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Porsche’s Taycan lives up to its EV hype

Sponsored Links Driving a Porsche — regardless of its body style — is filled with expectations. The vehicle should go fast while whipping around corners. So it’s no surprise that the automaker’s electric Taycan (pronounced Tie Khan) offers those things. The revelation is that it does so, even with the heft of a 93.4kWh battery …

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Elon Musk: Berlin ‘gigafactory’ will build Teslas starting with the Model Y

Sponsored Links SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards “Das Goldene Lenkrad” (The golden steering wheel) given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters After launching manufacturing facilities in the US and China, Tesla’s next location is apparently in …

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Chevy’s electric hot rod truck mimics the sound of a V8

Ford isn’t the only automaker who rolled into SEMA with an electrified version of a familiar car. Chevy has unveiled an E-10 Concept hot rod that looks like a slammed vintage pickup truck (the 1962 C-10), but packs thoroughly modern EV tech. It’s powered by a double stack of concept electric crate motors that provide …

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Mercedes-Benz will build an electric G-Class SUV

Two years ago, then-head of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche said the brand planned to have electric versions for all of its models by 2022. One year ago Mercedes unveiled its first electric SUV. Now, per a tweet by Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler AG Sascha Pallenberg, the new CEO Ola Källenius promised a zero-emission version …

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The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900

Sponsored Links BMW BMW has revealed the all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900, less than the $35,000 estimate the automaker gave when it unveiled the vehicle in July. The car, which is the first broadly available Mini Cooper EV (following a concept model), will go on sale in the US in early March. …

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Nissan’s dual-motor Leaf test car hints at future EVs

Sponsored Links Nissan If Nissan is going to build production versions of EV concepts like the Ariya, it’s going to need considerably more from its electric powerplants. Thankfully, that work is well underway. The car brand has unveiled a Leaf-based test car that packs dual motors and all-wheel drive, delivering both greater control and much …

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Tesla update gives EVs more power and ‘automatic’ navigation

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla’s latest earnings call hinted at an update that would boost its electric cars’ performance, and now that update appears to be rolling out — with a few extras in store. Drivers receiving the upgrade get roughly five percent more power thanks to optimized motor control, giving them better acceleration and …

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Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles

Sponsored Links Scoot You don’t have to wait to try Bird’s latest take on electric two-wheelers, provided you’re an Angeleno. Bird’s sub-brand Scoot has rolled out electric mopeds in Los Angeles as part of a pilot program. It’s only a single-seater versus the two-seat Bird Cruiser, but the concept is otherwise the same — it’s …

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Google’s new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier

Sponsored Links Volvo/ Google With both the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 set to launch sometime in 2020, there’s still sometime before the first slate of Android Automotive cars make their way to consumers. Thankfully, Google is making it easier for developers to create apps for the infotainment system to ensure a smooth experience for …

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Porsche unveils the mid-range Taycan 4S EV

Sponsored Links Porsche So far, we’ve seen Porsche’s Taycan in the Turbo and Turbo S variants, but Porsche has already said that it’s planning more models. Now, the company has unveiled the Taycan 4S, a mid-range version of the electric sports car. It will deliver up to 420 kW (around 630 horsepower), compared to 500 …

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