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Volkswagen’s Project Trinity teased as an all-electric sedan

Volkswagen has teased Project Trinity, an upcoming yet-to-be-named all-electric sedan that appears to be a flagship vehicle. The name of the project is derived from three themes: state-of-the-art technology, simplification of the supply structure, and fully networked intelligent production at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant where the car will be built. “Trinity is a sort of crystallization […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/8/2021
Porsche increases its ownership stake in Rimac

In a strong showing of its commitment to electrification, Porsche  announced further investment in Rimac. Porsche will increase its stake in the Croatian company to 24% and infuse it with an extra $83 million. In 2018, Porsche became an investor in Rimac and upped its stake to 15 percent in 2019. “Rimac is excellently positioned […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/8/2021
Is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 running Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires?

Hyundai recently revealed the 2022 Ioniq 5, its first dedicated battery electric vehicle. We know that it rides on the company’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which will underpin at least two more Hyundai vehicles and another seven at Kia. What we didn’t know is what tire it’ll be using but it looks like the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/8/2021
Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” City Streets function will continue to be a SAE Level 2 driver assistance program

To equip your Tesla with “Full Self Driving,” you must spend $10,000 to enable the functionality. But the functionality isn’t there yet. You might be thinking, “There’s a ‘FSD’ beta out there right now for city streets. Surely that’s basically what Waymo is doing?” Wrong. PlainSite obtained documents between Tesla’s legal department and California’s DMV […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/7/2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 performance metrics tested

Recently, we had a chance to spend a day in the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover. It’s not the brand’s first fully electric vehicle in the United States, but it is the first attempt at a 50 state, mass adopted product. Our test unit was a rear-wheel drive 1st Edition product. That means it makes […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/5/2021
Mercedes-Benz shows off EQS silhouette in latest teaser

Mercedes-Benz has started to show more details of the EQS ahead of the official reveal in April and it looks like the car has remained true to the concept it’s based on. Two different teaser images appeared on Twitter, one on Mercedes-Benz’s global account and another on parent company Daimler’s. Both show off quite a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/4/2021
Techart adds more green to the Porsche Taycan

Are you looking to make your Porsche Taycan’s interior even more unique? Well, Techart may have the answer because the company has just announced a new interior upgrade program for the electric sports sedan. A new color combination has been added to the long list of personalization options offered by Techart. An exterior styling kit […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/4/2021
2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: Rugged, sporty, all-electric wagon

Finally, the covers have come off the 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, the latest addition to the brand’s growing family of all-electric performance cars. Think of this as a more practical version that happens to also offer additional ground clearance to help you navigate gravel roads. Like the Taycan sedan, the Cross Turismo will be […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/4/2021
Toyota’s Woven City breaks ground, promises to be a model for future technology incubation and development

In the U.S., business incubators generally consist of one building, perhaps a single office, even. Ground has broken on a new type of incubator, one that encapsulates 175 acres of ground at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.  Woven City is the brainchild of Toyota Motor Corporation. It is designed to become a live-work-play […]

by Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
3/3/2021
Jaguar Land Rover is looking to partner up for all-electric platform

Jaguar Land Rover has recently announced its new product strategy and now the British brand is looking for a partner to help develop a platform specifically for battery electric vehicles. A report from Automotive News Europe reveals that the company’s change in direction comes after it determined the MLA-mid platform that was already well into […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/3/2021