Tesla’s years-long dominance of electric car sales may soon be over as traditional car makers introduce a slew of new battery-powered models, one of its German rivals said.
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Mercedes-Benz is bolstering the C-Class line-up with versions that carry more powerful batteries to help its popular sedan withstand a trend toward sports utility vehicles.
There’s nothing quite like the roar of a revving McLaren engine to set a petrolhead’s pulse pounding, or the full-throated scream as it tears across the tarmac.
Jaguar Land Rover’s car range will be fully electric by 2030 as the car maker joins a global race to develop zero-emission models to get ahead of looming bans on sales of new fossil-fuel vehicles.
Volkswagen is not concerned by any Apple plans for a passenger vehicle that could include the iPhone maker’s battery technology, CEO Herbert Diess said.
South Korea’s Hyundai said on Monday it is now not in talks with Apple on autonomous electric cars, just a month after it confirmed early-stage talks with the tech giant, sending the automaker’s shares skidding.
Kia Motors jumped as much as 14.5% after a local media report that Apple will invest the equivalent of $3.6-billion as part of a collaboration with the Korean car maker on making electric vehicles.
Ford will plough over $1-billion into a plant in South Africa – its biggest-ever investment in the country – as the car maker scales back in other regions including Brazil and Europe.
US President Joe Biden has vowed to replace the US government’s fleet of roughly 650 000 vehicles with electric models as the new administration shifts its focus toward clean energy.
Israeli company StoreDot has manufactured the first battery for electric vehicles that can be charged in just five minutes, a step toward making refuelling as fast as cars at a petrol station.