E-shuttle Fisker Orbit receives Protean eDrive tech

For the planned autonomous electric shuttle Orbit, Fisker will be using wheel hub motors from Protean Electric. The vehicle was developed in cooperation with the Chinese Hakim Unique Group, and was presented last December. The system allows for maximal performance with minimal use of space. The eDrive technology by Protean also found use with LM […]

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Tesla owners built charging stations in Russia to make it from Europe to FIFA World Cup in Moscow

Tesla is currently planning to “soon” expand its Supercharger network in Eastern Europe in order for drivers to be able to make road trips all the way to Moscow.
But for now, there’s a big gap of charging stations that makes the trip …

Fiat Chrysler announces plans for 10 new EVs

You’ll never guess which of the Big Three just announced plans for 10 new EVs. Yes, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) plans to introduce the new models under its Jeep, Maserati, and Fiat brands within the next 4 years. Currently, Fiat’s only plug-ins are the e500, a compliance car that CEO Sergio Marchionne has asked customers not… Read more »

Research group demos why Tesla Autopilot could crash into a stationary vehicle

Thatcham Research, a UK-based agency that works for the Association of British Insurers, has concluded that manufacturers such as Tesla need to be clearer and more specific about the differences between its Autopilot driving-assistance system and a full self-driving suite. In an interview with BBC News, Matthew Avery of Thatcham Research stated that names such […]

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More than 5,000 Sion reservations placed

The Munich startup Sono Motors has passed the 5,000 pre-order mark for their solar EV, less than a year after its presentation, and with more than a year before production begin. For each of the 5,132 pre-ordered vehicles, a down-payment has been placed, according to Sono Motors. Several hundred cars have also been fully paid […]

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an affordable hybrid, a slightly more expensive plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric m…