The Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus is a forward control light commercial vehicle first introduced in 1950, and to keep it up to date, California-based EV West decided to give a 1972 model year vehicle an all-electric makeover. They swapped out its four-cylinder gas-engine for a 2017 e-Golf-sourced 35.8kWh battery pack and 134hp electric motor, mated to a single-speed transmission in the rear compartment of the Type 2. Read more for additional pictures and information.
California-based Neuron just showcased its futuristic T-One electric pickup truck at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, and some would say that this is what the Tesla Cybertruck should’ve looked like. It’s based on a skateboard chassis and powered by a multi-source propulsion system that draws power from an all-electric traction battery pack, replaceable reserve power, and removable solar panel truck bed cover. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck event on Thursday night may have appeared to be a disaster at first, but everything could have went exactly as planned, broken windows and all. The one standout had to be the Cyberquad electric ATV, which has been confirmed to be an option for the Cybertruck. What you may not know is that it’s actually based on the Yamaha Raptor platform. Read more for an up-close look and additional information.
It’s official, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is here, and this is the automaker’s first production-bound electric Mustang as well as the first Mustang crossover. This model will be offered in two lithium-ion battery pack options: standard range and extended range. The former uses a 75.7-kilowatt-hour, 288-cell pack that sends power to a large rear motor, while the extended-range option comes equipped with a larger 98.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack with 376 cells, sending power to both a motor at the front axle and rear. This means certain trims equipped with the optional extended range battery pack will be good for 300 miles per charge. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been leaked ahead of its official LA Auto Show reveal, and the top-of-the-line model will have a maximum range of about 300 miles with the optional extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. Power output is set at 255 horsepower, 282 horsepower, and 333 horsepower depending on the trim as well as powertrain. The most fastest model is rumored to be the Mach-e GT, which boasts a 0-60 mph time in the mid 3-seconds. Read more for additional pictures and information.
What happens when you take a Chevy Corvette C7, remove the 6.2L LT1 V8 engine and replace it with a permanent magnet dual stack motor? The all-electric Genovation GXE, and its electric motor generates an impressive 800 horsepower and 718 pound-feet of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Even with the heavy batteries that increases its weight to 4,400 pounds, or 1,000 pounds heavier than the standard C7, it’s still blistering fast. Read more for the top speed run video and additional information.
Rick Woodbury’s line of ultra-narrow electric sports cars, the Tango T600, may look like nothing special, but it took his company, Commuter Cars, nearly $420,000 to build. Actor George Clooney took delivery of the first Tango kit on August 9, 2005, and he appeared in the press with the car to promote it. However, difficulties with their UK manufacturer forced the company to take over manufacturing themselves, which means the second vehicle did not ship until February 11, 2008, and was completely assembled in Spokane, Washington. Read more for a video and additional information.
There’s subscription boxes, and then Canoo, an electric vehicle that does away with dealerships, registration, insurance, maintenance and even repairs. How so? The company is only offering the vehicle on a month-to-month subscription model with an app that puts everything at your fingertips. This minibus of sorts is powered by a single, rear-mounted electric motor generating 300 hp from a 80 kWh battery pack good for 250-miles of driving range. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
From the interior alone, you might think it’s a Tesla Model S, but step outside, and this appears to be a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, but in reality, you’re looking at the Aviar R67. Inspired by the original pony car, this all-electric muscle car features an aluminum chassis, carbon fiber bodywork, and most important of all, two electric motors (one on each axle) that generate a combined 840 horsepower and 713 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 mph time of 2.2 seconds, while topping out at an electronically limited to 155 mph. Read more for additional pictures and information.
It’s official, NIO has launched the ES6 midsize all-electric SUV in China. The vehicle is touted as an affordable “high-performance, long-range, [and] smart electric,” thanks to a dual-motor (a high-efficiency permanent magnet (PM) motor with 215 hp and an induction motor (IM) that produces 322 hp) setup generating a combined 536 hp and electric all-wheel drive in the range topping 84 kWh battery pack model. All of this is good for a 0-62 mph sprint time of 4.7-seconds, while topping out at 124 mph. The company claims the PM motor and IM motor setup saves costs and offers strong power. Read more for the full presentation, additional pictures and information.