Internet delivery service Amazon has ordered 100,000 custom-built electric vans to be delivered by 2030 from EV startup Rivian of Michigan. The “last-mile” delivery vans will be built at an Illinois factory that once made Mitsubishi vehicles. The first 10,000 vehicles are to be delivered and in service by 2022, reports online news service Axios. […]

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Automotive-industry electronics and parts supplier Bosch says it has received orders for electromobility related parts and systems worth more than US $14 billion since the beginning of 2018. Bosch is fast-tracking electrification, including producing electric powertrains and spending research and development monies on automated driving, fuel-cell production and mobility technologies, reports Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine. […]

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An electric car that can be repeatedly raced at a drag strip or lapped at speed around a race track without overheating or prematurely draining its batteries, or both, is coming later this year in the guise of the all-electric Porsche Taycan, reports the You Tube channel Fully Charged. The car was track-tested in southern […]

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Standard equipment on the 2020 Audi S6 includes a pair of electric turbochargers that virtually eliminate dreaded turbo lag, the time it takes a conventional turbocharger to make noticeable boost pressure (power) after the throttle is depressed. Audi announced in July that each new S6 will feature two electric turbos that make boost in 250 […]

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Electrification is “the key” to maintaining the Dodge brand’s ongoing performance image, and for the future of all performance cars, says the head of passenger cars for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. New high-priced supercars from Honda, Ferrari and Porsche have enjoyed electrification to date virtually unchallenged, Tim Kuniskis told industry publication Automotive News. However, electrification of […]

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The automaker has explored only “the tip of the iceberg” with its new carbon-fiber pickup box for the GMC Sierra, reports industry watchdog Automotive News. Future uses for the lighter and structurally superior material by GM are expected to become more widespread, apparent and accessible. The Sierra’s sibling Chevrolet Silverado is the next obvious platform […]

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) says it has mastered the task of vehicle-air purification, ensuring that occupants breath the most odor-free, clean air possible. The Smart Air Purification system constantly monitors and filters in-cabin air and sports an automatic filtering system that ensures “excellent” air quality status, a press release said. Combined with advanced filtering, the […]

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It was only a matter of time in the age of electronics until motorcycle helmets became more than crash protection. A case in point is Forcite’s “smart” motorcycle helmet, packing Bluetooth communication, a chin-mounted camera with image stabilization, and performance-tracking sensors, all wrapped in a lightweight carbon-fiber shell. A suite of built-in sensors includes an […]

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Honda’s minimalist e Prototype bowed at the Geneva Motor Show in March; a production model “evolved” from its 2017 Urban EV Concept. The e Prototype combines simple lines with a minimalist interior and lounge-like atmosphere, “advanced functionality” and fun driving dynamics with a wide stance and rear-wheel-drive. With production due to begin “later this year,” […]

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The Germany based automaker said in May that by 2021 it will have a pilot fleet of 500 utility vehicles, code named iNext, in on-road testing, some with Level 4 capability and others with Level 5. A Level 4 vehicle can self drive in all conditions, but has a steering wheel and driver controls. Level […]

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