• Automobile

    Oklahoma ready for auto industry after Tesla battle

    Oklahoma has secured 2,700 resumes of engineers and other highly trained individuals and has laid out a convincing case that Tesla ''s costs for manufacturing in Tulsa would be 25 35% less than costs in Austin, Texas, The Journal Record reported Wednesday.Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Sean Kouplen offered an after action review of the effort to land Tesla and comments about the growing potential for automotive investment during an online meeting held for business leaders and others.

    1 day(s) ago

    #autodustry #Oklahoma #ready

  • Automobile

    Step Aside, Tesla: Mazda Is Now Entering the Electric Vehicle Market

    This crossover style automotive is of similar size to that of the CX 3 and is the first Japanese made, all electric powertrain.

    The MX 30 combines both style and substance with an ample sized cabin, sleek exterior lines, and center pillarless freestyle doors. The MX 30''s North American release is planned for either late 2020 or early 2021, but the European market will get their hands on it in the fall of 2020.

    2 month(s) ago

    #Now #Market #Is #Electric #Market

  • Automobile

    Tesla Model S Is World’s First Electric Car To Have More Than 640 KM Range

    Speaking on this, Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla, has said, All Model S cars made since late Jan have 402 mile range.

    This is just making it official.

    It may be noted that the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus now has a starting price of USD 74,990 after a price reduction in May.

    The Tesla Model S was launched in 2012 and originally had a driving range of 265 miles.

    Until recently, the EPA rated range of Model S Long Range Plus was 391 miles.However, the original rating had been a matter of contention between EPA and Tesla.

    Musk had earlier claimed that the rating is a result of a mistake by EPA, which made the car lose 2 per cent of its range during the time of testing.

    2 month(s) ago

    #S #Electric #Have

  • Automobile

    New Audi Unit Will Focus On Autonomous Driving, Nissan To Launch Sporty Electric SUV

    May 30th, 2020 by Steve Hanley Audi has created a new business unit it calls Artemis.

    Its purpose is to bring electric vehicles equipped with highly automated driving systems and other advanced technology to market faster, according to TechCrunch.

    Normally, new cars have a 5 to 7 year gestation period that involves preliminary designs, crafting a business case, lining up suppliers, and reconfiguring factories.

    Audi hopes to speed up that process with Artemis.

    As usual, anything one part of the Volkswagen organization does transfers to all the other parts of the corporate empire.

    3 month(s) ago

    #Sporty #Will #SUV #Focus #Launch

  • Automobile

    Nissan dealers to provide 100 cars to NHS workers

    Nissan has announced that it will provide 100 cars for free use by NHS workers via it s UK dealer network.More than 30 dealer sites, those still able to operate, are taking part in the initiative.

    4 month(s) ago

    #dealers #span #workersspan #NHS

  • Automobile

    Nissan to loan vehicles to NHS workers for free during the coronavirus crisis

    Nissan has announced it will provide 100 free cars to NHS workers in need of mobility during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The vehicles allocated for the initiative include the Micra, Juke, Qashqai and all electric Leaf.

    4 month(s) ago

    #workers #vehicles #free

  • The last 991-era Porsche 911 is being auctioned for charity

    Full screen 1 14 Read more on:Porsche911 The last ever 991 era Porsche 911, this rather fetching Heritage spec Speedster, is destined to live a quiet, comfortable life in some very wealthy person s climate controlled garage.

    It certainly won t be driven anywhere.

    Tragic, we re sure you ll agree.But good will come of its sale in an online RM Sotheby s auction this week.

    Much good.

    Proceeds from said sale, likely to far exceed the 911 Speedster s 211,599 RRP, will be donated to charity United Way s Worldwide COVID 19 Community Response and Recovery Fund which does, well, exactly what it says on the tin.

    4 month(s) ago

    #auctioned #last #Porsche #991era #charity

  • Automobile

    This Hyundai Concept EV Looks Strikingly Similar to a Porsche 911

    Its called the prophecy EV and as its name would suggest, if definitely previews design elements of future vehicles and also some elements that could make it to future production Hyundai cars. Even though its futuristic, the simple design language of the Prophecy EV takes us back to simpler times and the concept has a striking resemblance with a Porsche 911.

    Perhaps a four door Porsche 911 could largely look like this.

    Although the Geneva Motor Show was called off, to the delight of enthusiasts, Hyundai showcased the Prophecy EV on a virtual platform in early March.

    The concept has been designed by Hyundai ''s new design philosophy which is called #8216;Sensuous Sportiness ' and the literal description of the words can really be seen on the car.

    The curved front fenders with a slopping bonnet, the muscular rear haunches and sloping roofline with a subtle spoiler - all remind us of the 911.

    4 month(s) ago

    #Hyundai #Looks #This #SimilarPorsche #911 #EV

  • Automobile

    Here’s How To Prepare Your Electric Car For The Coronavirus Lockdown

    If you drive a Tesla Model 3 or any other electric car for that matter, you;ll want to know how to prepare your car for the upcoming stay at home order due to Coronavirus.Since electric cars lack an engine and a transmission, their long term storage is quite different from conventional cars.

    4 month(s) ago

    #Electric #Car #Coronavirus #Lockdown #Here #8217s #Your #To

  • Automobile

    GM and Honda are co-developing two new electric vehicles due to arrive in 2024

    Under the plan, the automakers will focus on their respective areas of expertise.

    Honda will design the exterior and interiors of the new electric vehicles; GM will contribute its new electric vehicle architecture and Ultium batteries.

    This new architecture, which GM unveiled last month to showcase its own EV plans, is capable of 19 different battery and drive unit configurations.

    The architecture includes large format pouch battery cells manufactured as part of a joint venture between LG Chem and GM.The vehicles, which will have a Honda nameplate, will incorporate GM ''s OnStar safety and security services.

    GM ''s hands free advanced driver assistance technology, known as Super Cruise, will also be available in the new vehicles.

    4 month(s) ago


  • Automobile

    This Porsche 911 restomod was made for the track

    Properly cool isn t it? The original S T was produced in super small numbers and was essentially the precursor to the Carrera RS and RSR of the early 70s.

    This restomod is designed to be far more usable, though, with the dp Motorsport making clear that it has been designed with track days in mind.

    Yes, please.PHOTO: TopGear.com.

    5 month(s) ago

    #restomod #911 #This

  • As Electric Vehicles Boom Globally, Federal Policy Is Holding Back Growth in U.S.

    Renewable Energy Clean Energy and You Children s Health Federal and State Policy The Midwest California Utilities Coal, Natural Gas and Nuclear EWG s Energy Research Archive DONATE SIGN UP EWG: NEXT LEVEL ENERGY DONATE SIGN UP As Electric Vehicles Boom Globally, Federal Policy Is Holding Back Growth in U.S.

    More carbon dioxide emissions come from transportation than from generating power, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.

    In 2017, transportation accounted for 29 percent of total carbon pollution, just ahead of the 28 percent from the power sector.

    And a recent report from Environment America shows that well over half of transportation emissions come from light duty vehicles such as cars, SUVs, pickups and vans.

    5 month(s) ago

    #Growth #Is #Policy

  • Automobile

    This week in cars: Nissan 370Z PH arrival, Suzuki S-Presso specs, Isuzu MU-X updates

    Here s some great news to start your week: The Nissan 370Z has officially been spotted on Philippine soil.

    We saw the sports car firsthand in its Nismo form during the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show.

    At the time, Nissan Philippines already hinted at a future launch for the 370Z, but also clarified that units won t be available until late 2019.

    We re way past that mark by now we re well into the third month of 2020 but we re just glad that the 370Z s entry into the local market is finally happening.

    5 month(s) ago

    #arrival #370Z #PH #SPresso #Nissan #MUXdates #Suzuki #week

  • Listen to world-first lullaby created by Nissan to rock your baby to sleep in electric cars

    Car giant Nissan has developed a lullaby specifically designed for electric vehicles to help parents send their young children to sleep.Designed in collaboration with sound designer and sleep coach Tom Middleton, the Dream Drive lullaby blends sounds of the Nissan Leaf with frequencies produced by a humming combustion engine to create a hypnotic soundscape for babies.

    6 month(s) ago

    #created #Listen #baby #cars #worldfirst #electric

  • Automobile

    Why i3 and i8 Are Popular Electric Cars For BMW Buyers?

    As an e mobility pioneer, BMW has already delivered half a million electrified vehicles to customers worldwide.For more read: BMW Sold Half A Million Electric Cars Worlwide.

    7 month(s) ago

  • BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe vs Porsche Panamera vs Audi S7

    What should we call them? It was a debate raging in the office as locations were scouted and a photographer booked.

    Saloupes? Coupaloons?We ought to have a name by now.

    The Mercedes CLS effectively launched a whole new niche of car when it first melded the saloon and coupe worlds back in 2004, looking like an E Class that d been for an eyebrow wax and a mani pedi, and it s accrued a swathe of rivals since.

    1 year(s) ago

  • Automobile

    Ford Boosts Investment in Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

    Ford Motor Company (F) is planning to invest over $1.45 billion in its two North American facilities in Michigan.

    The investment will focus on building autonomous, electric, and big vehicles such as trucks and SUVs.

    According to the company s December 17 press release, the investment will create 3,000 jobs over the next three years.The larger portion of its planned investment will go toward its manufacturing facility in Wayne, Michigan.

    Ford says it will invest nearly $750 million in the facility and will add 2,700 jobs over the next three years. The investment will focus on installing new equipment to help build an all new Bronco SUV and Ranger small pickup truck.

    1 year(s) ago

  • Automobile

    The Mazda RX‑7 Elford Turbo is a rare, forced‑induction rotary hero

    The car? An outwardly unassuming RX 7, one of a few hundred left on the road.

    But if you get a little closer, the side skirts and spoiler give it away.

    This is one of just a dozen RX 7 Elford Turbos left in existence.Kiwi owner Tim Bassett came upon the model in 2011, after a childhood misspent ogling rotary engined machines.

    When the mechanical engineer moved to the UK, he was astounded at just how cheap they were and knew he had to have one.

    Even better, he managed to find a 100,000 mile Elford Turbo a Bournemouth engineering firm s take on the iconic Japanese coupe for just 2,200.

    Today it has covered 112,000 miles but is still valued at three times that.

    1 year(s) ago