A few months ago, there was a video highlighting a Lucid Air prototype hitting a top speed of ~217 mph. Now there’s a new video that makes the first one essentially irrelevant — one showing a Lucid Air Alpha prototype reaching a top speed of 235 mph at a high-speed ring track in the state […]
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The UK’s first auto manufacturing plant dealing solely with range-extended electric vehicles was recently opened by the London Taxi Company in Ansty, Coventry. The new facility possesses an annual production capacity of more than 20,000 vehicles. Just before the opening, CleanTechnica recorded the following video at EV-Box’s rEVolution 2017. The video details the London Taxi Company’s new range-extended electric taxi as well as the company’s new manufacturing facility.
The still relatively secretive electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive has been granted (providing certain employment benchmarks are met) $49.5 million in Edge tax credits in Illinois, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently announced.
The Chevy Bolt EV is now available for order in the country of South Korea, according to recent reports. Deliveries to the market are expected to begin next month (in April).
Hyundai Reveals New Trim Option For Ioniq Electric In South Korea, Priced At ~$16,300 After Incentives
Hyundai has unveiled a new Ioniq Electric trim option — dubbed “I” — in South Korea. The intent is to increase the rate of electric vehicle adoption, according to recent reports.
Nissan sold a total of 4,319 e-NV200 electric vans in Europe in 2016 — that is, there were 4,319 registrations of these vans in Europe in 2016.
Volvo’s head of operations in the US, Lex Kerssemakers, has revealed that the firm’s first all-electric model will be priced between $35,000 and $40,000. He also stated that the model will possess at least 250 miles of range — given that the comment is from the firm’s US head of operations, that figure presumably refers to the US EPA range rating.
Nissan began testing self-driving versions of its popular all-electric LEAF in London recently, as we already reported, but not much further information on the matter was available at the time.
Unplugged Performance recently posted a video of a Tesla Model 3 prototype traveling near the SpaceX Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, California. We figured some of you would like to see it. 🙂 The prototype Unplugged Performance spotted doesn’t appear to be a new one — though, it’s not clear how old it actually is.
The launch edition of the all-electric Lucid Air luxury sedan will cost around $165,000, according to recent reports — quite a premium over the expected ~$100,000 cost of a standard edition of the model.
Last week we reported on Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s response (via Twitter) to a young fan who wrote a letter requesting that the company run a fan-made ad contest — after all, there are so many great “Tesla commercials” made by fans, so why not reward some of the people making them?
Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of a 5th grade student (and the school project that kicked the effort off), it seems that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has decided that the company will be holding a fan-made commercial contest — at the request of the student in a letter emailed to Tesla and tweeted to Elon.
The wireless power transfer systems firm WiTricity will be collaborating with Nissan to “catalyze” the use of wireless electric vehicle charging systems and the growth of the market, according to a new press release from the company.
The UK-based luxury auto manufacturer Bentley may release a small all-electric SUV — positioned below the Bentayga — according to recent reports.
Will Tesla open the online design studio for Model 3 reservation holders (at least some of them) in June? In July? When will the company do so?
e-Tron SUV Will Represent “First Real Premium Manufacturer Doing A Premium Electric SUV,” Claims Audi Exec
While discussing the release next year of the company’s all-electric e-Tron SUV, a top Audi exec (Dietmar Voggenreiter, sales and marketing boss) commented that the model will represent “the first real premium manufacturer doing a premium electric SUV.” I guess that the Tesla Model X doesn’t count? Or is just that Tesla isn’t a “real premium manufacturer?”