Tag: EVs

Electric Ambitions: Can Volkswagen Pull Off Its Aggressive EV Strategy?

Following its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen leaned hard into electrification. The automaker needed to look environmentally conscious after being caught cheating on emissions tests, and promising a glut of electric vehicles seemed like a good way to accomplish that goal. Of course, building EVs also allows companies to offset fleet-wide […]

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Volkswagen’s Electrify America Buying Tesla Hardware for EV Charging Stations

Volkswagen has agreed to spend $2 billion improving the United States’ adolescent charging infrastructure over the next 10 years as part its diesel-related agreement with federal regulators. As part of that arrangement, the automaker established Electrify America as the subsidiary responsible for most of the leg work. While it invests […]

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As It Spreads Its Platform Pitch, Volkswagen Has a Buggy It Wants You to Think About

After Volkswagen strategy boss Michael Jost told a German newspaper Wednesday of his company’s plan to offer up its MEB electric vehicle platform to anyone who wants it, VW further disseminated the message on Thursday — making the pitch that the automaker now offers “e-joint ventures.” Cute, but also potentially lucrative […]

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Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model

Polestar, the performance-oriented luxury brand created by Volvo’s Chinese parent company Geely, already has a 2-door hybrid sports car coming down the pipe later this year — the Polestar 1. However, the company is already teasing a follow-up sedan that aims to remove the internal-combustion component entirely and take on the likes […]

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China’s Qiantu Motor to Manufacture EVs in North America With Domestic Partner

Every few weeks, it seems there’s another Chinese manufacture promising to wriggle into North America. This week it’s Qiantu Motor, which intends to build the K50 electric sports car with help from California-based EV firm Mullen Technologies. According to a preliminary agreement published on Mullen’s website, the American firm will homologate, assemble, […]

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As Expected, Volkswagen’s EV Platform to Breed a Big ‘un

As we’ve seen with nearly all mainstream automakers, going without a three-row crossover is akin to cutting one’s throat. Large broods demand seating for seven or eight, environmental considerations be damned. Volkswagen wants to keep the family together. The automaker’s dedicated electric architecture, the MEB platform, is tapped to spawn […]

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The Government’s Coming for Your Classic Car, but They Can’t Take It All: Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer isn’t very trusting of his government’s plan to ban all internal combustion vehicles by 2040. The 55-year-old Brit had a few things to say about the UK’s intentions last year, none of them very kind to policy makers. Since then, it seems he’s grown even […]

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White House Wants to End EV Subsidies ASAP

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow announced Monday that the Trump administration is seeking an end to federal subsidies on electric cars. Interestingly, the move appears to be related to General Motors’ plant closings and layoffs. The company’s restructuring plan hasn’t gone over well with policy makers or the American public, […]

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Russian arms maker Kalashnikov unveils retro electric car

So much for Tesla. AK-47 not included! The look was inspired by a Soviet hatchback model developed in the 1970s called “Izh-Kombi”, according to a statement on the Kalashnikov website. Its holding company, Kalashnikov Concern, said it had developed cutting-edge elements for the “electric supercar”, including a “revolutionary” inverter. The vehicle can travel 217 miles […]

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Maker of Odd-looking Three-wheeled Car Heads to NASDAQ

A small automobile company headquartered in a city with outrageous house prices wants you to buy shares. Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., the Vancouver-based builder of three-wheeled electric vehicles, has announced its listing on the NASDAQ. The company’s $10 million public offering went live Thursday, listed as SOLO (common shares) and SOLOW (warrants). As you probably figured, Electra […]

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If Tesla Goes Private, It Ties Daimler As World’s Third-Most-Valuable Carmaker

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Elon Musk tweeted he might take Tesla private, investors who were betting on Tesla stock falling lost almost a billion dollars Wednesday. (Easy come, easy go.) More importantly, were Musk able to take Tesla from a publicly to privately […]

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Porsche Drops Technical Specs for Electric Taycan

Electric cars are a polarizing matter among automotive enthusiasts. While a small group of ardent EV loyalists exist, a large portion of car people look at them with varying levels of contempt. However, let’s not kid ourselves, electrification is an inevitability. Even if EVs don’t proliferate like rabbits in springtime, standard powertrains will continue to […]

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Why Ford Moved Self-Driving Operations to a New, Off-Site Business

Ford is rolling its autonomous-driving business into a semi-autonomous operation in downtown Detroit, separate from corporate HQ in Dearborn. Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC (ALLC), as the operation will be called, will get $4 billion in initial investments from the Ford mothership over five years. With the freestanding operation, Ford hopes Ford Autonomous Vehicles may function […]

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Volkswagen’s all-electric race car shatters records on the uphill Pikes Peak

For the last 100 years, cars have been setting records on top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak. Another record has been broken this year, but this time it comes courtesy of a specially-designed electric race car developed by Volkswagen, the I.D. R Pikes Peak. The prototype, helmed by French racing driver Romain Dumas, broke records on […]

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review: Tesla-Killer EV Is 2018’s Best Car

The Jaguar I-Pace sport crossover is a landmark vehicle: for the EV industry, for Jaguar, for enthusiast drivers, and for Elon Musk, who needs to check his rear-view mirror. Finally, someone has built a car that matches and surpasses Tesla. Surprisingly, it isn’t one of the likeliest suspects — Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, or […]

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