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Volkswagen’s upcoming ID. Buzz caught early testing in the Alps

It’s been four years since the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Concept debuted at the Detroit auto show and now, we’ve finally caught the production test mule out and about. This prototype, which was testing on the Austrian Alps, wore the shell of a T6.1 commercial passenger van. However, there were a few giveaways that this wasn’t […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/21/2021
We might have an early indication of Nissan Ariya’s real-world range, maybe, or maybe not

The upcoming Nissan Ariya is the company’s first foray into an electric crossover utility vehicle. Even though it is delayed now until next year in the United States, it doesn’t stop testing of the new product here stateside. A Twitter user was recently charging their Mustang Mach-E at an Electrify America station in Greenwood Village, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/21/2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD pricing revealed, no significant loss in range

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD now has a price tag. Starting at $44,875, adding a second electric motor will cost you $3,685 more versus an equivalent single-motor ID.4. You don’t seem to lose much though because the added traction and performance of the second electric motor doesn’t affect the crossover’s range very much. The ID.4 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/21/2021
Rivian takes a closer look at the R1T’s interior in a new update

Rivian’s latest update takes a closer look at the R1T’s interior to show off its utility and materials. In line with its rugged image, the Rivian R1T’s cabin can handle everything you can throw at it. At the same time, it’s built sustainably and features a lot of practical touches. The natural-grain ash wood trim, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/18/2021
Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske explains why zero should mean zero in 0 to 60 mph testing

Yesterday, MotorTrend published the results of their test of the acceleration and braking performance of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, which is the quickest accelerating vehicle to 60 mph that they ever tested. Full stop. The sucker is quick. The magazine also tested the car under a variety of situations, many stipulated by Tesla, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/18/2021
Canoo announces U.S. manufacturing facility in Oklahoma

Canoo has announced that it will open its first major manufacturing facility in Oklahoma. The site will be the first mega microfactory in the MidAmerica Industrial Park, which is located near Tulsa, Oklahoma, and built on a 400-acre site. According to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, securing Canoo’s commitment to building its battery-electric vehicle plant […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/18/2021
Mazda will launch 13 electrified vehicles globally by 2025

Mazda has announced its revised electrification strategy as part of its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 plan, which itself is a component of the brand’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. This new initiative will see the continued development of internal combustion engines alongside the introduction of electrified powertrains, enabling Mazda to offer varying degrees of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/17/2021
Honda Clarity discontinued after 2021 model year

The Honda Clarity has officially been discontinued, as production will end in August 2021. Both the fuel cell and plug-in hybrid variants were the last two models left after Honda dropped the 89-mile all-electric version in 2020. Honda recently committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 and aims to have a lineup strictly made up of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/17/2021
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe spotted testing in Metro Detroit

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a serious contender is the mid-size SUV space. The long wheelbase 3-row version is nearing Range Rover level of luxury. But only a V6 and a V8 aren’t going to cut it as the company, and the world, moves toward electrification. That’s why you’re looking at the latest in […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/17/2021
BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for X5

BMW has announced that it has begun testing near-production hydrogen fuel cell powertrains in Europe as part of its i Hydrogen NEXT program. This evaluates the effectiveness of hydrogen powertrains, model-specific chassis technologies, and vehicle electronic systems under real-life conditions. In BMW’s case, the X5 will be used as the test bed to see what […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021