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Feb 19, 2020 at 22:10. 19 comments

Why Tesla May Move To Less Energy-Dense Batteries For Its China-Built Cars

Why Tesla May Move To Less Energy-Dense Batteries For Its China-Built Cars
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Why Tesla may put a less energy-dense battery type in some of its Chinese-built cars; Europe wants to compete with Asian battery manufacturers, but it won’t be easy; GM is making major changes that will affect plant workers; Renault is struggling; More on the GM-FCA racketeering lawsuit. All that...

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Feb 19, 2020 at 01:10. 16 comments

An Electric Porsche Taycan Caught Fire In A Florida Garage And The Aftermath Looks Brutal

An Electric Porsche Taycan Caught Fire In A Florida Garage And The Aftermath Looks Brutal

On Sunday, one of only 130-ish Porsche Taycan s in the U.S. burst flames in a Florida garage, EV-focused car website Electrek reports. We don’t know much about the context surrounding the fire, but what is clear from a short YouTube video is that it caused serious damage to both the garage and the car, which is now little more than a pile of molten metal and plastic.

Electric cars are becoming...

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Feb 18, 2020 at 23:55. 2 comments

Kia And Rimac Are Teaming Up For A Flagship Performance Car

Kia And Rimac Are Teaming Up For A Flagship Performance Car

Kia and Rimac are two companies at opposite ends of the electric vehicle spectrum. Kia makes affordable compact crossover EVs, and Rimac makes million-dollar electric hypercars. But in the next couple of years, we’re going to find out what they can come up with together.

This Is How Rimac Builds Its All-Electric Hypercars

Croatian electric supercar company Rimac has been building its...

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Feb 18, 2020 at 21:45. 5 comments

The Tracy EV Concept's L-Shaped Seats Turn Travel Into A Classy Eco-Friendly Lounge

The Tracy EV Concept's L-Shaped Seats Turn Travel Into A Classy Eco-Friendly Lounge

We have a ton of new car technologies that promise to change transportation forever, but they tend to stick to the boring, tried-and-true automotive lay out of everyone facing forward. A new design from students at the Istituto Europeo di Design aims to switch it up with the Tracy concept, and my god does it look classy.

This concept will be debuting at the Geneva International Motor Show,...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 10:00. 24 comments

This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold

This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold

Ahead of next month’s Geneva Auto Show, Hyundai is giving us a small teaser of its upcoming electric concept, the Prophecy. We’ve seen a small smattering of electric sports cars from the Tesla Roadster to Porsche’s Taycan, but aside from Honda’s Sports EV concept, where are the reasonably attainable and reasonably sporty EVs for folks like us? Maybe this concept from Korea is a portent of...

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Feb 13, 2020. 23 comments

Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report

Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report

Electric cars increasingly seem to be the answer for lowering America’s transportation emissions numbers. Not only do they already produce zero emissions in the process of driving, but even pollute far less than gasoline cars when you take into account the emissions generated in the production of the electricity needed to charge them, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned...

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Feb 13, 2020. 19 comments

Jaguar Hits Pause On i-Pace Production With Battery Shortage: Report

Jaguar Hits Pause On i-Pace Production With Battery Shortage: Report

Jaguar’s electric tall wagon the i-Pace is a pretty good car , and it’s finally selling reasonably well for the British automaker, moving some 18,000 units across 2019. Unfortunately, that good sales streak may be coming to an end shortly as Jag pauses production for a week starting Monday, according to The Times. A battery shortage from LG Chem has affected Audi e-tron production in the...

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Feb 12, 2020. 20 comments

The Porsche Taycan Comes In Pink Oh My God

The Porsche Taycan Comes In Pink Oh My God

As humans, we have the exquisite ability to see a whole range of wonderful colors. Researchers have chalked healthy humans eyes up to being able to distinguish around a million. So why are most of our cars the same shade of sludge? If you wind up getting a Porsche Taycan and you don’t immediately paint it pink, you’re going to Taste Jail.

The Porsche Taycan brochure, uploaded today in a thread...

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Feb 11, 2020. 24 comments

Americans Bought More EVs Than Manual-Transmission Cars In 2019

Americans Bought More EVs Than Manual-Transmission Cars In 2019

Sigh. Sigh. I know it’s pointless banter to lament about the demise of the manual transmission in the United States, but I’m going to do it anyway because I’m told it’s healthy to let it all out. The fact is fewer and fewer people are buying new, stick-shift cars. This was clearer than ever last year.

To contextualize the data, Green Car Reports pulled numbers for both electric-car and...

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Feb 11, 2020. 24 comments

Car And Driver's Test Between The Porsche Taycan And Tesla Model S Proves Porsche Was Right

Car And Driver's Test Between The Porsche Taycan And Tesla Model S Proves Porsche Was Right

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Tesla Model S Performance have finally gone head-to-head in one of the first comprehensive tests of the two cars together. The results show that, while the Tesla is the better EV deal, Porsche seems right about the performance of the Taycan beating its estimates.

As details of the technical capability of Porsche’s first mainstream electric car and its...

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Feb 10, 2020. 19 comments

It's Time For Hearses To Go Electric

It's Time For Hearses To Go Electric

Green funerals are becoming rather fashionable these days, with options like urns that grow into trees and biodegradable caskets becoming increasingly popular. But what about getting to the graveside? My humble suggestion is that hearses go electric. It actually makes a lot of sense.

The truth is, I can’t think of a use case better than hearses for EVs. Sure, England was ahead of the curve...

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Feb 07, 2020. 21 comments

GM Only Has Itself To Blame

GM Only Has Itself To Blame

GM released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 earnings this morning , which revealed that the company took a massive if predictable hit from the UAW strike, but also that the company still made $6.7 billion last year. Not a bad return, all things considered, but shareholders were unimpressed. CEO Mary Barra then tried to convince anyone who would listen that GM is a technological leader.

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Feb 05, 2020. 24 comments

GM And Ford Lose Billions As Automakers Across The Board Hemorrhage Massive Profits In Q4

GM And Ford Lose Billions As Automakers Across The Board Hemorrhage Massive Profits In Q4
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Everyone is losing money, America introduces its first official self-driving transit, and GM wants you to take its EV prospects seriously. All this and more for The Morning Shift on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

1st: It’s A Bad Time To Be An Automaker

Profits across the automotive industry suffered...

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Feb 03, 2020. 18 comments

Don't Expect An Electric Aston Martin Until 2025

Don't Expect An Electric Aston Martin Until 2025

Just because big-money billionaire and Official F1 Dad Lawrence Stroll bought a big chunk of Aston Martin doesn’t mean the company is suddenly going to heal all its wounds. Aston’s been spending more money than it should and a new owner largely translates to a new modus operandi. And that means pushing back both the Lagonda and all potential electric vehicles until after 2025.

Aston CEO Andy...

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Feb 03, 2020. 24 comments

Across The Atlantic, The Honda e First Drives Are In

Across The Atlantic, The Honda e First Drives Are In

Honda’s first serious effort at an electric car has had us excited since the concept dropped back in 2017 . When the production version was revealed and Honda announced that the car wouldn’t make it to America , it was a real blow. But the car is now in the hands of journalists across the Atlantic and it’s time to get a closer look.

This First Drive video comes from our friends at Autocar....

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Jan 31, 2020. 24 comments

Seriously, The Electric Hummer Is A Total Change In How We Think About EVs

Seriously, The Electric Hummer Is A Total Change In How We Think About EVs

As modern as they seem, electric vehicles have actually been around a very long time, since the dawn of the motorcar era at the turn of the 20th century. Even after losing out to gasoline vehicles, they’ve always been around quietly lurking in the background of automobildom. The way we perceive EVs has changed a lot over recent decades, and we’re on the cusp of what may be the biggest...

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Jan 31, 2020. 23 comments

Inside Faraday Future: The EV Startup That Refuses To Die

Inside Faraday Future: The EV Startup That Refuses To Die

I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when Faraday Future invited me to their Gardena, California headquarters. I had heard jokes that it was located across from an animal cemetery, fitting for a company where it seemed the best automotive talent and their pet projects went to die.

It turned out to be true.

(Full Disclosure: Faraday Future invited us to their Los Angeles design...

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Jan 30, 2020. 22 comments

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Can Do 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Can Do 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

My kidneys are going to hurt every time I see a picture of Porsche’s top-spec electric sedan now.

The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S is officially the “third-quickest” automobile that Car & Driver has ever tested. “Only the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Lamborghini Huracán Performante beat it to 60 mph in our testing,” wrote Connor Hoffman in a review that went live on C&D’s website today.

In the...

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Jan 30, 2020. 19 comments

The Electric 2020 Mini SE Is Fun And A Little Half-Assed

The Electric 2020 Mini SE Is Fun And A Little Half-Assed
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place.

The 2020 Mini SE is a hack-job electric car with parts from the BMW i3 that somehow only gets an estimated 110 miles of range on a charge. It feels about five years late, but it’s also relatively cheap, well-equipped and a ton of fun to drive still.

The Electric Mini Cooper SE Is a Lot of Fun. But Is That Enough?

This new...

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Jan 30, 2020. 20 comments

A Huge Ford/Rivian Collaboration Is Going To Create An Electric Lincoln

A Huge Ford/Rivian Collaboration Is Going To Create An Electric Lincoln

Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln and newcomer electric vehicle outfit Rivian are officially teaming up to make a fully-electric vehicle that will be sold as a Lincoln. Which seems, actually, really cool.

Most people seem to be assuming that this Lincoln EV will be an SUV, and I agree since that’s what sells and that’s what Rivian has showcased as concepts. But Lincoln’s official statement only goes...

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