Rosberg X Racing first Extreme-E winner in a storm of dust (video)

Nico Rosberg’s team won the first race in the Extreme E electric off-road racing series with Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor as drivers. In the lower ranks, the event in Saudi Arabia was marked by two accidents. Rosberg X Racing (RXR) won the first Extreme E race weekend in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, ahead of Andretti […]

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GMC debuts 2024 Hummer EV SUV with 300+ mile range

After General Motors had revived the former fuel monster, Hummer, as an electric pickup, an SUV variant now follows. The GMC Hummer EV SUV is scheduled to go into production in early 2023 and will be available at base prices between $79,995 and $110,595 depending on the variant – the more expensive versions first. GMC […]

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Electric flagship: Mercedes EQS offers 770 km long range

Before the official world premiere of Daimler’s electric flagship EQS on 15 April, Mercedes-Benz published key technical data. The longest-range model exceeds the previous speculation on specification. After Daimler had already started battery assembly for the EQS at the end of March and published photos of the interior, Mercedes-Benz now promises ranges of up to […]

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Volkswagen to buy CO2 credits from Tesla in China

Volkswagen has purchased CO2 certificates from Tesla in China, the Reuters news agency reports. The deal appears to involve VW’s joint venture with FAW, with an agreement already in place. VW and its Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen have agreed to comply with the People’s Republic’s increasingly stringent emissions regulations, Reuters quoted three people familiar with […]

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Tesla delivers another record in Q1/2021

Tesla announced new record deliveries of 184,800 electric cars during the first quarter of 2021. Q1 of any year but especially this Covid-year is traditionally a slow quarter for car companies which makes it even more remarkable. Figuring in the numbers, Tesla delivered 184,800 electric cars to customers from January to March 2021, including 182,780 […]

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Kia presents first dedicated electric car Kia EV6 on E-GMP

Kia just presented the EV6 electric car in an online event for press. The brand’s first dedicated electric car shares a platform with Hyundai’s Ioniq5 and is positioned to pose a “turning point”, as Kia President and CEO Ho-sung Song put it. Said swerve becomes more clear once you consider Kia a “mainstream brand,” as […]

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Nissan will stay in Formula E racing

Nissan has extended its involvement in the Formula E racing series, including the 2025/26 season. After DS Automobiles and Mahindra, Nissan is the third manufacturer to utilise the new ‘Gen3’ electric vehicles in future. The third generation of race cars is coming in Season 9 (2022/2023), and again said to be faster and more powerful […]

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Hypercar maker Rimac opens R&D office in Warwick, UK

Rimac Automobili, the Croatian company specializing in hi-tech electric vehicles has opened a new research and development office in the UK. It is located at Warwick Enterprise Park and is expected to employ 30 people by the end of this year. According to the company, the Warwick engineers will work closely with the UK automotive […]

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VW brand to halt combustion engine development

Following Audi’s lead, the Volkswagen brand VW no longer intends to develop new combustion engines. Further developments of the existing units would suffice, according to CEO Ralf Brandstätter, before VW is to become mostly electric. In an exclusive interview, brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter said, “At the moment, I do not expect a completely new engine […]

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Aston Martin to build 2 electric car models at UK plants

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Aston Martin will manufacture all-electric models at its UK plants from 2025. The British brand plans to manufacture an electric SUV in St. Athan in Wales and a purely electric sports car at the Aston plant in Gaydon, England. Lawrence Stroll, who led a bailout for the company in early 2020, told the Financial Times […]

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