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Infiniti Prototype 10 speedster to debut at Pebble Beach

By Blagojce Krivevski Infiniti has released a second teaser image of its concept car due to be revealed at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Its striking concept named Prototype 10 is a daring electrified speedster that provides a window into the brand’s desire to deliver driving pleasure and thrilling performance from electrified powertrains. In…

August 2018 electrified vehicle sales in the US

By Blagojce Krivevski All major automakers reported July sales numbers for electrified vehicles. Numbers are considerably higher than the totals in July 2017. For the month, more than 29,600 electrified vehicles were sold compared last year’s 15,622 vehicles. Number includes fuel cell vehicles offered by Hyundai, Honda and Toyota, which are only available in California….

Electrify America Launches “JetStones” Ad Campaign To Raise Electric Vehicle Awareness

By Blagojce Krivevski Electrify America, a company investing in EV charging infrastructure and promoting the adoption of zero emission vehicles, launched its first-ever national advertising campaign leading into the fall television season. The integrated campaign kicks off with national TV broadcast, radio, and a website. The advertising spot, titled “JetStones,” aims to broaden consumer awareness…

BMW Group sold over 71,000 plug-ins year-to-date, up 40.6%

By Blagojce Krivevski In the first seven months of the year, deliveries of BMW Group electrified vehicles totalled 71,310 vehicles worldwide, an increase of 40.6% on the same period last year. July sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles totalled 10,649 (+30.9%), confirming the BMW Group’s position as a leading global provider…

Audi e-Tron Prototype – Recuperation Test

By Blagojce Krivevski The Audi e-tron prototype combines enormous power and high efficiency. With a system output of up to 300 kW, the full-size SUV with a fully electric drive accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in less than six seconds. In the WLTP test cycle, it covers more than 400 kilometers (248.5…

Range Rover PHEV now on sale in US; pricing starts at $78,300

By Blagojce Krivevski Land Rover announced updates to the Range Rover model lineup for the 2019 model year. Updates include the introduction of a new P400e plug-in hybrid electric powertrain, Wade Sensing system and expanded Advanced Driver Assistance System functionality. The 2019 Range Rover P400e is priced at $95,150, while the 2019 Range Rover Sport…

BYD Joins CharIN to establish global EV charging standards

By Blagojce Krivevski Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD has joined CharIN, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), as it works to establish global standards for charging battery-electric vehicles. BYD is bringing its clean energy expertise and experience to the CharIN coalition as it develops the Combined Charging System (CCS), an open, universal and international charging…

BMW Group U.S. electrified sales in July down 7.2% year-on-year

By Blagojce Krivevski BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles totaled 1,859 in July 2018, a decrease of 7.2 percent from the 2,004 sold in the same month a year ago. Sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI electrified vehicles accounted for 7.1 percent…

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV UK pricing announced

By Blagojce Krivevski The new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is now available to UK customers from £34,255 OTR including £2,500 Plug-In Car Grant. The range at launch consists of three trim levels; Juro, 4h and 4hs. The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been designed to meet the new latest emissions regulations and comfortably qualifies for…

Toyota unveils second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell semi truck

By Blagojce Krivevski Toyota took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck before a crowd of media and industry leaders during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan. The new truck, known internally as…

Audi teases PB18 e-tron electric supercar concept

By Blagojce Krivevski Audi will reveal the Audi PB18 e-tron electric supercar concept during the 2018 Pebble Beach Car Week in California. Pebble Beach Car Week, held every August in and around the Californian coastal city of Monterey, has long been considered the world’s most important forum for lovers of exquisite automobiles. Interest is not…

Ford creates its own standalone autonomous drive division

By Blagojce Krivevski Ford Motor Company today announced it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organisation charged with accelerating its AV business to capitalise on market opportunities. The company also detailed key organisational changes designed to improve its operational fitness and drive profitable growth. The company is organising its self-driving business into Ford…

Audi starts series production of electric motors at Hungarian plant

By Blagojce Krivevski Audi has launched series production of electric motors at its Hungarian plant in Győr. The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters with an innovative production concept: modular assembly. The company has invested a double digit million amount to set up the motor production facility. Approximately 100 people…

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