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BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

image of BMW i5 rendering 750×500 Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i … Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i family. Often referred …

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Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru ‘s built itself a hybrid before, but the automaker hasn’t yet fully embraced the industry’s move toward electrification. It’s not a race, but Subaru is definitely taking it slow and steady. Subaru is mulling whether to introduce electric versions of its current lineup or branch out and develop something new, Bloomberg reports , based on an interview with CEO …

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Qualcomm demonstrates DEVC system to charge vehicles while driving

Qualcomm demonstrates DEVC system to charge vehicles while driving

Qualcomm Technologies, in partnership with Renault and Vedecom, has demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system, based on its Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC). The system allows vehicles to charge while driving. It is capable of charging an EV dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at highway speeds. Qualcomm claims that the technology has been tested in …

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Microsoft made the Surface Pro both lighter and quieter

Microsoft made the Surface Pro both lighter and quieter

Microsoft has mostly left the Surface Pro line untouched since late 2015, but the company is finally giving it a long overdue refresh today. Announced at an event in Shanghai earlier, the new machine — now simply dubbed Surface Pro — packs Intel’s 7th-gen Core processors ( Kaby Lake ; m3, i5 and i7 flavors), an enhanced PixelSense display, optional …

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Huawei’s first laptop is a MacBook clone in looks alone

Huawei’s first laptop is a MacBook clone in looks alone

Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing the Surface Laptop , Huawei’s ready to unveil its first real Windows 10 notebook. It’s called the MateBook X, and it might remind you of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook . In fact, the resemblance is so striking that I could barely tell the two apart without looking at their logos. Although it looks very …

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The Nifty Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard

The Nifty Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard

There are skateboards, and there are skateboards. The same holds true with electric skateboards these days. They are pretty much the same. Take a fairly flat surface, bolt on two trucks with four wheels, and for the electric version, add motor and battery. So far, so good, but Inboard Technology decided to up the ante with some technically advanced features …

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2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive – first drive, Miami, Nov 2016 [photo: Jeff Jablansky] The market for electric vehicles normally comes with a high price of entry, though Smart is proposing that its new two-seat battery-powered minicar is a value proposition. Prices for the 2017 Smart ForTwo electric coupe and cabriolet begin at $24,550 and $28,750 respectively. If you’ve followed …

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Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show It’s now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Companies like GM and Volkswagen, which each make 10 million cars a year, can afford the breathtaking costs of developing expertise and engineering cars with entirely different powertrains. For …

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DC fast charging for electric cars: what’s here, what’s coming, what’s hype?

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. Today, most publicly available chargers using the CHAdeMO and CCS standards have an …

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