Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Mercedes-Benz wants you to know the future of motoring is silent

No matter how hard automakers and engineers may try, it's impossible to turn an internal-combustion engine into a silent operator. However, as the auto industry shifts to battery packs and electric motors, silence ultimately wins out. Mercedes-Benz has created a cheeky reminder in the form of a video advertisement to show consumers the future bids goodbye...

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VW to use quantum computing to develop tailored batteries for its EVs

Volkswagen says quantum computers may help the company develop batteries customized to future electric vehicles, the German automaker said June 8. The news last week came after VW announced a partnership with Google over quantum computing last November. The automaker said it planned to develop the algorithms, simulations, and optimizations with experts from...

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Electric car startup Byton hints at sedan with K-Byte concept

Electric car startup Byton on Tuesday rolled out the K-Byte sedan concept in Shanghai, China. The handsome design was presented during “Byton Night,” a preview event the company held ahead of the 2018 CES Asia where the K-Byte will make its formal debut Wednesday. Byton first burst onto the scene in January at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, where...

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Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

Land Rover has finally put to rest rumors that its next Defender might be built at a new plant in Slovakia by confirming that all Discovery production will be moved to the site, which was first announced in 2015 and due to be operational in late 2018. “The decision to move the Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia and the potential losses of some agency...

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Byton raises $500M for continued electric-car development

Byton, the Chinese electric-car start-up, has fresh cash on hand. The company announced on Monday that, after a new round of funding, it has another $500 million in the bank. Major investors involved in the latest round of funding include Chinese automaker FAW Group and a major battery supplier. In a press release, the company said the new funds will put...

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Porsche Taycan is the name for the production Mission E

Porsche continues to prepare its assault on Tesla, and on Friday the German automaker announced the production version of the Mission E concept will be called the Porsche Taycan (pronounced "tie-con"). Set to likely be unveiled later in 2018—possibly at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show—the Taycan will square off with the Tesla Model S, though it...

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Daimler has 2 new electric trucks to counter the Tesla Semi

Daimler has aggressively moved to carve its niche in the electric commercial vehicle space, and the German auto giant has two new offerings for the North American market. Introduced under the Freightliner brand, the eCascadia and eM2 trucks mark Daimler's expansion into the electric heavy- and medium-duty semi market. And the first units will enter...

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GM and Honda partner on next-gen batteries

General Motors and Honda on Thursday announced plans to work together on next-generation batteries for electric cars to fast-track their development for both automakers. The batteries are said to deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging than current designs. They will be based on a GM design, including the cells and modules...

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Volvo gives glimpse into its future operations

Volvo has spent a good part of the past decade transforming itself into a luxury car brand on par with the German brands, a goal the automaker has well and truly achieved judging by its latest products. The next phase for Volvo will be an even more radical transformation. As outlined by CEO Håkan Samuelsson on Thursday, Volvo is to become an electric...

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2019 Kia Niro EV debuts with 210 horsepower, 280 miles of range

Kia on Thursday introduced the new electric version of its Niro compact crossover SUV at the 2018 Busan auto show in Korea. Called the Niro EV and taking inspiration from a concept of the same name unveiled at January's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the newest addition to the Kia lineup is set to join hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Niro when it...

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