2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron preview: Electric quattro utility for the masses

Audi Q4 E-TronAudi officially revealed the exterior design and styling, as well as many specs and details, for its compact fully electric crossover, called the Q4 E-Tron. Due both in Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback versions—with more upright or rakish rear rooflines, respectively—the Q4 family is expected to arrive in the U.S. late this calendar…
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Yamaha wants to power some very fast EVs

Yamaha 350-kw electric motorThe Yamaha name is often associated with high-performance motorcycles, but the company also wants to power some very fast electric cars. Last year, Yamaha announced plans to supply motors for other companies’ EVs. On Monday, the company followed that up with the announcement of a higher-output motor “intended for installation and use in hyper-EVs…
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Lower-priced rear-wheel-drive Polestar 2: 260+ miles with heat pump

Polestar 2Rear-wheel drive and a heat pump are part of the toolkit that will allow new, lower-priced versions of the Polestar 2 to achieve more EPA-rated driving range. The more affordable single-motor and dual-motor versions of the four-door fastback are expected to earn about 260 miles and 240 miles, respectively, even though they use the same 78-kwh…
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Lower-priced single-motor Polestar 2: 260+ miles with heat pump

Polestar 2A single-motor powertrain and a heat pump are part of the toolkit that will allow new, lower-priced versions of the Polestar 2 to achieve more EPA-rated driving range. The more affordable single-motor and dual-motor versions of the four-door fastback are expected to earn about 260 miles and 240 miles, respectively, even though they use the same…
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Tesla’s Canadian compliance car: Is 94-mile Model 3 a clever workaround or silly business?

2021 Tesla Model 3Tesla recently brought its nearly nonexistent entry-level Canadian model—a version of its Model 3 electric sedan that costs about 45,000 Canadian dollars (about $36,000 U.S.)—out into the open. Under Transport Canada’s iZEV program, eligible EVs have to be priced below CA$45,000 before destination and other fees. The Standard…
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Toyota Mirai, Lexus LS 500h to debut "partial hands-free" driver-assistance system

2022 Lexus LS 500h and 2022 Toyota Mirai with TeammateToyota is launching a new driver-assist system on two electrified models, but it’s taking a somewhat more conservative approach than Tesla Autopilot, and some systems from other established automakers. Toyota Teammate and Lexus Teammate will launch on the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedan and Lexus LS 500h luxury sedan, respectively. Both…
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Report: Nissan planning small electric crossover below Ariya

Nissan Ariya ConceptNissan may launch a small electric crossover slotting below the Ariya, Auto Express reported Thursday. The new model would be similar in size to the current European-market Nissan Juke (the United States got the Nissan Kicks in place of the second-generation Juke), and would use a shortened version of the Ariya’s CMF-EV platform, according to the…
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Hummer EV SUV will gain 100 miles in 12 minutes, factor in charging on off-road routes

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUVThe GMC Hummer EV lineup’s performance credentials are staggering: an expected 0-60 mph time of 3.0 or 3.5 seconds in its Ludicrous-like Watts To Freedom (WTF) mode, the diagonal dance enabled by Crab mode and its four-wheel steering, the heavy suspension lifting of Extract mode, and an EPA range targeted at more than 300 or 350 miles in the…
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Here’s what the Hummer EV tells us about the Chevy Silverado EV

2022 GMC Hummer EVIt’s a pretty safe bet that the fully electric Chevrolet Silverado that was confirmed on Tuesday—due by the middle of 2023, with a range of more than 400 miles—will look like a Silverado. The Silverado is GM’s longtime bestselling pickup nameplate, and one of the top-selling trucks in a market where GM, Ford, and Stellantis…
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Mass-market VW EVs will have bidirectional charging starting in 2022

Volkswagen bi-directional charging pilot programVolkswagen electric cars based on the automaker’s MEB platform may get bidirectional charging starting in 2022, according to a report from German business publication Handelsblatt. Several automakers have discussed bidirectional charging—which allows cars to discharge power from their battery packs—for several years, usually in the…
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