The Audi A4 E-Tron Could Strengthen Porsche’s Lineup Too!
It was in the month of May 2021 that news broke of Audi’s intentions to sell and electric A4 along what will undoubtedly be the last ICE-powered generation of the a4\s4 lineup. We quickly jumped on the idea that the RS4 E-Tron, as we’re calling it, could eventually become the A4 E-tron Wagon. What we never stopped to think of, though, is that the A4 E-Tron could be a bigger deal than we expected, and a Porsche badge could be involved….
The Geely Starburst Concept Looks Like a Cross Between The Volvo V40 and Cadillac Lyriq
Geely itself, despite its acquisition of lotus and even owning Volvo, isn’t exactly known for making attractive cars. In fact, one could even say that Geely cars are about as dull as unsalted crackers and a glass of lemon juice. Take the Geely GE11, for example – that’s about as exciting as a Ford focus – or the Geely Mk-Cross that looks like a 90’s crossover with upgraded headlights. It did show off a concept of a new crossover coupe that looked decent until we realized it was a rip-off of the BMW X4, so I guess there’s that. The point is that Geely, isn’t exactly an interesting car maker, but that could soon change if the new Starburst Concept is any indication of what the future holds.
Tesla Model S Plaid Breaks Cover With 1,000 Horses and a $130,000 Price-Tag
Tesla took the performance capabilities of the Model S to the next level when it announced the specs for the Plaid and the Plaid+ models. The latter was scrapped a few days back, so for now, the only new trim coming to the fore is the Plaid. Tesla officially showcased and launched the car at an event that also saw 25 Tesla Model S Plaid being delivered to customers.
The Tesla Model S comes with some really impressive specs. Some of these include 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds, quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds, 390 miles of range, etc. But, all these impressive things will burn a hole in your pocket as the Model S Plaid starts at $130,000; $50,000 over the other Model S trim.
The Renault MeganeE Could Strengthen Renaults Electric Foothold in Europe
Renault recently revealed the 5 Prototype – the car that will eventually revive the Renault 5 name. Before that, however, Renault revealed the Megane eVision concept, which not only served as a visual representation of the company’s future plans but as a basis for the new prototype that you see here: The Renault Megane E-Tech or Renault MeagneE for short. It’s not a production model just yet, but one of 30 prototypes that Renault is putting into the testing phase as it prepares for (hopefully) a 2022 launch.
Secrets Exposed: Tesla Hasn’t Told Us The Whole Story About The Cybertruck
The Tesla Cybertruck was arguably one of the most anticipated vehicles of 2019. There was a constant buzz surrounding it the preceding year of its launch. Somehow, Tesla managed to keep it away from carparazzis very well. Not a single soul on earth got a glimpse of it, even when Tesla teased it at the Model Y’s launch. But sometimes, things come out in the open, like these secrets that give out a lot about the production-spec Cybertruck.
Courtesy of a patent filed by Tesla with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and an eagle-eyed Twitter user, a few things about the unconventional truck have surfaced on the internet, including its range!
2022 AC Cobra Series 4-electric
AC Cobra is an iconic British sports car that has been around for almost six decades now. Back in the day, Carroll Shelby convinced AC Cars and Ford to join hands and create a sports car that could take on the likes of the Corvettes and the Ferraris on the race track. The car is still quite popular, with even replicas selling quite well.
With changing times, AC Cars has also decided to jump the wagon and electrify this iconic sports car. Moniker’d the AC Cobra Series 4–electric, the company calls it ‘The AC Cobra updated for a new age’. It doesn’t come cheap, though, starting at over $200,000.
Mercedes-AMG Teases Its Future By Looking to Its Past In Style
There’s no denying that electrification is inevitable, and Mercedes as a company has already embraced that concept. Recent evidence includes the new Mercedes C-Class that will only be sold as a four-cylinder, mild-hybrid, including the range-topping AMG C63E, of all things. More recently, AMG has confirmed that it’s working on a high-performance EV while Mercedes as a company has said that it will let the ICE live on until it dies a natural death. Now, Mercedes has released a short video to remind us that it’s been in the EV game for a lot longer, with the star of the video being none other than the Mercedes SLS Electric Drive.
2021 Toyota BZ4X Concept
The Toyota bZ4x electric crossover concept made its global debut a couple of months back. Now the automaker has revealed it in the U.S. The bZ4x is roughly the size of the RAV4 and will be launched in the production form later this year. The company hasn’t revealed a whole lot of details about it yet, but did mention that it will come with an all-wheel-drive configuration, which means it could have a dual-motor setup. The all-electric crossover will go on sale from early 2022.
2022 BMW i4 - This Is The German Automaker’s Answer To The Tesla Model 3
BMW unveiled the i4 digitally at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. A year later, the company has finally debuted the model along with its crossover sibling, the iX. The 2022 BMW i4 will be offered in two different trims, one of them being a performance version that makes over 500 horses. The i4 will launch Stateside in the first quarter of 2022 and will come with a starting price tag of $55,400.
The Rimac Nevera Is a $2 Million Compact Hypercar With Aggressive Ambitions
Three years after previewing the C_Two concept, Rimac has finally unveiled the production version called the Nevera. The Nevera is an all-electric, 1,900+ horsepower electric vehicle that can sprint to 60 mph from rest in just 1.85 seconds! It comes with a WLTP-estimated range of 342 miles and even supports fast charging with speeds of up to 500 kW. Rimac will build just 150 examples of Nevera and comes with a sticker price of €2 million (approximately $2.5 million) a pop. Are you willing to put your money on this Croatian product?
2021 Tesla Model S - Finally A Noteworthy Refresh
The Model S has been around for a decade now, but Tesla didn’t bother refreshing it much over the years. It was a hit and there was no competition; so it didn’t really have to. But, that’s not the case now and the company has finally stepped up accordingly. The 2021 Model S doesn’t come with a whole lot of changes on the outside, but there is a lot of new stuff inside. Tesla will also be coming up with the Plaid model later this year and Plaid+ next year. But, otherwise, does the 2021 model get any better?
Aston Martin And Ferrari Will Square Off With Electric Sports Cars In 2025
When it comes to hybrid and electric drivetrains, Aston Martin and Ferrari are some of the most intriguing car companies. Yes, Ferrari has more than one model, powered by a hybrid powertrain, but a fully electric version is still out of the question. Or rather, it was. According to the latest intel, Ferrari is indeed preparing to launch their first fully electric model, in 2025. As for Aston Martin, their Valhalla is said to undergo substantial revisions, following its debut, set for 2023, foreshadowing the brand’s first EV, set to make an appearance in 2025 – the same time as Ferrari.
Project Silent Shadow - The Top Secret Rolls-Royce EV Has Been Confirmed
It’s been a few months since we’ve discussed just what Rolls-Royce is going to do as it transitions into the future where electricity must replace fuel, and outside of concept cars like the 2011 Phantom Experiment Electric 102EX and the 2016 Rolls-Royce 103EX Vision 100, the company hasn’t shown us anything of substance. Now, however, Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it is, in fact, developing an EV, and the name is going to sound very familiar.
Hyundai’s Latest Move Will Change The Brand Forever
With so many automakers starting to focus on electrification, it seems like we’re constantly talking about the future and how the industry will evolve. Just recently, we learned that Porsche is about to reveal a Boxster EV Concept and Mercedes is already embacing electrification hard with the EQ lineup and more recently announcing that the C-Class would carry around a battery and a four-cylinder engine, including in the range-topping AMG C63. It’s not just premium automakers, either, as Toyota is working heavily on its investment in hydrogen technology – like this Hydrogen-powered Corolla race car – and now it looks like Hyundai is killing any and all R&D of internal combustion engines, sealing the fate of the company’s future. Here’s what it really means.
2022 Cupra Born - The Volkswagen ID3’s Worst Nightmare
Cupra, SEAT’s performance brand, has rolled out an electric hatch called Born. At its core, it’s a Volkswagen ID.3 but the brand has done well to not give it away easily. The Born is based on the el-Born concept that was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This electric hatch looks similar to the ID.3 on the inside, but a lot more aggressive on the outside. It even comes with a performance package that makes it more powerful than the Volkswagen EV. While the VAG won’t matter which brand sells more as long as the volumes come from the same auto group, but will the Cupra Born cannibalize into the ID.3’s sales?
2022 Kia EV6 Crossover Arrives in the States To Put Ford In Check
The Next-Gen Audi A4 Arrives In The Shadow of a High-Performance EV
In 2021 alone, Audi has flipped the script, fully embracing electrification without thinking twice about it. What started with the E-Tron GT quickly led to the release of the Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback. And, just when you thought that was enough, Audi hit us with that cool-as-hell A6 E-Tron concept. Now, we’re learning that Audi is planning to stir up the pond even more, and this time it’s the RS4 that’s in the crosshairs, and you’re probably going to think this is really good news.
This Sony Vision S Prototype Looks A Lot Like the Porsche Taycan
You know things in the automotive industry are getting interesting when manufacturers, well-established in other areas, start making cars. Not long ago Huawei announced their first car and, now, Sony is working on theirs. Actually, the car was unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronic Show and is called the Vision S. We were reacquainted with the Sony Vision-S in January 2021, through some video footage, giving us additional information about the vehicle.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
Ford launched theF-150 Lightning EV last week and it mostly drew positive responses. The talking point was the sub-$40,000 price for the commercial variant, which would result in being cheaper than the standard F-150 after factoring in the federal tax credits and state incentives. The automaker had not revealed the specs for it then, but we do have them.
The company has coined this commercial trim as the F-150 Lightning Pro. As a sub-$40,000 EV, it looks alright on paper. But, look at it as a work truck – which it is – and you will be disappointed.
Watch the Audi RS E-Tron GT, Porsche Taycan, and the Tesla Model S Go Up Against Each Other On A Drag Strip
The Tesla Model S has been obliterating other cars on the drag strips for years now. But, can it beat two of the hottest EVs as well? The folks at Carwow brought the Model S in its Performance avatar to the drag strip to take on the German duo of Audi E-Tron GT and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Germans are priced significantly higher than the Tesla Model S. But does that mean they are also quicker, faster, and more powerful?
The Ford F-150 Lightning Could Undercut Every Other Full-Size Truck on the Market
It’s not been long since Ford launched the electric 2022 F-150 Lightning. There are a lot of talking points about it, but the highlight is its price. Ford had announced in the past that it isn’t looking at building EVs costing more than $100,000. This meant that the truck would top out in the high five-digit figures, but no one expected a sub-$40,000 starting price before federal tax credits. Account for the state incentives along with it and the effective price falls under $30,000 in some states!
Motor1 compiled a list of the prices after factoring in the incentives and discounts and it looks like the F-150 Lightning will be the cheapest full-size truck you can buy today!