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Volkswagen I. D. R Pikes Peak sets fastest time in qualifying

By Blagojce Krivevski Romain Dumas and the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak made a clear statement of intent in qualifying ahead of the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the US state of Colorado. The Frenchman, at the wheel of Volkswagen’s first fully-electric racing car, was the fastest of all the competitors, setting an…

2019 Volvo S60 Plug-in Hybrid Priced At $54,400

By Blagojce Krivevski Volvo Cars today revealed the new S60 luxury sedan at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, South Carolina. The new South Carolina plant is officially inaugurated today. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new…

Porsche buys stake in Rimac Automobili

By Blagojce Krivevski Porsche AG has invested in the technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili by taking a minority shareholding of ten percent. The Croatian company develops and produces electric vehicle components and manufactures electric super sports cars. As part of its electrification efforts, Porsche is seeking a development partnership with the young…

Magna partners with BJEV to make electric vehicles in China

By Blagojce Krivevski Magna announced on Monday its intention to form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd (BJEV), a subsidiary of the BAIC Group for electric cars, for complete vehicle manufacturing as well as engineering of electric vehicles. The engineering and manufacturing joint ventures are expected to take over an existing…

Test drives in the Spanish heat: The Mercedes-Benz EQC in summer trials

By Blagojce Krivevski Working where others take their holidays: Spain is the next stage for the Mercedes-Benz EQC on the road to series production maturity. No chance for relaxation, however: part of the heat testing for the overall vehicle takes place on the Iberian peninsula. Following successful winter trials, the EQC is required to absolve…

Carbon Fibre Plays Integral Role In Polestar 1 Development

By Blagojce Krivevski One of the key components in creating a responsive and agile driving experience in the new Polestar 1 is the extensive use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP). Producing an overall weight saving of 230 kg, most of the main body parts are constructed from the high-tech and light-weight material, making it…

Electrify America and the City of Sacramento Announce New Zero-Emissions Car Sharing Programs, Zero-Emissions Shuttle Bus Routes and EV Charging Infrastructure

By Blagojce Krivevski Electrify America and the City of Sacramento announced new projects that will increase access to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) in the Sacramento region, expand ZEV technology use, and prepare the City for future electric vehicle adoption. The projects – which include two new car sharing services, new ZEV bus and shuttle routes and…

Renault to invest more than €1 billion in French electric vehicle plants

By Blagojce Krivevski Groupe Renault is accelerating the deployment of its Drive The Future strategic plan with an investment of more than one billion euros for the development and production of electric vehicles in France. With the aim of strengthening the leadership of its French industrial base in the growing electric vehicle market, Groupe Renault…

Volvo Cars Launch New Polestar Engineered Electrified Performance Offer

By Blagojce Krivevski Volvo Cars is launching a new upgraded electrified performance offer called Polestar Engineered, specifically developed for its new 60 series T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars. The announcement comes one week before the company reveals its new S60 premium sports saloon at the inauguration of its first US manufacturing plant in Charleston,…

BYTON K-Byte Autonomous Concept Unveiled Ahead of CES Asia

By Blagojce Krivevski Electric vehicle maker BYTON unveiled its premium sedan concept in Shanghai during a global debut event today that showcased the brand’s design vision. Called the BYTON K-Byte Concept, the three-box sporty sedan is made for the age of autonomous driving with integrated and retractable sensors that strike a fine balance between aesthetics…

GM and Honda partner on next-gen advanced EV battery

By Blagojce Krivevski General Motors and Honda announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles. The next-generation battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies’ future products, mainly for the North American market. Under…

Kia Niro EV unveiled with 380 kilometers driving range

By Blagojce Krivevski Kia Motors has revealed its new Niro EV at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show today in Korea. With a range of 380 kilometers (236 miles), the all-electric Niro EV combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, and crossover utility with a zero-emissions powertrain. Kia’s star of the Busan show, the Niro EV…

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