The year 2018 was very good for the car industry. According to Cox Automotive, U.S. auto sales are expected to total 17.2 million units in the year, which is more than 2017 and the fourth year in a row to beat 17 million, finishing above the firm's earlier forecasts. But I am already looking forward to what I can get my hands on in 2019. For starters, there's the … [Read more...] about Porsche’s electric Taycan is its most important car of 2019
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Volkswagen looks set to resurrect the emblematic Meyers Manx beach buggy as an electric vehicle. The company hasn’t announced the model yet, but its 2018 Christmas card clearly shows a blacked-out image of a topless, dune buggy-like vehicle with Santa Claus behind the wheel. We can’t say we blame him; it’s likely quieter than a herd of reindeer, and it smells … [Read more...] about What is Santa Claus doing in an electric Volkswagen dune buggy?
A British effort to build a 1,000-mph car has shut down due to lack of funds. The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) is now for sale at an asking price of $319,000, according to the BBC, just in case you need any last-minute holiday gift ideas. The Bloodhound team aimed to beat the existing world speed record for a car, which currently stands at 763 mph. The Bloodhound car … [Read more...] about Bloodhound’s plan to build a 1,000-mph car has run out of gas
By Bloomberg | PUBLISHED: October 23, 2018 at 6:55 am | UPDATED: October 23, 2018 at 7:02 am By Giles Turner | Bloomberg News Dyson Ltd., famous for making vacuum cleaners, picked Singapore to manufacture its first electric car, pushing ahead with plans to challenge Tesla Inc. in the hottest sector of the automotive market. The closely held British manufacturer, also … [Read more...] about Dyson picks Singapore to build electric cars rivaling Tesla
Though more are available from dealers than ever before, electric cars still account for just a small part of the new-car market. Volkswagen wants to wants to grow EV sales by leaps and bounds, aiming to sell 150,000 electric cars globally in 2020 and a million of them annually by 2025. The key ingredient in that push is an all-new car platform called MEB, called in English the … [Read more...] about Volkswagen’s electric-car future depends on its MEB platform