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Ford adds Platinum trim level to 2021 Explorer Hybrid SUV

When Ford launched the Explorer Hybrid, it was only available in the Limited trim, which was on the upper end of the spectrum. Now, the Blue Oval has expanded the electrified powertrain’s availability with the addition of the Platinum Hybrid variant for the 2021 Explorer lineup. In addition to AWD, Ford has also made the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/9/2021
Alfa Romeo Tonale delayed: Report

One of the most crucial vehicles for the Alfa Romeo brand has been delayed according to a new report. A source close to the matter told Automotive News Europe that the compact crossover’s release date has been pushed back because incoming CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato wanted more performance out of the plug-in hybrid powertrain. The executive, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/8/2021
Half of Americans see EVs as a solution to climate change: Study

A new study reveals that half of Americans see battery-electric vehicles as a solution to climate change. However, it also highlights the need for the charging infrastructure to expand. The study, which was conducted by Ipsos and EVBox, shows that current and potential EV drivers see climate change as an important part of their purchase […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/7/2021
Polestar 0 Project aims to make carbon neutral car by 2030

Polestar has announced in its annual review and sustainability report that it plans to make the first truly carbon-neutral vehicle by 2030. Instead of offsetting emissions, which is deemed not viable in the long run because forests are still prone to logging, fires, and climate change, the Swedish brand plans to eliminate emissions. “Offsetting is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/7/2021
Daimler Trucks North America opens order books for all-electric freight trucks

Daimler Trucks North America has officially announced that it is accepting orders for its two all-electric freight trucks: The Freightliner eCascadia and eM2. The company claims that these are the longest-range commercial battery-electric vehicles. Production of both trucks will start in 2022. Daimler and Freightliner will also include access to a consulting team to allow […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/6/2021
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS powertrain details outlined

Mercedes-Benz has released an outline of the EQS’ powertrain range, which will launch in two flavors: the EQS 450+ and EQS 580. Power ratings will range from 328 hp to 516 hp with the standard models while a more powerful performance-oriented version is scheduled to come at a later time. Torque figures are 419 lb-ft […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/6/2021
Chevrolet confirms that Silverado EV is coming after Hummer EV, built at Factory Zero facility

Chevrolet has confirmed that the next big EV reveal in line following the Hummer EV and SUV is the new EV version of the Chevrolet Silverado. It’ll be build at the Factory Zero facility in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. Built on the Ultium platform, the new Silverado is expected to provide all of the capability […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/6/2021
2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV offers up to 300 miles of range, 830 hp

The second member of the GMC Hummer family has arrived. Meet the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, an all-electric SUV that promises exceptional on- and off-road capability. Compared to its pickup truck sibling, the Hummer EV SUV has a wheelbase that’s 8.9 inches shorter. As a result, the SUV is 20 inches shorter in length […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/6/2021
Mercedes-AMG outlines E Performance hybrid, all-electric powertrains

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its next-generation of electrified powertrains. Dubbed E Performance, these include a range of hybrid and all-electric powertrains developed in-house. The hybrid systems, which are based on four- and eight-cylinder engines, will be paired to AMG’s latest 4Matic+ AWD system and the Speedshift nine-speed automatic transmission. The lightweight battery is mounted just above […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/31/2021
Genesis X Concept is a near production ready all-electric grand tourer

Genesis has unveiled the X Concept, showing off the next evolution of the brand’s design language. This all-electric coupe follows the New York, GV80, Essentia, and Mint concepts, all of which previewed where Genesis was headed in terms of looks. The X previews what Genesis’ battery-electric models could look like. You won’t mistake the Genesis […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/30/2021