Hyundai Motor reveals its smallest ever EV

The early electric vehicles (EVs) were often small, partly because they had to be as light as possible to move on the limited electrical energy. Today, as battery and powertrain technology have advanced substantially, EVs are as big as sedans with petrol or diesel engines. For small and young customers Hyundai, it seems, is going […]

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The Hummer returns… as an EV supertruck with 1,000 horsepower (w/VIDEO)

Hummer – that’s a name which immediately brings to mind a huge vehicle that served the military (mainly the American one) as well as the civilian version which had a niche of its own. ‘Hummer’ was actually the civilian name used by General Motors but the model was discontinued after 2009 when its sales diminished […]

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CUPRA is first carmaker to join new EXTREME E off-road championship

Extreme E is a new off-road series which, like Formula E, will be for all-electric vehicles. Set to start off in January 2021, the series will have 5 rounds in places which have been damaged or affected by climate change. The environments will be Arctic, Desert, Rainforest, Glacier and even Ocean. While some companies have […]

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Mercedes-Benz EQC 4x4²

Mercedes-Benz EQC 4×4² proves e-mobility can go further off-road

With electric vehicles going to take over in coming years, will some segments disappear? Will the rugged 4×4 vehicles and pick-ups slowly fade away? Not likely if we look at what Mercedes-Benz is working on as its electrification program progresses. The company has revealed a prototype which uses a drivable technology platform on the basis […]

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Renault Megane eVision concept previews new Megane for 2022 (w/VIDEO)

Having been among the early carmakers to start electrifying their product line and since 2010, it has sold more than 300,000 electric vehicles in Europe. Renault continues to look ahead to the future of electric vehicles and mobility. Revealing the next step in the brand’s broadening electrified vision is the Megane eVision, an innovative concept […]

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Production of new Volvo and BMW electric models underway in Belgium and China

Additional choices of electrically-powered cars will be in showrooms soon with the start of production of new models from Volvo and BMW. From the Swedish carmaker’s factory in Belgium is the XC40 Recharge while BMW has begun rolling out its new iX3 at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in China. Volvo XC40 Recharge […]

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2020 Voyah i-LAND prototype concept

Dongfeng Motor unveils first product of Voyah sub-brand – the i-LAND

Like a number of automakers, China’s Dongfeng Motor has a constantly growing range of models and to provide more differentiation, sub-brands are created to cater for specific niches. In July this year, the company launched VOYAH, its new premium brand which is dedicated to EV products. It aims to introduce a new model each year […]

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Kia aims to achieve leadership position in EVs

Like many other carmakers, Kia Motors knows that the future is electric. Tougher regulations in Europe and America and growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in China are forcing manufacturers to develop and launch electrically-powered vehicles as quickly as possible. For Kia Motors, the future direction includes a global EV business strategy that aims to […]

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Nissan RE-LEAF concept

Nissan EVs as mobile power supply units in disaster areas (w/VIDEO)

Many of today’s electric vehicles (EVs) have a battery pack that can store a considerable amount of energy. The energy is used to power the electric motors that move the vehicle, but the battery packs can also be used as mobile power supply units in areas that have experienced natural disasters. Nissan is exploring such […]

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