Tag: Electric Cars

Google Maps Now Shows You If An EV Charging Station Is Occupied

Electric vehicle owners can now open up Google Maps, look for EV charging stations, and know if someone’s already using it. The feature is now available in the United States and UK.

Apps/Software April 24, 2019

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Model Y: 300 Miles On Single Charge, $47K Price Tag

Tesla debuted its latest creation, the Model Y, at an event in Los Angeles this week. The new all-electric SUV is capable of reaching 300 miles on a single charge.

Car Tech March 15, 2019

Pininfarina PFO Electric Hypercar Will Reach Top Speed Of 250 MPH: Will It Beat The Tesla Roadster?

The Pininfarina PFO electric hypercar will feature a top speed of 250 miles per hour, a zero to 60 miles per hour time faster than 2 seconds, and a range of 300 miles. Will it beat the new Tesla Roadster?

Car Tech July 16, 2018

Tesla To Start Charging For ‘Premium’ Internet On New Vehicles: Will You Be Affected?

Tesla will start charging customers for internet connectivity on their electric vehicles. Existing owners are exempt from the new pricing, however, while those who buy a Tesla vehicle after July 1 will have to choose between free or premium tiers.

Car Tech June 26, 2018

Can Electric Cars Cause Defibrillators And Pacemakers To Malfunction?

Strong electromagnetic fields may pose danger to patients using implanted heart devices. Do electric cars generate fields strong enough to cause defibrillators and pacemakers to malfunction?

Public Health April 23, 2018

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Unveiled: Electric Vehicle Prototype Built To Smash Records

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak was built specifically to break the electric car record on the famous Pikes Peak course in Colorado. The electric supercar is said to be faster than a Formula One racer.

Car Tech April 23, 2018

Porsche Mission E Range Anxiety Solved? All Porsche Dealerships To Be Equipped With Fast Charging Stations

Range anxiety is one of the biggest concerns of consumers when it comes to electric vehicles. Porsche will look to solve this problem for the Porsche Mission E by equipping its dealerships in the United States with fast charging stations.

Car Tech March 1, 2018

Aspark Owl Soars: Japanese Electric Hypercar Goes From 0 To 60 MPH In Less Than 2 Seconds

The Aspark Owl, an electric hypercar made in Japan, achieved a zero to 60 miles per hour time of 1.9 seconds. The new Tesla Roadster promises the same acceleration time, instantly pitting the two vehicles in competition with one another.

Car Tech February 19, 2018

Ferrari SUV, Electric Supercar In The Works: Here's What We Know So Far

The Ferrari SUV will happen despite previous statements that the iconic brand will never make one. The Ferrari electric supercar, meanwhile, will challenge the new Tesla Roadster.

Car Tech January 17, 2018

From Iconic To Electric: Ford Promises 40 Fully Electric And Hybrid Models By 2022

Ford is doubling down on its commitment to electrify its vehicle fleet and plans to invest $11 billion in electric vehicle technology. The automaker announced it will roll out 40 fully electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022.

Car Tech January 16, 2018

Tesla Inks Deal To Build EV Factory In Shanghai, China: Report

Wall Street Journal sources say that Tesla has struck a deal with China to build a factory in Shanghai's free trade zone, which will increase the electric car maker's declining sales in the country.

Business Tech October 23, 2017

Is Tesla In Trouble? Hundreds Of Workers Fired Amid Crucial Model 3 Production Ramp-up

Tesla has struggled with its ramp-up of Model 3 production, which makes the firing of hundreds of workers an interesting development. Is Tesla in trouble, or is this part of a plan to address the company's manufacturing problems?

Car Tech October 14, 2017

Tesla Model X Beats Lamborghini Aventador SV In Drag Race, Sets Quarter-Mile Record For SUVs

The Tesla Model X outraced the Lamborghini Aventador SV in a drag race arranged by DragTimes. The electric SUV zoomed through a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest SUV over that distance.

Car Tech August 23, 2017

Tesla All-In On The Model 3: Seeks $1.5 Billion For Model 3 Production, Slashes Model X Price By $3,000

Tesla is going all-in on its mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3. The company is looking to raise about $1.5 billion to ramp up Model 3 production and has reduced the price of the Model X electric SUV by $3,000.

Car Tech August 8, 2017

Ever Dreamed Of An Electric Porsche 911? This Car Company Installed Tesla Roadster Battery Packs Into A Classic Porsche

British car company Electric Classic Cars transformed a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa into an electric vehicle. The vintage car was fitted with a pair of electric motors powered by a 54 kWh battery pack from a Tesla Roadster.

Car Tech August 7, 2017

Lucid Air Zooms To 235 MPH In Testing: Is The Electric Supercar The Best Tesla Challenger So Far?

Lucid Motors could be the best Tesla challenger so far, as the prototype of the Lucid Air reached speeds of 235 miles per hour. The Tesla Model S, in comparison, has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Car Tech July 11, 2017

First Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off The Production Line: Is It Time For You To Buy An Electric Car?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the first production Model 3 ever built. With the mass-market electric vehicle finally hitting roads soon, is it time for customers to start thinking about purchasing an electric car?

Car Tech July 9, 2017

France Mulls Ban Of All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040

The ban of petrol and diesel vehicles in France could be happening by 2040. The move recently announced is part of the country's plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate change agreement.

Car Tech July 7, 2017

Volvo To Switch To Electric Cars, Promises 5 Models By 2021

Volvo has confirmed that it will begin introducing new electric vehicle models starting 2019, offering five models in all by 2021. The automaker’s commitment comes as EVs take the automobile industry by storm.

Car Tech July 5, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Enters Production This Week, First Units To Reach Customers Later This Month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Model 3 is all set to enter production this Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule. The first 30 Model 3 preorder customers will get their cars later this month.

Car Tech July 3, 2017

Toyota Sold Remaining Tesla Stock Last Year: From Partners To Electric Car Rivals

Spokespersons for Toyota revealed that the biggest carmaker in Japan has sold its remaining stake in Tesla. Toyota and Tesla, previously partners, are now rivals in the burgeoning electric car industry.

Car Tech June 5, 2017

Tesla In Trouble? Model X Sales Struggling, Model 3 Name Causing Confusion With Model S

Tesla could be in trouble due to issues concerning the Model X and the Model 3. Sales of the Model X are struggling despite a friendly market for luxury SUVs, while the name of the Model 3 is causing confusion.

Car Tech May 27, 2017

Tesla Adjusts Electric Vehicle Price Tags: $5,000 Off For Entry-Level Model S, With More Features

Tesla has made several adjustments to the price tags of its electric vehicles, including reducing the price of the Model S 75 and Model S 75D. The company's cheapest vehicle for now, the Model S 75, costs only $69,500.

Car Tech April 18, 2017

Tesla Claims Throne As America's Most Valuable Carmaker From General Motors

Tesla has surpassed General Motors as the most valuable automobile manufacturer in the United States, with a market cap of $51.5 billion. The company's rise shows the increasing focus on electric vehicles and powerful software.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

Tesla Delivers Record 25,000 Vehicles In Q1: Ramping Up For The Model 3?

Tesla delivered over 25,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, setting a new record for the company. Tesla is on track to meet its first-half target of delivered vehicles as it prepares to start production of the mass-market Model 3.

Car Tech April 2, 2017

Tencent Buys 5 Percent Stake In Tesla For $1.78 Billion As Chinese Electric Car Market Booms

Tencent, best known for its WeChat messaging app, purchased a 5 percent stake in Tesla for $1.78 million. The move will help Tesla expand its presence in China, where electric vehicle sales growth has been the highest for the company.

Business Tech March 29, 2017

Tesla Model X Avoids Big Crash: Instant Torque Saves The Day

Tesla Model X's instant torque prevented a major accident recently. This is not the first time when the instant acceleration successfully foiled a major road mishap.

Car Tech March 21, 2017

Lucid Air Electric Car Rolling Out With A $52,500 Price Tag, Targets Rival Tesla Model S

Lucid Motors unveils the price of its luxury electric car 'Air,' which will fetch for $52,500. The car is aimed as a competitor to Tesla Model S, another electric car in the market.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Volvo’s 2019 EV To Have 250 Miles Of Range, Will Cost No More Than $40,000

Volvo has officially confirmed a 2019 release schedule for its first EV, with the vehicle tipped to hover between $35,000 to $40,000. The vehicle is said to offer at least 250 miles of range on a single charge.

Car Tech March 14, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Pilot Production Will Start In February

Tesla is gearing up for its Model 3 production by Feb. 20. While drawing in more investors, the company plans to produce 500,000 vehicles annually by 2018.

Car Tech February 9, 2017

Elon Musk Hopes To Launch Tesla In India This Summer, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

Tesla has long been mulling an Indian expansion and it's apparently getting closer to sealing the deal. In response to a user query, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he's hoping to launch Tesla in India as soon as this summer.

Business Tech February 8, 2017

Nissan Takes A Detour Into Hybrid Territory With Note e-Power

Nissan has launched the Note e-Power, which will serve as a 'gateway' model for people who are looking into buying an electric car for themselves. The 'series hybrid' is currently available only in Japan.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

Tesla To Launch 'Major' Car Revisions Every 12 To 18 Months, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk declared that Tesla will introduce major hardware revisions every 12 to 18 months. He claimed that this is the best way to ensure that the company keeps innovating.

Car Tech January 23, 2017

Tesla Increases Battery Range Of New Model S 100D Sedan To 335 Miles

Tesla boosts the battery range of the Model S to 335 miles and the Model X to 295 miles. The range bump has allowed Tesla to widen its lead in the electric vehicle industry.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Faraday Future, Once Hyped As A Tesla Motors Killer, Is In Deep Trouble: Here's What's Happening

A lengthy report by Business Insider revealed that Faraday Future is 'in shambles,' according to eight unnamed sources. The electric car company, once hyped as a legitimate challenger to Tesla Motors, is possibly facing insurmountable challenges.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

The Volkswagen ID Buzz Is The Microbus Concept That Needs To Happen: All-Electric, Self-Driving Mode, And Customizable Interiors

Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz microbus concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle is more than just a modernized microbus, as it is all-electric, has a self-driving mode, and comes with customizable interiors.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

WATCH: Faraday Future Shows Just How Smart The FF91 Is

Faraday Future debuted its first-ever production vehicle in the electric vehicle space, the FF 91, during its keynote presentation at CES 2017. The company demonstrated the FF 91’s capabilities when it showed how the car could self-drive in a parking lot.

Automotive Tech January 4, 2017

Tesla Motors Falls Short Of Goal To Deliver 80,000 Vehicles In 2016: Will It Be Able To Keep Up With Model 3 Demand?

Tesla Motors delivered 76,230 electric vehicles in 2016, falling short of its target of 80,000 units. Will the company be able to keep up with the demand for the Model 3, which has already been reserved by over 400,000 customers?

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Best Electric Vehicles Of 2016: Kia Soul EV, Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model X And More

Electric vehicles are now becoming more mainstream, and many people now consider them as a viable form of everyday transport. Take a look at some of the year’s best electric vehicles.

Car Tech December 31, 2016

Redesigned BMW i3 Electric Vehicle With Longer Range Tipped For 2017

BMW has been working on updating its i3 electric vehicle, and a new model set to launch next year will reportedly sport notable improvements. The BMW i3 for 2017 will reportedly be redesigned and feature an increased mile range.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

NHTSA Requires Future Hybrid And Electric Cars To Make A Sound While Below 19 MPH: Quiet Vehicles Will Be No More

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed the 'quiet car' rule after years of being in the works. The regulation requires hybrid and electric cars to make a noise while running at speeds below 19 miles per hour.

Car Tech November 14, 2016

Toyota To Finally Enter All-Electric Car Market As Engineers Have 'Tamed' Lithium-Ion Batteries

Toyota's engineers claim to have 'tamed' lithium-ion battery technology, which will allow the company to finally enter the all-electric car market. The improved batteries will first be seen in the upcoming Prius Prime.

Car Tech October 31, 2016

First Audi All-Electric Vehicle Will Carry The Name 'E-Tron'

Audi was reported to gift its upcoming all-electric vehicles with an 'e-tron' moniker. The carmaker followed the policy of its parent company Volkswagen and focused more on green cars, following the Dieselgate scandal from last year.

Car Tech October 19, 2016

Tesla's Cheapest Model X Gets Dropped After 3 Months Since It Was Introduced: Good-Bye, 60D

Tesla has quietly yanked its Model X 60D from its lineup, unfortunate news for those planning to get the model. It's been replaced by the new Model X 75D at $85,500, which costs $11,500 more than the 60D at $74,000 before incentives.

Car Tech October 11, 2016

Germany Wants Sales Of Gas And Diesel Cars To End By 2030: Will The Rest Of The EU Follow In The Push For Electric Cars?

Germany passed a resolution that calls to ban the sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030. Two of the country's biggest carmakers, Volkswagen and Daimler, have already started their push into the electric car industry.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

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