• Electric cars could lead to end of FWD, say VW execs

    13 days ago - By High Gear Media

    The front-wheel-drive layout may be approaching the end of its heyday if the future VW execs imagine comes to pass. In a roundtable interview at the 2018 LA Auto Show, Matthew Renna, North American head of e-mobility, said future electric cars will likely have their powertrains in the rear and use rear-wheel drive, Motor Trend reported last...
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  • Bentley's says no to EVs until battery tech matures

    Bentley's says no to EVs until battery tech matures

    13 days ago - By High Gear Media

    Bentley, which previously appeared more than ready to launch an electric car, has pumped the brakes. The brand's CEO Adrian Hallmark told Automotive News Europe in a Monday report that the company wants to wait for battery technology to advance. Today, and in the near future, the battery technology needed to produce an...
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  • ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

    ChargePoint raises $240 million to expand charging-station network

    13 days ago - By High Gear Media

    ChargePoint, the largest network of electric car charging stations, announced last Wednesday that it has raised $240 million to become even bigger. The investment comes at a pivotal moment after ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano in September announced an ambitious goal to build enough chargers to juice up 2.5 million electric cars worldwide. The...
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  • VW's new U.S. CEO: The tipping point on EVs is already here

    VW's new U.S. CEO: The tipping point on EVs is already here

    13 days ago - By High Gear Media

    Some executives at major automakers continue to insist that electric cars remain years away from becoming a mainstream reality-and that it's harder to sell them than traditional vehicles with gas tanks and tailpipes. Volkswagen of America's new CEO, Scott Keogh, is most definitely not one of them. In a round-table interview with...
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  • Electric tipping point, Mazda electric plans, climate doom, more chargers: Today's Car News

    Electric tipping point, Mazda electric plans, climate doom, more chargers: Today's Car News

    13 days ago - By High Gear Media

    Today, we look at the tipping point for electric cars, which executives from VW and ChargePoint say is already here, and whether it has come soon enough to save the planet's climate. We also check in on Mazda's electric-car plans. All this and
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