Electric Vehicle

Chevrolet Bolt EV configurator reveals fast-charge times and more

Chevrolet Bolt EV configurator reveals fast-charge times and more

Chevrolet's configurator for the Bolt EV has gone live, detailing just what buyers of the all-electric Tesla rival can expect from their new car. Set to go on sale by the end of the year, availability of the Bolt EV will be fairly limited initially. If you're not in the handful of west coast locations where Chevy plans to sell the plug-in, though, you can still play with the configurator.

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Has Tesla’s Supercharger Network finally met its match?

Has Tesla’s Supercharger Network finally met its match?

Tesla's Supercharger network is arguably the jewel in the EV company's crown: without it, after all, cars like the Model S would be far less appealing for everyday transportation. Now, though, a consortium of traditional automakers is partnering up to eclipse Superchargers with a more widespread connector than Tesla's proprietary plug. Including big names like Volkswagen Group, BMW, and Daimler, the joint venture aims to make all-electric long-distance travel a reality, in Europe at least.

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This NIO EP9 performance EV wants to be the Tesla of supercars

This NIO EP9 performance EV wants to be the Tesla of supercars

If Tesla publicly demonstrated that electric cars could be just as fast as their gas-powered rivals, then supercar startup NIO plans to thoroughly roast Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche with its EV. Revealed in London, UK today, NIO is the fledgling automotive brand of NextEV, a Chinese company already known for its Formula E racing team. Now, it's taking the same electric performance technology and trying to repackage it for the road.

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Vespa Elettrica is an electric version of the classic scooter

Vespa Elettrica is an electric version of the classic scooter

The iconic Vespa scooter will soon be available as an electric offering, with maker Piaggio Group revealing earlier today the new Vespa Elettrica. Unfortunately, the company hasn't offered many details about the upcoming model; this announcement instead concerns itself with confirmation that yes, it really is happening. The Elettrica model features the classic Vespa look, but with a modern light blue stripe accenting the design.

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Tesla reveals paid Supercharging switch in 2017

Tesla reveals paid Supercharging switch in 2017

Tesla has announced some rather significant changes to the way it operates its network of Superchargers. Thus far, Supercharging stations placed around the world have been offered free of charge to Tesla owners on long distance trips, but that's about to change next year. Tesla has announced that starting in 2017, some Tesla owners will be charged a "small fee" to use these stations.

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Mercedes’ EQ crossover to offer all-electric by 2020’s end

Mercedes’ EQ crossover to offer all-electric by 2020’s end

Mercedes-Benz isn't wasting any time with its electric vehicle sub-brand, EQ, announcing that its first model will be in production by the end of the decade. Launched last month at the Paris Auto Show, EQ represents an umbrella under which the German automaker intends more than ten all-electric vehicles by 2025. First up will be something in the vein of a "sporty SUV Coupé" according to Mercedes.

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BMW C Evolution e-scooter refresh announced with two variants

BMW C Evolution e-scooter refresh announced with two variants

The Paris Motor Show may be mostly about all of the cars on display, but BMW Motorrad is using the show to premiere its next-generation e-scooters. There are two different variants BMW Motorrad is showing off, though they both fall under the same C Evolution branding. One variant is a long range model, while the other is a European model that has been built to meet the requirements of the A1 license category.

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This is Mercedes-Benz EQ – the EV future of the brand

This is Mercedes-Benz EQ – the EV future of the brand

The name EQ, says Mercedes-Benz, means Electric Intelligence. It's all about electric mobility, a new brand for a new age in electric vehicles from the car company. This new brand has been revealed this week alongside a brand new EQ concept car, thus coming in right up against the also-new Volkswagen EV platform/ecosystem by the name of Volkswagen I.D. - "The EV future VW is betting on." Mercedes-Benz first EQ vehicle - again, a concept, goes by the name "Generation EQ."

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Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a fully electric big rig

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a fully electric big rig

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the Urban eTruck, a fully electric transport truck with a total admissible weight of up to 26 metric tons and travel range up to 200 kilometers. The model is said to be the first fully electric truck able to haul heavy loads, and it aims to help usher in a future of emissions-free transportation in the distribution sector. Daimler Trucks anticipates being able to bring this technology to market “at the beginning of the next decade.”

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Tesla test drive world tour offers a taste of EV ownership

Tesla test drive world tour offers a taste of EV ownership

This morning Tesla has announced "The Electric Road Trip", three months of the company meeting with communities around the world. This tour will have the company finding enthusiasts and green energy users - and what we must imagine Tesla is hoping will be new customers - in dozens of cities around the globe. They'll be making stops at what they describe as "many of our Destination Charging partner locations" inside the United States.

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Sweden launches test strip of electrified highway

Sweden launches test strip of electrified highway

Sweden has launched its first electric highway, something that is serving as a test of sorts for a potential wider rollout later on. This is part of the nation’s stated goal of ditching fossil fuel-based transportation in the future, making it possible for electric trucks to operate across a two kilometer stretch of freeway. The electric highway features electrified cables running overhead; electric trucks connected to them get their power through the lines, eliminating worries about batteries and range while curbing pollution and more.

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Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha 05GEN and 06GEN concepts aim to travel short distances

Yamaha has unveiled a pair of new concept vehicles called the 05GEN and 06GEN concepts. Neither of these are concepts for vehicles meant to take you to the next city over, rather both are intended to be mobility concepts that take you over short distances. Think from your home to the grocery store a few miles down the road. Yamaha says that both concepts are designed to move in a more leisurely fashion, which presumably means slowly.

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