#Electric Cars

Sorry hydrogen, electric cars have already won — here's why

Hydrogen fuel cell cars emerged as an alternative to both the electric and combustion engine vehicle in the early 2000s. They were widely considered an avenue towards universal green motoring. Powered through a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, the only tailpipe emission they produce is water. The technology also...
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VW Teases A Funky Facelifted ID.3

The electrification of the automotive industry is in full swing as more manufacturers debut new EV models and buyers line up to receive them. But alongside new propulsion systems comas an entire new look. Many electric cars look more like "electrics" than "cars." The low-mounted batteries let these cars be unique shapes for better aerodynamics, but enthusiasts want to see brand history with these cars, even if they are vastly different from the older models. VW has apparently taken notice.
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Tesla Launches 1,000-Volt Powertrain: Semi Is First But Not The Last

The launch of the Tesla Semi Class 8 electric semi brings multiple new solutions to the market (many not yet revealed). One such thing is the high-voltage powertrain system from Tesla. Tesla announced during the Semi delivery event that the truck is equipped with an all-new "thousand volt powertrain," which...

What’s the status of California’s upcoming $10M electric bike rebate program?

California allocated $10 million for a rebate program to help make electric bikes more affordable. But hang on there; it’s not active quite yet. The move is part of a years-long effort to help reduce the price of expensive electric bicycles for state residents. The ultimate goal is to make it easier for commuters to switch from car transportation to e-bike transportation.

Rally ace Loeb praises electric motorsport - 'As a driver, I enjoy it'

Electric motorsport is becoming more and more prominent, but while swathes of fans remain unconvinced, the alternative take on the sport has one high-profile backer. Sebastien Loeb has raced – and won – in just about everything. Aside from his nine World Rally Championship titles, he’s also won in sports cars, touring cars, rallycross, rally raid, and at Pikes Peak. He recently added an Extreme E title to his legendary resume, his first all-electric title. And while he’s very much of the old-school ilk, he certainly isn’t against the direction motorsport is starting to take.
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EU Chief Says Bloc Must Act Over US Climate Plan 'Distortions'

Brussels — EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday the bloc must act to address "distortions" created by Washington's $430-billion plan to spur climate-friendly technologies in the United States. The European Union must "take action to rebalance the playing field where the IRA [Inflation Reduction Act] or other...
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Muscling in: The propulsion system may have changed in EVs, but the cars remain the same

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that legacy automakers are leading with their core strengths as they charge towards a battery-electric-vehicle (BEV) future. Mercedes-Benz’s EQS SUV is exactly as stately as you’d expect a top-of-the-line Benz to be even if there’s nary a sound from its engine bay. Similarly, Bayerische Motoren Werke’s iX M60 is every bit the speed demon that BMW always leads with, though its 610 horsepower are driven by lithium ions rather than fossil fuels. Even Toyota Motor Corp. is staying true to form: the bZ4X, its first BEV, is as perfectly sensible as any Camry.

Taco Bell Franchisee Adds Electric Charging Stations To The Menu

Electric vehicle ownership is on the rise, with electric vehicle registrations in the U.S. reported to have shot up by 60 percent in the first quarter of 2022. The Pew Research Center reports that those most inclined to consider an electric vehicle purchase in the future include younger adults, urban dwellers, Democrats and those who already own a hybrid or all-electric vehicle, with a 55% majority of adults in the age 18 to 29 bracket saying that they are very or somewhat likely to consider an electric vehicle the next time they buy a vehicle.

How much is an electric car?

) — Electric cars have exploded in popularity as gas prices remain elevated and many new EVs from a growing list of automakers continue to enter the automotive marketplace. With more electric cars available than ever before, shoppers can now choose a new or used EV across a wide range of price points.
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Opel Just Came Back on My Car-Buying Radar, But I Now Have an Astra (L) Dilemma

Opel has been leading a fast-charging family lifestyle in Europe as of late, and in more than one way. So, they are finally getting some much-needed attention from fans and buyers alike. I was born during the 1980s, so although I’m not old by any means, I have witnessed the...

Hyundai previews the N Performance version of the Ioniq 5 | Techi Bird

Hyundai N is set to introduce a sporty version of the Ioniq 5 that could set the EV SUV segment on fire. Hyundai teased its first video of its upcoming Ioniq 5, a performance-oriented version of the SUV, in a recent video (below) that showcases the brand’s electric and performance efforts. The Ioniq 5 N comes from Hyundai’s N division, which was founded in 2016 and has already introduced several performance models and won world-class races such as the WRC and the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

Exemption from excise tax will surprise drivers. These cars will be a hit

Tax exemption for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) they expanded. Parliament amended the Tax Fee Law. 250 deputies voted in favor of amending the provisions that guarantee the exemption, 11 deputies opposed, and 177 abstained from voting. To date, this exemption is valid until the end of 2022. The amendment provides...

Can electric cars use a car wash? - Most frequently asked EV questions

As the number of electric cars increases on British roads, it’s only natural that potential owners wish to know as much about EVs as possible. With that in mind, UK car leasing experts, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, have looked at and answered the most frequently asked EV questions. Are drivers...