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Fisker EMotion Electric Luxury Sedan Makes Global Debut At CES 2018

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

BYTON’s “Smart Intuitive Vehicle” Uses Face Recognition To Unlock Vehicle

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

China’s Global Car Maker BYTON Sets To Unveil All-New Intelligent EV At CES

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

China’s NIO Takes On Tesla With Electric SUV That Costs Half Of Tesla X

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

Lamborghini’s Newest Concept Is Loaded With The Wildest Future Tech

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

This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

Always want to hug trees when it comes to automobiles, but your ride of choice ain’t going the green way? Well, fret not because, there’s always Kreisel Electric. The Austria-based company has been turning popular marque’s cars into electric version and the latest iconic car to get the electric treatment is the much lauded Hummer H1. Presented by Austria-born Hollywood star and former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, this striking red H1 is an exclusive prototype flaunting no less than 360 kW (which translates to around 483 horses) power output, keep pumped by a 100 kWh battery system that’s good for “nearly” 300 km (186 miles) range. Continue reading This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

BMW i Vision Dynamics Is The Electric Mobility Of “Immediate Future”

Described as an “electric mobility of the much more immediate future,” the BMW i Vision Dynamics bears a shell that indeed looks like a probable car of today, or at least, in very near future. Unveiled at this year’s IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, the BMW i Vision Dynamics is a four-door Gran Coupe powered by an undisclosed electric drive that offers a range of 373 miles (600 km), promised a top speed of 120 miles an hour (200 km/h) and takes mere four seconds to cover the century sprint. These are numbers that are not out-of-this-world, which means, they are likely to be realized. Even the aesthetic, while ‘futuristic’ in a way, looks pretty down-to-earth. Continue reading BMW i Vision Dynamics Is The Electric Mobility Of “Immediate Future”

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

BMW Group’s MINI has something cool to show off ahead of this year’s IAA, or more commonly known as Frankfurt Motor Show. The first is a MINI that will delight MINI-adoring speed demons, a ride called MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and the other, should please tree hugging MINI fans, designated as MINI Electric Concept. As always, these two lovely compact hatch are a peek into the future of the marque and what it has installed for the market. It is also no doubt a lesser speak about agenda of testing the market reaction. Continue reading MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA

New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Well, this is it. Nissan has taken the wrap off the new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the follow up to the grandaddy of modern day mass produced electric car which was first introduced to the world seven years ago and it is pretty damn awesome in both looks and specs. Also, it has one crazy idea up its sleeve: it wants you to drive with just one pedal. Yeah. You know how automatic transmission car helped eliminate one pedal? Well, the new LEAF did not actually eliminate yet another, but it does pretty much relegate the brake pedal to cold storage because Nissan’s new innovative e-Pedal kind of does it all in respect to acceleration and braking. Continue reading New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Infiniti Reveals A Retro E-Race Car At Pebble Beach And It Looks Fabulous

No. Nissan’s luxury marque Infiniti did not exists 70 plus years ago. What you are looking here is Prototype 9, the marque’s tribute to the race cars of the olden days. Inspired by 1940s race car, the Prototype 9 was revealed at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is not a representation of the future Infiniti, obviously, and so don’t keep up the hope of driving one in the future. As you can see, Prototype 9 is fabulous looking because it has the design hallmark that accurately reflect the race cars typical of the era. You know, things like an open-wheeled design, outstretched hood, wire spoke wheels with narrow tires, and a single-seater setup positioned way behind, above the rear axle. But why the Prototype 9? Well, here’s why straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading Infiniti Reveals A Retro E-Race Car At Pebble Beach And It Looks Fabulous