Technology

Xpeng X9 Review: Starship on Wheels Sunday China Drive

China's MPV market gets electrifying with the Xpeng X9, joining the likes of Zeekr 009 and Li Auto Mega. The X9 stands out with its sleek design, luxurious interior, and advanced tech features like the XNGP driver-assistance system. It offers a spacious cabin, innovative storage solutions, and a powerful performance with a range of 640 km. Safety features include a robust safety cage and Level 2.5 ADAS. A family-friendly starship for new adventures.

Hydrogen-Powered Bicycles: The Future of Micromobility?

Hydrogen-powered bicycles are making waves in micromobility, offering a unique alternative to traditional e-bikes. Hydroride Europe AG showcased hydrogen bikes with refillable on-board hydrogen fuel cells, providing a range of 60 km per small hydrogen tank. While not revolutionary in performance, the eco-friendly aspect and potential for at-home hydrogen generation make these bikes appealing for fleet usage rather than individual consumers. The future of micromobility may see hydrogen bikes as a sustainable option for sharing companies seeking to minimize emissions and logistical challenges.

Cybertruck Review: Tech Marvel or Missed Opportunity?

A hands-on review of the Tesla Cybertruck reveals impressive technology like drive-by-wire and rear-steering. While the design receives mixed reviews, the innovative features shine. The attention-grabbing truck prompts safety concerns due to its novelty. Driving the Cybertruck offers a smooth, quiet experience, but drawbacks like poor rear visibility and lack of Autopilot are noted. Range and charging capabilities fall short in comparison to other Tesla models. Overall, a Tech Marvel with unique design choices and potential impact on the industry.

Future Electric Lamborghinis: The Revolution of Character & Performance

Electric Lamborghinis are about to revolutionize the supercar game by prioritizing new forms of excitement over traditional speed. Lamborghini's Chief Technical Officer emphasizes that future models won't simply mimic combustion cars but will focus on creating character through innovative features like maneuverability and handling. Forget zero to 62 mph times—this is about redefining what makes a car exhilarating. Stay tuned for the debut of the new hybrid Lambo showcasing these cutting-edge advancements.

Tesla’s Giga Texas Hits 50M 4680-Type Cells Milestone

Tesla's Giga Texas plant reaches a milestone, producing 50 million 4680-type battery cells, essential for the Tesla Cybertruck. The average production rate has significantly increased since the previous milestone, potentially sufficient for over 22,000 Cybertrucks. Despite undisclosed production rates, continuous manufacturing of the base model hints at steady demand. This achievement solidifies Tesla's commitment to battery innovation and mass production capabilities, paving the way for more electric vehicles in the future.

Peugeot Slashes Electric Van Price by $15,000!

Peugeot cuts price of e-Partner electric van in Aus by $15,000, offering remaining MY23 stock at $49,990. Van boasts 50kWh battery, 245 km range, and handy features like Apple CarPlay®. Limited offer till June 30 for new/demo models. Move follows $25,000 off e-2008 SUVs. Peugeot plans to bring e-Expert van in 2024. Founder Riz Akhtar gives insights into evolving EV market. Time to hop on the emission-free delivery bandwagon, folks!

Experience the GAC Aion Hyper GT: 710km range at $28,100 in China

GAC Aion introduces its electric sedan, Hyper GT Global Model, with a 710 km range and a price tag starting at $28,100 in China. The sleek sedan boasts an 800V platform, advanced driving assistance system, self-healing paint, and an array of luxurious features. Equipped with a powerful electric motor and an 80 kWh battery pack, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. The model aims to hit international markets following successful road tests in Europe and Thailand.

IM Motors to Launch New EREV SUV in 2025

IM Motors is breaking the mold in 2025 with their first EREV SUV, stepping away from their fully electric lineup. The new design, set to launch in the first quarter of 2025, will aim to challenge the Li Auto L7. Founder, Liu Tao, sees the market potential for range extender products over the next few years. Leveraging SAIC's E1 platform, IM Motors is gearing up to tap into the rapidly growing EREVs market in China. With plans to expand overseas, IM Motors might just become a global player soon.

Exclusive: Deepal S05 SUV Unveiled Ahead of Q3 Launch

Deepal's newest addition, the S05 SUV, spotted testing in China ahead of its Q3 launch. The smaller cousin of the S7, the S05 will offer electric and range extended versions. With a sleek design and advanced features like LED headlights and a choice of wheel sizes, it's set to make a splash in the market. Priced below the S7, the S05 promises to be a budget-friendly yet stylish option for buyers in the market for a new energy vehicle.

Revolutionizing Off-Road Adventures: Polaris Unveils Free EV Charging Network

Polaris introduces a groundbreaking off-road charging network in Michigan for electric off-road vehicles, spanning 100 miles of trails with solar-powered charging stations. Partnering with Yotta Energy, the network features onboard energy storage for remote locations. Polaris also launches the nation's first electric off-road vehicle rental fleet in collaboration with Polaris Adventures Outfitter. This initiative aligns with Polaris' mission to enhance the riding experience with electric powertrain technology, offering quieter operations and zero emissions. Exciting news for eco-conscious outdoor enthusiasts!