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Mercedes-Benz Reveals Two New EQA AWD Models Ready For Sale

Mercedes-Benz Reveals Two New EQA AWD Models Ready For Sale

Stuttgart. May 5, 2021; Mercedes-Benz says that more than 20,000 customers have already ordered an EQA since February. ... Continue reading

2021 AAA Car Guide Offers Inside Track for the Latest in Vehicle Tech

2021 AAA Car Guide Offers Inside Track for the Latest in Vehicle Tech

According to AAA, driver interest in advanced safety technology is high. ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Back in the Spring in this year of the pandemic I drove Toyota’s 2020 RAV4. In closing out my review I wrote “a bit more excitement is coming in the form of the 302-horspeower Toyota RAV4 Prime, a 2021 model that will arrive in summer 2020. ... Continue reading

GM To Invest $1 Billion In EV Facility In Mexico - UAW Says So Much For US Benefit From $Billions In "Infrastructure" Subsidies For EV's - Hey Biden What Do You Think Of This?

GM To Invest $1 Billion In EV Facility In Mexico - UAW Says So Much For US Benefit From $Billions In "Infrastructure" Subsidies For EV's - Hey Biden What Do You Think Of This?

GM said it is building a new high-tech paint shop that will start operations from June at the Ramos Arizpe site, which currently assembles conventional internal-combustion vehicles, including the Chevrolet Equinox and Blazer models, along with engines and transmissions. ... Continue reading

ChargePoint Continues to Enhance the EV Driver Experience with Android Auto Integration

ChargePoint Continues to Enhance the EV Driver Experience with Android Auto Integration

Android Auto compatibility brings essential charging functionality directly into the vehicle, helping drivers easily find nearby stations and more. ... Continue reading

Tula’s DMD™ Improves Electric Motor Efficiency While Reducing Rare Earth Materials in Battery Electric Vehicles

Tula’s DMD™ Improves Electric Motor Efficiency While Reducing Rare Earth Materials in Battery Electric Vehicles

Video introduces Tula, current electric vehicle motor technology challenges and DMD™ concept, operation and benefits. Animation included. ... Continue reading

Williams Advanced Engineering partners with Italdesign to create complete high-performance EV solution

Williams Advanced Engineering partners with Italdesign to create complete high-performance EV solution

Italdesign, the joint venture will enable both newcomers and established OEMs in the automotive sector to benefit from the expertise of two global leaders in EV engineering and vehicle design, supporting them in the creation of a range of upper premium EVs from high performance GTs, Crossover and Sedans. ... Continue reading

Toyota Preparing To Build Two New 3 Row SUV-EV's 1 Lexus 1 Toyoya, In Indiana Factory

Toyota Preparing To Build Two New 3 Row SUV-EV's 1 Lexus 1 Toyoya, In Indiana Factory

Princeton Plant Will Invest $803 Million, Add 1,400 Jobs and Drive Toward Electrified Future PRINCETON, Ind. (April 28, 2021) – With its 25th anniversary right around the corner, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) is poised to celebrate with gusto as it announces an investment sure to drive the team through t ... Continue reading

To Put 'Everybody In' an Electric Vehicle, GM Introduces Ultium Charge 360

To Put 'Everybody In' an Electric Vehicle, GM Introduces Ultium Charge 360

General Motors introduced Ultium Charge 360, a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps1, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners. Ultium Charge 360 builds on GM's existing charging efforts to provide GM EV ow ... Continue reading

Ford Plans To Develop And Produce Own EV Batteries In House

Ford Plans To Develop And Produce Own EV Batteries In House

“We’re already scaling production of all-electric vehicles around the world as more customers experience and crave the fun-to-drive benefits of electric vehicles with zero emissions,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's chief product platform and operations officer. ... Continue reading

Pete Caves; California To Lead Again In Emission Fairy-Tales - Withdraw Rule Empowers Left Coast "Chicken Little's"

Pete Caves; California To Lead Again In Emission Fairy-Tales - Withdraw Rule Empowers Left Coast "Chicken Little's"

Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis. NHTSA proposed to withdraw its portions of the so-called SAFE I Rule, which sought to preempt States, including California, from issuing their own greenhouse gas emissions standards and zero-emissions vehicle mandates. ... Continue reading

2021 BMW 330e PHEV Sport Sedan Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 BMW 330e PHEV Sport Sedan Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

I had just removed the plug for a Level 2, 240-volt EV charger from the front fender charging port and closed its access door on the 2021 BMW 330e when another car approached. The driver of the Smart EV lowered their window and said, “You know, that space is for charging electric cars.” I smiled, said yes, and reop ... Continue reading

Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition Ready for Customer Orders +VIDEO

Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition Ready for Customer Orders +VIDEO

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition are set to accentuate the thrill of the GT name with the responsiveness of an all-electric powertrain this fall. “With Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, we’re pushing the boundaries of what an electric vehicle can offer,” ... Continue reading

The Volkswagen Elektro-Golf: an Electric Car from 1976

The Volkswagen Elektro-Golf: an Electric Car from 1976

The big car companies usually perform just one mission – meeting customer needs. If they like huge barges that consume 20 litres of petrol per 100 kilometers – great! This is especially true for General Motors, whose global reputation is not the best. ... Continue reading

Volvo Group invests in Designwerk Technologies AG to Complement Electromobility Capabilities

Volvo Group invests in Designwerk Technologies AG to Complement Electromobility Capabilities

By investing in Designwerk Technologies, the Volvo Group hopes to complement its current capabilities when it comes to niche products and solutions. ... Continue reading

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