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VW ID.3 Convertible teased as Volkswagen tries new electric strategy

VW ID.3 Convertible teased as Volkswagen tries new electric strategy

Volkswagen is teasing a new all-electric convertible, apparently considering a more playful use of its EV drivetrain as the ID.4 crossover arrives in the US. The potential VW ID.3 convertible would be an open-top version of the ID.3 hatchback which went on sale in Europe last year, the first production example of the automaker's MEB electric vehicle architecture.

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV First Drive Review – An affordable electric makeover

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV First Drive Review – An affordable electric makeover

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has long been the electric car that automotive writers will tell you to buy when you ask them for advice, even though they know you probably won't, but perhaps the 2022 Bolt EUV will prove more convincing. Now in a fashionable crossover body-style, and with aggressive pricing along with freshly-available tech like Super Cruise, Chevrolet has taken maximum advantage of a familiar platform to set what's arguably the new benchmark in a growing segment.

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s cleverest trick happens when the EV is standing still

The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s cleverest trick happens when the EV is standing still

The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 may be the automaker's most dramatic - and appealing - production EV so far, but it's the technology the automaker is pushing for when the electric hatchback is standing still that gives a taste of what's to come. Announced earlier this week, the Ioniq 5 adopts a distinctly retro-futuristic aesthetic with its sharp creases and segmented LED lights.

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NASA’s all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft is ready for some power

NASA’s all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft is ready for some power

NASA has begun the next stage of testing for its all-electric plane, with the X-57 Maxwell another step closer to setting a potential blueprint for zero-emissions aircraft in the future. Designed to demonstrate how commuter aircraft could switch from traditional combustion engines to electric motors instead, the final X-57 Maxwell design is expected to feature 14 propellers.

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Fisker Ocean electric SUV gets a range and power boost promise

Fisker Ocean electric SUV gets a range and power boost promise

Fisker is promising more range and more power for its Ocean electric SUV than first expected, though the new EV is still a long way from production kicking off. The announcement, part of Fisker's Q4 2020 financial results, comes on the heels of a new partnership between the automaker and Foxconn to produce the EV that will follow the Ocean.

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Polestar 2 OTA update improves range & charging and adds V2V safety

Polestar 2 OTA update improves range & charging and adds V2V safety

Polestar 2 owners will find an over-the-air software surprise waiting for them over the next few weeks, with the electric car getting one of its first major firmware updates to improve range and upgrade Android Automotive OS, among other changes. The ability to push out OTA updates that affect not only the infotainment system but active safety systems, the powertrain, and more was one of the key selling points for the Polestar 2 when it launched last year.

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Fisker and Foxconn 000 on new EV with outsized ambitions

Fisker and Foxconn 000 on new EV with outsized ambitions

Fisker and Foxconn are 000ing up on an an electric vehicle, with the EV-company and the manufacturing heavyweight aiming for go far beyond the niche production in the automaker's past. Codenamed Project PEAR - or "Personal Electric Automotive Revolution" - the goal is to make a more affordable EV that can hit the sort of sales numbers more commonplace among mainstream gas models.

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Gogoro VIVA MIX is a harlequin e-scooter with 6 second battery swaps

Gogoro VIVA MIX is a harlequin e-scooter with 6 second battery swaps

Gogoro has revealed a new version of its Smartscooter, and if you've ever wished that your EV two-wheeler was more attention-grabbing, the VIVA MIX might have the answer. That is, if you live in Taiwan anyway, where it's launching with a new, super-durable body design.

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Watch the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo EV crossover hit the road

Watch the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo EV crossover hit the road

Porsche has shared one of the first official shots of the upcoming Taycan Cross Turismo, the all-electric wagon-crossover sibling of the Taycan EV. Based on the striking Mission E Cross Turismo Concept shown off back in 2018, it's a more upright, more practical version of an electric car than the Taycan, with Porsche sharing a few new tidbits as we wait for full launch details.

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Tesla price cut makes Model 3 and Model Y cheaper – with a catch

Tesla price cut makes Model 3 and Model Y cheaper – with a catch

Tesla has shuffled the pricing of its most affordable EVs, quietly reducing how much the entry-level Model 3 and Model Y will cost, though increasing the sticker on Performance versions. The changes come less than a month after Tesla updated its Model S and Model X, with new exterior and interior design plus potent new Plaid performance variants.

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Ford reveals ambitious EV transition plan for Europe

Ford reveals ambitious EV transition plan for Europe

Ford plans to make all of its passenger vehicles in Europe all-electric by 2030, the automaker has announced today, the latest in a series of high-profile commitments to squeezing internal combustion engines from the mainstream. The transition will include a considerable push into electrification for Ford Europe, including a greater focus - albeit temporary - on hybrid cars.

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The McLaren Artura is a 671hp hybrid supercar for a new era

The McLaren Artura is a 671hp hybrid supercar for a new era

McLaren promised something extravagantly impressive for its first series-production High-Performance Hybrid supercar, and the new 2022 McLaren Artura certainly fits that description. A long list of "firsts" for the British automaker, the Artura combines a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with lashings of superlight materials and an unexpected strength in fuel economy, for what's shaping up to be a thoroughly modern interpretation of the supercar.

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