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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
Hold up on that whole Voltswagen thing, says Volkswagen AG: Report

In the Before Times, this week would be the New York International Auto Show, which would be full of big reveals and brand news. Because it’s not happening this year at this time, automakers are still utilizing the time to drop news. Unfortunately, it’s also the week of April 1. April Fools’ Day is a […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/30/2021
Lexus will add 10 electrified models by 2025

Lexus has announced that it will add more electrified vehicles to its lineup. Among the 20 new or improved models, 10 of them will be either a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery-electric. The rollout will vary by region and access to infrastructure. By 2025, every vehicle in the Lexus range will have an electrified variant […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/30/2021
Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept previews the brand’s future

The Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept has arrived to give us a glimpse of the brand’s future design direction. This next evolution takes into account the fact that certain Lexus models will be pure battery-electric vehicles. Take the front fascia, which is instantly recognizable thanks to its thin headlight clusters and spindle grille. However, the latter […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/30/2021
Introducing Voltswagen: The peoples’ electric car company… wait, huh?

Yesterday we reported that Volkswagen, which literally means the peoples’ car in German, was going to go through a name change in the United States. Those reports apparently are correct, as Volkswagen is officially stating that it has a new name for U.S. operations that ushers in a new era of e-Mobility. That name? Voltswagen. […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/30/2021
2022 Kia EV6 lineup revealed with a high power GT version

The second vehicle on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture has been revealed, the 2022 Kia EV6. This is the first battery-electric vehicle for the brand and it’ll even come in a hot performance variant. In total, Kia will have seven EVs on the E-GMP platform while another four will be on existing ones. The […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/30/2021
Mini Pacesetter is an electrified JCW GP that’ll play Safety Car in the Formula E World Championship series

We’re pretty big fans of the Mini Cooper S E electric here, but it’s safe to say that it isn’t “motor sports ready.” So Mini took inspiration from John Cooper Works and applied it to a new concept that’ll function as a Safety Car in the Formula E series. Called the Pacesetter, the electric Mini […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/29/2021
Genesis teases new electric sports coupe in YouTube video

Genesis dropped a quick 16-second teaser of what appears to be a svelte all-electric sports coupe. This could be hinting at the production version of the Essentia concept from a couple of years ago. Based on what the short video shows, this vehicle appears to be a two-door, four-seat coupe. A lot of Genesis’ current […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/29/2021
Volkswagen’s U.S. operations to get a new name: Report [Updated]

As Volkswagen is heading toward even more EV in its fleet, it’s apparently changing the name of its U.S. operations division as well, according to a report. That name? Voltswagen. According to CNBC, Volkswagen intends on changing its name to Voltswagen in the United States. This naming would apply to all of the company’s EV […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/29/2021