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Volkswagen has confirmed its electric version of the Microbus will be on sale in 2022. A number of variants will be built, including a model which will have a total drive system output of 369 horsepower from electric motors on each axle to shuttle power to all four wheels. A massive 111 kWh battery pack […]

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Continental Tire has developed its “New Wheel Concept” to optimize braking performance in electric vehicles. Comprised of two aluminum parts, the concept utilizes a carrier star, which remains permanently bolted to the wheel hub, and the rim well, which is bolted to the star. Unusually, the wheel brake is fastened to the axle’s wheel carrier […]

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The 750-horsepower Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet on display at the 2017 Monterey Car Week is another ultimate electric car showing what the German automaker can do. As a convertible version of a concept shown last year, the all-wheel-drive drop-top oozes with style while four permanent magnet electric motors promise 0-60 mph in the four second […]

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While Norway is on a tear to replace its petroleum-powered cars with the electric variety, it may also become the world’s first society to completely electrify. This could come by 2050, says Energi Norge (Energy Norway), an industry interest organization, of the nation of 5.2 million progressively minded souls. Central to Norway’s motivation is the […]

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Imagine buying a brand new car from a vending machine. The idea actually isn’t that foreign for Autobahn Motors, which opened a 15-story showroom in Singapore last year. It’s known as the “world’s largest luxury car vending machine,” and shoppers on the ground floor can view cars from a touchscreen display. Autobahn’s vending machine has […]

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Did you know that electric cars are nothing but toys for the rich representing a “massive wealth transfer from poor to rich” people? This anti-Robin Hood scenario, tattled on with partial funding provided by billionaire oil merchants the Koch brothers, is the latest from Fueling U.S. Forward. The non-profit organization formed last year was established […]

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Porsche is quitting its successful run in LMP1 racing to compete in Formula E, the German automaker announced Friday. The world of motorsports is seeing a huge shift and Porsche is the latest automaker to throw its hat into the electric racing series, a move that aligns better with its strategy to bolster its electrified […]

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For EV enthusiasts who’ve long lamented there are no all-electric trucks for sale, Bollinger Motors today revealed what may be an off-roading EVer’s dream come true. The completely bespoke B1 built in-house by the New York-based startup touts 60-kWh and 100-kWh battery options for up to 200 miles range, 360 horsepower, and rock-crawling dual-motor AWD […]

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Word has it that General Motors is mulling whether to discontinue the Chevrolet Volt in 2020 and replace it in 2022 with a crossover-style variant, but would this be desirable? According to Reuters, which cited “people familiar with the plans,” the Volt is one of six presumably under-selling vehicles the automaker is thinking about canceling. […]

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With automakers rushing into the EV market like Forty-niners, they inevitably look towards Tesla. Volkswagen is no exception to that trend and now Herbert Diess, VW’s CEO, says the automaker will be able to “stop” the current EV-leader because it has “abilities Tesla doesn’t have.” Those abilities, for the record, are global scale and manufacturing […]

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