There are a lot of reasons to love the Polestar 2. The Swedish automaker's first EV looks great and stands out on the road next to the more common Tesla Model 3. It also has arguably the best infotainment system in the business powered by Android, and Polestar's experience with tuning Volvos means the electric sedan handles and performs like a sports car. And now there's another reason to love the Polestar 2: it now comes with two years of complimentary free fast charging.
Can you flat tow an electric vehicle to recharge it? We recently put this question to electric-vehicle makers Rivian, Ford, and Lucid and got some interesting answers. Flat towing an electric vehicle (or pushing it) is no different than coasting it down a hill, as far as the EV's electronics are concerned. So the short answer to the question, "Can you flat tow an EV to recharge it?" is yes, you can. But there are some crucial asterisks.
Our annual Rocky Mountain Driving Experience, an event put on by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Media, had us headed to Denver once again this year. It was great to get out and travel again; this was our third trip to the Mile High City since the first of the year.
Rivian, a new electric car manufacturer based in Michigan, will release its second production vehicle in 2022, a seven-passenger Rivian R1S sport-utility vehicle. The company currently produces two electric trucks, the Rivian R1S, and the Rivian R1T. Rivian R1S Price. Rivian R1SStarting from $70,000 est. The Rivian R1S is the...
Electrically powered vans anticipate a future in which delivery services will no longer be allowed to drive into city centers with the help of an internal combustion engine. Such a scenario may seem distant to some, but I think that we are closer to it than many people suspect. Suppliers and manufacturers may be well advised to adapt to these conditions. Despite the not entirely successful start at the Post, the industry is delivering more and more offers in this direction with the Street Scooter, which it developed in-house due to the lack of alternatives. We were able to test drive the first battery-electric Fiat E-Ducato.
Our location on I-75, in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, provides access to a labor market of over 745,000 adults, and each year colleges and universities within a one-hour drive produce over 12,000 graduates. Meanwhile, our local school systems have embraced our “Work Ready Certification” to ensure that the...
Lazzarini Design Studio is making waves with a nod to naval architecture through their latest and greatest, the Embryon tender concept. Its 27 photograph lookbook reveals it all in very few words. The 79-foot yacht is a serious gamechanger out on the water. The Embryon is visually stunning thanks to...
If you don't want to buy an e-bike outright, the best electric bike conversion kits allow you to transform the bike you already have into something that gives you the boost you're after. Electric bikes have come into the global conversation in a big way, and there are lots of...
Rivian is an up-and-coming automaker that’s ready to make some waves in the EV world, pickup truck, and SUV segments. Not only does the upcoming Rivian R1T have a ton of power, but it also has some cool features. Unfortunately, one of Rivian’s most remarkable features, Tank Turn, has been delayed, and it won’t be ready for launch.
Spy shots have come in of the Mercedes AMG GLC 63, and it’s highly likely that it’ll share its drivetrain with the AMG C63 saloon. The alternative to the BMW X3 M and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is predicted to get a 2.0 turbocharged engine with hybrid technology. 2022 Mercedes...
Jim Witham is CEO of GaN Systems. Since the first mass-market electric vehicle (EV) was introduced a decade ago, the drumbeat has been loud and persistent around the social, business and environmental promise of the electrification of transportation. Yet, we’ve fallen short many times despite high hopes and the best of intentions. Revolutions are difficult.
This article is part of a short series on the history of electric vehicles. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Wikipedia and most other sources will state that GM’s Impact (the EV1’s prototype) grew out of GM’s Sunraycer project. This is definitely true, but the Sunraycer is just one of Impact’s parents. Before we get to that other parent, let’s talk about the Sunraycer for a bit.
Alternet Systems, Inc. has recently announced that it expects to generate its first revenue this year from the sale of electric vehicles. Specifically, ALYI intends to generate $2 million by year end from the sale of electric motorcycles. The company yesterday announced it might add to the $2 million figure with the additional sales of three wheeled electric vehicles under a second contract.
Life is about comebacks and the power of second chances. If you have been knocked down, counted out, written off, and left behind, pick yourself up, dust yourself off…and start all over again. As a part of our series about cutting edge technological breakthroughs, I had the pleasure of interviewing...
The ID.4 is expected to become Volkswagen's best-selling electric car around the world. Is this midsize SUV up to the task?. The ID.3 might be the ‘electric Golf’ for a new era, but the larger ID.4 is expected to be Volkswagen’s best-selling EV worldwide. It’s roughly the same size as a Tiguan SUV, albeit with more interior space and much lower running costs.
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I was getting my hair cut in Hamilton a few weeks ago when the owner came sprinting over to my chair and said, “Give me the keys.”. He’s considering what to buy for his next car and was intrigued with what I had parked in front of the salon: The Volkswagen ID.4.
Bikes alone tend to cost a hefty sum, particularly if you want a quality build you can rely on throughout the years. Adding in the expensive electronics and battery of an electric bike just drives that price up further. So, the E-Sparrow from US-based Detroit Bikes offers a tempting product coming in at $1,099/£795/AU$1,462. Also note that while they do ship internationally, it could cost almost as much as the bike again to do so.