Jaguar showcased their first all-electric vehicle I-Pace SUV at the Geneva Motor Show, and reportedly gathered lots of positive expressions about the car. British automaker plans to equip the car with 90 kWh battery pack and targets at 220 miles (350 km) of range on a single charge. Moreover, Jaguar claimed they will unveil the production version of I-Pace in late 2017, while the mass production is planned to launch in the second half of 2018. Check out the latest I-Pace prototype on London streets below.
Rimac Automobili, famous for its astonishing all-electric hypercars, brought an upgraded version of Concept_One to Geneva Motor Show. 2018 model has even more amazing characteristics than its predecessor.
Nissan had dropped a news bombshell at the recent Geneva Motor Show — the highly anticipated next generation all-electric Leaf will be unveiled this September. Moreover, Nissan plans to start production and first deliveries by the end of the year.
Bentley (which is a part of VW Group) is famous for the ability to keep a delicate balance between traditions and technological innovations. So it seems that British electric vehicle should be launched sooner or later, though its design is a very intriguing question. However, Bentley has shown a possible answer at the Geneva Motor Show.
Seems like popular in Europe hot-hatch vehicles class is slowly being transitioned to electric cars. One of the pioneers is made by Renault — they have unveiled the Zoe e-sport modification with all-electric drivetrain, capable of beating some world’s best supercars in 0-60 mph dynamics.
Just over a year ago Nick Pfitzner from Australia became one of the first Tesla Powerwall owners in the region. In January 2016 he installed a 7 kWh Powerwall battery, 5 kW solar array, the inverter and other necessary equipment. One year after they have estimated the savings gained from Powerwall and got a nearly shocking result of 92% electricity cost reduction — thanks to Powerwall’s energy storage Nick paid for the electricity consumed only $137 for a whole year. By the way, the next generation of Tesla’s household battery that is already being produced at the Gigafactory has doubled capacity of 14 kWh.
Mercedes-Benz reported about the launch of small series production of Urban eTruck — company’s first heavy truck with all-electric drivetrain. The company aims to test the vehicle in real-world conditions with real customers before mass-production.
NIO EP9 already has several records on world’s famous racing tracks — for instance, on Nurburgring and Circuit Paul Ricard. However, at the Circuit of the Americas it turned out to be even faster than McLaren P1. And on top of that, this electric beast is able to hit the track even without a driver.
Morgan Freeman is known for his love to Tesla — apart from owning a Model S, one of the greatest Hollywood actors is also a long-time Tesla investor. Over a year ago Freeman invested also in a startup MOTEV — a limo-service in Los-Angeles with a fleet consisting of 7 Model Xs and 4 Model Ss. The company had already became the official shuttle service for the CBS show Madam Secretary, and last Sunday MOTEV fleet had a busy day bringing celebrities right to the Oscars red carpet in front of Dolby Theater. MOTEV CEO said that all cars had been completely booked for the award show, while it is possible to get a Tesla with a trained driver any other day through the mobile app at $80/hour.