aston Martin bets classic car owners will choose volts over carburetors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Classic Cars, Aston Martin, Electric Cars


Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe wants his startup to be the Patagonia of electric cars

Rivian is the latest startup hyping new electric cars. But unlike most other startups, Rivian is focusing on off-road vehicles. It launched an electric pickup truck and SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. CEO R.J. Scaringe explains the company’s plans. The post Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe wants his startup to be the Patagonia of electric cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Startups, Cars, Trends, Patagonia, Los Angeles Auto Show, Electric Cars, SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Rivian, R J Scaringe


The White House Wants to End the $7,500 EV Tax Credit as Early as 2020

President Donald Trump has been teasing a super vague threat to end “all” of General Motors’ tax subsidies, in response to the automaker’s plan to cut 14,000 jobs and potentially close four U.S. plants. On Monday, Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow elaborated that the White House would like to happen by 2020 at the…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, General Motors, Donald Trump, Electric Cars, Trump, Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump, Car Policy


Volvo Expands In Silicon Valley As Auto Innovation Goes West

As GM announced a wave of auto plant closures in the North American heartland this week at the cost of thousands of jobs, Sweden’s Volvo Cars was expanding its U.S. presence, both in Silicon Valley and at a new South Carolina factory.Like Detroit-based GM (NYSE: GM), which is shifting its attention from traditional auto manufacturing to projects like its self-driving car unit Cruise—a San Francisco startup GM bought in 2016—Volvo Cars is one of the flock of established carmakers drawn to the Ba...
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Audi Pulls the Sheet Off e-tron GT Concept in LA

After some healthy automotive foreplay, Audi finally took the wraps off its new e-tron GT Concept at the LA Auto Show. Offering the best elements of the brand’s design language, the vehicle previews a production model that’s scheduled to appear late in 2020, as well as Porsche’s upcoming Taycan EV — which will share the Audi’s drivetrain […] The post Audi Pulls the Sheet Off e-tron GT Concept in LA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: La, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, La Auto Show, Concept Cars, Audi, EVs, Electric Cars, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Audi E-tron Gt, Audi E-tron Gt Concept, Tesla Killers