22 Electric Car Models to be Available in India Soon

The Supreme Court was today told that 22 models of electric cars of various vehicle manufacturers would be available in India soon and companies like Tatas and Mahindras were pushing very hard for it. The top court, which was hearing a pollution-related matter, was apprised about it after a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked vehicle manufacturers, “what are you doing about electric cars?” “They say that in auto shows, all kinds of electric cars are there,” the bench asked, following which one of the lawyers…

Electric bus in record-breaking journey

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electric bus An electric bus has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge. The 40ft Catalyst E2 Max bus – designed by Californian company Proterra – went 1,102.2 miles on a testing ground in New Carlisle, Indiana. Cities around the world are looking to use more electric vehicles for public transport, to combat air pollution. Some experts believe the bus’s long journey could be a breakthrough moment for electric vehicles. READ ALSO: 2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW: MITSUBISHI E-EVOLUTION CONCEPT TEASED The previous record of…

2017 Tokyo Motor Show: Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept teased

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MITSUBISHI will tease a hybrid-engined performance SUV at October’s Tokyo Motor Show, called the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept. Hinting that the Evolution badge will finally make a comeback, but not on a sedan, the “very high performance automobile” will “blend Mitsubishi Motors’ signature 4WD and electric powertrain know-how with advanced Artificial Intelligence technology under a low slung aerodynamic SUV Coupe shape”. READ ALSO: VOLKSWAGEN ID ELECTRIC CAR TO LAUNCH IN 2020 ALONG WITH NEW VW GOLF That potentially means an electric motor will potentially fill the low-down torque hole that highly strung turbocharged performance cars sometimes suffer from, but wrapped…

Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

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Volkswagen Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the Golf nameplate, but the first for the ID hatchback, which is poised to carry the German brand into the future. Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, revealed the launch cadence…

Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

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Porsche Mission E While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won’t arrive for at least another year. And what could prove the most potent of them all—the production version of the stunning Porsche Mission E concept car revealed two years ago—won’t go into production for another two years. Still, we’ve learned a bit more about that car, which will go on sale at the end of 2019 as a 2020 model, from comments…

Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

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General Motors General Motors didn’t have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car at the existing Orion assembly plant in Michigan, which opened in 1983. That’s not the most interesting aspect of Bolt EV production, though: GM actually builds the all-electric Bolt EV and the gasoline-powered Chevrolet Sonic on the same assembly line, interspersing them as needed. READ ALSO: COULD NISSAN IMX TRADEMARK HINT AT IDX-LIKE ELECTRIC CAR? There is no deviation or halting to…

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  …

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…