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Insanely Quick Electric 3-Wheeler — Girfalco Azkarra

The Quebec-based electric vehicle startup Girfalco has now unveiled its high-performance 3-wheel electric vehicle, the Azkarra — providing us with a few surprises. The model is seemingly deserving of the moniker “high-performance” with its acceleration of 0 to ~62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds; its peak power of 225 kW (in the […]

December 2nd

Atticus Robocar 4P — $25,000 EV With 93-Mile Range

What do you say to the possibility of an all-electric vehicle with 93 miles of range that sells for $25,000? Not bad, huh? A Brazilian-American engineer by the name of Paulo Camasmie is making the claim that his “Atticus Robocar 4P” will possess the range and price listed above once available … in 2020. Interesting claims made […]

October 20th

Apple Reportedly Scaling Back Automotive Ambitions

Despite all of the work that’s gone into it to date, it seems that Apple execs have made the decision to drastically cut back on its automotive plans — and have thus let go of, or reassigned, large numbers (hundreds, apparently) of employees in recent months — according to unnamed people “familiar with the project.” A […]

October 18th

Will Volkswagen Offer Rear-Mounted-Drivetrain Electric Beetle?

At the recent Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen didn’t really reveal much that was unexpected, but some news surrounding the I.D. concept car reveal was interesting — in particular, the fact that the car is to be built on a dedicated “MEB architecture,” one which apparently is based around use of a single rear-mounted electric motor. Interestingly, Volkswagen […]

October 12th

Nissan May Produce All-Electric SUV/CUV & Zoe-Based Small EV

Nissan is currently considering the development of a small all-electric vehicle based on the Renault Zoe (the Renault-Nissan Alliance was created for just such reasons), and the development of an all-electric SUV/CUV, according to the longtime head of Nissan’s European EV operations, Gareth Dunsmore. The decision to do so could lead to some interesting changes, […]

September 30th

Fan Theory/Joke: First-Gen Chevy Volt Had 38 Mile All-Electric Range, First-Gen Chevy Bolt Has 238 Mile Range, 2021 Chevy Jolt Should Have 438 Mile Range

An interesting numbers coincidence (or perhaps not coincidence) was recently brought up on the GM-Volt.com forum by the commentator “Lewis9,” who noted that the first-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (PHEV) had an EPA all-electric range rating of 38 miles per full charge*, and that the first-generation Chevy Bolt all-electric car now has an EPA range […]

September 28th

Poland May Aim To Become Electric Car Producer

As I just wrote, two Polish cities (Kraków and Wrocław, where I live) are each planning to launch 200-car electric carsharing programs. Furthermore, a startup is aiming to launch electric carsharing in Poznan, Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Tricity, and Łódź; and I’m working with a few top-notch gents to launch one as well. But that’s just part of Poland’s […]

July 31st

Hyundai Planning For 250-Mile EV By 2020

The Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai is planning to release an all-electric vehicle with a single-charge range of 250 miles by the end of the decade, according to recent reports. The news originates with comments made by Hyundai executive Ahn Byung-ki in an interview with Automotive News, so is likely to be quite solid. Interestingly, the […]

July 22nd

Electric Versions Of The Nissan Juke & Rogue SUVs On The Way?

The electric SUV market is a nearly barren one, with the Tesla Model X and the plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander being the only real options. That may soon be changing, though, with Nissan (of all companies…) apparently considering electrifying its popular Juke and Rogue models, according to the noted British magazine Autocar. After all of these […]

June 25th

Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 Design To Be Finished In 6 Weeks

The design of the Tesla Model 3 will be finalized within just 6 weeks according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk. Elon made the new design finalization projection at the recent 2016 Code Conference in California. The news isn’t very surprising, though, as Musk has made similar predictions a number of times now — most recently […]

June 4th