Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been known for his Twitter games and here’s a new one. This time, Ram pickups are on the opposite side and Musk may have hinted at the upcoming Tesla pickup’s towing capacity.
Mercedes-Benz has used this week’s Geneva motor show to roll out five world premieres, ranging from the sub-compact CLA Shooting Brake to a roadster version of the thunderous AMG GT R. It’s also the last motor show appearance for long-standing company chairman Dr Dieter Zetsche, who will step down in May to make way for current board member Ola Källenius as his successor.
As the automotive market evolves around electric vehicles and other green fuels, we have witnessed the growth of many new companies, with one, in particular, hogging all the attention. And now, there’s a new one called Rivian and they’re here with quite a bang. They arrived at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show in style with their all-electric R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV. The trait that they both share? Supercar performance.
To combat the rein of the Tesla Model S in the electric sedan segment, Audi has unveiled the Audi e-Tron GT. Fitting into a line of three e-Tron models from Audi, with the e-Tron SUV and the upcoming e-Tron Sportback, the e-Tron GT is still in its concept guise. But Audi forecasts a 2020 release for this almost production-ready liftback.
Harley-Davidson has introduced all-new lines of motorcycles that break from tradition, fueling what they call the “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan.
Till date, the name NISMO has been synonymous with performance. Proudly worn by many performance oriented machines from Nissan, the NISMO moniker was celebrated by petrolheads. Now, another car from Nissan’s stable has worn the same badge, but this time there will be no firepower as it is electric. Welcome the 2019 Nissan Leaf NISMO, which will debut in Japan.
Automobili Pininfarina has announced a new PF0 electric hypercar of their own, and they’re already saying they are targeting the Middle East and the UAE in particular.
When the funky Hyundai Kona was revealed, the Korean manufacturer promised an electric version that’d soon follow it. And here it is. It looks just like its funky fossil fuel burning brother but offers up to 475 km of electric range.
Tesla, well known for their fast-but-flawed electric cars and eccentric decisions of its CEO, has given its new Model 3 a refresh for 2018 in the form of an increased efficiency rating, with no apparent mechanical changes. This hike slots it just under the electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq on the efficiency charts.
Over the past few years, Tesla has projected themselves as a company hell-bent on making the electrified future of motoring an exciting prospect. After a bunch of genuinely exciting electric cars, they have now turned their attention towards the commercial segment. At the same event where Tesla unveiled their Roadster, the Tesla Semi truck was also shown off along with a small glimpse of the upcoming pick-up truck.
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