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Tesla’s New 21″ Model S Wheels Go For The Princely Sum Of $4,500 20
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Wheels on 01 20th, 2018


Tesla Model S buyers who would rather ditch the car's standard 19" wheels in favor of something larger, finally have something new they can order.
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Cadillac President Opens Up About Future Lineup, Promises A Handful Of EVs 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac XT4, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 01 19th, 2018


Cadillac didn't have anything to show at the North American International Auto Show but that didn't stop president Johan de Nysschen from revealing a handful of new models are on the horizon.
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60 Percent Of Cars In UK Will Need To Be Ultra-Low Emissions To Meet EU Targets 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


A report by the Committee on Climate Change in the UK says that 60 per cent of all new cars and vans sold in the country will need to be ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by 2030 to meet EU targets.
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BMW iNEXT Concept To Spearhead New Family Of Autonomous EVs 18
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Autonomous, BMW, BMW i, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 01 18th, 2018


Autonomous electric vehicles have fast become all the rage, and BMW's planning to get in on the action with a new concept. Not only that, but it wants to put it into production.
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Electric AMGs Are Coming But Not Before Launching New 805HP Hybrids 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, PHEV, Reports on 01 18th, 2018


It goes without saying that since all the major car makers are planning an army of electric vehicles for the near future, performance brands like Mercedes AMG are going to dive into the action sooner or later. It’s inevitable.
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Great Wall Starts A New EV Brand In China Called Ora 17
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Beijing Auto Show, china, Electric Vehicles, Great Wall, Reports on 01 17th, 2018


Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors is making a leap into the world of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in its home country, lifting the veil on an all-new brand that will produce electrified vehicles.
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Tesla To Improve Voice Control Functionality On Model 3 17
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Reports, Tech, Tesla, Tesla Model 3 on 01 17th, 2018


Tesla intends to improve the voice command functionality of the entry-level Model 3 in an effort to make the sedan even more straightforward to use.
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All-Electric Ferrari Supercar Will Leave Its Rivals In The Dust 17
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Ferrari, Reports on 01 17th, 2018


Elon Musk has made audacious claims about the next-generation Roadster but FCA boss Sergio Marchionne isn’t worried. In fact, he believes Ferrari can create an even more remarkable electric supercar.
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Infiniti To Become A “Highly Electrified Brand” 17
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Infiniti, Reports on 01 17th, 2018


To further differentiate itself from Nissan, luxury brand Infiniti will aggressively adopt electrification, Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa has revealed at the Detroit Auto Show.
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GAC Motors Thinks Enverge Concept Captures Young Americans’ Tastes In SUVs 16
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, GAC on 01 16th, 2018


Chinese automakers aren’t popular in the United States, but that’s something Guangzhou Automotive Company (GAC Motors) is looking to change. GAC brought a good-looking two-door SUV called the Enverge to the Detroit Auto Show to get its name out in the open before its official launch in 2019.

As far as electric vehicles go, the Enverge is wearing a futuristic design, something that a lot of EVs miss out on at the moment. The grille-less front end allows GAC to tack on a massive badge onto the front of the vehicle, while the headlights wrap around the entire front end of the vehicle. Another nifty feature of the headlights is that they slide out and can be used as flood lights, similar to some of the LEDs found on the Toyota FT-AC Concept.

The front end looks like an angry snake, which is pretty aggressive for an EV and a crossover.The Enverge concept has a pinched rear end that mimics the Toyota Prius with a rear taillight design that wraps around the rear end. The SUV’s design is striking, especially when you take the gullwing doors – something that’s usually found on supercars – into account.

The design, as the Chinese automaker claims, is supposed to appeal to young consumers in the U.S. If the exterior doesn’t draw buyers in, the interior certainly will. There’s a Formula 1-inspired steering wheel with a few steering-wheel-mounted buttons within reach of the driver’s thumbs. Instead of a traditional dashboard, there’s an enormous flatscreen that provides necessary information – the car’s speed, navigation, etc.

While the majority of enthusiasts enjoy sitting in the driver’s seat, the passengers in the back of the SUV are treated to something even more high-tech – panoramic augmented reality goggles that take information on things outside of the Enverge and lays them onto the opaque windows.

Power wise, the SUV features a 71 kWh battery pack that gives the vehicle a range of 370 miles, which is 120 miles more than the Byton Crossover Concept from CES. GAC also claims that a 10-minute charge allows the Enverge concept to go up to 240 miles. A wireless charger will be available for the production-ready version of the vehicle.

The SUV has a claimed output of 240 horsepower, which is put down to all four wheels and can get to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. The vehicle tops out at 99 mph. The zero to 60 mph figure is right on par with what the Tesla Model 3 recently did.

A production version of the Enverge concept would certainly be an interesting vehicle for GAC to enter the North American market.

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GAC Motors Thinks Enverge Concept Captures Young Americans’ Tastes In SUVs 16
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, GAC on 01 16th, 2018


Chinese automakers aren’t popular in the United States, but that’s something Guangzhou Automotive Company (GAC Motors) is looking to change. GAC brought a good-looking two-door SUV called the Enverge to the Detroit Auto Show to get its name out in the open before its official launch in 2019.

As far as electric vehicles go, the Enverge is wearing a futuristic design, something that a lot of EVs miss out on at the moment. The grille-less front end allows GAC to tack on a massive badge onto the front of the vehicle, while the headlights wrap around the entire front end of the vehicle. Another nifty feature of the headlights is that they slide out and can be used as flood lights, similar to some of the LEDs found on the Toyota FT-AC Concept.

The front end looks like an angry snake, which is pretty aggressive for an EV and a crossover.The Enverge concept has a pinched rear end that mimics the Toyota Prius with a rear taillight design that wraps around the rear end. The SUV’s design is striking, especially when you take the gullwing doors – something that’s usually found on supercars – into account.

The design, as the Chinese automaker claims, is supposed to appeal to young consumers in the U.S. If the exterior doesn’t draw buyers in, the interior certainly will. There’s a Formula 1-inspired steering wheel with a few steering-wheel-mounted buttons within reach of the driver’s thumbs. Instead of a traditional dashboard, there’s an enormous flatscreen that provides necessary information – the car’s speed, navigation, etc.

While the majority of enthusiasts enjoy sitting in the driver’s seat, the passengers in the back of the SUV are treated to something even more high-tech – panoramic augmented reality goggles that take information on things outside of the Enverge and lays them onto the opaque windows.

Power wise, the SUV features a 71 kWh battery pack that gives the vehicle a range of 370 miles, which is 120 miles more than the Byton Crossover Concept from CES. GAC also claims that a 10-minute charge allows the Enverge concept to go up to 240 miles. A wireless charger will be available for the production-ready version of the vehicle.

The SUV has a claimed output of 240 horsepower, which is put down to all four wheels and can get to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. The vehicle tops out at 99 mph. The zero to 60 mph figure is right on par with what the Tesla Model 3 recently did.

A production version of the Enverge concept would certainly be an interesting vehicle for GAC to enter the North American market.

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AirspaceX MOBi-ONE Autonomous Electric Flying Vehicle Lands In Detroit 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Electric Vehicles, Flying Cars, video on 01 15th, 2018


AirSpaceX has used the North American International Auto Show to unveil a scale model of its upcoming vertical take-off and landing aircraft called the MOBi-ONE.

Designed and built by the Detroit Aircraft Corporation, the MOBi-ONE is billed as an electric and autonomous flying vehicle which can take-off and land like a helicopter but fly like a plane.

The MOBi-ONE is designed to transport passengers and cargo between airports and urban centers which are within 60 miles (96 km) of each other. The aircraft will reportedly be able to hit speeds of up to 250 mph (402 km/h) and carry up to four passengers as well as 100 kg (220 lbs) of cargo.

AirspaceX also suggests the MOBi-ONE will have three different modules including ones for flight, payload, and ground transportation. That latter module could be used to transform the model into a flying car but little is known about it.

In a statement, Detroit Aircraft and AirSpaceX founder Jon Rimanelli said “MOBi-ONE will offer clean, quiet, and connected on-demand air mobility to the mass traveling public at an affordable price.” He says this is possible because the company will mass produce the model using “lean automotive design and mass production techniques.”

If everything goes according to plan, the company will deploy 2,500 aircraft in the nation’s 50 largest cities by 2026.

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VW Confirms All-New North American Passat For 2019 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, VW, VW Arteon, VW Passat on 01 15th, 2018


Volkswagen has used the North American International Auto Show to reveal major investments in the United States and its goal to become a major player in one of the most important automotive markets in the world.

Speaking in Detroit, Volkswagen brand boss Dr. Herbert Diess said “By 2020, we will offer at least two new U.S. models annually, covering key segments in the United States.” Besides the all-new Jetta, the company will introduce will introduce the Arteon later this year. It will be followed by the redesigned Passat in 2019 and two crossovers based on the MQB platform.

Volkswagen’s MEB-based electric vehicle will arrive in the United States in 2020. It will be a crossover and it will pave the way for future electric vehicles.

2020 is also the year that Volkswagen hopes to “break-even” in the North American market. This is an uphill battle so the automaker will invest more than $3.3 billion into North America over the next three years. Approximately $1.2 billion of this will go directly toward projects in the United States.

Volkswagen even talked about the elephant in the room, the dieselgate scandal, by saying the company has made “considerable progress” in dealing with the issue and has retrofitted or bought back more than 80 percent of the 540,000 vehicles affected by the emissions cheating scandal.

Note: Current generation Passat pictured

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VW Confirms All-New North American Passat For 2019 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, VW, VW Arteon, VW Passat on 01 15th, 2018


Volkswagen has used the North American International Auto Show to reveal major investments in the United States and its goal to become a major player in one of the most important automotive markets in the world.

Speaking in Detroit, Volkswagen brand boss Dr. Herbert Diess said “By 2020, we will offer at least two new U.S. models annually, covering key segments in the United States.” Besides the all-new Jetta, the company will introduce will introduce the Arteon later this year. It will be followed by the redesigned Passat in 2019 and two crossovers based on the MQB platform.

Volkswagen’s MEB-based electric vehicle will arrive in the United States in 2020. It will be a crossover and it will pave the way for future electric vehicles.

2020 is also the year that Volkswagen hopes to “break-even” in the North American market. This is an uphill battle so the automaker will invest more than $3.3 billion into North America over the next three years. Approximately $1.2 billion of this will go directly toward projects in the United States.

Volkswagen even talked about the elephant in the room, the dieselgate scandal, by saying the company has made “considerable progress” in dealing with the issue and has retrofitted or bought back more than 80 percent of the 540,000 vehicles affected by the emissions cheating scandal.

Note: Current generation Passat pictured

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Ford’s Bringing Back The Mach 1 As An Electric Performance SUV 15
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Electric Vehicles, Film, Ford, Ford Videos, video on 01 15th, 2018


Between the new Ranger, the Bullitt Mustang, and the Edge ST, Ford has plenty of new metal to showcase at the Detroit Auto Show this year. But the one that’s sparked our imagination the most isn’t even there.

Alongside all the new models revealed, Ford announced a new performance SUV in the pipeline. It’ll be all-electric, and it’ll be called the Mach 1.

Recognize the name? It was a variant of the Mustang sold back in the 1970s, and again a few years after the turn of the millennium. This time it won’t be on a pony car, though, adopting a much larger (or at least taller) form – ostensibly to take on the Tesla Model X.

The project is being developed by Ford Team Edison, the automaker’s electric propulsion division, and is set to debut sometime in 2020. More than that, we don’t know at the moment, but the Blue Oval has released this minute-long teaser video to drum up a little excitement.

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