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Electric motors are coming whether we want them or not. So let’s not pout, but instead celebrate the ways in which electric vehicles actually outperform their conventional internal combustion engine-driven counterparts.
Part of the problem of getting the ever-thrill-seeking youths to buy the Nissan Leaf was, apparently, the non-aggressive nature of the car. Nissan is looking to change this by supposedly upping the aggro on the new Leaf with a Nismo version of it. Update: this post has been updated with an official Nissan statement…
What will be the world’s largest electric vehicle, currently being constructed by a consortium of Swiss companies, is best understood by the numbers. It weighs 50 tons, has an extra 71 tons of hauling capacity, takes nine stairs for the driver to reach the cab, and has 700 kWh of storage capacity, according to Arstechnica
The automotive world is full of buzzwords. After all, this is the industry where every car is “dynamic” and full of “dynamism.” Although the word is annoying, it doesn’t convey much other than the fact that companies aren’t too creative. But the industry’s newest term, “electrified,” does—and wrongfully so.
Fans of gasoline and loud noises can make their own loud noises of protest all they want but it ain’t changing shit: electric cars are the future. That’s why Mercedes will offer a buttload of them soon and could show off another concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, this time an electric compact car.
Unlike some other hatchbacks that will be departing the US market, I don’t predict anyone pouring one out for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The automaker announced will discontinue the electric vehicle due to slow sales.
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Blue, spunky and Swedish: these are the things I love about Polestars. And now I’m hearing that it could start making electric performance cars? You have my attention.
At this moment, the idea that we’re on the brink of electric cars becoming cheaper to build than combustion cars is getting a lot of traction, along with the idea that EVs will be as cheap to own as the loud kind of car even sooner. These are important developments, and while it’s potentially good news for consumers,…
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know, or at least the ones that are fun to read if you want an inside look into the big ego auto industry.
Too nice-looking. Too friendly. Goofy, said critics of the Nissan Leaf’s headlights. WELL, NO MORE.
What comes to mind when you think exotic cars? Probably something like a carbon fiber shell and an engine behind the driver. You might be surprised to learn that can have both with a warranty, and it will cost you well under $20,000. These days, the unusual and ultra-efficient BMW i3 is really cheap.
One thing you don’t think electric cars can typically do is rally. Long distances, probably very few charging stations along the way—it doesn’t really sound like a place where an electric car can flourish. And then there’s this Nissan Leaf.
For customers who wanted an electric car but couldn’t afford to drop the extra dough on the expensive technology, the $7,500 U.S. tax credit was extremely appealing when it came down to considering new car options.
NIO, the Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup known for their mad quest to break track records with their EP9 supercar, has finally whipped out plans for a normal car for regular people. The NIO ES8 is a three-row Chinese-market-only electric SUV with room for seven.
Well, it was bound to happen at some point: Volkswagen’s third addition to its electric concept car family is the I.D. Crozz. Because it’s a crozz-over! Haaaa.