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Audi Electric and On Demand

Audi Electric and On Demand

Meet the Audi E-tron There have been a lot of Audi news this week so far. For starters, Audi unveiled all of the highly anticipated details on the E-tron, which is their first all-electric SUV. The E-tron will be released to the public in 2019 and will cost customers about $75,000. To take a look around, check out the overview video Audi made below: Audi On Demand The other Audi news relates to a new offering called “Audi On Demand.”…

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FIRST LOOK: Mercedes Unveils New Electric Car

FIRST LOOK: Mercedes Unveils New Electric Car

Mercedes-Benz has decided to dive head first into the electric car space. With their eyes on Tesla, they’ve unveiled a new luxury electric vehicle that is slated for release in 2021. The name of the model is the EQC, and based on what we know now, it looks fantastic! Production of the EQC begins in early 2019 after a $12 billion investment from Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler. According to the Daimler CEO, “There is no alternative to betting on electric cars,…

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Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

We already heard the rumors. We already expected it to happen. After all, the juggernaut companies in technology seem to be getting their hands into everything technological advancement they could. But now we can rest assured that the hypotheses are coming true…. Apple is working on self-driving car projects. According to recent reports, Apple submitted for a patent that allows a car system to keep track, and forewarn, onlookers of a car’s next move. If you think about this in…

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Ford Recall Impacts 50,000 Hybrids

Ford Recall Impacts 50,000 Hybrids

This week, Ford issued a recall for the charging cords that connect to over 50,000 plug-in hybrid and electric cars. The recall impacts North American vehicles that were cited to have possibly caused fires in the electrical outlets. If that sounds scary, it’s because it is. Yikes! Ford has claimed that the 120-volt cords that come enclosed with certain 2012 through 2015 Focus Hybrids are the main source of the discovered danger. In addition, some 2013 through 2015 Fusion Energi…

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What is the Pininfarina?

What is the Pininfarina?

It’s not a rational or responsible desire to dream of expensive looking sports cars. But still, the 20th century image of a curvaceous four-wheeled form continues to foster a culture of envy. The high price tag attached to these cars that made them a symbol of aspiration, greed, and everything in between, has endured, as the performance numbers and prices on supercar reach astronomical seven-figure levels. What has been lacking in the rare European supercar category are cars powered by…

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Tesla 3 Refund Data

Tesla 3 Refund Data

It was recently reported that nearly 25% of all reservations for the Tesla Model 3 have been refunded. Apparently, Tesla has been paying out refunds faster than new Model 3 deposits have been coming in. This does not bode well for the future cash flow of the company. Two years ago Tesla began accepting $1,000 deposits for its new, lower-priced Model 3 electric car, with the expectation that customers would likely receive their vehicles in 2018. Hundreds of thousands of…

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The Teslonda

The Teslonda

Introducing… the Teslonda! What is the Teslonda? Teslonda = Tesla + Honda Check out this video to be amazed. The Teslonda can go from 0-60 mph in 2.45 seconds. That’s somehow quicker than even the Bugatti Veyron and the Lamborghini Huracán. Jim Belosic is just a car lover that owns a software company. Because he loves to work on old cars, he thought it would be a fun experiment to mash together an old Honda with the guts of a…

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Ferrari is Testing Electric Vehicles

Ferrari is Testing Electric Vehicles

About two years ago, Sergio Marchionne fortuitously predicted a Ferrari that will run without the lion-like growl of its 12-cylinder engines. As of this week, his proclamation looks to be turning into reality. Marchionne, whom is Ferrari’s Chief Executive Officer, says they have been stealth in their testing of a gasoline/electric hybrid car “you could run silently.” A video posted on YouTube shows this mysterious car accelerating at the Ferrari track. The most important observation being that it seemingly makes…

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Nissan Looks To Sell Over a Million Electric Vehicles

Nissan Looks To Sell Over a Million Electric Vehicles

Nissan has proclaimed that it’s going all in on its future. And that future is layered with all kinds of electric vehicles. More specifically, Nissan is hoping to move at least one million electric cars annually by their fiscal year of 2022. So that doesn’t just mean total from now to then. They’re trying to ramp up their runway now so that they can reach that figure a few years down the road. In order to accomplish this, Nissan plans…

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Tesla’s START Program is Training Electric Car Mechanics

Tesla’s START Program is Training Electric Car Mechanics

Tesla has launched a new automotive training program with colleges and universities around the country. The program is called ‘Tesla START, and it is designed to train a new generation of electric car technicians to work specifically on their vehicles. Tesla has always had a difficult time finding great technicians. After all, when you create a completely new product, experience is mostly nullified. Skills have to be learned. Until recently, Tesla has had to rely solely on poaching talent from…

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