Electric Vehicle

VW just made a huge change to its EV strategy

VW just made a huge change to its EV strategy

Volkswagen is the latest automaker to give its line-up a serious shakedown, promising to "speed up" its transformation by accelerating its EV growth. The company already had ambitious plans to dramatically increase the number of its electric vehicles across its various brands, but now it's supercharging those schemes.

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2019 Audi e-tron SUV First Drive Review

2019 Audi e-tron SUV First Drive Review

When I got the chance to test drive the new Audi e-tron in the deserts of Namibia, it was clear Audi hadn't developed an electric SUV merely for tarmac roads. While most drivers won't experience it, it turned out to be quite the thrill to drift an electric SUV. Indeed as far as I can remember, it's probably the most fun I've had behind the wheel of a luxury SUV.

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General Motors eBike naming contest offers $10,000 award

General Motors eBike naming contest offers $10,000 award

General Motors has announced plans to create its own electric bicycle, one that will be offered in two portability options: folding and compact. The company doesn't have a name for the eBike yet, and for good reason -- it's asking the public to help it name the new model. The chosen winner will receive a $10,000 award and nine finalists will each get $1,000.

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Inboard Glider jumps from electric skateboards to scooters

Inboard Glider jumps from electric skateboards to scooters

Startup tech company Inboard has already made a name for itself with its M1 electric skateboard, and now it's looking to take what it's learned and apply that to an electric scooter. Today, Inboard introduced the Glider, which it says will be "most technologically advanced electric scooter on the market," once it launches next year. That's a big claim to make, but the Glider is keeping some of the technology that made the M1 skateboard a standout in an increasingly crowded space, so it might not be without merit.

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Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

The EB-5 electric bicycle might be the best bicycle I've ever ridden - and I've been riding bikes my whole life. I've never lent much credence to the idea of using a bicycle with a motor. I always thought it was a bit counter-intuitive to put gas in something that's otherwise the symbol of green living. But with the EB-5, it's all the good parts about the motorized bike, and none of the bad.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC teaser takes a look inside

Mercedes-Benz EQC teaser takes a look inside

While the tech world is busy sifting through the wave after wave of consumer electronics announcements being made at IFA in Berlin, automotive fans are still on the edge of their seats for what is set to happen next week. On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz is scheduled to fully take the camouflage off the newest member of its “Electric Intelligence” EQ family, the EQC. But not before teasing its interior, giving fans an appetizer of the futuristic technology inside the fully electric SUV.

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Ford recalls 50,000 120-volt convenience charge cords over fire risk

Ford recalls 50,000 120-volt convenience charge cords over fire risk

Ford has announced two recalls, one involving 50,000 120-volt EV/hybrid chargers, the other concerning power supply cable fasteners that may have been improperly secured. The first recall, says Ford, is necessary due to the risk of fire, while the second recall could potentially result in an electrical surge that also presents a fire risk.

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UPS developing electric delivery trucks for testing in Los Angeles

UPS developing electric delivery trucks for testing in Los Angeles

UPS is working with Thor Trucks to develop an electric class-6 delivery truck. The planned delivery truck will have a 100-mile range made possible in part by a battery from Thor. Once completed, the companies plan to test the vehicle on routes in Los Angeles, the deployment of which is expected to happen later on this year. The announcement follows UPS's plan to test similar electric delivery vehicles in Paris and London

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Inside the bratwurst factory: How BMW is prepared for the EV age

Inside the bratwurst factory: How BMW is prepared for the EV age

Usually you don’t want to see how the sausage is made, you really don’t. At best it leads to disillusionment, at worst downright disgust. However, when the offer comes up to tour one of BMW's largest plants, that's not one of those situations.

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The Argument Against EV: Why You Should Stick to Conventional Cars

The Argument Against EV: Why You Should Stick to Conventional Cars

We love electric cars. The whisper-silent performance and smooth rush of torque from the get-go is simply exhilarating, and otherworldly. From an enthusiast's point of view, electric vehicles are a Godsend. You'll be hard-pressed to find a production gasoline or diesel engine that can replicate the immediate and, yes, ludicrous response of a powerful electric motor, and that's assuming you don't spend millions of dollars on a Bugatti Chiron or some other hyper-fast supercar.

As wonderful and Earth-friendly electric vehicles are, there are still practical and compelling reasons why you should wait a while and stick to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles instead. Mind you, we have nothing against EV's, hybrids, or plug-in hybrids, but the argument against electric cars are simply hard to ignore.

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Audi e-tron SUV set to finally debut in September

Audi e-tron SUV set to finally debut in September

Last month, Audi was forced to delay the reveal event for its new e-tron SUV after the company's CEO, Rupert Stadler, was arrested. At the time, Audi didn't give a new date for the event, leaving us the dark as to when the car would finally get a full reveal. Today, Audi fixed that little oversight, delivering a new event date and location and revealing when reservations for the car will open up.

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Tesla Model 3 rollover crash has a good ending for the driver

Tesla Model 3 rollover crash has a good ending for the driver

2018 hasn’t exactly been good for Tesla, with the company being embroiled in not a few high-profile scandals. Those range from poor working conditions to low Model 3 production output to, unfortunately, an Autopilot-related death. There has, however, been no report of a rollover crash, especially involving the months-old Model 3. Now there is and, for a change, the incident doesn’t have a grizzly ending except for the Model 3 itself.

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