Daily Archives: August 5, 2016

Hyundai IONIQ Price Revealed For Austria

By James Ayre Pricing information for the Austrian release of the Hyundai IONIQ has now been revealed, showing that the local all-electric version of the sedan will run you about €9,000 more than the hybrid will. Pricing information for the Austrian release of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Hyundai IONIQ has yet to…

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Could Be Mid-Engined With Plug-in Hybrid Option

By Jon LeSage The next-generation Chevrolet Corvette could break tradition with a mid-engine layout and plug-in hybrid option as well. According to sources interviewed by The Detroit News – including former “Father of the Volt” Bob Lutz – the eighth-generation C8 ‘Vette, codenamed “Emperor,” could be unveiled in 2018 prior to arriving at dealers for…

Tesla Full Autonomy Coming “Hell Of A Lot Faster” Than You Think, Next-Gen Autopilot Solution To Be Focused Around “Narrow AI” & Neural Maps

By James Ayre The recent Tesla Quarter 2 financials call yielded a lot of new information, including some interesting new comments about the company’s progress towards the achievement of fully autonomous driving. Of particular note was a series of comments made by CEO Elon Musk concerning the use of “increasingly sophisticated neural maps” and “narrow…

BYD Gets $9 Million California Grant For 27 Electric Trucks

By Larry E. Hall BYD, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer and the leading electric carmaker in China, will build 27 battery-electric trucks under a $9 million California grant. The electric trucks will replace diesel service trucks and yard tractors in the communities of Commerce, Fontana and San Bernadino. The funds are for 23 class-8…

Mercedes Revealing Electrified Sub-brand to Take on Tesla and BMW

By Jon LeSage Mercedes will be launching an electrified vehicle sub-brand to directly compete with the likes of Tesla and BMW according to two people familiar with plan. The German automaker will start with two dedicated “electric” sport utility vehicles and two sedans, according to the sources who asked not to be named because details…

Tesla Model U (Pickup) Renders & Speculation From Truck Trend

By James Ayre What will Tesla’s eventual pickup truck model look like? What sorts of features will it include? What sort of specs? What will the name be? The commentator “igotzzoom” on the Tesla Motors Club forum, who is also a staff editor at Truck Trend magazine, recently shared an article and rendering speculating on…

2nd “Solar for All” Contest 2016 Finalists have been chosen

By Fraunhofer ISE “In the second round of the “Solar for All” Contest, we focused on PV electrification solutions that benefit communities. The post 2nd “Solar for All” Contest 2016 Finalists have been chosen appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Elon Musk Not Happy With CARB Approach To Handing Out ZEV Credits

By James Ayre Going by his comments on the matter on the recent Tesla Quarter 2 earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t happy with the way that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been handing out zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) credits. Here are the exact words that were used: “The California Air Resources…

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