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Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying

Daimler Trucks brought its all-electric eCascadia semi-truck to the 2019 CES, and invited us to take the wheel. What does it feel like to drive one? Simply electrifying, of course. The post Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Trends, Trucks, Daimler, Daimler Trucks


VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles

Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said during a presentation at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. The expansion is expected to create 1,000 jobs at the plant. VW’s Chattanooga expansion is just a piece of the automaker’s broader plan to move away from diesel in the...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Germany, Cars, US, America, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Manufacturing, Volkswagen


Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover

Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The images of the full-size crossover SUV, which was unveiled during a debut party for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Detroit, kicks off a transformation of GM’s luxury brand. On Friday, GM announced plans to turn Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. No...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Gm, Detroit, Cadillac, General-motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Escalade, Bolt EV GM


Elektroauto: German EVs are coming — and Germans are interested

Filed under: Green,Audi,Mercedes-Benz,Porsche,Volkswagen,Electric It's generational, but even oldsters are intriguedContinue reading Elektroauto: German EVs are coming — and Germans are interested Elektroauto: German EVs are coming — and Germans are interested originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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GM is transforming Cadillac into an electric brand

General Motors is turning Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. Plans are already underway to introduce the first model from the company’s new battery electric vehicle architecture, GM said Friday during an investor meeting. GM said this new BEV architecture will be the foundation for an advanced family of “profitable EVs,” a  word choice  likely meant to express the automaker’s convi...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Transport, Gm, Automotive Industry, Bolt, North America, Chevrolet, Nissan


7 of the biggest eco-friendly and green living myths

When you decide to go green and adopt a sustainable lifestyle, you might think that some of the biggest steps you can take in the right direction are doing things like buying a hybrid car, dropping meat from your diet or using eco-friendly products. But over the years, we have been inundated with “green” messages that are easily taken for granted, and some of them are filled with misinformation. So to help you go green the right way, here is a list of seven of the biggest sustainable living myt...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Environment, Features, Green, Plastic, LED lighting, Vegetarian, Green Appliances, Ev, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sustainable Living, Energy Efficient, Eco-friendly Myths, Green Living Myths, Joenomias Silviarita Frank Habel Pexels Jasmine


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


GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app

GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners can have a “more seamless charging experience.” In short: GM wants to make it easier and more intuitive for Bolt EV owners to find and access charging. Removing hurdles from the charging experience can go a long way in convincing m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Smartphone, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Gm, Michigan, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Charging Stations


First buses, now Shenzhen has turned its taxis electric in green push

Roads in a Chinese city have gotten much quieter in recent years. Shenzhen, widely called the Silicon Valley of hardware, has been pouring resources to phase out rattling diesel vehicles chugging through the city of 12 million people. All public buses in the city went electric by the end of 2017. Taxis soon followed suit. The Transport Commission of Shenzhen announced on its official site this week that 99 percent of the city’s more than 21,000 cabs are now powered by batteries. However, 1,350 v...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Asia, Japan, China, Singapore, Cars, US, Tech, Egypt, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Chile, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Electricity


An inside look at Rivian’s EV ambitions from AI batteries to electric jet skis

For a CEO who insists his electric vehicle startup doesn’t want to be Tesla, Rivian founder RJ Scaringe can sound a lot like Elon Musk. Just weeks before unveiling Rivian’s first vehicles — an all-electric pickup and a seven-seater SUV — at the LA Auto Show last month, Scaringe promised an impressive new battery technology and speculated about an electric jet-ski. He’s made other bold claims à la Musk, including that his company had developed an artificial intelligence charging system that “allo...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, California, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Automotive Industry, La Auto Show, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Musk


China’s BYD further drives into Chile with 100 electric buses

Over the past few years, Chinese automaker giant BYD has been on a partnership spree with cities across China to electrify their public transportation systems, and now it’s extending its footprint across the globe. On Thursday, BYD announced that it has shipped 100 electric buses to Santiago, the capital city of Chile. The step marks the Chinese firm’s further inroads into the Latin American country where a green car revolution is underway to battle smog. BYD’s first batch of vehicles arrived...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Asia, Government, China, Cars, Tech, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Transport, Brazil, Warren Buffett, Ecuador, GreenTech


Audi E-Tron GT Concept confirmed for 'Avengers 4'

Filed under: Celebrities,Green,TV/Movies,Audi,Electric,Future Audi tipped its hand before it even officially debuted the E-Tron GT Concept at the L.A. Auto Show. In a private event the night ahead of the first media day, Audi brought in Robert Downey Jr. to pull the curtain on the new electric four-door coupe. Now we know why. In an email exchange, an Audi representative confirmed to Autoblog that the E-Tron GT would make an appearance in the upcoming "Avengers 4" movie....
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Marvel, Iron Man, Autos, Audi, Avengers, Official, Ev, Tony Stark, Audi E-tron Gt Concept


Electric vehicle makers serving up customer location data to China on a silver platter

There's been quite a bit of bad ink surrounding Tesla electric vehicles this year: delays in production, growing rumors about subpar customer service, former employees blowing the whistle on dangerous, indifferent working conditions in Tesla assembly plants and logistical woes to name a few. According to The Washington Post, Tesla owners in China can add in-car state surveillance to the list. Apparently, the Chinese government has demanded that Tesla vehicles purchased in China send a steady st...
Tags: Apple, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Post, News, Privacy, Washington Post, China, General Motors, Tesla, Xi Jinping, Associated Press, Nissan, Mass Surveillance, Chinese Government, United States Japan


Rivian debuts an electric pickup and SUV designed to look good while getting dirty

Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. Those days are over. CEO and founder RJ Scaringe unveiled two all-electric vehicles this week at the LA Auto Show that boast some eye-popping battery ranges as well as some noteworthy performance and capability features. Rivian kicked off the week with a reveal of the R1T, a robust-looking 5-passenger electric pickup truck. On Tuesday, Scaringe took it up a notch with the introduction of...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Florida, UK, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Patagonia, Automotive Industry, Michigan, La Auto Show, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Chrysler Corporation, Irvine California, San Jose California, Range Rovers


Tesla acquires trucking companies to squeeze in more deliveries before Dec. 31

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had acquired “trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries of its Model 3 vehicles before the federal tax credit begins to wind down Dec. 31. Musk at first didn’t explain what “acquired trucking capacity” meant. The company hasn’t posted any regulatory filings of an acquisition and Tesla has yet to respond to TechCrunch’s inquiry on the matter. Musk later tweeted that Tesla had both purchased trucking companies and secur...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Customers, Automotive, Tesla Model S, Musk, Model 3


Tesla, GM and Nissan are all part of a new coalition aiming to extend the EV tax credit

Tesla, GM and Nissan are among a group of 15 companies that launched a new coalition aimed at reforming the electric vehicle tax credit. The group, called EV Drive Coalition, brings together a mix of automakers, industry giant ABB, climate change and energy lobbying organizations and EV infrastructure companies, including ChargePoint. The coalition, which officially launched Tuesday, wants to pass legislation that would tweak the federal electric vehicle tax credit to “ensure that it works be...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, America, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Gm, Nissan, Electric Cars, GreenTech, Abb, Chargepoint, Tesla GM, Joel Levin, EV Drive Coalition


GM looks to cut costs by offering buyouts to 18,000 employees

General Motors has offered voluntary buyouts to 18,000 salaried employees in North America who have at least 12 years of experience, as the automaker looks to cut costs all while investing in its electric and autonomous future. The company has described this as a proactive measure aimed at preparing for coming headwinds such as  slow sales in North America and China, commodity prices and tariffs. But it’s just as much about preparing for the future. The company has been undergoing a transformati...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Softbank, Tech, General-motors, Automotive, Mary Barra, Gm, Michigan, North America, Chevrolet, Opel, LG Electronics, GM GM


Tesla to bring portion of Model 3 production to China next year

Tesla, which reported its first quarterly profits in two years Wednesday, is looking to extend its earnings streak by bringing its new Model 3 to customers beyond North America. And part of that plan involves accelerating its manufacturing plans in China. Tesla saw its revenue skyrocket to $6.8 billion in the third quarter (and a $312 million profit) thanks to sales of its new Model 3 vehicle, despite production bottlenecks and more recent issues with delivery logistics. The company was ab...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, Shanghai, Automotive Industry, North America, Tesla Model S, China Tesla, Lingang Shanghai


Audi E-Tron EV crossover faces four-week delay because of software bug

Filed under: Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Audi,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Crossover,Electric,Luxury Another snag: LG Chem wants to hike its battery prices 10 percent.Continue reading Audi E-Tron EV crossover faces four-week delay because of software bug Audi E-Tron EV crossover faces four-week delay because of software bug originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  ...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Report, Autos, Audi, Ev, LG Chem, Audi E-tron


Google Maps amplifies its app for electric vehicle owners

Google Maps is beefing up its app to help electric vehicle owners find the most suitable and closest place to charge up. Google Maps said Tuesday it’s adding an EV charging feature to the app that will give users information about charging stations. Google has featured charging stations for a number of years now. But now, Google Maps is displaying more stations from supported networks and providing information about the stations themselves, including how many charging ports are available and how...
Tags: Google, Electric Vehicle, UK, Australia, Google Search, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, New Zealand, Google-Maps, Charging Stations, Plugshare


Tesla vehicles ordered after October 15 lose out on full tax credit eligibility

Tesla customers who want the full $7,500 federal tax credit have until October 15 to order a Model S, Model X or Model 3 electric vehicle, a new deadline posted on the company’s website that could spark a flurry of sales. The October 15 deadline was added Thursday to the Tesla website. Earlier this year, Tesla hit a bittersweet milestone when it delivered its 200,000th electric vehicle. The achievement — a noteworthy occasion for an automaker that didn’t exist 15 years ago — activated a count...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3


Kia’s all-electric e-Niro is a crossover with 300 miles of range

Kia is finally sharing more details about its upcoming all-electric crossover — the 2019 Kia e-Niro — that made its debut in Korea earlier this year. The upshot: it’s got some range. The production version of the all-electric crossover, which Kia is showing off at the Paris Motor Show this week, has a range of about 301 miles (for those who opt for the bigger battery pack) on the European WLTP combined testing cycle. The estimated EPA-range has yet to be released, but expect it to be lower, at s...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Tech, Automotive, Korea, Epa, Kia, Environmental Protection Agency, Niro, Paris Motor Show


2019 Chevrolet Volt LT first drive review

Without range anxiety and, thanks to a new 7.2-kW charging system, charge anxiety, the Volt is a car that offers with you the best of both worlds without compromise. Tricks learned from the Bolt EV allow you to regain some electric range while driving – a novel skill that comes in hand. The post 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Trends, Chevrolet, Hybrid, Volt, Plug-in Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt LT


Audi expects 2020 E-Tron GT to accept 350-kW fast charging

Filed under: Green,Audi,Sedan,Electric,Luxury It would mean charing to 80 percent capacity in less than 12 minutes.Continue reading Audi expects 2020 E-Tron GT to accept 350-kW fast charging Audi expects 2020 E-Tron GT to accept 350-kW fast charging originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 10:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Report, Luxury, Autos, Audi, Battery, Charging Station, Concept, Audi E-tron, Audi E-tron Gt, Green Audi Sedan Electric Luxury


Audi E-Tron SUV gets the inevitable Sportback variant in 2019

Filed under: Green,Audi,Porsche,Coupe,SUV,Luxury The Audi electric SUV coupe is coming.Continue reading Audi E-Tron SUV gets the inevitable Sportback variant in 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV gets the inevitable Sportback variant in 2019 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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2019 Audi E-Tron crossover EV revealed, priced at just over $75,000

Filed under: Audi,Crossover,Electric,Luxury It's unmistakably an Audi.Continue reading 2019 Audi E-Tron crossover EV revealed, priced at just over $75,000 2019 Audi E-Tron crossover EV revealed, priced at just over $75,000 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio makes bumpy start following $1B IPO

Nio, the Tesla -wannabe electric vehicle firm from China, enjoyed a mix start to life as a public company after it raised $1 billion through a listing on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The firm went public at $6.26 — just one cent above the bottom of its pricing range — meaning that it raised a little over $1 billion. That’s some way down on its original goal of $1.8 billion, per an initial filing in August, and for a while it looked like even that price was optimistic. Early tradin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Electric Vehicle, Asia, Business, UK, China, Ipo, Germany, Funding, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Tencent, New York Stock Exchange, Trump, Ev


2019 Audi E-Tron to get toll-payment transponder in rearview mirror

Filed under: Green,Audi,Technology,Crossover,Electric,Luxury Orders for the electric crossover start Sept. 17 with a $1,000 deposit.Continue reading 2019 Audi E-Tron to get toll-payment transponder in rearview mirror 2019 Audi E-Tron to get toll-payment transponder in rearview mirror originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Audi starts mass production of its first all-electric SUV

Audi began production of its first all-electric SUV on Monday, three years after the German automaker unveiled a concept version of the vehicle at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The company won’t reveal the production-version of the Audi e-tron SUV until Sept. 17, in a what promises to be a splashy event in San Francisco. Audi, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, has been working towards mass production of the e-tron quattro for years now, offering periodic updates and teasers on ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Frankfurt, Automotive, Brussels, Audi, Volkswagen Group, International Motor Show, San Francisco Audi


Southeast Asia’s Grab plans electric vehicle push

Grab, the ride-hailing company that consumed Uber’s business in Southeast Asia, today made a big push to grow the number of electric vehicles in its fleet after it partnered with energy supplier Singapore Power. The deal will see Grab add 200 new ‘fast-charging’ EVs to its fleet in Singapore with SP providing “preferential” pricing at the organization’s charging stations. Grab said drivers who opt for an EV — which will be “progressively rolled out” from early 2019 — can expect to increase th...
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