Apple Accelerates Work on Self-Driving Apple Car - 2025 Launch

Apple Accelerates Work on Self-Driving Apple Car - 2025 Launch

Apple continues to seek new business niches. Since electric cars are all the rage lately, the company decided to make its own Apple Car.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) identifies 6 levels of vehicle autonomy. From level zero to level 4, the cars are controlled by the driver, but with the additional help of the autopilot. And only at the 5th level the electric car reaches "enlightenment" and becomes a drone. According to Bloomberg reporters, Apple has decided to create a fully autonomous electric car that can move without human assistance.

At the moment, development is in full swing, but the launch of mass...

Subaru revealed the characteristics of its first electric car, Solterra

Subaru revealed the characteristics of its first electric car, Solterra

Despite the announcement of the CEO of Toyota about the danger of increasing production of electric vehicles in Japan, the companies continue to develop new models of electric vehicles.

This time the news concerns the Subaru company. After releasing several teasers, the automaker revealed some of the characteristics of its new product. We are talking about the Solterra electric crossover. Since Subaru is working with Toyota on the e-TNGA powertrain, the new electric car shares similarities with the Toyota bZ4X crossover.

Subaru Solterra can travel up to 350 kilometers on a single charge. The battery can be charged from zero t...

BMW launches series production of the futuristic CE 04 electric scooter

BMW launches series production of the futuristic CE 04 electric scooter

Almost a year ago, the German automaker unveiled an electric scooter concept with a highly original design.

Now BMW is starting series production of the CE 04 at its Berlin plant. The scooter will be able to accelerate to 120 kilometers per hour. The range will be 100 or 130 kilometers, depending on the model. In addition to its futuristic look, the BMW CE 04 is equipped with on-road driver assistance technologies. These are Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Reverse.

The scooter, thanks to a set of adapters, can be charged even from a home outlet. As conceived by the developers, the CE 04 w...

Hyundai's Supernal to develop eVTOL air taxi

Hyundai's Supernal to develop eVTOL air taxi

Despite being one of the leading car manufacturers, Hyundai engineers are working on alternative vehicles as well.

The new Supernal company is an entire ecosystem with a well-developed infrastructure. The basis will be an application in which the user will be able to plan their journey using the railway, taxi and air taxi. The main feature of the project is the eVTOL aircraft, which will be placed on the roofs of buildings, in the so-called vertiports. The air transport will be controlled by an autopilot.

According to Hyundai, the eVTOL will be a convertible aircraft with batteries and electric motors. The maximum flight spee...

Introduced 7-seater crossover Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 with a rich package for $ 22,000

Introduced 7-seater crossover Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 with a rich package for $ 22,000

Hyundai has unveiled a new large, high-end family crossover, the 2022 Hyundai Creta Grand, which will soon go on sale in Mexico starting at $ 22,000.

An extended version of Hyundai's popular Creta compact crossover will be offered in 6 and 7-seat versions. The length of the car has increased by 200 mm, but at the same time it remains in the compact crossover category, as its length is 4500 mm. The width and height are 1790 and 1675 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase is 2760 mm.

Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 immediately stands out with a modified radiator grill and a new tailgate. The third row of seats is designed for children - ...

Tesla Model X fought with a tank. Final score - 1: 1

Tesla Model X fought with a tank. Final score - 1: 1

The Dobre Cars YouTube channel published a very unusual comparison in which the Tesla Model X crossover fought the Scorpion, a British light reconnaissance tank of the 1970s.

The Scorpion is equipped with an in-line 6-cylinder 4.2-liter liquid-cooled carburetor engine manufactured by Jaguar, capable of developing a maximum power of 195 hp. at 5000 rpm. The tank engine, by lowering the compression ratio, was derated from 260 hp to run on military grade gasoline.

The Tesla Model X electric crossover develops 772 hp, being the most powerful and fastest in its class, as well as one of the fastest crossovers on the market. From st...

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX will show in September

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX will show in September

Volkswagen is preparing to unveil its first coupe-like electric crossover. The ID.5 GTX will be shown at the IAA in Munich in September.

Probably referring to the same red and yellow color, in which the car is already present on the official website of the auto giant. Volkswagen also stipulates that they will show an almost serial concept, that is, some minor differences between the serial car and the one that will be shown may appear.

It is worth noting that the source speaks specifically of the ID.5 GTX version, that is, a charged ID.5 modification with a more powerful engine. In general, they are one and the same model.

Japanese electric scooter with a price tag of $ 1150. Introduced Honda U-Go

Japanese electric scooter with a price tag of $ 1150. Introduced Honda U-Go

Honda has unveiled the highly affordable U-Go electric scooter. The novelty is presented in two versions with a starting price of $ 1150. True, this is the price for China.

So, the basic version is equipped with a motor with a power of only 800 W with a peak power of 1.2 kW. This is enough to accelerate the scooter to 43 km / h. The standard modification received a 1.2 kW engine with a peak power of 1.8 kW, which allows it to reach speeds of up to 53 km / h.

At the same time, both models have a battery capacity of 1.44 kWh, which is enough for about 65 km. In this case, it is possible to install a double battery.

The r...

Fastest production car ever, Tesla Model S Plaid, lost two consecutive races to Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Fastest production car ever, Tesla Model S Plaid, lost two consecutive races to Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

An interesting video has been published on the YouTube channel Drag Racing and Car Stuff, which compares the confrontation between the most powerful electric Tesla Model S Plaid and the gasoline Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

The Tesla Model S Plaid is powered by three electric motors (one in the front and two in the rear) with a total output of 1,020 hp. (about 760 kW). At the same time, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h does not exceed 2 s. The factory version of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with a 5.2-liter V8 engine develops a power of 760 hp. and accelerates to "hundreds" in 3.9 s. However, a tuned version of the For...

Huge Hyundai Custo with Tucson design unveiled

Huge Hyundai Custo with Tucson design unveiled

Hyundai has unveiled Hyundai Custo, which will soon go on sale in Asian markets, starting in China. This is a large minivan that clearly borrowed the front end design from the new Hyundai Tucson.

Hyundai Custo measures 4.95 meters long, 1.85 meters wide and 1.73 meters high, and has a wheelbase of 3006 mm. At the same time, Hyundai Custo is slightly inferior in size to the new generation Kia Carnival or Hyundai Staria.

At the front is the signature grille, which includes LED daytime running lights disguised as chrome trim. At the back are slim LED lights connected by an LED strip.

Inside, the Hyundai Custo is pretty mi...

Porsche equips its cars with fake chips to avoid problems with component shortages

Porsche equips its cars with fake chips to avoid problems with component shortages

The chip shortage in the auto industry has affected everyone or nearly everyone. As reported, the Porsche company decided to get out of the situation in a rather unusual way.

CEO Oliver Blum revealed that Porsche is now equipping its cars with fake chips! Placebo chips will be used in some nodes as a replacement for normal chips. Later, when Porsche has no shortage problems, customers will be able to replace fake chips with normal ones at service centers.

There are no details on this, but it is known that such manipulations are not performed in the control systems of the main functions. In this case, we probably mean the plug...

Electric tractor not much cheaper than Tesla Model S. Solectrac e70N presented

Electric tractor not much cheaper than Tesla Model S. Solectrac e70N presented

Solectrac unveiled the $ 75,000 e70N electric tractor. Until recently, the base Tesla Model S cost about the same, although now prices have increased. Of course, the comparison is very conditional, but amusing.

A narrow track tractor with good maneuverability for vineyards, orchards and farms. The novelty is an all-wheel drive tractor with electric motors with a total power of 70 hp. and autonomy of 4-8 hours, depending on the type of load. Full charging time is stated to be 8-10 hours when using a network with a voltage of 220 V and a current of 50 A. It is possible to purchase a replaceable battery with a capacity of 60 kW • h, ...

Tesla already has a prototype of an electric vehicle worth $ 25,000

Tesla already has a prototype of an electric vehicle worth $ 25,000

Tesla already has the first prototype of a new electric car, which will be significantly cheaper than the Model 3, according to an insider, whom the source calls verified.

The car, which we are promised for $ 25,000, according to early data, will have a range of 400 km. Test production is scheduled for the end of this year, after which we can see the first spy photos of the novelty.

Interestingly, the prototype was built at the Chinese Tesla plant. However, the Chinese market for electric vehicles is the largest and most promising, so there is nothing surprising here.

The new car has not yet been presented, but it is u...

Tesla Model S Plaid sets new record for electric vehicles at Laguna Seca

Tesla Model S Plaid sets new record for electric vehicles at Laguna Seca

The Unplugged Performance team has announced that the race-modified Tesla Model S Plaid, which previously won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race, has set a new record for electric vehicles at the Laguna Seca racetrack.

Randy Pobst managed to hit 1min 28.213s during the TeslaCorsa 16 event on August 1, 2021. Tesla's own tests of the Model S Plaid, conducted by Tesla, showed the best time of 1 minute. 29.9 sec

The Tesla Model S Plaid is now one of the fastest production cars on this track:

McLaren Senna (P15) (Randy Pobst) - 1: 27.62;

Tesla Model S Plaid with racing modifications (Randy Pobst) - 1: 28,21...

Tesla cars have risen in price, the company has not explained the rise in prices

Tesla cars have risen in price, the company has not explained the rise in prices

Tesla's flagship Model S Long Range sedan and Model X Long Range crossover have increased by $ 5,000, according to an online configurator on Tesla's website.

After the increase, the price of the Tesla Model S Long Range now starts at $ 89,990, up from $ 84,990. On the other hand, the Model X Long Range now costs $ 99,990.

Tesla Model S Plaid price remained at $ 129,990. And Tesla Model X Plaid with a range of more than 540 km and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds still costs $ 119,990. It is worth noting that the increase in prices has not yet affected the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.

Tesla's car prices ha...

Almost all new Alfa Romeos will be fully electric in a few years. The same fate awaits Lancia and DS

Almost all new Alfa Romeos will be fully electric in a few years. The same fate awaits Lancia and DS

After the publication of its latest financial report, the Stellantis concern held a press conference, where it spoke about the future of a number of its brands.

As usual, the future lies in electrification. And now we can definitely say that a number of Stellantis brands will completely abandon internal combustion engines in the foreseeable future.

Lancia will be 100% electrified by 2024, although this is not difficult given that there is now only one Ypsilon model in the company's range.

From the same 2024, the premium brand DS will offer exclusively electric vehicles.

The most interesting thing is with Alfa Ro...

The drunk driver of Tesla Model S fell asleep at the wheel, after which the car stopped by itself

The drunk driver of Tesla Model S fell asleep at the wheel, after which the car stopped by itself

The Tesla autopilot story took place in Norway. The 24-year-old Model S owner got into his car while intoxicated.

He activated the autopilot system and after a while fell asleep. How much time passed is unclear, but later the car decided to stop, which it did. True, in the tunnel, but it doesn't really matter anymore.

The police arrived at the scene and found that the driver was drunk. Interestingly, the driver denied he was driving, but video footage confirms the opposite. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this situation.

Geely and Volvo showed a powerful all-wheel drive crossover

Geely and Volvo showed a powerful all-wheel drive crossover

The Lynk & Co brand was launched in 2016 by Geely and Volvo. Cars that will be positioned between Geely and Volvo cars should be produced under this brand.

As it became known, a coupe-like crossover is being prepared for release, the first official images of which demonstrate to evaluate the design of the car. The car received a pronounced sporty design with four exhaust pipes, a narrow radiator grille, large 20-inch wheels and a rather original body shape. Immediately it is difficult to confuse it with a car of any well-known brand.

It is known that the length of the crossover is 4614 mm, the new product will be equipped...

GAC and Huawei create luxury electric vehicle brand. The first car of the new company will appear in 2023, and it will be an SUV.

GAC and Huawei create luxury electric vehicle brand. The first car of the new company will appear in 2023, and it will be an SUV.

Huawei has a ready-made solution for the construction of electric vehicles in its portfolio: it includes a platform, power plants, batteries, control electronics and software. The company is already working with three Chinese car manufacturers (BAIC, GAC and Changan), which will present their cars on the Huawei platform within individual brands. BAIC Polar Fox Alpha S will be the first production car on such a platform - it will go on sale before the end of the year, and, for example, the GAC plans to launch a joint luxury car brand with Huawei.

The GAC Group participates in the project through its subsidiary GAC Aian New Energy Aut...

CATL launches sodium battery for electric vehicles

CATL launches sodium battery for electric vehicles

A cheap and abundant material like salt has a lot to offer to the world of science, and one area where it can be a game changer is in battery chemistry. Using salt can help us avoid much of the cost and hassle of finding more scarce lithium, and China's CATL hopes to lead the way with its first commercial sodium-ion battery.

Similar to the lithium batteries that power smartphones, laptops, and much of the modern world, sodium batteries also move ions between two electrodes as the device is charged and discharged. But sodium ions pose several problems that lithium ions do not. Ions are larger and tend to form impurities that will sho...

Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 Hybrid Introduced: Seven Seats and Extended Range

Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 Hybrid Introduced: Seven Seats and Extended Range

Mitsubishi currently sells the previous generation Outlander plug-in hybrid alongside the redesigned 2022 Outlander non-hybrid, but will launch a PHEV version based on the new model next year.

Mitsubishi made a formal announcement and shared two photos of the new hybrid, as well as grains of the first information. The photos show the PHEV and Plug-in Hybrid EV nameplates and the charging port with the cable connected to it.

The power plant of the new Outlander hybrid will have a more powerful electric motor and a larger battery capacity, which should provide it with a greater range on electric traction. The current version on...

The interior of the three-row Hyundai Custo presented with the design of the new Tucson

The interior of the three-row Hyundai Custo presented with the design of the new Tucson

Hyundai has released the first images of the interior of the new Hyundai Custo three-row minivan, the front end of which immediately evokes associations with the new generation of Hyunday Tucson.

The source reports that the presentation of Hyundai Custo will take place on August 27 at the Chengdu Auto Show. It also became known that the car is equipped with a 1.5-liter petrol engine with 170 hp. with 253 Nm of torque or a 2.0-liter 236-horsepower petrol engine and front-wheel drive only. The box can be 7-speed robotic or 8-speed fully automatic.

Hyundai Custo is built on the i-GMP / N3 platform used by the Hyunday Tucson and ...

Tesla admitted its guilt: the company will pay Model S owners to temporarily reduce the maximum battery voltage

Tesla admitted its guilt: the company will pay Model S owners to temporarily reduce the maximum battery voltage

Tesla has agreed to pay $ 1.5 million to settle claims that a software update temporarily lowered the maximum battery voltage in 1,743 Model S sedans, Reuters reported.

Under this agreement, car owners will receive $ 625 each, which is said to be "many times the proportional value of the temporarily reduced maximum voltage." This is stated in documents filed Wednesday in the US District Court in San Francisco.

The lawyers who filed the lawsuit said that "the voltage limitation was temporary: the 10% decline lasted about 3 months, and the smaller 7% decline continued for another 7 months until the March 2020 cor...

Elon Musk announces Tesla AI Day

Elon Musk announces Tesla AI Day

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the company plans to hold its Artificial Intelligence Day. It was originally planned to be held in July, but today the company leader confirmed that the Tesla AI Day will take place on August 19.

In one of the previous messages, Elon Musk said that Tesla will "follow the progress in the field of software and hardware." The company is expected to talk about its achievements in self-driving and other technologies at the event.

Elon Musk hinted that this event will be another way for the company to attract more attention, as well as find talented people who can help Tesla to ...

The first Huawei SUV will be released in 2023

The first Huawei SUV will be released in 2023

It is reported that a premium SUV co-created by Huawei and the GAC will hit the market in 2023. The car will be equipped with advanced technologies of both companies.

In addition, the companies plan to release two more models built on the same AH8 platform, but they will be performed in different bodies (MPV and coupe-crossover). The volume of investments in the project, previously announced by the GAC, is more than $ 120 million. In 2023, mass production will start, that is, test cars may be shown as early as next year.

Since entering the automotive industry, Huawei has focused on introducing new technologies and building pa...

Tesla confuses not only the moon with a traffic light, but also the sun: an interesting video has been published

Tesla confuses not only the moon with a traffic light, but also the sun: an interesting video has been published

Another Tesla car owner posted an interesting video showing how the automatic control system fails and begins to "see" a traffic light where it is not there and close.

The video was recorded at sunset. The sun was straight ahead and was about to go beyond the horizon. At some point, the computer system displayed a traffic light warning on the multimedia system screen, and the car slowed down.

A couple of days ago we posted a video in which the Tesla owner asked Elon Musk to pay attention to a similar bug in the autopilot system: the car takes the moon for a yellow traffic light.

A link to this video was poste...

Electric air taxi Joby Aero already flies over 240 km on a single charge

Electric air taxi Joby Aero already flies over 240 km on a single charge

Joby Aero Inc. announced that its prototype all-electric air taxi has reached a milestone in its development. The Joby Aero air taxi is designed to serve commercial passengers.

The developers have confirmed that the full-size prototype of the Joby Aero air taxi recently covered more than 240 km on a single charge, while it made a vertical take-off and landing. The flight was completed at Joby Electric Air Force Base in Big Sur, California earlier this month as part of the company's flight test program.

The Joby Aero air taxi took off vertically and completed 11 laps along a given route with a total length of 248 km. At the sa...

The Da Vinci DC100 electric motorcycle with a 400 km range can balance and follow you

The Da Vinci DC100 electric motorcycle with a 400 km range can balance and follow you

The Chinese company Da Vinci Dynamics has unveiled a new electric motorcycle called the DC100, which offers an impressive range, amazing dynamics and a very unusual "autopilot", so to speak.

One of the most striking features of the Da Vinci DC100 electric motorcycle is the ability to self-balance and follow you. That is, you can decide to take a walk after a long ride and not return to the motorcycle later - it will move behind you.

The motorcycle develops power of 135 hp and uses a hub motor, while the maximum torque is 850 Nm. The source writes that the Da Vinci DC100 can reach speeds from 0 to 100 km / h in 3-4 s...

Tesla will ditch expensive showrooms. The company changes its retail strategy again

Tesla will ditch expensive showrooms. The company changes its retail strategy again

Tesla, which recently reported more than $ 1 billion in net profit, has decided to seriously reorganize its retail strategy.

The company intends to ditch showrooms in trendy shopping malls and focus on more accessible locations, remote fleet management for test drives and delivery centers.

Recall that Tesla itself owns all of its stores, which gives it a freedom of management that is not available to most automakers. But Tesla is a young company that continues to experiment. The company even at one time announced the closure of almost all physical stores, but then changed its mind.

This time, the changes are aimed at r...

Tesla is postponing production of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck until 2022. If produced now, the car will cost $ 1 million.

Tesla is postponing production of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck until 2022. If produced now, the car will cost $ 1 million.

If production of the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup began now, the car's value would jump to $ 1 million or more. This was stated by Elon Musk during the summing up of the financial results of the second quarter. The whole problem is the lack of 4680 batteries (the so-called "biscuit"): at the moment Cybertruck can only be produced in extremely small batches, which greatly increases its cost. As a result, the company decided to postpone car production until 2022. Earlier, Tesla did the same with the Semi electric truck.

Cybertruck was originally developed with an eye on the use of 4680 batteries, so replacing them with s...