Tagged: Cars

Turkey’s TOGG pushes up domestic demand for electric cars

Turkey’s first domestically developed fully electric car has increased awareness in terms of switching to more environmentally friendly electric vehicles and pushed countrywide demand, according to an electric vehicle foundation in the country.

Berkan Bayram, head of the Turkey Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Association (TEHAD), told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the interest in cars powered by alternative sources has been on the rise in Turkey, especially after the country introduced Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (TOGG), a consortium developing Turkey’s first homegrown car which continues its activities at full speed.

The unveiling ceremony of the vehicle and the groundbreaking of

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Does Tesla actually want competitors to make electric cars?

Governments incentivize carmakers to produce electric cars by giving them emissions credits for doing so – which they can turn around and sell to other carmakers that are struggling to meet regulatory requirements. For electric carmaker Tesla, these credits are a significant revenue source. In fact, Q2 of this year was the company’s eighth profitable quarter in a row but its first to be profitable if you exclude the money it made from emissions credits.

Jamie Kitman, an automotive journalist who wrote about Tesla CEO Elon Musk for the British magazine The Road Rat, thinks the company’s financial reliance

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Best Used Electric Cars Under $20,000

With the recently-inflated used car values, options for used electric vehicles are slowly waning out of the sub-$20,000 segment. Earlier this year, you could have easily purchased a certified pre-owned 2018 BMW i3 for around $17,000. Now, with the higher used car prices, the same car would go for thousands more, easily breaching the $20,000 price tag. 

However, not all is lost as all cars are going for much higher than usual, so if you’re trading up, you would pay more, but you could also sell your current car for more too. Plus, if you’re trading up from a gasoline

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New, 800V, electric cars, will recharge in half the time

ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EVs) are becoming commoner. Some 750,000 of them were sold in the first quarter of 2021 according to JATO Dynamics, a British consultancy. JATO reckons EVs now account for just over 4% of new-car sales, up from 2% in the same quarter last year. Yet many potential buyers still suffer from “range anxiety”, a wariness about having to interrupt a long journey while an EV’s battery is recharged. The good news is that the time required to do this is about to be slashed.

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Why weren’t cars electric from the start?

Excerpted from A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next. Used with the permission of the publisher, Bloomsbury. Copyright © 2021 by Tom Standage.

Much of the early enthusiasm for the automobile stemmed from its promise to solve the problems associated with horse-drawn

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Magnetizable Concrete in Roads Could Charge Electric Cars While You Drive

One of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle adoption is the fear of running out of juice before you get to your destination. Roads that can charge your vehicle as you drive could be a solution, and they may be getting closer.

Rapid improvements in battery technology have seen the range of electric vehicles creep steadily upwards in recent years. But most still fall far short of gasoline-powered cars in this regard, and they take significantly longer to refuel if they do run dry.

One solution that has been discussed for many years is the idea of embedding some

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All cars should have six airbags within a year – Nitin Gadkari to carmakers

In what could be a major step-up for carmakers, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, has asked all private vehicle manufacturers to include a minimum of 6 airbags across all variants and segments.

6 airbags mandatory announcement

Some time ago, when the government of India asked carmakers to up the safety by mandating airbags and ABS, it was a significant move. The rule was to make cars safer in India. Now, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, has asked all private vehicle manufacturers to integrate a minimum of six airbags across all variants and segments within a year.

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