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  1. cageymaru

    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    Toyota and Suzuki have announced a partnership to produce electrified vehicles for the world's markets. The two companies had been considering the terms of a collaboration involving electrified cars since 2017. Toyota brings its Toyota Hybrid System (THS), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)...
  2. cageymaru

    Tesla Model X Receives Industry First Perfect Crash-Test Rating for a SUV

    The Tesla Model X has become the first SUV to receive a perfect safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) SUVs are generally safer than cars due to their increased size, but a higher center of gravity causes the vehicles to rollover during tight maneuvering...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Xing Mobility EV Batteries Use Liquid Immersion Cooling

    While many companies pitch electric vehicles as efficient, eco friendly alternatives to gas powered cars, Taiwan's Xing Mobility is taking a different approach. In 2017, the company unveiled plans for a 1000 kilowatt (1341-hp) monster of an electric car, and claimed their prototype would be able...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    AAA Study Claims Cold Weather Significantly Shortens EV Range

    A recently released report claims that driving in the heat or the cold can dramatically reduces the range of an electric vehicle. AAA tested a Chevy Bolt, a Nissan Leaf, a BMW i3, a Tesla Model S 75D, and a Volkswagen e-Golf in hot and cold weather, with HVAC on and off. The i3 fared...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Launches Cheaper Cars With Software Limited Batteries

    Tesla previously announced that they're discontinuing the 75 kWh battery pack for their Model S sedan and Model X SUV, and Elon Musk mentioned that the company needs to keep prices more competitive than ever if Tesla is to survive. Now, Electrek says that Tesla is launching variants of the Model...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    The Polestar 2 Will Come With Google Integration

    Awhile ago, Volvo spun off a company called Polestar that seems dead set on competing with Tesla and electric offerings from other companies. While the Polestar 1 is a hybrid that's already been crash tested and seen out in the wild, the more mysterious Polestar 2 is set to be Polestar's first...
  7. cageymaru

    Harley Davidson Reveals the Pricing and Specs of Its "Livewire" Electric Motorcycles

    Harley Davidson has revealed the specifications, pricing and release date for its new "Livewire" lineup of electric motorcycles. The 115 year old American company says the Livewire will have a 110 mile range with a 0 to 60 time of under 3.5 seconds when it releases in August 2019 with a $29,799...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Tesla Reportedly Has Over 3,000 Unsold Model 3s

    A common assumption about Tesla is that demand for their vehicles is high, and that the company is basically limited by their manufacturing capacity. The past few months have reportedly been particularly busy, as a $7500 U.S. tax credit for electric vehicles ended at the start of 2019. But a...
  9. cageymaru

    Nissan to Unveil Its Vision for Electric Mobility and the LEAF NISMO RC at CES 2019

    Nissan has announced the unveiling of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility roadmap at CES 2019. The company has a vision to connect cars on the road to each other to achieve zero-emissions and zero-fatalities. This will be achieved through driving aids that allow you to sense more around you, while...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Volkswagen to Trial Mobile Car Charging Stations

    Powerpacks and public charging stations are popular concepts for smartphones. Following up on their massive investment in electric car production, and plans to electrify their entire lineup within a decade, Volkswagen recently decided to scale those concepts up. The German automaker is trialing...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Volkswagen is Planning a $23,000 Tesla Competitor

    An anonymous source told Reuters that Volkswagen is planning a $23,000 electric car designed to compete with Tesla. The company publicly announced plans for a large electric lineup in 2020, but European cities are increasingly putting more pressure on the German manufacturer as they ban diesel...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Breakthrough Extends the Life of Aluminium-Air Batteries

    Aluminum air batteries are an enticing alternative to lithium ion ones, offering one of the "highest chemical energy-density storage materials we know of," according to researchers at MIT. But those metal air batteries have a major problem: they can lose 80 percent of their charge in a month...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Atlis Electric Truck Battery Charges in 13 Minutes

    As part of their effort to make the first fully electric pickup truck on the market, Atlis claims to have broken the charge time record for electric vehicles. The startup charged a 3kwh battery in just 12 minutes and 35 seconds, beating Porsche's time of 15 minutes for an 80 percent charge...
  14. cageymaru

    Audi Unveils an Electric SUV Called the E-Tron

    Audi has unveiled their electric SUV called the e-tron which has a starting MSRP of $74,800. The eco-friendly SUV boasts of a 95 kWh battery but no driving range was given. Audi has teamed up with Amazon Home Services to sell home chargers for $1,000 to customers in addition to scheduling an...
  15. cageymaru

    Silicon Battery Technology Breakthrough to Dramatically Increase Electric Vehicle Range

    Researchers at Kjeller Institute in Norway have discovered a breakthrough in silicon battery development that could increase capacity by up to five times. Pure silicon battery technology has had issues with longevity over the years, but researchers have discovered that mixing silicon with an...
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