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…

Williams reveals electric vehicle skateboard chassis

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The new concept, dubbed FW-EVX, shows how car makers can create all-new plug-in hybrid or full-electric models without going through the comparatively inefficient stage of building electrified versions of conventional cars. It uses a rigid and compact composite structure to carry electric motors (up to four), to mount traction batteries
 in a low and safe location, 
to manage airflows for both component cooling and aerodynamic efficiency and to provide mountings for new, Williams-designed carbonfibre suspension parts. READ ALSO: SKODA: EVS WON’T HAVE SUB-BRAND OR BE ‘VANILLA’ LIKE TESLA MODEL 3  …

New VW I.D Crozz Concept – Self-driving electric car is heading for Frankfurt Motor Show

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Volkswagen will debut an updated version of the I.D Crozz autonomous electric car at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017.  The car, which looks like a futuristic reimagining of the VW Tiguan, has been updated and the new version of the car will be on display at the IAA. READ ALSO: MERCEDES SET TO UNVEIL NEW COMPACT ELECTRIC CAR CONCEPT SOON  From a teaser video revealing the car, the updated model will feature a bold red look and slightly refined body curves. Its LED headlights now come with updated graphics and a the car’s…

2020 VISION Skoda’s first electric car hits all the e-car targets

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Why? Because I’m driving this £1million concept car — one of one — just days before its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. And it can’t get wet. Or damaged. Or I’ll get damaged. At ease, Stan, my friend. Relax. I’ll be good. I’ll go steady with her. This is the Skoda Vision E, the basis for Skoda’s first all-electric car coming in 2020. By 2025, Skoda will have FIVE all-electric vehicles — one smaller than this, one bigger, a small car, and maybe even a rear-wheel drive sports…

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…

Nissan launches longer-range electric car

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Nissan Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf will run about 150 miles (240km) on a single charge, about 40 miles more than its previous model, the firm said. But that still falls short of ranges offered by rivals Tesla and GM. Other updates include advances in autonomous driving technology and a more modern design. The Leaf, the world’s best-selling electric car, is facing increasing competition in the fast- developing green car…

Can Flying Taxis Work? Tencent Invests in German Aviation Startup Lilium To Find Out

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The Chinese internet giant Tencent has become an investor in a German aviation company called Lilium, which is developing an electric flying taxi that can take off and land vertically but fly horizontally. Lilium announced a $90 million series B funding round on Tuesday, in which Tencent joins existing investors Atomico and Obvious Ventures, along with the Lichtenstein-based private banking group LGT. READ ALSO: BMW TO OFFER 12 FULLY ELECTRIC CAR MODELS BY 2025 BUT Lilium said it will use its fresh investment to grow its team beyond its current headcount…

Mercedes’ parent company will debut a self-driving, electric smart car concept next month – here’s what it will look like

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Daimler plans to show off a self-driving, electric Smart car concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The company envisions the vehicle, dubbed the Smart Vision EQ Fortwo, being used for car sharing in cities. People would be able to request an autonomous car pick via their smartphone and the vehicle would take them to their desired location. READ ALSO: BMW READYING TESLA-RIVALING ELECTRIC I CONCEPT CAR People would be able to request an autonomous car pick via their smartphone and the vehicle would take them to their desired location.…

Auto companies like Hyundai, Tata Motors, advance plans to make electric cars in India

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Hyundai, Tata Motors MUMBAI: Signalling a major change in stance, carmakers are advancing plans to make electric cars in India by giving them preference over hybrid versions. Automakers such as Hyundai, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are leading the race to roll out electric cars soon. READ ALSO: NISSAN SHOWS LEAF ELECTRIC CAR REVAMPED WITH MORE RANGE   Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest carmaker, is considering the assembly of electric vehicles in India as early as 2019 and has dropped hybrid car plans for the market. BUT Tata Motors is…