Porsche Cayenne 2018 revealed ahead of Frankfurt show

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne A lighter, faster Porsche Cayenne luxury large SUV was unveiled at an elaborate global event in Germany last night. The third-generation Cayenne is up to 65kg lighter than before at 1985kg in base guise, despite being longer by 63mm at 4918mm, and wider by 44mm at 1983mm. despite being longer by 63mm at 4918mm, and wider by 44mm at 1983mm. Porsche will start Australian deliveries from the middle of 2018, with the new model making its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show on September 12. with the new model making…

Aston Martin will go EV and hybrid only in the mid-2020s

Aston Martin

Aston Martin The car James Bond drives in the next 007 film might be a hybrid. Aston Martin, famous for supplying the spy’s chosen vehicle, announced that its entire automotive lineup would be hybrids by the mid-2020s. By 2030, the automaker intends for a quarter of its sales to come from electric vehicles, the company’s CEO told Financial Times. READ ALSO: VOLKSWAGEN: READY TO ROC! – WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW T-ROC   The promise comes soon after Volvo pledged to stop selling gas or diesel-only cars within the next two years in favor of hybrids and…

New concept previews Mini electric car coming in 2019

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BMW BMW Group’s Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from the public. The BMW Group used the feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. READ ALSO: SKODA: EVS WON’T HAVE SUB-BRAND OR BE ‘VANILLA’ LIKE TESLA MODEL 3   But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by the hype surrounding the Tesla Model 3, it’s now Mini’s turn to launch an electric car.…

Ford Motor Company: Dominos Partner Up For Driverless Pizza Delivery

Pizza Delivery

Driverless Pizza Delivery That’s because Domino’s and Ford have partnered up on a pilot program to bring driverless pizza delivery to the to the midwestern market. The companies want to see how customers react to robotic deliveries. While a Ford engineer will be at the wheel of the semi-autonomous Ford Fusion, customers will have to walk out to the car to retrieve their order from a special compartment. READ ALSO: AUDI WORKING TO ADD SOLAR PANEL ROOFS TO FUTURE ELECTRIC CARS   Bloomberg has more details on the program: The goal of…

The Leaf Is the World’s Best-Selling Electric Car. Now, Nissan Needs to Catch Up With Tesla

Nissan

Nissan Motor Co. When Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its all-electric Leaf in 2010, the Japanese carmaker found itself uncharacteristically leading the automotive pack. Capable of traveling 100 miles on a single charge, the car leapfrogged those from most rivals who were focused on developing hybrids—such as Toyota’s Prius— or simply squeezing more mileage out of their conventional gasoline-powered models. That head start helped turn the Leaf into the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, with almost 300,000 cars sold since its introduction. READ ALSO: HONDA ANNOUNCES NEXT DELIVERY OF NSX TO UK   Fast-forward seven…

Renault, Nissan, Dongfeng Motor partner to develop electric cars in China

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced a new joint venture with Dongfeng Motor to develop and sell electric vehicles in China in the latest tie-up between western and Chinese carmakers to tap China’s electric car market. The new joint venture, eGT New Energy Automotive Co, will develop a new electric vehicle on a small sports utility vehicle platform developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Production is expected to start in 2019. The announcement follows a similar move by ford, which has signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile, a major…

2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar unveiled

Polestar may not yet have the same level of renown seen with BMW’s M Series, AMG Mercedes or even Nissan’s Nismo, Honda’s Type R or even Ford’s ST and RS performance brands, but the performance arm of Volvo is working hard to get there. The latest models from the brand have just been announced as the 2018 Volvo S60 Polestar and the V60 Polestar. The two models will feature additional aerodynamic components constructed from a lightweight carbon fiber material. The use of the advanced material is designed to increase downforce…

Turning the smartphone into a smart car key

When the Frankfurt International auto show opens its doors to the public on September 14, leading automotive equipment and tech provider Bosch will be demonstrating a new digital feature called Perfectly Keyless, that can turn any driver’s smartphone into a hands-free car key for opening and closing doors. “Perfectly Keyless, our digital vehicle access system, means that drivers will be able to do without traditional car keys. It’s a great example of stress-free connected mobility,” explained Harald Kröger, president of the Bosch Automotive Electronics division. The system is simple and…

New Mercedes Compact Electric Car Concept To Be Unveiled

To expand its line of compact electric cars, Mercedes is looking at unveiling a new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 on September 12. The coming Mercedes compact electric car lineup will start with a new member of the EQ range. The second member of the EQ plug-in electric concept car is an indication that the German automaker is ready for its planned electrification. This is in response to the growing call from regulators and governments for automakers to comply with current environmental and fuel-efficiency standards. Previously, Mercedes already…

BMW adds a sport package to the i3 electric vehicle

The BMW i3 will soon be available with a sport package that adds a few ponies, sportier wheels and a slightly different look to let other drivers know you’re serious about not using gasoline. The updated model is called the i3s and marks the first time the automaker added a dedicated sport package to the i3 or i7, though the i8 is already sporty enough. This package comes as part of the i3’s mid-model refresh and should add a boost to the little i3, which is already a blast to…