Highest-performance version of Porsche Taycan electric car goes lowest on range

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo SLast month, results posted for the Porsche Taycan Turbo confirmed an EPA range of just 201 miles. Earlier this week, the EPA posted numbers for the higher-performance Taycan Turbo S, and it achieved an even lower number: 192 miles. That’s a 4.5-percent drop versus the Turbo. To compare, the Tesla Model S Long Range, at an EPA-rated 373 miles…
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Lucid Air electric sedan: Full reveal in April, production by end of 2020

Lucid AIrLucid has announced that a formal introduction for its Air electric sedan will be held in April—perhaps coinciding with the New York Auto Show. It’s also opened reservations for its electric luxury sedan, the Air, which is due for deliveries by very early next year. For $1,000, you get a spot for early production—starting by the…
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Nissan cleans up cabin design, just says no to more touchscreens

Nissan Ariya ConceptFrom the Sony Vision-S and its many screens to the Chrysler Airflow Vision concept and its additional touchscreen in front of the passenger, a theme inside vehicles shown at CES 2020 last week seemed to be the more screens the merrier. Or, if you consider the Byton M-Byte and its awesome pillar-to-pillar 48-incher, the more screen real estate, the…
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2020 Chevy Bolt EV: $10,000 off now, lease deals ahead of tax-credit sunset April 1

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EVWhen the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s federal EV tax credit eligibility amount dropped from $3,750 to $1,875 back on October 1, many expected GM to start making up for it with some deals. After all, the Bolt EV’s direct rivals, including the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV, and Nissan Leaf Plus, are eligible for the full $7,500 credit. Turns…
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Nissan Ariya Concept points directly to affordable 300-mile high-performance EV

Nissan Ariya Concept  -  CES 2020If you want a good look at Nissan’s next fully electric vehicle, it’s very thinly masked in the Ariya Concept, which made its U.S. debut at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Where exactly the Ariya will fit into the market has been the subject of conjecture up until now. Some reports have suggested that it will…
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Nissan e-4orce demo: Why electric-car AWD benefits more than performance and traction

Nissan Leaf e-Force  -  Las Vegas, January 2020All-wheel drive is known for a few straightforward advantages in internal-combustion vehicles: It improves straight-line traction and can boost cornering stability. In the electric-car realm, all-wheel drive can do even more. As Nissan demonstrated to Green Car Reports this past week with a series of dynamic demos at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, by…
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Hum-dinger: General Motors reportedly to revive Hummer name as GMC electric truck

2009 HUMMER H3TA Wall Street Journal report Friday indicated that General Motors would revive the Hummer name as soon as 2022, but instead use the name for an all-electric pickup in the GMC family. The report indicated that General Motors recruited basketball star Lebron James to help promote the pickup during next month’s Super Bowl. Spokesmen for General…
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2020 Nissan Leaf preview: More safety features, bigger touchscreen for EV compact car

2020 Nissan LeafThe Nissan Leaf electric hatchback has steadily evolved since its debut in 2010. Now, a decade later, in its Leaf Plus version, the Leaf competes with affordable long-range EV rivals such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, with more standard safety features, and better convenience tech. Nissan on Friday announced that the 2020 Leaf…
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Study: Global interest in electric cars surging, autonomous tech stalling

Waymo Jaguar I-PaceHere in the U.S., automakers are making huge investments in research and development for advanced vehicle features and autonomous technology, while several automakers—Toyota, for instance, and recently Honda—are being cautious about investing in an electric-car future. The 2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study, from the consulting firm…
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Harman audio system for EVs could help boost range, allow OTA upgrades

Harman EV Plus+ Solutions for electric-car audioRange numbers aren’t just a deterrent for electric-car ownership; they’re a source of anxiety for automakers developing EVs. As evidenced by a growing subset of displays at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, suppliers are betting automakers will be interested in anything that could potentially add a mile or more of real-world…
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