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Fisker unveils plans for $40,000 electric SUV to compete with Tesla Model Y

Several years ago, Fisker was considered a viable Tesla competitor — but after problems with its Karma electric luxury sedan, it slipped out of the limelight. 

But on Monday, the company from iconic car designer Henrik Fisker, announced it was ready to take on Tesla again. It unveiled an unnamed electric SUV priced at $40,000. It’s supposed to be the first of three “affordable” electric vehicles coming from the car maker.

Although details are scarce this early in the process, Fisker made the announcement just days after Tesla unveiled its Model Y compact SUV. The pricing for Tesla’s newest car? It starts at $39,000.  Read more…

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Porsche’s luxury Macan SUV gets an electric makeover

Porsche is adding more electric vehicles to its luxury lineup, this time transforming its Macan SUV into a Tesla Model X-style vehicle. 

On Tuesday, the German company announced the crossover vehicle would be made all-electric after 2020. The smaller SUV joins the electric sports car, the Taycan, expected to launch by the end of this year. Porsche announced its first electric car last year as the $85,000 Mission E, but has since rebranded. The Taycan Cross Turismo will follow.

This is all part of Porsche’s electric plans — by 2025 it aims for half of all Porsches to be electric. Within the next 10 years Porsche says it will make plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well.  Read more…

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Another all-electric SUV enters the scene — this time from Infiniti

The Infiniti QX Inspiration is only a concept car, but it’s a first for Infiniti – it’s an all-electric vehicle.

On Friday, the Japanese car maker gave a first look at the electric SUV that will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 14. Last month Infiniti dropped some clues about the car, but now we know a bit more.

The Inspiration is a luxury vehicle, so it’s very much a Tesla Model X competitor. Few details were shared about its battery or capabilities, but it will be “high-performance” and feature a “spacious, lounge-like interior,” according to the company. Read more…

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Audi unveils its all-electric Tesla Model X competitor, the e-tron

Audi’s first all-electric car, the e-tron, is ready to plug in.

The German company’s mid-sized SUV was revealed in Richmond, California, only about 40 miles from Tesla headquarters in Fremont, where the electric Model X SUV is made. 

And it’s meant to be totally … “normal.” 

That’s the word Filip Brabec, Audi VP of product management, used at a launch event Monday in San Francisco. 

“What was so important for us was the transition from internal combustion engine to an electric car is as seamless as possible,” he said. “We didn’t want to create a car that is edgy and quirky and different.”

To show off it’s very normal automobile, Audi took over a music venue across from City Hall, where it had e-tron sports and racing car prototypes on display. Audi also showed off its virtual side mirrors — a feature that isn’t allowed on U.S. models, only its European cars. A HoloLens exhibit let you “see” the car charging and regenerating energy from braking, and a sample fast charging station from Electrify America glowed green. Read more…

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How your SUV’s future runs on AI

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Smartphones, smart houses, smartwatches: our lives are driven by technology more than ever, but there’s still one area that could use a major update.

Driving.

Stepping into your car shouldn’t be like stepping into the past. Fortunately, we have good news: with Nissan’s 2018 lineup, the future of driving can be in your garage today. Powered by the most innovative available Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, this generation of smart cars offers a game-changing experience behind the wheel, seamlessly integrating available cutting-edge tech into the reliability and performance that drivers expect from Nissan. Read more…

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