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Electrify America invests in the SMUD Energy StorageShares program

By Blagojce Krivevski Electrify America is investing $1.3 million in the Energy StorageShares program developed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The investment will help Electrify America reduce its overall energy-related costs and lower the company’s impact on Sacramento’s electrical grid. “This first-of-a-kind program will help address peak energy demands, minimize impacts to the…

MINI USA launches ordering site for all-new MINI Cooper SE

By Blagojce Krivevski In response to over 15,000 hand-raisers and growing, MINI USA announced that consumers can now place their order for the all-new battery electric MINI Cooper SE at the MINI Electric page on MINIUSA.com or at ShopMINIUSA.com. The 2020 MINI Cooper SE will reach U.S. showrooms in early March of 2020 with a…

All-electric Lexus UX 300e introduced in Guangzhou

By Blagojce Krivevski Lexus has introduced its first battery electric vehicle, the Lexus UX 300e, at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Since introducing the RX 400h in 2005, LEXUS has been a pioneer in vehicle electrification technology, playing a leading role in offering products that possess both performance and environmental friendliness. At the 2019 Tokyo…

All-new Mercedes-Benz EQC priced from $67,900

By Blagojce Krivevski The introduction of the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC marks a new era of mobility for Mercedes-Benz. As the first fully electric Mercedes-Benz vehicle to launch globally under the new EQ brand, the EQC 400 4MATIC seamlessly combines 100% electric power, torque and smoothness with all the comfort, confidence, and composure of an all-…

Audi e-tron Sportback SUV coupe unveiled at LA Auto Show

By Blagojce Krivevski Audi has unveiled the second model in its e-tron product line, the Audi e-tron Sportback, a dynamic SUV coupe offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometers (277.1 miles) ( in the WLTP cycle) from a single battery charge. Its digital matrix LED headlights are…

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Expansion for Electric Vehicle Production in United States

By Blagojce Krivevski Volkswagen of America today marked the start of construction for its electric vehicle production facility. The Chattanooga site, where production begins in 2022, will be Volkswagen’s North American assembly base for electric vehicles. Volkswagen Group of America executives joined Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Germany’s ambassador to the U.S., Emily Haber, plant leaders,…

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV earns Top Safety Pick award

By Blagojce Krivevski The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a small car electric car, earns a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention. The 2019 Bolt EV was recently tested for the first time in the passenger-side small overlap crash test, earning an acceptable…

DTM presents concept for 1000hp electric car series

By Blagojce Krivevski DTM promoter ITR has unveiled a proposed electric series with high-performance cars racing that could run in support of the German category. While the DTM is currently evaluating hybrid technology that is expected to be a spec component for the 2022 season, the series has now unveiled a concept for cars powered…

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