Electric Vehicle

Mercedes enlists Linkin Park to help tune the sound of electric vehicles

Mercedes enlists Linkin Park to help tune the sound of electric vehicles

One of the things that will go away as electric cars and tucks proliferate in the future is the sound of the engine rumbling under the hood. That sound is part of the core experience with a vehicle for many people and Mercedes-AMG wants to keep it that way. To help ensure that EVs of the future sound good, Mercedes-AMG has teamed up with Linkin Park.

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Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell teams with automakers for ultra-fast EV charger deployment in Europe

Shell clearly sees the writing on the wall, at some point in the future EVs will be the most common type of vehicle on the road and the gas stations that populate highways around the world will be replaced with charging stations. Shell has announced that it is teaming up with top automakers in Europe to roll out a network of ultra-fast chargers. The move will get Shell, and parent company Royal Dutch Shell, ahead of its fossil fuel competition in the EV market in Europe.

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BMW Vision E3 Way concept imagines emissions-free roads for e-bikes

BMW Vision E3 Way concept imagines emissions-free roads for e-bikes

BMW has taken the wraps off a new concept that imagines transportation for urban cities of the future. Called the BMW Vision E³ Way, this concept presents an elevated road system designed for electric two-wheel vehicles (e-bikes, essentially) that could be used by city-dwellers of the future to efficiently travel within the urban environment. The concept was developed by BMW's Technology Office located in Shanghai, China.

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Daimler electric school bus unveiled ahead of 2019 US launch

Daimler electric school bus unveiled ahead of 2019 US launch

Thomas Built Buses, a North American Daimler subsidiary, has taken the wraps off its new Jouley electric school bus, the first of its kind for the company. The bus, which has the official moniker "Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus," is scheduled to hits public roads in the United States in 2019, providing emissions-free transportation for students from home to school and back again.

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Nissan “Canto” will change how car maker’s EV sound

Nissan “Canto” will change how car maker’s EV sound

Some drivers don’t like electric vehicles because of one reason: the sound the make. Some have fallen in love with the acoustics of diesel engines that just can’t be accurately replicated by EVs. That sound can also have a secondary purpose: to give people around the car, specifically pedestrians, an audible warning of an approaching vehicle. That is why at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan introduced “Canto”, not a new concept vehicle but a concept sound that will give its EVs an audible personality on the road.

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Daimler E-Fuso Vision One all-electric heavy duty truck has 220 mile range

Daimler E-Fuso Vision One all-electric heavy duty truck has 220 mile range

Daimler just unveiled the E-FUSO Vision One, a heavy-duty all-electric truck with a range of 350 kilometers and a futuristic design that won't be confused with gasoline trucks on the road. The E-FUSO Vision One has made its public debut before Tesla's own all-electric heavy duty truck, giving Daimler the upper hand at the moment.

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Tesla Semi Truck debut is officially set for November 16

Tesla Semi Truck debut is officially set for November 16

Tesla's official unveiling of its semi truck has had a dubious date, with plans first indicating that it would be unveiled in September, then later being updated tentatively to October 26. That latter date wasn't a guarantee based on Musk's tweet at the time, and now it has changed again. In a recent tweet, Musk updated the unveiling to mid-November.

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Tesla’s Semi Truck: this photo might be it

Tesla’s Semi Truck: this photo might be it

Today a photograph appeared with what appears to be the not-yet-revealed Tesla Semi Truck. While Tesla plans on revealing this vehicle at their next event and has said as much, they've not yet shown nearly this much to the public. This vehicle has been teased in an invite to the event, but the vehicle has not been uncovered in this large a leak until now.

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Why Tesla Model 3 production seems a little low

Why Tesla Model 3 production seems a little low

Tesla just reported their Q3 Vehicle Deliveries and Production results for the Model S, Model X, and Model 3. This was apparently the company's all-time best quarter for deliveries on both the Model S and the Model X - by just a tiny bit - at a 4.5% increase over this same quarter in the year 2016. Quarter-by-quarter, though, Tesla's production rose a cool 17.7% (over Q2, 2017).

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Tesla expands referral program with cross-product rewards

Tesla expands referral program with cross-product rewards

As of this week, Tesla automotive / device owners no longer need to own one specific product to be rewarded for referring a friend to buy another. In the past, a Model X owner would only get an award for referring a new user to buy another Model X. Thus continues Tesla's mission to turn all Tesla automotive and device owners into pseudo salespeople for their products of all sorts.

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Tesla semi truck may be revealed on October 26 says Musk

Tesla semi truck may be revealed on October 26 says Musk

Tesla didn't show off its electric semi truck this month as originally planned, but the company isn't leaving people in the dark. Musk took to Twitter this evening to announce a tentative unveiling date for the vehicle: October 26. This isn't a guarantee, at least based on Musk's tweet, but it does give us an idea of the time frame in which Tesla is working.

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BMW takes on Tesla Model 3/S and commits to 12 BEVs by 2025

BMW takes on Tesla Model 3/S and commits to 12 BEVs by 2025

In an intimate gathering in Munich this morning, BMW’s CEO and Chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, Harald Kruger shared with journalists that “by 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles." Twelve of those will be fully-electric, Kruger confirmed. By the time these new battery-electric vehicles (BEV) come to market, the automaker says, range anxiety will be a thing of the past because owners can expect to have a range of up to 700 kilometers or 435-440 miles.

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