The Einride Pod has been undergoing road-testing since last year, and now, this autonomous, all-electric freight truck may be ready for the actual streets. No human driver inside the cabin is required, as it can operate completely autonomously while traveling between 80-110 miles per charge, transporting up to 18 pallets in back, with a maximum cargo weight of 16 tonnes. As for technology, the self-driving system consists of a freight management platform, electric cargo hauling and autonomous technology. Read more to see its record-setting run on the Top Gear test track.
There’s the Tesla Cybertruck, and then the GMC Hummer EV, powered by the company’s own proprietary Ultium battery technology. Its three electric motors produce a combined 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, or so GMC claims. The 24-module, double-stacked battery pack allegedly is good for an estimated range of 350-plus miles on a full charge. To help it get around, the Hummer EV comes equipped with 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory mud-terrain tires, or optional 37-inch tires if need be. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Amazon today unveiled their first custom electric delivery vehicle, designed and built in partnership with Rivian. In support of The Climate Pledge, Amazon aims to have 10,000 of these vehicles on the road delivering to customers worldwide as early as 2022 and all 100,000 by 2030. What you’re looking at is one of three different models that Amazon has invested in and completely customized with Rivian to enhance the driver experience and optimize safety. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
ARC Motorcycles went bankrupt (administration) in 2019, but just this week, they announced that the company has been saved. Priced from $117K USD, the ARC Vector is touted as the world’s most technologically advanced electric motorcycle, and rightfully so. When optioned with the 95 kW (127 hp) electric motor it can hit 62 mph in just 3.2-seconds, while topping out at an electronically-limited top speed of 124 mph. Read more for two videos and additional information,
Photo credit: Daniel Gombo via Car Scoops
What’s so special about Pininfarina? Well, for those who aren’t auto enthusiasts, they are basically an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder that have designed vehicles for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, Fiat, GM, Lancia, Maserati as well as for emerging companies in the Asian market with Chinese manufactures like AviChina, Chery, Changfeng, Brilliance, JAC and VinFast. They’ve also designed some of the most beautiful high-speed trains, buses, trams, rolling stocks, automated light rail cars, people movers, yachts, airplanes, and private jets. Read more for additional pictures of what a Pininfarina eSUV could look like.
The Lucid Air Tri-Motor is set to go head to head with the Tesla Model S Plaid next year, and to show its prowess, the company took it to Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. While it managed to clock a 1:31.3 during chassis testing, the Tesla Model S Plaid laid down a 1:30.3 lap time, which means that for now, there is still some work to be done if they want to beat that time. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Tanner Van De Veer
The electric Harley Davidson LiveWire motorcycle was most certainly not a roaring success, especially since it retailed for nearly $30K. Industrial designer Tanner Van De Veer figures that it just did not stand out enough, and that’s why he came up with the Harley Davidson Revival. Rather than a standard battery pack, this one has swappable packs, thus cutting recharging time down to zero. Read more for additional pictures and information.
General Motors debuted their Buick Electra Concept at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show today, and this electric crossover is the base for the company’s future zero-emission vehicles. It’s based on the BEV3 platform and uses GM’s Ultium battery system, good for a 412 mile range on a single charge. The powertrain itself, comprised of two Ultium Drive motors, produces 583 horsepower, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in a respectable 4.3 seconds. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Honda debuted their all-new SUV e:concept at the Beijing Motor Show today, as they are striving to develop a mass-production EV model that offers value based on mobility experiences. To accomplish that, this model comes equipped with omnidirectional ADAS, the next-generation Honda SENSING safety and driver-assistive system for improved recognition, predication and decision-making performance. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Hyundai Motor Company enters the electrified race car world with a bang. Introducing the RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car, which is currently being used as a “rolling lab” for testing high performance technologies, boasting 810 horsepower and 708 lb.-ft. of torque to variable road surfaces. However, this isn’t their first electric race car, as in 2019, Hyundai developed the ‘Veloster N eTCR’ for the eTCR electric touring car series. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.