Posts Tagged “Electric”

Review: 2017 BMW i3 Is Electric Fun for Everyday Use, With Some Caveats

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Review: 2017 BMW i3 Is Electric Fun for Everyday Use, With Some Caveats

The BMW i3 is now in its fourth year in 2017 and some improvements have made a compelling little car even more interesting. The i3 is most recognizable for its eye-catching looks, carbon fiber design and useful versatility. True to the BMW nameplate, it’s also fun to drive. Read the review at iSeeCars.com.

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How An Electric Car Works

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How An Electric Car Works

Electric Vehicles are gaining more and more attention in automotive as they become more prevalent in both popular culture and the automotive market itself. An electric vehicle (EV) is made up of three basic components and are mechanically very simple when compared to most combustion-powered vehicles (gasoline, diesel). Read about it on EVmeme.com.

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NIO unveils production electric SUV

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NIO unveils production electric SUV

Chinese startup NIO has unveiled a new sport utility vehicle for the Chinese market. The electric SUV will enter serial production later this year with seating for seven and a swappable battery pack. Read about the NIO on NewAtlas.com.

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Where The Commercial Electric Truck Market Is Now

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Where The Commercial Electric Truck Market Is Now

The electric truck market is on the verge of becoming one of the fastest-growing EV markets. Much of the research and development being done for electric vehicles is happening in the commercial sector because, of all the automotive markets, the commercial market is the most likely to be willing to absorb high up-front costs in…

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Speedleague bringing electric rallycross this season

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Speedleague bringing electric rallycross this season

Speedleague has signed an engineering partnership with race supplier STARD to create a new electric rallycross series called E/Racing. The series will begin later this year with the start of the rallycross season, with five stops included in the North American circuit. The first race kicks off in October. Read about it at NewAtlas.com.

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Adoption of Tesla’s electric truck will be driven by regulation

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Adoption of Tesla’s electric truck will be driven by regulation

It’s expected that the commercial trucking industry will begin to transform in the same way that the passenger automotive industry has. Fuel efficiency has become a new priority and electrification is now the go-to plan for achieving higher MPGs in heavy trucking. In much the same way that regulations pushed trucking towards lower pollution at…

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Mack showcases turbine-powered electric garbage truck

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Mack showcases turbine-powered electric garbage truck

Mack Trucks has shown a refuse truck featuring Wrightspeed’s turbine-powered electric “Route” powertrain. Designed to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, the retrofitted Mack LR was shown at the WasteExpo2016 (yes, that’s a thing) in Las Vegas this week. Read more at Gizmag.com.

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