AT THE Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 BMW unveiled a brand-new electric car concept the i Vision Dynamics, which looks like a new rival to shake the Tesla Model S.

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AT THE Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 BMW In the luxury electric car segment Tesla currently rules the roost.  Both the Model S and Model X are the class leaders in terms of range and technology and no real direct rivals to challenge this position yet.  BMW could be ready to spoil the party though. Read also: PORSCHE CAYENNE COUPE UNDER CONSIDERATION AS BMW X6 RIVALAt the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017, the German car manufacturer revealed a new electric car concept, the the i  Vision Dynamics, which looks to be a credible rival to the…

Mercedes’ new all-electric concept car shows just how serious the company is about taking on Tesla

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Mercedes-Benz is going all in on electric cars On Monday, Daimler, the automaker’s parent company, said that Mercedes will sell electrified versions of all of its models by 2022. And on Tuesday, the company showcased an all-electric concept car, dubbed the Mercedes Concept EQA, that hints at what its future electric compact cars might look like. Read also: LATEST AEROMOBIL FLYING CAR CONCEPT PRESENTED AT FRANKFURT While the company didn’t say whether the EQA would go into production, the company did make clear that the compact segment was important to it. “The…

BMW AT LAST UNVEILS A TESLA-FIGHTING ELECTRIC SEDAN

PERHAPS THE BIGGEST threat now facing Tesla isn’t its ability to scale up Model 3 production or nail down autonomous driving software;  it might actually be that the mainstream auto industry is finally entering the market Elon Musk’s upstart car company has long dominated. For five years, Tesla’s Model S has monopolized the luxury electric sedan market, but that dominance is now besieged. Porsche is spending more than a billion dollars to develop the Mission E, a svelte speedster it plans to launch in 2020. Read also: THE ELECTRIC CARS AT…

USA Fully Electric Car Sales Up 47% In 2017

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The US electric car market has continued to grow at a rapid pace in the past year — led by California’s particularly strong electric car market, of course. From January through August, sales of 8 fully electric cars* grew 47% in the country. Sales of 6 plug-in hybrid cars were up 30%. Overall, that meant sales of these 14 plug-in car were up 40%. August 2017 vs August 2016 was less dramatic but still a period of strong growth. Fully electric car sales were up 19%. Plug-in hybrid sales were…

BMW readying Tesla-rivaling electric i concept car

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BMW is putting some big numbers to its electrification efforts. At a media event in Munich on Thursday ahead of next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the automaker announced plans to bring to market at least 25 electrified vehicles by 2025 — 13 of which will be fully electric. The new models are expected to be marketed through all of BMW AG’s brands, including Mini and Rolls-Royce, but may also include BMW Motorrad, its motorbike division. Most interestingly, Harald Krüger, BMW chairman of the board, revealed Tuesday that his company will show…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

43 Electric Cars on the Market in USA & Europe — & Why to Buy Them

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USA & Europe Not that long ago, only a few electric cars were on the market. Nowadays, there are a few dozen. We certainly have a few favorites here on CleanTechnica, but every plug-in car really has its own selling points. I’m sure I don’t have a comprehensive list of these in my head, and many of the points are definitely as subjective as opinions about music or movies, but below are my summarized thoughts on why I’d recommend various plug-in models. Audi A3 e-tron: This car offers the kind of luxury-class interior…

BRITAIN’S TESLA Alcraft GT is the new British electric car set to challenge Tesla with a 300-mile range – and it could be ready by 2019

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A NEW British concept car has been revealed with plans to topple Tesla as electric king. The Alcraft GT promises a 300-mile range and production could start as early as 2019 if the firm can secure funding. READ ALSO: THE ELECTRIC CARS AT THE 2017 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: WHAT TO EXPECT   ALCRAFT  READ ALSO: NISSAN LAUNCHES LONGER-RANGE ELECTRIC CAR   READ ALSO: CAN FLYING TAXIS WORK? TENCENT INVESTS IN GERMAN AVIATION STARTUP LILIUM TO FIND OUT  The start-up company – Alcraft Motor Company – has released stunning images of the high-performance…

Tesla Model 3 to have smart air suspension with dual motor next year, says Elon Musk

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Tesla Tesla has changed or bundled a bunch of features on Model S and Model X to better differentiate its flagship luxury vehicles with its new mass-market car, the Model 3. One of those features is ‘Smart Air Suspension’, which Tesla made standard on the vehicles. READ ALSO: THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: PERFIDIOUS GREED   Now CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the feature is coming to Model 3 with dual motor all-wheel-drive next year After Tesla starts production of the standard Model 3 battery pack later this year,…

Tesla Model 3 – How the electric car’s least desirable feature could be CRUCIAL

TESLA Model 3 has been received a generally positive repsonse from fans and critics since it launched but one of the electric car’s features has divided opinion. However it does have one huge potential benefit that will make you think twice before ditching it. Since the new Tesla Model 3 launch, the new car has received an overwhelmingly positive response from both fans and critics. The near 500,000 pre-orders speak for itself but those who have driven the vehicle have also praised the way it performs and is designed. However, some drivers have…