Porsche wants to run its own electricity network, and that’s why they’ve been investing like crazy

Porsche went on a shopping spree, investing in a bunch of companies mostly in the tech sector. This is their latest addition, a start-up called 1Komma5. Based out of Hamburg, Germany, 1Komma5 wants to operate in the energy sector by providing decentralised solutions for household necessities such as air-conditioning for your home. What they do … More Porsche wants to run its own electricity network, and that’s why they’ve been investing like crazy

The gas-powered R8 will be replaced by an all-new, all-electric Audi

Audi Sport’s Marketing Chief Linda Kurz told Roadshow that the next ‘halo car’ will be powered by electricity. It will replace the R8 and it may bear a different name. ”Our next challenge will be to transform the R segment, and the R segment is going to be fully electric. This is our job for … More The gas-powered R8 will be replaced by an all-new, all-electric Audi

Rivian and Amazon team up for cloud computing services

Much like McDonald’s famously makes more money renting out properties to franchisee than selling burgers, Amazon makes a lot more than from AWS – Amazon Web Services – than it does from delivering stuff. Rivian – the former EV start-up turned public car company ($RIVN) – chose Amazon ($AMZN) Web Services for things cloud analytics … More Rivian and Amazon team up for cloud computing services

Another supercar brand goes down the SUV rabbit hole

The LA Auto Show is my favourite car show because it ticks all the boxes that a modern car-themed event should tick in the 2020s. You’ve got cool cars and trucks, obviously, but there’s a strong focus on technology, which is hugely important, and networking. And there’s usually wine involved. And don’t worry, at the … More Another supercar brand goes down the SUV rabbit hole

The EQB is the electric B-Class we never asked for (jk, I actually like it)

I feel like at Mercedes-Benz, they are making it up as they go with the EQ line up. They launched the EQC a few years ago, which is essentially just another SUV, and then they realised it would make more sense to build a parallel range of cars, with one electric car for every equivalent … More The EQB is the electric B-Class we never asked for (jk, I actually like it)

Norway is losing cash because it can’t tax electric cars

Surprise surprise, Norway is bleeding tax money because people aren’t buying petrol and diesel cars anymore, which are heavily taxed, and are only buying EVs, which are not. In October 2021, nearly 96% of all new cars sold were electric. In terms of the circulating fleet, 7 out of 10 cars on the road are … More Norway is losing cash because it can’t tax electric cars

Recent trademark applications suggest Cadillac may build ‘Lumistiq’, ‘Symboliq’ and ‘Vistiq‘ after the Liriq

Cadillac will almost certainly build an all-electric Escalade, it’s just a matter of time, but there’s also a strong chance they’ll build two brand-new vehicles, called ‘Vistiq’ and ‘Lumistiq’. Like other brands, Cadillac has decided to characterise certain vehicles – i.e. electric cars – with a specific naming scheme, hence the ‘Q’. The American automaker … More Recent trademark applications suggest Cadillac may build ‘Lumistiq’, ‘Symboliq’ and ‘Vistiq‘ after the Liriq

What is the ‘BMW eDrive zone’ and does your city have one?

BMW Group has devised something called the ‘eDrive Zone’, which is now available in 138 cities in 20 European countries. It is basically a service that they offer, using technology that allows plug-in hybrid BMWs to automatically switch to all-electric driving mode upon entering inner city areas, thus reducing emissions and of course helping you … More What is the ‘BMW eDrive zone’ and does your city have one?

Polestar apparently doesn’t know how to count, but the new 5 looks promising

Volvo’s spin-off brand Polestar (but they’re both of Geely Group) apparently can’t count because after the Polestar 1 and 2, they’ve revealed the new 5. Odd. The thing is, allocating numbers to your car is a bit tricky because it implies a certain hierarchy. How will BMW, for example, build a car that’s smaller than … More Polestar apparently doesn’t know how to count, but the new 5 looks promising