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…

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Offers Fuel Efficiency Where You’d Least Expect It

The 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck comes with a 3.0L Diesel option, facilitating relatively high fuel efficiency relative to other pickup trucks. The truck (the FWD model, to be specific) achieves 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 MPG combined. This is a major improvement over the gasoline-powered versions, offering…

Tesla Gets Electric Semi-Truck Orders From PepsiCo And Anheuser-Busch

Tesla has received reservations for their electric Semi trucks from PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch (the manufacturer of Budweiser beverages), shortly after the first iteration of it was launched. PepsiCo reserved 100 of them, to be exact. The Tesla Semi trucks won’t be delivered for another two years, as they are still in the pre-production stage. Each…

Unveiling of the Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Commence On July 28

The first customers will take delivery of the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3 electric car today. The car, one of the first two mass-market EVs with ranges exceeding 200 miles, is priced at $35,000 USD, excluding incentives. The Chevy Bolt (the other mass-market EV I mentioned) made it to customers’ doorsteps before the Tesla Model…

Silver Porsche Cayman S sports car. Side View.

Porsche Cars Recalled Due To Odd Emissions Test Results

The German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrint has withdrawn certification for Porsche Cayenne vehicles equipped with three-cylinder Diesel engines due to faulty emissions control software. On Thursday, during an internal probe into their vehicles, Porsche stated that they discovered ‘irregular’ emissions software, and agreed to recall the vehicles and resolve the problem. Alexander Dobrint commented: ‘We…