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Ford spills all-electric F-150 details – plus new video of the pickup EV

Ford spills all-electric F-150 details – plus new video of the pickup EV

The all-electric Ford F-150 may still be a couple of years out, but that isn't stopping the automaker from starting an early pitch as to why it's EV pickup is the one you should plan on buying. Set to land in a growing segment come mid-2022, the all-electric F-150 won't be the first electrified model - that's the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid - but it will be the first to ditch an internal combustion engine altogether.

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Ultium Drive will power GM’s EV future

Ultium Drive will power GM’s EV future

GM has announced that its next-generation electric vehicles will be powered by a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors known collectively as Ultium Drive. Ultium Drive will help GM to transition its current portfolio to a fully electric lineup and promises significant advantages over the automaker's previous EVs in performance, scale, speed to market, and manufacturing efficiencies. Ultium Drive combines electric motors and single-speed transmissions to apply the power generated by Ultium battery cells.

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Flaw in Tesla Superchargers in Europe allows competing brands to charge for free

Flaw in Tesla Superchargers in Europe allows competing brands to charge for free

Tesla has a problem with its new V3 Superchargers in Europe that use the common CCS standard. Owners of non-Tesla electric cars can charge at no cost using these charger systems. Tesla went to the CCS standard in Europe with the launch of the Model 3 and Supercharger V3 in Europe.

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Turboant X7 Pro Foldable Electric Scooter Review

Turboant X7 Pro Foldable Electric Scooter Review

A great deal of talk and work has been made towards reducing the carbon footprint of cars but, sometimes, the best way to accomplish that is to reduce the use of cars entirely. Of course, that's not really a viable solution these days but there are definitely times when having more than two wheels can be excessive. Whether it's for a last-mile deliver or taking short solo trips, an electric scooter could be a more economical solution, one that the Turboant X7 Pro is trying to provide.

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Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Tesla could release an even cheaper electric car, a new report claims, with Elon Musk telling investors that "our cars aren't affordable enough" as the automaker hunts more of the market. Although the Tesla Model 3 finally made good on Musk's original promise for a $35,000 price tag - albeit several years after the EV first went on sale - the audience is there for a lower cost version.

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Lunaz offers gorgeous electrified classic Rolls-Royce cars

Lunaz offers gorgeous electrified classic Rolls-Royce cars

There are numerous companies out there taking classic vehicles from various manufacturers and turning them into electric cars. One well-known company is called Lunaz, and it's taking classic Rolls-Royce cars and converting them to electric propulsion. Lunaz is specifically working with Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Silver Clouds.

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Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

One of the concerns that come with connected and complex, computer-controlled modern cars is their vulnerability to hacking. It turns out, however, that there are some hacks that are being done for the benefit of car owners rather than for their harm. One prime example is the Tesla Model 3 that has an "Acceleration Boost" that's already part of the car but disabled only via software. Unsurprisingly, a company was already selling unofficial ways to remove that limitation at half the price Tesla is asking for. Unsurprisingly, Tesla is not amused.

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2016 Faraday Future FF91 prototype heads to auction

2016 Faraday Future FF91 prototype heads to auction

In 2016 one of the electric vehicle makers that was making waves with an EV offering long-range and high performance was Faraday Future. The vehicle seen in the images here is a 2016 FF 91 prototype and is the very same car that broke records at the Pikes Peak Hill climb. Before the company went bankrupt, the EPA had estimated the FF 91 for 378-mile driving range.

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Sony Vision-S prototype lands in Japan for development

Sony Vision-S prototype lands in Japan for development

Sony has announced that its Vision-S prototype has arrived in Tokyo for further development work. The car is said to undergo public road testing during the current fiscal year. The video offers up no hard details about the vehicle, with Sony announcing that it is meant for advancing its audio and sensing technologies.

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The Kandi K27 and K23 are poised to become the cheapest EVS for sale

The Kandi K27 and K23 are poised to become the cheapest EVS for sale

While we wait for Tesla and Elon Musk to concoct a truly affordable, mass-market electric vehicle, Chinese EV maker Kandi Technologies recently unveiled the K27 and K23. Both EVs are poised to become the cheapest and most affordable electric vehicles in the US, and both are arriving this August.

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2021 Nissan Ariya EV debuts with up to 300 miles of range

2021 Nissan Ariya EV debuts with up to 300 miles of range

Enough with the teasing. Nissan has finally unveiled the 2021 Ariya electric SUV. It’s the start of Nissan’s electrified assault following the success of its Leaf compact EV. But unlike the Leaf with its polarizing design, the Ariya is a two row, five-seat crossover with the looks to match. And according to Nissan, the Ariya is available with single or dual electric motors and is good for up to 300 miles of driving range.

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Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Elon Musk is headstrong about his vision for a world where sustainable energy fulfills a major chunk of our life’s needs. Elon kick-started his vision with the first-ever Tesla Roadster making it to production lines in February 2008 and then completing a batch of 500 cars by June 2009. That was an eye-opener for the world as Tesla’s battery technology and the electric powertrain for cars displayed what was coming in the future.

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