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Faraday Future has a big plan – and a big problem

Faraday Future has a big plan – and a big problem

Faraday Future has big plans, and it needs big money to pay for them. The car startup was meant to weave together the electrification of Tesla, the user-experience of Apple, the data wrangling of Google, and the shared mobility flexibility of Uber. Instead it ended up with unpaid suppliers, frustrated investors, and a bank account nowhere near deep enough to cover its ambitions.

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Arcimoto EV fun utility vehicle production begins

Arcimoto EV fun utility vehicle production begins

Arcimoto has announced that it is hosting a launch event today in Eugene, Oregon where it will unveil its retail production Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV). The EVs promise an "era of ultra-efficient electric transportation." The company claims that its EVs are good for 173.7 MPGe in city driving.

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Amazon orders 100,000 Rivian electric delivery vans to go green

Amazon orders 100,000 Rivian electric delivery vans to go green

Amazon has ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from startup Rivian, arguably the biggest sign of support so far for the EV startup. The automaker broke cover in 2017 with its first two products, an SUV and a pickup truck, both based on the same all-electric "skateboard" platform that Rivian plans to use as its secret weapon.

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Drivers will get to choose their EV alert sounds

Drivers will get to choose their EV alert sounds

In 2018 the NHTSA finalized rules that require EVs and hybrid to emit alert sounds to warn pedestrians they are approaching. The deadline was extended to 2020 for full participation from automakers. The rules were first requested from Congress in 2010 and have been a decade coming.

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS is an unexpectedly practical concept of eco-luxury

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS is an unexpectedly practical concept of eco-luxury

Where does the luxury car go next, not just when it comes to what's under the hood, but in a new age of design, autonomy, and sustainability? That's the question Mercedes-Benz has set out to answer at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, with the VISION EQS concept previewing one possibility and the future of the automaker's Progressive Luxury design language.

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2020 VW ID.3 official as Volkswagen bets on electric

2020 VW ID.3 official as Volkswagen bets on electric

Volkswagen has revealed the 2020 VW ID.3, the first all-electric car to be based on its brand new EV platform. Previewed earlier this year, and already seeing more than 30,000 reservations in Europe, the ID.3 will offer up to 342 miles of range on a charge while the most affordable model will kick off at under 30,000 euro ($33k) before incentives.

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VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

VW ID.3 reservations top 30,000 before the EV even gets a full reveal

Volkswagen's ID.3 all-electric car isn't set to begin production until the end of the year, but that hasn't stopped more than 30,000 people opening their wallets to secure one of the very first examples the automaker has announced. Reservations for the ID.3 Launch Edition - the first VW Group car to be based on the company's brand new MEB electric platform - opened in May.

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Porsche has a plan to settle Taycan range arguments

Porsche has a plan to settle Taycan range arguments

The new Porsche Taycan may not have the range to best a Tesla, but the German automaker has a plan to change that, increasing its stake in performance EV specialist Rimac. Porsche snapped up 10-percent of the Croatian company back in mid-2018, and has now increased that to 15.5-percent.

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Watch Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV go track and ice wild

Watch Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric SUV go track and ice wild

Ford is teasing its "Mustang-inspired" all-electric SUV, previewing just how much fun it expects owners of the upcoming EV to be having when the car arrives next year. The automaker has played details of the new electric utility fairly close to its chest so far, and indeed this is the first time we've seen the prototype in action.

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The Porsche Taycan taught me an important lesson

The Porsche Taycan taught me an important lesson

The Porsche Taycan isn't the first electric car, it's not the fastest, and it's certainly not the cheapest, and in a category still largely defined by numbers that could make you question just how successful it could hope to be. The obsession with range, 0-60 times, and bringing electrification within reach of "mainstream" consumer pricing has helped shift the perception of EVs out of an eco-pious niche it once occupied, but it has come with its own automotive blinkers too.

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Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Luxury EV sedan fight

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Luxury EV sedan fight

The Tesla Model S certainly isn't the only electric car on the market, but when it comes to the 2020 Porsche Taycan it's the obvious competition. That makes for an interesting showdown: on the one hand, Tesla has had years to refine and improve its flagship electric sedan, but Porsche brings no small legacy of crafting performance vehicles to the table.

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2020 Porsche Taycan official: Price, range, power and tech

2020 Porsche Taycan official: Price, range, power and tech

This is it: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The storied automaker's first all-electric car not only takes on rivals like Tesla, but paves a new path to Porsche's future. In the process it promises the performance and driving dynamics fans of the company are familiar with, albeit with the sort of initial price tag you might expect from any Porsche bearing the "Turbo" badge. Read on for everything you need to know.

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