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Porsche grabs a stake in Rimac for future EV sports cars

Porsche grabs a stake in Rimac for future EV sports cars

Rimac is a company that is from Croatia and is working on making some insanely fast electric sports cars. The Rimac C_Two, for instance, can hit 60 mph in an incredible 1.85 seconds. Porsche has bought a 10% minority stake in Rimac and it would be easy to imagine Porsche sports cars using some Rimac tech in the future.

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Elon Musk: Tesla had a saboteur in its ranks

Elon Musk: Tesla had a saboteur in its ranks

Elon Musk and his companies may always make headlines, but it isn’t always in a good light. Tesla, in particular, is already in hot water for the problematic Model 3 productions. Now it seems that Musk has found one of the causes of its woes, or a scapegoat. In an email sent to employees, the CEO revealed that they have learned of a disgruntled employee who sabotaged operations and leaked confidential data. But, of course, the story doesn’t stop there.

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Audi’s e-tron electric SUV will charge smarter with solar

Audi’s e-tron electric SUV will charge smarter with solar

The Audi e-tron will be a weather forecaster as well as an electric SUV, the automaker has revealed, taking factors like upcoming conditions into account when intelligently charging. The new SUV goes on sale in Europe later this year, alongside a new smart home Audi connect charging system that promises more efficient, not to mention cheaper replenishment of the batteries.

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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It's hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it's Volvo's first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker - which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles - has been talking up the tech that goes into cars like the upcoming Polestar 1, a model being pulled by forces quite literally from all directions.

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Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar is far from the only car manufacturer making the switch to producing electric vehicles, but it might one of the first to jump into the electric boat game. The company didn't just dip its toe in water, it went all out and set a new world record for maritime speed. Jaguar teamed up with racing partners at Vector and Williams Advanced Engineering to build a small, single-person speedboat with an all-electric drivetrain.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils working compact EQA EV prototype

Mercedes-Benz unveils working compact EQA EV prototype

Mercedes-Benz plans to roll out a bunch of EVs in the coming years with the first being the all-electric EQC SUV expected as early as next year. After that SUV will come another, smaller compact EV dubbed the EQA. Mercedes showed off a prototype of that vehicle not long ago.

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Elon Musk wasn’t joking about the Tesla Roadster having rockets

Elon Musk wasn’t joking about the Tesla Roadster having rockets

Elon Musk has never shied away from a big promise, but even some of his biggest fans were skeptical when he said the upcoming Tesla Roadster would have a SpaceX package with rockets. Turns out, that wasn't mere hyperbole - just don't expect tongues of flame from every angle.

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Tesla wanted competition – Now big names are bringing it

Tesla wanted competition – Now big names are bringing it

Almost four years ago to the day, Tesla's Elon Musk threw down the gauntlet to traditional automakers, challenging them to step up and take electric cars seriously. Now, he's finally getting what he wished for. Two of the biggest names in the industry are about to each launch a car that will take on Tesla's two top-selling models, and that's when things are going to start getting truly interesting.

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6 things we found out about the Porsche Taycan today

6 things we found out about the Porsche Taycan today

The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the automaker's first all-electric car, and it's more than just a Tesla rival. Stage one of what will eventually be more than $7bn in investment into electrification and e-mobility by Porsche, the Taycan - like the Mission E concept it's based on - isn't just quick on the road, but will usher in a new age of fast charging and more. Read on for six things we found out about the 2020 Taycan today.

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Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Porsche has revealed the name of the production Mission E all-electric sedan, which will launch as the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The name was confirmed today, at the official opening of the "70 Years Porsche Sportscar" special exhibition at the Porsche Museum in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany.

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GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

Improving battery life and energy capacity is a big deal for automakers around the world. More storage capacity for energy inside the battery and lighter batteries will greatly impact how far drivers can go with each charge of their electric vehicle. GM and Honda have announced that they have teamed up to accelerate battery development for both companies.

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