Electric Cars

Audi R8 E-Tron May Go Into Production for R8's Second Generation

Audi R8 E-Tron May Go Into Production for R8's Second Generation

The key is improved battery technology

Audi has gone back and forth on whether or not to produce the R8 e-tron that it is easy to lose track, but the latest rumor indicates that the car is back on the slate and could be on sale by late 2014. Production of the electric R8 will be in ver...
13.12.2013 | 1893 views | 0 comments
Formula E Announces Final 2014 Team with Leo DiCaprio as Co-Owner

Formula E Announces Final 2014 Team with Leo DiCaprio as Co-Owner

Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team will be the final team in the first season

With the announcement of the Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team, the 2014/2015 Formula E season has its complete grid of 10 teams each with two cars. The Venturi Grand Prix team has been created by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pas...
09.12.2013 | 1621 views | 0 comments
Formula E's First Year Schedule Ratified by FIA

Formula E's First Year Schedule Ratified by FIA

It will visit 10 cities in 2014 and 2015

The Formula E racing series is moving along and has just had its first season calendar ratified by the FIA and announced its ninth team of ten.  The official schedule will take the series to ten cities in Europe, Asia, North America and S...
06.12.2013 | 13417 views | 0 comments
BMW i8 Has Already Fufilled First Year of Sales

BMW i8 Has Already Fufilled First Year of Sales

The i3 waiting list is about a month long

Ian Robertson, BMW’s head of marketing, says that the i8 has already fulfilled its first year sales predictions based on preorders alone. Sales of the i8 will not begin until mid-2014, and Robertson did not reveal the precise preorder number...
04.12.2013 | 1729 views | 0 comments
BMW Says Toyota Partnership Showing Big Gains in Battery Tech

BMW Says Toyota Partnership Showing Big Gains in Battery Tech

The sports car project is still years away

BMW’s head of marketing Ian Robertson says that its partnership with Toyota is starting to yield big steps in battery technology. “The teams are working very well together. We are making some big steps, especially in battery perfor...
03.12.2013 | 5574 views | 0 comments
NEVS Begins Saab 9-3 Production in Trollhattan, Sweden

NEVS Begins Saab 9-3 Production in Trollhattan, Sweden

The factory will build a limited number of cars with remaining parts

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB restarted production of the Saab 9-3 in Trollhattan on Monday, December 2, according to a company spokesperson. The cars will be built in very small numbers using remaining parts leftover from when productio...
02.12.2013 | 2762 views | 0 comments
Gordon Murray Working with Yamaha on Future Concepts

Gordon Murray Working with Yamaha on Future Concepts

It may spawn a sports car concept in the future

Gordon Murray is forging a relationship with Yamaha. At the Tokyo Motor Show, it showed he Motiv.E EV concept, and the next project between Murray and Yamaha may be a sports car. During the show, Yamaha showed a rendering of a sports car by Mu...
27.11.2013 | 2821 views | 0 comments
Daimler and Beijing Adding Denza EV Model to China in 2014

Daimler and Beijing Adding Denza EV Model to China in 2014

The two recently became official partners

Daimler and its Chinese financial partner Beijing Auto say that they will introduce a Denza EV hatchback at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014 and go on sale in the summer. The vehicle has been in development since 2010 with Daimler and Beiji...
25.11.2013 | 4853 views | 0 comments
Volkswagen Prioritizing Electrification Over Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Volkswagen Prioritizing Electrification Over Hydrogen Fuel Cells

It will have 14 hybrid or EV models across all brands by early 2015

Volkswagen has decided to prioritize hybrid and EV models in favor of hydrogen fuel cells until at least the end of the decade. It wants to be the world leader in electrified vehicle sales by 2018, which is extremely ambitious given Toyota’s...
25.11.2013 | 4500 views | 0 comments
Formula E Car Gets Its First Track Test

Formula E Car Gets Its First Track Test

The test car only had a quarter of the power of the full version

The Formula E Spark-Renault SRT_01E made its first track test at the La Ferté Gaucher circuit on November 20 and 21. The test car used a 50kw (67hp) electric motor, rather than the 200kw (268hp) that the full racing version will use. The te...
21.11.2013 | 8355 views | 0 comments
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