It is odd that the icon of compact hatch of our time does not already have fully electric cars plying the roads. I guess MINI is taking its time to make sure it does it right cos’ obviously, a car this tiny will have questionable range due the straight up space constraint. While BMW Group let lose its exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, a plug-in hybrid, on a long-haul journey that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego, the British marque has brought to the show floor of the New York International Auto Show a full-electric drive example. Continue reading Seriously, I Want This All-electric Classic Mini Now!
If haven’t already heard, SEAT has split out CUPRA model to be an independent brand – probably as a show of its resolution in turning out performance rides. The first vehicle to bear the CUPRA badge is Ateca, a sporty SUV that, unlike most SUV, is no slouch in the performance. With 300 PS (about 296 horses) from its 2.0 TSI motor, the CUPRA Ateca has well over 100 horses over SEAT Ateca which, coupled with SEAT 4Drive traction system and a new 7-speed DSG gearbox, allows it wipe the century sprint in just 5.4 seconds and reach an un-SUV top speed of 152 mph. Continue reading SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV
Pardon me for my excitement. While I am more of a patrolhead, I am equally drawn to electric drive too, especially one that has 600 horses with a stunning aesthetic to boot, like the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept Study. Unveiled at the 88th Geneva Motor Show, the Mission E Cross Turismo is as what its name suggests it to be: a concept study of an electrically driven cross utility vehicle (basically, sports utility vehicle, or SUV). Continue reading Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Has 600 HP And Looks Utterly Fabulous!
If you have not been keeping abreast with car innovations, you may want to know that South Korean automaker Hyundai has been working diligently in the area of fuel cell-powered electric vehicles and it has made some serious progress in this area. To showcase the company’s fuel cell development, the company has commissioned a head-turning, very black pavilion that is part art installation, part education center that aims to entertain and at the same time, educate visitors about its fuel cell technology. But the darkest building in the world is not the only thing the company had going; the automaker also announced, on February 4, a fleet of Hyundai next generation fuel cell electric vehicles had successfully completed an autonomous journey from Seoul to PyeongChang. Continue reading Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang
I have no idea how did we missed this. This particular dark custom Tesla Model S went viral when it surfaced back in 2016. Notwithstanding that it is over a year old, we thought it will be a good idea to mention it since there may be folks like me who aren’t aware and also because, Zachary Shahan of CleanTechnica had the opportunity to see it in person and thus, wrote an article on the backstory of this one-of-a-kind Tesla hearse (and there’s a video too). Continue reading Is This Tesla Hearse A Fitting Display Of The Death Of Gas Automobile?
What is electric powered, has 400 miles range, a top speed of 161 mph, all-wheel drive and has unique opening doors? Tesla? Nope. Not a Tesla this time. Neither is it yet another China-based EV maker. It is none other than the Fisker EMotion Electric Luxury Sedan from the revived Fisker Automotive (now called Fisker, Inc.) founded by Henry Fisker. This stunning EV with sweeping lines made its global debut on January 9 at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Continue reading Fisker EMotion Electric Luxury Sedan Makes Global Debut At CES 2018
This is it. The much anticipated entrant to the EV market BYTON’s first EV has finally been unveiled in Las Vegas, at the CES 2018. So, as speculated/guessed, it is indeed a SUV. No model name is associated it, though. The China-based EV maker simply refers to it as a ‘Concept’, but from the looks of it, it is hardly a concept; it looks like it is destined to roll off the company’s Nanjing plant in due course. Anyways, expect this mid-size “premium” SUV with sweeping roofline to be offered with two power options: a 200 kW single motor rear-wheel drive model with 400 Nm of torque and a 350 kW dual motor-equipped four-wheel drive model that turns out 710 Nm of torque. Continue reading BYTON’s “Smart Intuitive Vehicle” Uses Face Recognition To Unlock Vehicle
Time indeed has changed. These days, the world’s biggest electronic show, Consumer Electronic Show, is also the playground of automakers. Speaking of which, BYTON, a China headquartered global electric vehicle maker, is taking to CES 2018 to unveil its all-new intelligent electric vehicle. Little is known about this now still elusive ride, but from the silhouette offered on the company’s official website, it appears to be a SUV. Oh, wait. No. The company prefer it to be known as Smart Intuitive Vehicle, or SIV for short. Swanky name, no doubt. Continue reading China’s Global Car Maker BYTON Sets To Unveil All-New Intelligent EV At CES
If there’s one country that is going make electric vehicle mainstream, it would be China. Why? Acute pollution. That’s why. As an emerging industrial nation and growing population, China has seen horrific pollution. However, unlike developed nations like the U.S.A, its government is hell bent in cleaning up the air, starting with one of the biggest contributors to air pollution: automobiles. It is with this resolve, it gave birth to NIO, an electric car startup, that has just official launched its first mass-produced 7-seater high-performance electric SUV called ES8. Continue reading China’s NIO Takes On Tesla With Electric SUV That Costs Half Of Tesla X
Electric drive is the future. Fossil fuel-powered Lamborghinis may not futuristic, but as they are, they do look like transport of the future with the futuristic lines and all. That being said, it is only natural that its concept electric supercar would weighs heavily with futuristic lines. One look at the marque’s concept electric supercar Terzo Millennio, which literally translates to “Third Millennium,” you know you are looking at the future of the Italian sports car maker. Befitting the futuristic look is an advanced electric powertrain and an ultra lightweight, high-tech structure. Continue reading Lamborghini’s Newest Concept Is Loaded With The Wildest Future Tech