The Freedom is Elation Hypercars’ entrant in the realm of hyper EVs. However, it may also become the first hypercar to be sold with either an all-electric or conventional gasoline-powered engine. Freedom was initially developed in Argentina where company founders Carlos Satulovsky, Mauro Saravia Acosta, and Pablo Barragan first met to build an ultralight aircraft factory.
German carmaker Audi recently held a virtual tech talk event to unveil the 2022 RS e-tron GT. It’s the brand’s newest Gran Turismo and is essentially a higher performance version of a standard e-tron GT electric car. Moreover, the 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT is the future of the RS brand. “The RS e-tron GT will be the first fully-electric RS model and is the most powerful car we ever built,” said Linda Kurz, Head of Product Marketing, Audi Sport GmbH. “It’s a high-performance GT and reflects all the passion we have.”
Chevrolet has something in store for the SEMA360 virtual show happening on November 2-6, 2020. The American carmaker has retrofitted its Performance eCrate Package to a vintage 1977 K5 Blazer SUV. The result is the all-electric K5 Blazer-E, a proof of concept that illustrates the possibilities of Chevy’s Electric Connect and Cruise Package.
It’s hard to forget the wedge-shaped body style of Hyundai’s 45 concept vehicle. First seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, the 45 will lead Hyundai’s assault in the EV segment along with the shapely Prophecy concept vehicle. But now, Hyundai is in a playful mood, and we mean literally.
Harley Davidson has announced a new electric bicycle under its ebike company Serial 1, offering consumers a stylish and powered way to get around the city without the cost, noise, and bulk of its motorcycles. The new electric bicycle, the Serial 1 eBicycle, comes amid Harley Davidson's increasing sales problems resulting from a combination of pandemic-related issues and a lack of interest among younger consumers.
A company called Volcon has an interesting electric motorcycle design for off-road use called the Grunt. The bike has wide tires and retails for $5995. Volcon promises premium craftsmanship and says that the Grunt can easily navigate diverse terrain and handle inclement weather.
Italian carmaker Pininfarina has announced a new partnership with ChargePoint to offer on-the-go charging for its incoming Battista hyper EV. The service provides easy access to one of the world’s largest vehicle charging networks, with each Battista coming with five years of unlimited public charging at no extra cost.
The Lotus Evija is one of the most highly-anticipated electric vehicles of the modern world, and it recently debuted at this year’s Goodwood SpeedWeek for everyone to see. Lotus has fielded three pre-production units of the Evija for SpeedWeek, but what really struck us is how it sounds at full chat.
The Renault Megane eVision is an all-electric concept vehicle. It looks pretty similar to the shape-shifting Renault Morphoz concept car unveiled in March of this year, but it actually embodies the next-generation Megane with an all-electric powertrain. And unlike the Morphoz, the Megane eVision makes do without the extending front and rear body panels.
Less than two years ago, I was fortunate to get behind the wheel of a pre-production Audi e-tron GT concept on the streets of California. The car I drove is a one-off and is the only model in existence back then. Coupled with drizzling rains (welcome to sunny California!) and real-time traffic, ‘careful’ would be an understatement. Despite all these, everything went well, and the first thing that struck me about Audi’s electric GT car – besides the sports car-like low seating position – is the inherent silence of it all, which is typical of an electric car.