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June 18

We’re heading to the inaugural IAA Mobility show in Munich — join us

We’re packing our bags and heading to Germany this September, folks, because the ol’ Frankfurt Auto show has been reimagined for 2021 as IAA Mobility Munich. There will still be tons of cars (Audi, Daimler, Bosch, Mercedes, BMW, VW are all exhibiting, to name a few) and an exponentially growing number of electric among them, […]

May 4

German newspaper encourages people to literally bet against Tesla (TSLA) in insane article

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine published a fairly crazy article in which it literally encouraged readers to bet against Tesla (TSLA) through a short position in order to bring Elon Musk “to his knees.”

May 18

Kia’s first dedicated EV, the 2022 EV6, launches in Times Square

I guess “EV1” was taken? Seriously, though, folks, today a big day for Kia, with the unveiling of the new Kia EV6 crossover, the brand’s first-ever dedicated battery electric vehicle. Unlike Kia’s previous EVs that shared fossil-fuel-powered versions, the new EV6 was designed from day one as a purely battery-electric vehicle, allowing the company to […]

March 3

Hyundai IONIQ 5 spotted charging 22-80% in 16 minutes – new charging king?

The upcoming Hyundai IONIQ 5 was spotted charging at an IONITY station by a German YouTuber, and it looks like the car could be the new champion of charging speed.

January 20

Mercedes-Benz unveils EQA electric SUV with 265 miles of range and ~$46,000 price

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production version of the EQA, a new electric SUV that is adding to the German automaker’s EQ electric lineup. The first version of the EV offers 265 miles of range (WLTP) and starts at around $46,000 price.

December 10, 2020

Frankfurt Auto Show, world’s largest, transforms into more inclusive 2021 IAA Mobility show in Munich

In a sign of the times and our changing world, the IAA (International Motor Show Germany), which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return in 2021 as IAA Mobility with a new and broader focus on all forms of mobility. It will also be moving from its decades-long home in Frankfurt […]

November 16, 2020

Mercedes-Benz unveils less camouflaged EQA electric crossover, delays launch to 2021

Mercedes-Benz has released new images of a less camouflaged EQA electric crossover prototype ahead of the launch of the production version. The production version is now not expected until 2021.

October 1, 2020

HONDA e — Is this the ultimate Urban Electric Car?

The Urban EV concept burst onto the scene at the Frankfurt Motor Show three years ago. With its “cutesy faced” front end, Honda had found a forward-looking design to spearhead its electric car efforts, and with a similar face at the rear, it appeared attractively retro, too. While the eventual design lost a few elements […]

August 15, 2016

Mercedes hints at active aerodynamic features for its upcoming electric vehicles

Mercedes is about to unveil its plans for a series of new electric vehicles in the coming weeks and it is shaping up to be some interesting long-range electric additions to become available by the end of the decade in the luxury segment. Not much is known about the vehicles at this point, but now a […]

February 10, 2017

Audi talks e-tron quattro and takes a swipe at Tesla, says will be ‘the first real premium electric SUV’

Audi’s e-tron quattro SUV could become next year the first in a series of premium all-electric vehicles to come to market. Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and other premium automakers are all planning EVs for the end of the decade, but the way the vehicles program are set up, Audi is apparently ahead of the pack with its […]

February 14, 2017

Daimler is converting Smart brand to all-electric in North America, no more gas-powered Smart cars

In a somewhat surprising move but definitely welcomed by electric vehicle enthusiasts, Daimler told its dealerships in the US and Canada that it will soon stop selling gas-powered Smart cars in favor of the new upcoming electric versions.

April 27, 2016

Germany officially announces a €4,000 incentive for electric vehicles starting in May

Earlier this week, we reported on German Chancellor Merkel planning to get directly involved in the negotiations with the auto industry over electric vehicle incentives though a meeting held yesterday. Apparently the meeting went fairly well since local media are already reporting that the two parties struck a deal albeit not as generous as previously […]

February 17, 2016

Aston Martin partners up with Faraday Future backer LeTV to develop the all-electric RapidE

When unveiling that all-electric RapidE concept last year, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer announced that the automaker will take an investment from a China-based group to develop the production version of the RapidE concept. Today, the company announced the creation of a partnership with Faraday Future backer LeTV, or LeEco or Leshi (the group goes by many brand […]

July 12, 2016

BMW is profiting from the new German incentives on EVs, i3 sales are up ‘many times over’

Earlier this year, Germany announced its first electric vehicle incentive program to spur adoption of green vehicles in the country. Financed by both the state and the local auto industry, the program offers a €4,000 discount at the purchase of an all-electric vehicle and €3,000 for a plug-in hybrid. The program is capped to electric […]

August 30, 2016

Audi confirms the launch of all-electric and self-driving Audi A9 e-tron in 2020

With the Volkswagen Group wanting to build 2 to 3 million electric cars by 2025, Audi, one of their companies, is leading the charge with some exciting new electric vehicle projects. One of which, the Audi A9 e-tron, has recently been confirmed to be put into production and up for sale in 2020. The German […]

March 31, 2016

Tesla Model 3: in-store reservations a success as impressive lines of people are spotted around the world [Live updates]

Update: It’s becoming hard to tell from the pictures below, but we are receiving reports of several hundreds of people waiting in lines at now a dozen locations. A tally of reports from people waiting in line in Canada and in the US accounts for over 6,000 10,000 13,000 16,000 20,000 people./ Yesterday we reported on a few […]

April 18, 2016

German report claims Apple Car could be manufactured in Austria by BMW/Mini maker Magna

German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine is reporting that Apple may be planning to use Austrian-based automotive contract manufacturer Magna to manufacture the Apple Car. The publication also says that Apple has created a ‘secret lab’ in Berlin where it has head-hunted a small cross-disciplinary team of 15-20 upcoming engineers from a number of German car companies. Magna specialises in making […]

September 14, 2015

Audi releases new renderings of the quattro ahead of IAA unveiling [image gallery]

Last month we reported on Audi planning to unveil the quattro, a new SUV-crossover equipped with Audi’s all-electric e-tron drivetrain, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which runs from the 17th to 27th of September. Today the company released more advanced renderings of the concept ahead of the media launch expected tomorrow.

September 15, 2015

Porsche unveils new electric car concept: Mission E, 600 hp, 500 km – 310miles range and 15 min charging

Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show starting this week, Porsche introduced a new all-electric concept: the Mission E. The four-seat sport car is a first for the luxury car brand. The company is aiming for high performance with 440 kW output, 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and over 310 miles of range (500 […]

Audi unveils the all-electric e-tron quattro concept at IAA 2015 [first pictures]

Last month we showed you drawings of Audi’s new all-electric SUV concept and yesterday we published more advanced renderings, but today the company finally unveiled the vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show and we get some pictures. Gallery of new pictures below the break:

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