This week Audi did a virtual unveiling of the Audi Q4 E-tron Coupé concept, a barely veiled version of a model that will hit the market next year.
The San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District and Caltrans partnered with Envision Solar to set up a solar-powered DC fast-charging system at a rest area on California Highway 46.
Two recent electric vehicle sales reports tell a similar tale—the Tesla Model 3 is dominating the market worldwide and in its home market of California, and other models and manufacturers have a lot of catching up to make it a competitive situation.
Ford has been dribbling out teasers on its first foray into mass-market electric vehicles–the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The 2020 Tesla Model 3 continued findings of the earlier tests, receiving Good marks on all IIHS tests and 5 Stars in all NHTSA tests.
Consumer Reports, a national non-profit consumer organization, conducted a survey of adults in the U.S. April 2-13 this year and found fuel economy was the most desired attribute in the next vehicle purchased.
A mixed message is the logical outcome of the auto industry’s schizophrenia about electric cars, hence Ford’s all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400.
Competition has always been a hallmark of the auto industry, but the move to embrace electric drive technology has driven even the most competitive companies to seek out partners to share costs and help speed new products to market.
In the U.S. it looks like Audi has work to do to make a mark in the emerging electric vehicle market. The gang from Ingolstadt does have a plan.
Toyota has developed strong links with two partners—Hino, a medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacture that is a part of the Toyota automotive orbit; and BYD, the leading Chinese battery-car maker.