Volkswagen ID.4 - 2021 World Car of the Year

Volkswagen ID.4 is the third EV to win World Car of the Year title

The Volkswagen ID.4 becomes the third all-electric model to be chosen as World Car of the Year (WCOTY) in the 2021 edition of the awards. 93 international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel chose the EV, giving the German carmaker its fifth WCOTY overall award since 2009 (the […]

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Polestar 1 Special Edition 2021

Special Edition of Polestar 1 to mark end of production later this year

Polestar, the independent Swedish electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holdings, has produced two models to date – the Polestar 1, a low-volume hybrid GT; and the Polestar 2 fastback which is the company’s first fully electric, high volume car. The Polestar 1 made its debut in 2017 and since 2019, […]

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Audi A6 e-tron concept (w/VIDEO)

‘PPE’ to most people today would refer to ‘Personal Protective Equipment’, the necessary items like gloves, facemask, overalls, etc that healthcare workers have to wear daily while attending to patients with COVID-19 infections. But for Audi, ‘PPE’ also means Premium Platform Electric, a completely new architecture which will serve as the technology platform for its […]

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2021 Mercedes-EQ, EQS

Mercedes-EQ EQS – the first luxury EV limousine

Electrification of product lines has picked up speed in recent years, partly because of tougher regulations in Europe. With the future clearly being electric, many companies are preparing their future zero emission product ranges to cover as many segments as possible, from bottom to top. Even Rolls-Royce and Bentley have plans to offer all-electric models […]

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2021 Toyota bZ4X concept

Toyota bZ4X concept previews first model in new Battery Electric Vehicle series to go on sale from mid-2022

Toyota is known to be cautious in venturing into new segments, watching competition start first and seeing the shortcomings – and then coming in with products that are often better. With electrification, the company has had dominance in the hybrid segment but seemed to be slow to get into full electrification. This is not to […]

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Yamaha offers newly developed 350 kW/476 ps electric motor for hyper-EV models (w/VIDEO)

Yamaha Motor has completed development of an electric motor which it claims reaches the industry’s highest class in output density. This unit, which can be used in hyper-EV models to provide exceptionally high performance, is available for ordering for commissioned prototype development from this month. This would be useful for companies which are not established […]

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GMC reveals 15,592 Nm HUMMER EV SUV for launch in 2023 (w/VIDEO)

Even before GMC’s electric HUMMER supertruck goes on sale at the end of this year, the company has revealed another model – the HUMMER EV SUV – which will make its debut in 2023. The SUV is the next chapter in the company’s revival with only EV products. “The GMC HUMMER EVs were envisioned to […]

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XPeng autonomous drive record in China 2021

XPeng P7 fleet set record for longest real highway autonomous driving in China

XPeng Inc., a Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles, has set a record for China’s longest real highway autonomous driving by a mass-produced vehicle. Its fleet of P7 sedans travelled over 3,600 kms from Guangzhou to Beijing, of which 2,930 kms of highway driving were done under the control of the NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot) that […]

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Extreme E SEASON 1 RD 1 2021

Rosberg X Racing team wins first round of the new Extreme E electric off-road series (w/VIDEO)

There had been feverish anticipation in the build-up to the weekend’s first Extreme E round – the Desert X Prix held in the remote Al-‘Ula region of Saudi Arabia. The new series, for electrically-powered SUVs, has the off-road challenges of the Dakar Rally but also uses the event to create awareness of environment issues at […]

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Powertrain details of the new all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS revealed

The flagship of the Mercedes-Benz range – the S-Class – finally goes fully electric as the third member of the EQ family of 100% electric vehicles. With the EQE business saloon and the SUV variants of the EQS and EQE, further models based on the new architecture will follow. The EQS will allow customers in […]

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