Tesla electric pickup truck (Cybertruck)

Tesla Unveils The Cybertruck: An Eccentric Stainless Steel Truck With Punchy Acceleration

Today, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck, Tesla’s first electric pickup truck. The truck has a highly eccentric design, and even more to set it apart from its competitors than the other Tesla vehicles do. What are the key things setting the Tesla Cybertruck apart from regular pickup trucks? Vehicle specifications are dependent…

Tesla electric car

Tesla Developing Car Battery That Lasts A ‘Million Miles’

Electric vehicles have long been seen as a promising alternative to gasoline-powered cars, except with an Achilles heel — batteries. While that was true for decades, researchers at Tesla, Panasonic, among other companies and universities helped change that. They achieved range well over 200 miles for all of their current cars (and over 300 miles…

Nissan Leaf Approved To Supply Energy To Germany’s Power Grid

The Nissan Leaf electric car has been approved for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) connections by German regulators, making it the first electric car to get such an approval. This is positive step forward for the concept of distributed energy storage, discussed below. V2G is a concept that enables electric vehicle batteries to supply power to the electric…

Polestar 1 hybrid car

Volvo Polestar 2 EV To Offer 350 Miles Range, Cost $40,000

Volvo’s upcoming Polestar 2 electric car will offer an industry-leading 350 miles of range, which also exceeds that of most gasoline-powered cars (which are often in the low 300-mile range). The Polestar brand makes high performance cars based on Volvo car designs, but Polestar is now owned and operated by Volvo. 350 miles of range…

Volvo’s First Electric Car Will Be The XC40 SUV

Volvo, which announced it will eventually stop releasing conventional gas-powered cars in favour of hybrid and electric ones will finally offer an electric model, and it will be the XC40 crossover SUV. The Volvo XC40 is a compact crossover released in September 2017 and sports Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. The upcoming electric…

Audi E-Tron in Berlin

Audi E-Tron Will Use A Heat Pump To Manage Battery Temperature

The Audi E-Tron electric car will be equipped with a heat pump that keeps battery temperatures in their ideal range throughout the seasons, according to TU News. The news report states that the system will keep the car’s 95 kWh battery pack between 25 and 35 °C, which helps to prevent performance reductions caused by hard…