electric vehicles

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    NIO launches ES6 electric SUV, battery upgrades, updated NOMI digital assistant


    Image: NIO NIO’s ES6 five-seater electric SUV was launched this week at an event in Shanghai, and the company further announced a battery upgrade plan for its existing longer-wheelbase, seven-seat ES8. Over 9,700 ES8s have now been sold in China, and upgrades to the new 84 kWh ...

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    VW will introduce last ICE platform in 2026, but some vehicles could still be in production late as 2050


    Michael Jost, head of strategy, Volkswagen Volkswagen has announced that it will release what it says will be its final diesel and petrol platforms in 2026, paving the way for an all-EV future, according to Bloomberg. The announcement came at an industry ...

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    CES: VW shows e-microbus, gesture control


    VW hopes to bring its iconic microbus into the 21st century (Photo: VW) LAS VEGAS -- Volkswagen unveiled an electric van concept, the Budd-e, at the CES consumer electronics show and announced that a new e-Golf Touch will feature gesture control and other novel display and control functions. "The ...

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    carIT Congress: BMW executive sees electric future


    BMW's Frickenstein cited the ability to update in-car systems as a major benefit of connectivity (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- BMW, which has a fleet of 2.5 million connected cars on the world's roads, expects an automotive future with highly automated vehicles that are propelled by electric motors, Elmar ...

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    Tesla opens up patents to give boost to electric-vehicle market


    The Tesla Model S is one of the best-selling electric sports sedans (Photo: Tesla) Electric-vehicle maker Tesla is giving away all its patents in a move to accelerate the global electric-car revolution. "Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed ...

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    Daimler CEO: Connected cars is the only way to make money


    Zetsche introduced the new Mercedes A-Class at the Geneva auto show this month (Photo: Daimler) Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche this week reaffirmed the premium car maker's commitment to new connected-vehicle technology across its product range. "Soon you will not be able to make money anymore with cars that don't integrate ...

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    Daimler tests inductive EV charging


    From March 2012, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL, a 2nd generation smart fortwo electric drive and a smart ebike are available for the inhabitants of the efficient house (Photo: Daimler). Daimler will start testing inductive charging on a real car in an effort to make the refueling of electric vehicles easier. ...

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    BMW's Draeger predicts big EV battery improvements


    MUNICH -- It wasn't so long ago that a typical discussion with BMW's r&d chief would focus on new combustion-engine technology, the aerodynamic qualities of the latest car designs or the relative driving characteristics of Germany's three premium carmakers. Those topics are still important. But in an interview with automotiveIT ...

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    Tesla starts Model S roadshow in N. America, Europe


    Tesla isembarking on North American and European tours to show its new Model S, which it claims is "the world's first sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle." The electric sports car maker will provide potential buyers with a detailed look at the engine, battery pack, front ...

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    Daimler, BYD to show concept EV at 2012 Beijing auto show


    In March, 2010, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (left) and BYD Chairman Wang Chuan-fu signed their partnership for electric vehicles in China (Photo: Daimler) Daimler and Chinese car and battery maker BYD said they plan to show a concept version of their planned electric vehicle at next year's Beijing auto show. ...