StreetScooter showcases all-new versions of successful WORK and WORK L electric light commercial vehicles

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StreetScooter has presented the next generation of its successful all-electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs): the WORK and WORK L. The new versions of the WORK and WORK L can reach a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). StreetScooter is a well-known early bird in the electric light commercial vehicle sector. The new version of the WORK L will also serve as the basis for electric light commercial vehicles for the Chinese market.

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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Toyota is introducing the Corolla Hybrid to the US market at the LA Auto Show. ECO mode: Improves hybrid system efficiency by limiting power in response to light to moderate accelerator pedal input. Brake Hold, when engaged, is a convenient technology that reduces driver effort while waiting at a traffic light or while driving in heavy traffic. PCS is able to detect a vehicle or pedestrian in day and low-light conditions, as well as a bicycle during daylight.

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Volkswagen showcasing electric I.D. BUZZ CARGO, Cargo e-Bike concepts at LA Auto Show

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen is showcasing two electric concepts. BUZZ CARGO,in its auto show debut, is an electric panel van concept based on the MEB toolkit that offers up to 340 miles of range on the WLTP cycle. The original Volkswagen Transporter is arguably the most recognizable light commercial vehicle of all time. With the auto show premiere of the I.D. The vehicle’s top speed is electronically limited to 99 mph.

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is expected to take fewer than 12 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to approximately 90 mph. For the benefit of pedestrian safety, the Soul EV is equipped with a Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) that emits an auditory alert at speeds below 12 mph and whenever the car is in reverse. Soul EV. Click to enlarge.

Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. It is possible for Sonata Hybrid to operate solely on electric power at speeds up to 75 mph by decoupling the gasoline engine from the rest of the drivetrain. Drivers are first alerted of a vehicle in the blind spot by warning lights in the side mirrors.

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Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. Inspired by Toyota’s off-road vehicle heritage, RAV4 Adventure grade has a more rugged exterior, thanks in part to its more aggressive grille, fog light surrounds, and unique wheel design. Automatic High Beam (AHB): Capability to automatically activate and deactivate high beams based on driving environment and preceding vehicle’s lights.

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VW provides details on e-Golf prior to launch at LA Auto Show

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announced details of the e-Golf, its first fully electric vehicle to go on sale in the US, prior to its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The e-Golf accelerates from 0 - 25 mph (40 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and from 0-60 mph in approximately 10.4 Top speed is electronically limited to 87 mph (140 km/h). In Eco mode, the e-Golf is limited to a top speed of 72 mph (116 km/h) and 0 to 62 mph acceleration is increased to 13.1 87 mph. 72 mph.

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Volkswagen unveils T-Prime Concept GTE AWD plug-in hybrid SUV at Auto China 2016

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Volkswagen unveiled the T-Prime Concept GTE all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in a world premiere at Auto China 2016 in Beijing. seconds and has a top speed of 139 mph (224 km/h). Implemented as touch-sensitive surfaces are the controls around the glass scroll wheel for the hazard warning lights, the Auto Hold function, starting and stopping the engine and the electric parking brake.

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Daimler-BYD JV unveils battery-electric DENZA at Auto China; 47.5 kWh pack; focus on safety

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BDNT) officially unveiled its DENZA all-electric vehicle at Auto China 2014, in Beijing. DENZA is powered by an 86 kW (peak) motor that provides a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) and peak torque of 290 N·m. In light of the fact that the average daily driving distance in China is 50 to 80 kilometers a day, the typical customer will only have to recharge DENZA twice a week. DENZA. Click to enlarge. Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co.,

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Report: Chrysler to Show Prototype Electric Fiat 500 at Detroit Auto Show

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler will display a battery-electric version of the Fiat 500 at the upcoming North American International Auto Show. Featuring a 22 kWh Li-ion pack and a 30 kW, 100 N·m drive motor, the Micro-Vett electric 500 has a range of 145 km (90 miles) and a top speed of 114 km/h (71 mph). That plan suggested the introduction of a battery-electric light commercial vehicle around 2012, with future introductions left even more unspecified.

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VW BUDD-e EV concept makes US auto show debut; 233-mile range based on EPA cycle; next-gen connectivity and HMI

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Building on its unveiling at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas ( earlier post ), the Volkswagen BUDD-e electric vehicle concept is making its US auto show debut at the New York International Auto Show. The front and rear motors power all four wheels and enable a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h). Personalized light. When the car is opened, cockpit and ambient lighting bring the interior to life: when parked, standby mode is initiated.

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BMW presents i3 Concept Coupé battery-electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show; focus on connectivity for driver assistance and intermodal mobility

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BMW is unveiling the i3 Concept Coupé study at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show; the vehicle has been brought out in parallel to the ongoing development process for getting the first battery-electric model from the BMW i brand ready for series production, and demonstrates the potential for conceivably extending the model range, according to the company. Not only is the accelerator mapping modified, maximum speed is also limited to 90 km/h (56 mph). BMW i3 Concept Coupé.

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Audi A2 Electrifies Frankfurt Auto Show

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The Audi A2 Concept features an all electric powertrain, long range capability, a by-wire control system for agile performance, and an innovative lighting system. The A2 Concept will offer an estimated driving range of about 125 miles on a full charge, 0 to 60 mph acceleration in over nine seconds, and a top speed of 93 mph. The extended range, acceleration, and high top speed are possible because the A2 is so small and light weight.

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2021 Toyota Mirai arrives in US dealerships in December

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The second-generation Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which made its debut in 2019 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will arrive in US dealerships—in California and Hawaii—in December.

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Audi A6 allroad returns to the US in 2020 with 48V mild hybrid system

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Auto: provides the most balanced engine and chassis response (5.5 When negotiating light terrain, the driver can call up a display on the MMI monitor that shows the current tilt angle in the longitudinal and transverse directions—displaying a warning when the vehicle is at risk of tipping over. The Audi A6 allroad is making its US return in 2020 with a specially tuned adaptive air suspension and quattro with ultra technology.

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Hyundai launches IONIQ 5 electric midsize CUV

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All PE variations deliver a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). When equipped with two-wheel drive (2WD) and 72.6-kWh battery, IONIQ 5’s maximum driving range on a single charge will be around 470~480 km, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard.

Updated Gen7 BMW 5 Series sedan introduces new 48V MHEV system, more powerful PHEV

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The recuperated energy accumulating in the 48V battery is supplied to the 12V electrical system and powers the lights, steering, power windows, ventilation, audio system and seat heating. The result is improved comfort when the Auto Start Stop and coasting functions are in use.

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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Hyundai can rightly claim the Sonata Hyundai Hybrid looks like no other sedan, highlighted by a distinctive LED headlight design, which is edged by a very unique and compelling daylight running light strip. The strip appears to be chrome during the day, but lights-up at night.

2016 Ford Explorer SUV replaces 2.0L EcoBoost with new 2.3L EcoBoost unit; more power and torque, same fuel economy expected

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The new 2016 Ford Explorer SUV is making its global debut today at Los Angeles Auto Show with a new available 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that delivers more horsepower and torque than the 2.0L It improves highway passing times 10% at speeds between 55 mph and 75 mph (89 and 121 km/h). An active wastegate controls boost more precisely during light load operation to help save fuel.

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Cadillac Lyriq vs Ford Mach-E vs Tesla Model Y: Features, price, and tech comparison


Basic Autopilot includes key functions like Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer, while FSD includes advanced features like Navigate on Autopilot with Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control.

Third-generation Renault ZOE increase ranges >20% to 390 km with better performance

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In addition, the New ZOE’s top speed has increased to 140 km/h (87 mph). The driver can customize the lighting and the layout of the different information on-screen. It also allows users to connect their smartphone and show applications via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Ford unveils its first plug-in hybrid vehicle for police and government customers

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The lithium-ion battery can move the vehicle up to 21 miles on a single charge and up to 85 mph on battery power alone. Other highlights include a reinforced top tray for mounting equipment, metal console mounting plate, red and white task lighting in the overhead console, police engine-idle feature, unique alloy wheels and an auxiliary power distribution box in the trunk. Earlier this year, Ford revealed the world’s first-ever pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle. Earlier post.)

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Are you clear on range and charging time?

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The EV basics you need to know BY RON FREUND: Director, ELECTRIC AUTO ASSOCIATION. Reaching the WLTP stated range means driving at approximately 50 mph (80 km/h), and for the WLTP range, approximately 30 mph (50 km/h).

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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mph) in 5.7 mph) the electric motor can generate the drive alone. mph) in 5.9 mph), and a speed of 240 km/h (155.3 mph) can be reached in cooperation with the combustion engine. mph) and gradually fades out as the speed increases.

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BMW to showcase 5 electric vehicles at LA show; world debut of new vehicle

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The BMW Group will showcase five electric vehicles at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show including the North American premieres of the BMW i Vision Dynamics, MINI Electric Concept, BMW i3s, and a World Premiere vehicle that will be shown during the BMW Group press conference on Wednesday, 29 November. The BMW i Vision Dynamics is an all-electric, emission-free four-door Gran Coupe that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, has a top speed of 120 mph with a range of 373 miles.

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2019 Prius offered with new electric all-wheel drive system

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Toyota projects fuel economy of 52 mpg city / 48 mpg highway / 50 mpg combined for the AWD-e model, and estimates that the AWD-e model—which is debuting at the LA Auto Show—could account for as much as 25% of annual US Prius sales. The Prius AWD-e uses an independent electric, magnet-less rear motor (a Toyota first) to power the rear wheels from 0 to 6 mph, then when needed, up to 43 mph.

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New BMW 530e PHEV offers more range, optional intelligent all-wheel drive

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The top speed of both models is 235 km/h (146 mph). In the AUTO eDRIVE standard setting, purely electric driving is possible up to a speed of 110 km/h. After switching to the MAX eDRIVE mode, the BMW 530e Sedan and the BMW 530e xDrive Sedan can travel at speeds of up to 140 km/h (87 mph) with zero local emissions. BMW is increasing the efficiency and variety of its electrified models for the upper mid-range segment.

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Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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mpg, but on a 100-mile all-freeway run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph, we got an impressive 29.8 The dash has controls for 2WD, 4WD and Auto 4WD. The box has LED lighting and 12 fixed tie-down rings with the corner rings rated at 500 pounds.

BMW introduces X1 xDrive25e PHEV subcompact crossover

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The top speed of the plug-in hybrid model is 192 km/h (119 mph). In the AUTO eDRIVE standard setting, the intelligent drive system ensures optimum interaction between the two power units in all driving situations. In this mode, the new BMW X1 xDrive25e reaches a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). The BMW Group is introducing a further plug-in hybrid model—the new BMW X1 xDrive25e—a subcompact crossover.

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BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

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The biggest obstacle for those who would prefer an alternative has been lack of purchasable plug-in electric vehicles since 2003 when auto manufacturers ceased production of plug-in EVs like the GM EV1, Honda EV Plus, and Toyota RAV4-EV. Per BMW’s press release the MINI E will be motivated by a 150kW electric drive system with a range of 150 miles per charge and a top speed of 95 mph. Top speed is electronically limited to 152 km/h (95 mph).

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Toyota and Lexus making automated braking standard on nearly every model and trim level by end of 2017; 4 years ahead of NHTSA/IIHS target

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made the announcement at the New York Auto Show. These alerts operate when the vehicle’s speed is between approximately 7 to 87 mph (11.3 If the driver does not brake in a set time, and the system determines that the possibility of a frontal collision with another vehicle is extremely high, the system may automatically apply the brakes, reducing speed by approximately 19 mph (31 km/h) in order to help the driver reduce the impact and in certain cases avoid the collision.

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Volvo Car Group introducing autonomous steering, other new safety and driver assistance technologies on XC90 next year

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Volvo’s new Pedestrian Detection in darkness feature will enable Volvo’s detection and auto braking technology to work effectively at night. The technology includes detection and auto brake for other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Volvo Cars was the first in the industry with detection and auto brake technologies, from the first-generation braking support in 2006, to Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake in 2010, and the latest Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection in 2013.

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Porsche introducing new plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV; third plug-in from Porsche

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The power of the electric motor was more than doubled from the previous Cayenne S Hybrid—from 47 hp (34 kW) to 95 hp (70 kW)—resulting in an all-electric top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph). This enables driving performance on the level of a sports car: zero to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 243 km/h (151 mph). All new Cayenne models feature an improved “auto stop-start function plus” and optimized thermal management.

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GM launches BrightDrop: first-to-last-mile electric ecosystem for goods & services

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EP1 features and benefits include: Built-in electric hub motors with adjustable speed up to 3 mph depending on operator’s walking pace. Front sliding pocket doors, wide cabin walkways and a large auto-open cargo bulkhead door all contribute to optimize driver efficiency.

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Audi unveils AI:ME self-driving EV concept at Shanghai

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At Auto Shanghai 2019, Audi is introducing the Audi AI:ME, an electric showcar offering compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. mph) and will often have to remain mobile for hours at a time without charging. The engineers therefore drew on a comparatively simple, yet light, basic configuration. The lighting is activated only when approached, and guides the user’s gaze to the functional surfaces.

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Volkswagen unveils ID. ROOMZZ electric SUV concept in Shanghai; series model in 2021

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Volkswagen will present the concept car as part of a world première at Auto Shanghai (18 to 26 April) in an homage to China, currently the largest market for zero-emission vehicles. seconds; the maximum speed is capped at 180 km/h (112 mph). Light” is also integrated beneath the windshield—this is an interactive light strip between the A-pillars through which the driver and guests obtain additional information. Volkswagen is expanding its electric ID.

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New 3rd generation Audi TT diesel offers fuel economy of 56 mpg

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The new sports car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). seconds, and on up to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). seconds; top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph); fuel consumption of 6.8 seconds; its top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155 mph). In “auto” mode, this produces optimum traction and balanced driving dynamics. 3 rd generation Audi TT.

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Audi continues rollout of standard 48V mild hybrid system with new A6 Avant

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mph); the start-stop already kicks in at 22 km/h (13.7 Small consumers such as control units and lights, on the other hand, will remain in the 12-volt system well into the future. mph), the rear wheels turn as much as five degrees in the opposite direction. The driver can adjust the settings for all controlled suspensions in the Audi drive select dynamic handling system—in the modes comfort, auto and dynamic.

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VW debuts 2017 e-Golf; more range, more technology; Q2 2017; Transparent Factory

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The 2017 e-Golf runs zero to 60 mph more than a second faster than its predecessor—now in 9.6 seconds—and its top speed increases to 93 mph (150 km/h). The e-Golf continues to offer remote access via the Volkswagen Car-Net app (including battery charging and auxiliary air conditioning), as well as Car-Net App-Connect for compatible smartphones that offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink integration and Guide & Inform services.

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Audi introduces A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid

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mph) in 4.9 Hybrid” mode offers two operating modes: “Auto” and “Hold”. In “Auto” mode, the predictive operating strategy is activated automatically when route guidance is started in the MMI navigation plus (standard equipment). The electric motor also performs all light and medium brake operations up to 0.3 With the “comfort,” “efficiency,” “auto,” and “dynamic” modes, the driver can select the setup of the drive, air suspension and steering.

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Ford introduces new Focus ST with diesel and EcoBoost options

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liter TDCi achieves 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 Peak power is developed at 3,500 rpm and there is 400 N·m (295 lb-ft) of torque available from 2,000-2,750 rpm, enabling the new Focus ST diesel to achieve a maximum speed of 217 km/h (135 mph). In 6t h gear, acceleration from 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph) takes just 9.7 The 250 PS (247 hp, 184 kW) 2.0-liter EcoBoost delivers 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.5

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Aston Martin reveals production-ready Rapide E EV at Shanghai

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Last week at China’s Auto Shanghai motor show, Aston Martin Lagonda revealed the final production-ready iteration of its first all-electric production car, the Rapide E. Rapide E’s range is more than 200 miles under the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), while the model is capable of charging at a rate of 1851.2 Top speed for Rapide E is 155 mph, with a sub-4.0 second 0-60mph time and a 50-70 mph time of just 1.5

First production Detroit SP:01 EV rolls off assembly line

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seconds) with a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h). The SP:01 comes equipped with an app-based system called SAMI (Smartphone Application Managed Infotainment), which utilizes Android technology and is fully compatible with Android Auto, providing safe access to a host of apps and internet functionality. The first production Detroit Electric SP:01 ( earlier post ) has rolled off the line at the company’s Leamington Spa (UK) manufacturing facility.

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