Could Nissan IMX trademark hint at IDx-like electric car?

Nissan Nissan has recently discovered to have filed a trademark filing for the “IMX” name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing, discovered by Autoguide, was made on September 8 and specifies its use for vehicles, including electric vehicles. READ ALSO:  VOLKSWAGEN IS ‘SECOND MOVER’ IN ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLES – EXECUTIVE The similarity with the IDx name used for a sports car concept unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is obvious. This has led to speculation that IMX will be the name of a similar sports car concept powered…

NEW CAR REVIEW: The BMW i3

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BMW i3 BMW i3 has proved to be a successful first stab at the all-electric vehicle market for its Munich maker and since the original 2013 launch, the Munich maker hasn’t stopped trying to improve it. In 2016, the original 60Ah version was replaced with a 94Ah variant that boosted this model’s all-electric operating range to over 200 miles. A year later, BMW gave the styling a minor refresh and added a slightly pokier i3s derivative into the range to create the model line-up we’re going to look at here.…

Audi’s self-driving e-tron electric concepts: Aicon (Level 5) and Elaine (Level 4) at Frankfurt

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Frankfurt Motor Show The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Showed offered a very specific ethos this year: electric and self-driving cars. Many automakers used the bright lights and gleaming stands to reveal their interpretation of a future with all-electric and driverless vehicles. Audi was not absent from the theme. The German luxury brand debuted two e-tron electric-car concepts, the Audi Aicon and Audi Elaine. Both are battery-electric vehicles, though they differ in self-driving technology.   READ ALSO: VOLKSWAGEN SET TO LAUNCH NEXT GOLF AND I.D ELECTRIC CAR AT THE SAME TIME  …

Mazda commits to all-electric and hybrid cars by 2030

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Mazda Mazda is reportedly to make fully electric or hybrid cars by 2030. This move follows similar ones from other car manufacturers such as Volvo and Maserati in a bid to improve air quality. In addition to this the fleeting reputation of diesel cars has turbocharged the push towards zero-emissions travel. Electric models will be used by the Japanese automaker in all its cars by 2030 including on petrol-hybrid cars. “The majority of cars will feature electric drive technology, in combination with (a) combustion engine,” Mazda spokeswoman Nao Nohmi told CNNMoney. READ…

Volkswagen is ‘second mover’ in electric commercial vehicles – executive

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Volkswagen Volkswagen is a “second mover” in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging companies such as Tesla and Deutsche Post DHL in putting them on the road, the head of VW’s trucks business told a German newspaper. He said Volkswagen had emissions-free alternatives to conventional trucks and buses on offer. “But maybe the German manufacturers were too slow. It could be,” German daily Tagesspiegel quoted Andreas Renschler, who is also a member of Volkswagen’s group management board, as saying in an interview published on its website on Sunday. Truck manufacturers such…