Nissan IMs concept previews electric “elevated sports saloon”

The new Nissan IMs concept, launched at this week’s Detroit motor show, is “a completely new type of car”, according to the Japanese brand. The electric vehicle is described as an “elevated sports sedan [saloon]” and follows on from the IMx SUV shown at last year’s Tokyo show. Nissan says the IMs is closer to a saloon than a crossover and its raised cabin height is due to the battery being located under the floor. The design shares much with the IMx and has been heavily influenced by the flexibility…

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German government will not take batteries from Asia

The German government is not happy with the contract of a Volkswagen for the purchase of batteries worth 43 billion US dollars or euro I do not know anymore, and it does not matter anymore. They bother so much that they will allocate 1,000,000,000 euros from the budget to help local battery production! Better than seeing that one Germany imports batteries for cars from Asia. They want production to start in 2021. Just by the way, it’s not just Volkswagen that wants batteries from Asia, because BMW is already buying…

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“NEWS” ON PARIS’S CAR SALON: Electric return to the future

“News” at the Paris Car Show, the most visited four-wheeler fair in the world, where expensive models dominated. Bugati Divo reaches a maximum speed of 380 kilometers per hour and costs € 5.1 million Chassis from the other planet “bugata divo” covers a 16-cylinder engine and 1,500 horsepower, up to a hundred kilometers per hour accelerates in 2.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 380 kilometers per hour, at a price of 5.1 million euros. It’s also the most expensive car at the Car Showroom in Paris. The Japanese…

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“Leaf” is the best-selling e-vehicle in Europe

Right after a year after arriving in Europe, the new “Nissan Leaf” is the best-selling electric vehicle in the EU, with 26,000 copies already delivered to customers and driving European roads. “Leaf” is at the top of the sales of electric vehicles in Europe in each of the eight months of 2018, and every 10 minutes a single copy of the wide continent is sold. The new car has seen strong sales growth across Europe, including the markets of Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. In Norway, the…

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Lamborghini’s electric supercar won’t contain batteries; it will be one

Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) introduced the Terzo Millennio, an ultra-futuristic design study powered by electricity, last year to show what the eco-friendly sports car of tomorrow could look like. While the whole package tells a tale set in the relatively distant future, Digital Trends learned from Maurizio Reggiani, the head of Lamborghini’s research and development department, that it might not be as science fiction-esque as it appears. Reggiani told us Lamborghini often discusses what a full electric car could look like and when it might realistically…

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An Electric Bentley: “Charles, Please, Come Home … Quietly!”

The last time I saw a Rolls Royce or a Bentley on a lift, I marveled at the structure of its underpinning. Triangles hold the behemoth together and assure a certain level of stiffness with just enough flexibility. Unfortunately, an electric drivetrain in either a Rolls Royce or a Bentley is still something we’ve never seen — at least, so far. There are some promises this will change soon, though. It was great to see the old, venerable Bentley introduce an electric concept not too long ago — we covered it…

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Here’s why Uber’s Volvo killed pedestrians!

The National Transportation Safety Board came to the conclusion that the incident in which a woman who crossed a road that was not a pedestrian crossing and was under the influence of narcotics was caused by Uber that disabled the emergency braking system by a car that was driving independently – as they say, autonomously. That’s what their preliminary report says! So, to blame Volvo and their system was, of course, any prejudice without a brain. Perhaps with the intention to damage the reputation of the brand. In support of…

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Tesla Model 3 vs. ” Journalists ”

Unclear to me is the writing by many, not some, but by many media, about how Tesla is going to ruin, how Model 3 can only dream of customers … it’s about the Balkan “some neighbors of the church cow”. Still, things are different! A real weekly over 2,500 cars, and that’s enough to clog your mouth (and keyboard) to all those evil languages. Even if I write that the range with one charge of batteries was nearly 1,000 kilometers per test, how much can this model go through with…

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Audi Q e-tron (on battery)

Yes, after the Mercedes EQC, Audi will also introduce its SUV e-tron. This e-tron is what they call automobiles they manufacture and drives them batteries. Audi’s SUV or some Q model on the battery will be officially introduced this month, faster than it’s thought, probably in 7 days. What is interesting in the story is that even though there are no cars yet, they have a campaign in Norway that people reserve their models. Norwegians can make a reservation, and the payment is 20,000 kroons or about 1.5 to 1.75…

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Bugatti is getting ready for the electric era

In the recent era, the only successful W16 engine was the one that Bugatti made. It’s not the first mention of the first W16 engine. A dozen years before that, Bugatti Ramond Jimenez (the Novia model) showed the atmospheric 4.1 liters W16 that connected the four Yamaha engines and Novia could develop 380 km / h. This is still a topic for another article. And more than 100 years ago, French Gaston Mougeotte had an idea of the W16 engine. In an interview with Car Advice, Bugatti chief, Mr. Stephan…

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