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Gogoro just picked up $300m in funding: Here’s what they’ll spend it on

Gogoro just picked up $300m in funding: Here’s what they’ll spend it on

Gogoro's electric ambitions just got $300m in new funding, with the tech company announcing the completion of its Series C investment round. Opening their collective wallets are Singapore investment fund Temasek, Al Gore's Generation Investment Management, Japanese heavyweight Sumitomo Corporation, and French energy company ENGIE. Together, they'll be handing over $300m to Gogoro. I caught up with founder and CEO Horace Luke ahead of today's announcement to find out what that might get spent on.

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Tesla patent shows yet another way to reduce range anxiety with battery swapping

Tesla patent shows yet another way to reduce range anxiety with battery swapping

If any company is pushing the limits of what transportation of the future might look like, it's Tesla. The company makes some of the longest driving and most popular EVs on the market today. Tesla is looking at how it can extend the driving range of its EVs even further than the vehicles can go today. It's not doing this by installing more Superchargers alone, it's looking at a system that would allow the swapping of battery packs.

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Porsche CEO details Mission E pricing, release date

Porsche CEO details Mission E pricing, release date

It's been two years now since Porsche revealed the stunning Mission E concept — its first all-electric model — at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Since then we've heard that the four-door will actually enter production to challenge Tesla's growing dominance in the EV market, but little else has been revealed. That's finally starting to change, as the German carmaker's CEO Oliver Blume has shared concrete information on the Mission E's release date and pricing.

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Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

If you want a Tesla Model 3, but don't want to wait until the performance version lands in mid-2018, there is an option. A company called Unplugged Performance will take your basic Model 3 EV and turn it into a dead sexy beast if you want. Unplugged Performance says it will deliver complete vehicles and it will offer many exterior, interior, suspension, and brake updates for the car.

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2017 VW e-Golf SE starts at $30,495, goes 125 miles per charge

2017 VW e-Golf SE starts at $30,495, goes 125 miles per charge

Volkswagen has announced the pricing for its 2017 e-Golf electric vehicle. The "value-oriented" e-Golf SE trim starts at $30,495. For 2017 VW has some significant changes for its electric car, most notably 50% more driving range than the previous model. The e-Golf can now drive 150 miles per charge.

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2018 Nissan Pathfinder and 2018 Leaf US pricing gets official

2018 Nissan Pathfinder and 2018 Leaf US pricing gets official

Nissan has gone official with pricing for the US for both the 2018 Pathfinder and Leaf. The 2018 Pathfinder gets some cool new features and tech for 2018 and has a starting price of $30,790. That new technology includes a Rear Door Alert system that helps to remind drivers of things they forgot in the back seat like pets or kids. The system detects if the rear door is opened prior to driving an if the driver doesn't open the doors again the system reminds drivers.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW has rolled out a new electric vehicle concept at IAA Cars 2017 in Germany. The car is called the BMW i Vision Dynamics and is a four-door Gran Coupe that is what BMW calls the future of electric mobility. The car has a driving range of 373 miles per charge, a top speed of over 120 mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds.

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Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda has pulled the wraps off a new electric vehicle concept that looks a lot like a Honda from days gone by. The concept car was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor Show and is built on a completely new platform. Honda says that the Urban EV Concept sets the direction for tech and design that will be used for a future battery electric Honda production vehicle.

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GM’s Cruise self-driving cars are mass-production ready

GM’s Cruise self-driving cars are mass-production ready

Cruise Automation, GM's self-driving car company, has a new model and a plan for production, it has announced today. The new Cruise car, its third-generation, is based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV and will come equipped with all of the necessary hardware for real-time navigation without relying on a human driver. However, though the vehicle is being described as Cruise's "first production design" it won't be ready to drive itself quite yet.

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VW I.D. Crozz II zero emission SUV set for 2020 launch

VW I.D. Crozz II zero emission SUV set for 2020 launch

VW is showing off a concept version of a zero emissions SUV that it plans to have on the market in 2020. The I.D. Crozz II will follow the first car in the I.D. family set for 2020, the basic I.D., that promises electric mobility with a big trunk. All of the vehicles in the I.D. family will use the same all-electric architecture with driving ranges aiming for 500 to 600 kilometers (up to 372 miles). If VW is able to hit that range, it should do well in the EV market.

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Tesla urban Superchargers bring high-speed charging to cities

Tesla urban Superchargers bring high-speed charging to cities

Tesla is planning a big push in urban Supercharger locations, attempting to bolster its network as Model 3 owners start to join the crowds. The company has traditionally used Supercharger Stations to enable long-distance driving for its electric cars, positioning them along highways and on popular driving routes. In contrast, city recharging has focused on other, less powerful means.

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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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