Consider his new term for when a car screams that it’s electric: “Aero Affected.”
Hyundai last year said it will introduce 14 electric cars by 2025. Chris Chapman, senior chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, Calif., has put a lot of thought into how those vehicles will look and feel. We sat down with Chapman last week during a break in our first drive of the Hyundai Kona Electric and the newly designed Nexo fuel-cell car (shown above).
Cold weather impacts every EV and ICE car, but precisely, how does the Tesla Model 3 fare?
One of our most highly respected sources, Trevor Page from Model 3 Owners Club, is situated in the great white north. Trevor lives in Canada and has to deal with extreme cold weather on an almost year-round basis. He’s shared with us before about dealing with EVs in the frigid climate. Most notable is his previous take on charging and range loss in Tesla vehicles in cold temps. But, more importantly, he now has a Tesla Model 3 and he’s updated us with his observations surrounding how the cold weather may impact the EV.
Will do so by getting “some genes from Porsche.”
And by adding “a lot of Audi genes.”
Audi says the E-tron GT will outsprint the Tesla Model S P100D thanks to a secret weapon in the form of Porsche.
Still not due until 2020, the E-tron GT will boast range on par with the E-tron SUV (248 miles WLTP) but be “focused more towards power,” according to Audi’s powertrain boss.
Wow did the Tesla Model 3 news stream in late last evening.
After we signed off and attempted to call it a day at InsideEVs — though our days never really end in the usual sense — Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to make some pretty major announcements. Late last night we learned that you can now order a mid-range Model 3, the single-motor Long Range variant is set to go away, and Full Self-Driving will also become unavailable, at least temporarily. Fortunately, our respected friend, data giant, and Twitter user Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike) got to work deciphering data.
The German automaker is getting serious about its EV plans.
Less than a day after we saw the first spy photos of an all-electric Porsche wagon (or a shooting brake, whatever you prefer), the German company has confirmed it will put the Mission E Cross Turismo concept into production. Yesterday, during a high-rank meeting within the automaker, the board of directors has given the study the green light for production, confirming rumors from earlier this year.
TESLA IS THE MOST ‘GOOGLED’ CAR BRAND IN THE US AND CHINA [INFOGRAPHIC]
Online searches can say a lot about which car brands are attracting the most interest online. According to Car Buzz, “Car sales and research website Select Car Leasing has just published the results of… a year’s worth of Google search data to find out which car brands were the most queried.” And apparently, “Elon Musk’s tweets are winning the SEO war.”
Powertrain-tweaks are behind the hold-up.
The long-awaited, Formula 1-engined hypercar from Mercedes-AMG, the One, is facing delays of up to nine months following changes that had to be made to the car’s race-bred powertrain.
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Mercedes-AMG Has No Plans To Build A Project Two
Model 3 FSD option is off the menu at the moment for “causing too much confusion”
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Say Goodbye To The Long Range, Rear-Drive Tesla Model 3
Previously, buyers of the Tesla Model 3 could buy in to a future full self driving option. Reddit users spotted it earlier today after the launch of the new mid-range Model 3.