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Samsung battery breakthrough could deliver 500+ mile EVs

Samsung battery breakthrough could deliver 500+ mile EVs

Samsung has developed a solid-state battery that could allow an electric car to drive 500 miles on a single charge, dramatically increasing the power density over the current level of EV battery technology. The idea of an all-solid-state power pack isn't new, but Samsung's researchers believe they've come up with a fix to address lingering problems around longevity and stability.

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The BMW i8’s time has run out – and I’m unexpectedly sad about it

The BMW i8’s time has run out – and I’m unexpectedly sad about it

BMW is killing the i8, arguably its most misunderstood car in the past decade. I can’t say I’m surprised at the decision - only, perhaps, that it’s taken this long for BMW to make it - but I do feel an unexpected snap of melancholy all the same. Manufacturing will end this April.

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Honda just dumped its only all-electric car in the US

Honda just dumped its only all-electric car in the US

Honda is axing its only all-electric car in the US, phasing out the Clarity EV after buyers failed to be enchanted by its mediocre range. Announced back in 2017, the Clarity EV is one of a trio of green models by Honda, alongside the Clarity Fuel Cell that runs on hydrogen, and the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, which pairs an electric drivetrain with a gas engine for boosted range.

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GM EV roadmap detailed: Includes Cadillac Lyriq SUV and Bolt EUV

GM EV roadmap detailed: Includes Cadillac Lyriq SUV and Bolt EUV

General Motors has detailed its EV roadmap for the coming years, with everything from new electric luxury SUVs through to semi-autonomous crossovers on the agenda. The automaker revealed its new Ultium battery technology today, the core component in a new third-generation electric vehicle platform dubbed GM BEV3.

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GM Ultium batteries revealed as core of new 400+ mile EV platform

GM Ultium batteries revealed as core of new 400+ mile EV platform

General Motors has revealed its next-generation batteries, Ultium, and the flexible platform that it hopes will make electric vehicles more cost effective and offer greater range. Co-developed in GM's joint venture with LG Chem, Ultium is focused on bringing down the cost of battery cells below the all-important $100/kWh point, paving the way to more affordable EVs that could offer 400+ miles of zero-emission driving.

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Ford Transit EV will bring an all-electric van to US and Canada

Ford Transit EV will bring an all-electric van to US and Canada

Ford is working on an all-electric Transit cargo van for the US and Canada, aiming to release the plug-in load hauler in the 2022 model year. The new Ford Transit EV will be offered in a variety of different styles, rather than a one-fits-all model, including three different body lengths.

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Hyundai Prophecy concept is EV futuristic-retro done right

Hyundai Prophecy concept is EV futuristic-retro done right

The Hyundai Prophecy is well-named for a concept, given its aesthetic is what the South Korean automaker thinks is the "Ultimate Automotive Form" for an electric vehicle. Created for the coronavirus-curtailed Geneva Motor Show 2020, the Prophecy is a long, sleek, somewhat ominous looking sedan that previews Hyundai's latest design language.

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VW ID.4 electric crossover revealed – and it’s coming to the US

VW ID.4 electric crossover revealed – and it’s coming to the US

Volkswagen has revealed the second production model in its new all-electric ID family, with the VW ID.4 not only packaging the automaker's electric drivetrain into a crossover, but one destined for the US too. Next in line from the ID.3, the new ID.4 is based on the ID. CROZZ concept, and indeed the design hasn't strayed far from that chunky EV.

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Amazon just revealed how its Rivian electric vans will keep drivers productive

Amazon just revealed how its Rivian electric vans will keep drivers productive

Amazon and its EV partner Rivian have detailed some of the custom features for the retail behemoth's specially-designed electric vans, ahead of their scheduled arrival on US roads from 2021. The collaboration - which has seen Amazon invest twice now in automotive startup Rivian - is targeting 100,000 such EVs by 2030, though the focus right now is on what individual drivers might experience when they're out on a shift.

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Audi e-tron Sportback S models offer more pure electric performance

Audi e-tron Sportback S models offer more pure electric performance

Audi says that it is continuing to move forward on its electric car offensive and is offering the more agile and sharper e-tron and e-tron Sportback S models. The S models include three electric motors with two on the rear axle and one in the front. The electric motors provide 370 kW of boost power and 717.6 pound-feet of torque.

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Would you drive this oddball Citroen Ami 2-seat EV for $22 a month?

Would you drive this oddball Citroen Ami 2-seat EV for $22 a month?

Citroen is showing off a new EV called Ami that is designed to take two people around town with no emissions. The 100% electric vehicle is a cumulation of the work that the company started with the Ami One C says Citroen. Ami is described as a "non-conformist" object with two seats that is comfortable, protective, compact, agile, and customizable according to the automaker.

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Watch BMW’s Concept i4 teaser give its electric future a shape

Watch BMW’s Concept i4 teaser give its electric future a shape

BMW is dropping some heavy hints about its first all-electric Gran Coupe, with a liquid metal teaser for the BMW Concept i4 previewing what we can expect from the upcoming plug-in. The new car will be BMW's first all-electric sedan, and is set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 early next month.

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