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Nissan Qashqai e-Power gets VC-Turbo engine as generator

The Nissan Qashqai will be one of the first vehicles to feature a higher output version of the brand’s e-Power series hybrid system. It will mark the first time this powertrain is sold outside of Asia when the new-generation Qashqai arrives in Europe later this year. Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system differs from competitors because the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/15/2021
We get a glimpse of Kia’s first dedicated EV crossover

Kia did a whole livestream outlining its transformation into a full-on mobility solutions provider. The Korean brand has shown that it intends to offer something for everyone whether it’s to use for personal mobility, driving enjoyment, carpooling, car sharing, or mass transport. During that livestream, we got a quick glimpse of its new dedicated all-electric […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/15/2021
Good news! Dacia has a new concept and it’s planning on making new EVs and hybrids

Dacia, the Romanian automaker owned by Groupe Renault has revealed its five-year plan, which is part of the Renaulution strategy. Part of the plan involves Dacia and Russian brand Lada becoming a single business unit, which the company hopes will boost efficiency and competitiveness, especially as the former enters new vehicle segments. “Dacia will stay […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2021
Chevrolet Silverado EV appears in the dark in recent GM video

During the 2021 CES show, GM debuted a litany of new products centered around its electrification platform Ultium. During one of the sequences, GM showed off some of the new EVs that will be coming down the pipeline. While they were hidden in the dark, it wasn’t hard to figure out that one of them […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Chevrolet is considering launching an electric Corvette crossover: Report

Crossovers are all the rage these days. Sports cars are starting to wane in their popularity. For some automakers, they’ve come up with some crazy ideas to keep making money for sports cars. It looks like Chevrolet might be thinking about trying it with an electric Corvette that’s also a crossover. Bloomberg is reporting that […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Renault’s Le Car, the Renault 5, is re-imagined as an EV as part of Renault’s shift to a clean energy brand

Renault recently unveiled its Renault 5 Prototype battery electric vehicle as part of Groupe Renault’s overall “Renaultution” strategy. While the cute little city car won’t make it Stateside, it does give us an idea of what to expect from the Alliance. The cute little Renault 5 is a rebirth for the brand, and interestingly the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Alpine to go all-electric, announces collaboration with Lotus

Groupe Renault recently announced its intention to go all-in toward electrification and now we know plans for its Alpine division. That brand will be merged with two other entries, Renault Sports Cars, and Renault Sport Racing. All performance vehicle development and racing activity will now be housed under Alpine. As part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2021
Hyundai teases first images of production version of the Ioniq 5 EV

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been teased once again this time with more revealing shots and videos showing cool details. For starters, it’s clear that the Ioniq 5’s journey from concept to production saw very minor changes. The same headlight and taillight design with the cool pixel-like appearance carried over from the 45 Concept unchanged. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Mazda’s future product lineup to have varying levels of electrification: Report

Mazda’s future product lineup will determine whether the Japanese company can finally get its business back in order. According to a new report from Nikkei Asia, Mazda’s future product will be crucial to the automaker staying afloat. Starting 2022, vehicles that are part of the “large product” lineup will start rolling out on the new […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Indy Autonomous Challenge shows off first self-driving race car for new series

The Energy Systems Network (ESN) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), the organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) have revealed the race car that will be used for the new series. University teams will be using the same autonomous vehicle in competition, which will commence on October 23, 2021. In addition to encouraging university students […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2021