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Friday, October 22, 2021
British veterans set a new hypermiling record of 9.14 miles per kWh

British veterans set a new hypermiling record of 9.14 miles per...

On June 10, a team of UK veterans, a military spouse, and a hypermiling expert set a new world record for EV efficiency. Mission Motorsport A pair of Renault Zoe EVs with 52 kWh batteries spent 24 hours slowly lapping the Thruxton race circuit in England. Mission Motorsport If my math is correct, this works…
This electric fastback is the next Audi A6 e-tron, due in late 2022

This electric fastback is the next Audi A6 e-tron, due in...

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This is Audi's all-electric A6 e-tron concept. Audi Due in 2022, it's one of the first Audis to use the new Premium Platform Electric architecture. Audi At 195 inches (4.96 m) long, 77 inches (1.96 m) wide, and 57 inches (1.44 m) tall, it's just wider and longer than the current A6. Audi Yes, this…
Everything we know about Audi’s next electric crossover, the Q4 e-tron

Everything we know about Audi’s next electric crossover, the Q4 e-tron

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The Q4 is the first Audi to use Volkswagen Group's new MEB platform for battery EVs. Audi The Q4 comes in two body styles. There's the conventional crossover you saw in the preceding image, and there's this Q4 Sportback version. Audi A pair of Q4 50 e-tron quattros. Audi The Sportback's sloping rear hatch creates…
Kia rolls out a new design philosophy for its next electric crossover

Kia rolls out a new design philosophy for its next electric...

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This is Kia's next electric vehicle, called the EV6. Kia It's the first Kia to use the brand's new "opposites united" design philosophy. Kia The EV6's styling doesn't push my buttons quite like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (which shares its platform) but it's far from ugly. Kia The interior is a bit more conventional than…
As important as the Beetle? Two days with Volkswagen’s electric ID.4

As important as the Beetle? Two days with Volkswagen’s electric ID.4

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Volkswagen says the ID.4 is as important to its future as the Beetle was to its past. Jonathan Gitlin It wants to sell a lot of ID.4s in America, which is why it's unapologetically a midsize crossover, the segment which accounts for one in four of all new light vehicle sales. Volkswagen In time, the…
Here’s the first of Hyundai’s new 800-volt EVs—the Ioniq 5

Here’s the first of Hyundai’s new 800-volt EVs—the Ioniq 5

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This handsome thing is the Ioniq 5, Hyundai's latest battery electric vehicle. At first glance, the Ioniq 5 looks like a small hatchback, but looks are deceiving. Hyundai It's actually the same length as a Toyota RAV4 but has a massive 118-inch wheelbase—that's longer than the three-row Hyundai Palisade SUV. And yet, the proportions look…
The electric Volvo XC40 Recharge: First-drive impressions

The electric Volvo XC40 Recharge: First-drive impressions

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The Volvo XC40 was already a compelling luxury crossover, and the addition of an all-electric powertrain only improves it. Jonathan Gitlin At first glance, this is much like any other XC40, but a closer looks shows subtle differences. I do like the black-and-silver treatment on the dash and the doors. Jonathan Gitlin For once, I'm…
This is GM’s new series of Ultium Drive electric motors

This is GM’s new series of Ultium Drive electric motors

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This is GM's new family of Ultium Drive electric vehicle drive units. From L-R: Assist all-wheel drive unit, front-wheel drive unit, rear wheel drive unit, front- or rear-wheel truck drive unit, dual motor truck drive unit. General Motors A closer look at the rear-wheel drive unit. Like the others, it combines the electric motor along…
This is our best look yet at VW’s new electric crossover, the ID.4

This is our best look yet at VW’s new electric crossover,...

Minus the camouflage body panels, this is what Volkswagen's ID.4 electric crossover will look like. Volkswagen We got our first hint at the ID.4 with this 2018 concept, the ID. Crozz. Comparing the two, you can see which details had to change for the car to be road-legal in Europe, the US, and China. Volkswagen…
Check out the first-ever electric car designed by Porsche, the 1898 P1

Check out the first-ever electric car designed by Porsche, the 1898...

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The P1 was lost for 116 years, then found in a warehouse in Austria. Porsche An illustration of the P1. Porsche A rear-mounted electric motor. Porsche When you think about it, this was as futuristic for 1898 as the Taycan's screen-filled interior is more than a century later. Porsche I'm not sure the P1 had…

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