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Day: January 17, 2018

Automakers invested $ 90 billion in electric cars and hybrids

Automakers invested $ 90 billion in electric cars and hybrids

News
The total investment of the largest manufacturers in the production of hybrids and electric cars was $ 90 billion, reports Reuters. At the same time, the share of such cars in the total number of cars sold is about one percent. One of the manufacturers, who invested a significant amount in the development of electrocars, was Ford. At the Auto Show in Detroit brand announced that until 2022 will spend on expanding the line of electrified models 11 billion dollars. In just four years, Ford plans to produce 40 plug-in hybrids and electric cars. Earlier, Mercedes-Benz announced its plans. For the development of ten purely electric models and 40 hybrids, the company intends to spend almost 12 billion dollars. However, the largest amount of investments - 40 billion dollars - is plan...
BMW decided to take an annual fee for Apple CarPlay

BMW decided to take an annual fee for Apple CarPlay

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BMW intends to turn the CarPlay system next year, which allows integrating Apple's smartphone into the car's multimedia system, into a subscription service. This is reported by The Verge with reference to the manager for technological products of the brand Don Smith. Now Apple CarPlay is an option for which you need to pay 300 dollars. It is only available for vehicles equipped with an integrated navigation system. Since 2019, owners will have to pay 80 dollars a year to access the system. According to Smith, this will allow users to easily switch from iOS to Android devices. Also in future updates on the brand cars will appear voice assistants Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. With the options of various subscriptions, other manufacturers are experimenting. The North America...
In California allowed to use digital car numbers

In California allowed to use digital car numbers

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The company Reviver Auto, the creator of the first digital registration plate, was authorized to use it from the authorities of the State of California. The pilot project will also be launched in Arizona. The digital panel called RPlate Pro, presented at the Detroit Motor Show, except for the alphanumeric code, can display personal messages approved by the Department of Motor Vehicle Registration. RPlate Pro is configured through the web interface. Among the additional features - automatic renewal of registration of the vehicle, display of advertising messages, information about payment of parking, the availability of insurance and violations. It is expected that within a year in California will be about 100 thousand cars with digital panels. In this case, the owner has the ri...
Opel will miss the Geneva Motor Show because of the lack of new products

Opel will miss the Geneva Motor Show because of the lack of new products

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The company Opel will not participate in the next Geneva Motor Show, which will be held in March this year. The management of the German brand decided to skip the motor show due to the absence of significant premiers in 2018. About this, with reference to its own source, informs Automotive News. In 2017, Opel introduced seven new models and their modifications, including the Grandland and Grandland X crossovers. At the same time, this year the German brand, which is part of the PSA Group, does not plan to release any significant novelties. Earlier Opel unveiled a development plan, which the Germans will adhere to as part of the PSA group. The new strategy, called PACE !, involves a return to profit by 2020, the unification of platforms and engines, as well as a massive shift to h...
Ferrari will release its first crossover

Ferrari will release its first crossover

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The company Ferrari confirmed the development of its first ever crossover. This at the motor show in Detroit said the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne, reports Auto Express. According to the top manager, the premiere of the SUV is to be held in 2019. He stressed that it would be the fastest car in its class. "It will look like a Ferrari SUV should look like. In this case, he will ride as a Ferrari, "- said Marchionne. Most likely, the car will be released in a limited edition. In the company of the car is attributed to the newly invented class FUV (Ferrari Utility Vehicle). The novelty can become a part of the new five-year plan of the concern, which implies a significant increase in sales of brand cars. The main competitor of the crossover from Ferrari will be ...
Infiniti will begin production of electric cars in 2021

Infiniti will begin production of electric cars in 2021

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The company will begin mass production of cars with electrified power units since 2021. This was reported by the press service of the brand with reference to the president and executive director Hiroto Sikawa. According to the top manager, a number of design solutions for new cars will be borrowed from the concept of Q Inspiration, which was presented at the Auto Show in Detroit. In addition to full-fledged electric vehicles (EV), customers will also be offered some electrified models (e-POWER). This technology is a scheme with a gasoline engine of a small working volume, which recharges the battery pack. The company explained that this eliminates the need for an external charging source, which significantly expands the range and at the same time provides customers with the typical adva...
New 2018 Jeep Grand Commander Leaks Before Official Unveiling

New 2018 Jeep Grand Commander Leaks Before Official Unveiling

Hot News, News
After months of seeing the 2018 Jeep Grand Commander in spy shots, here are its first images without any camouflage whatsoever. The large SUV, which is to be called the Grand Commander, was previewed by the handsome Yuntu Concept that debuted in China last year. Unlike the concept, which sat six people in a 2+2+2 configuration, the production version seats seven in a 2+3+2 layout. Typical of a Jeep, the redesigned Grand Commander has a boxy body, a 7-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel arches and model branding on the front door. Jeep will offer the new generation Jeep Grand Commander in four grades, namely Longitude, Limited, Overland and Summit. LED lighting, chrome honeycomb grille inserts, front & rear fog lamps, alloy wheels in 17-, 18- or 19-inch sizes and at least four designs,...
Mercedes-Benz has started testing the electric EQC on the roads

Mercedes-Benz has started testing the electric EQC on the roads

News, Spy Shots
On the public roads in Germany, the first prototype of the electric crossover Mercedes-Benz EQC in camouflage has already been seen. At least so say the photo spies. A video with him was posted on the Youtube channel walkoART. The new subbrand EQ from Mercedes-Benz will combine future models of electric vehicles. This abbreviation means "Electric Intelligence". Especially for the model range of electric vehicles, the Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) platform has been created. In its design, the batteries are located in the floor, and the motors are mounted on one or both axes. Probably, EQC will be the first model of the EQ line, since its prototype is already tested on city roads. The EQC index reflects the membership of the C-class. The test specimen received few stubborn...
Chinese arrived in Detroit with a crossover without windows

Chinese arrived in Detroit with a crossover without windows

Concept Cars, News
Chinese company GAC presented at the motor show in Detroit conceptual crossover, which was named Enverge. One of the features of the prototype was the lack of side windows on butterfly doors. The GAC noted that the all-wheel drive prototype is equipped with a fully electric power plant, which is powered by batteries with a capacity of 71 kilowatt-hours. The power of the unit is 238 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. According to the idea of ​​the creators, Enverge accelerates from place to hundred kilometers per hour in 4.4 seconds, and its maximum speed is about 160 kilometers per hour. The claimed range of the GAC Enverge is 592 kilometers. In The Verge note that the prototype received a system of wireless charging of batteries. For 10 minutes the power reserve can be increase
Land Rover developed the fastest Defender

Land Rover developed the fastest Defender

Hot News, New Cars, News
The company Land Rover has prepared a limited series of off-road cars Defender, which is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of this model. Car circulation is limited to 150 pieces. You can buy a car in the new version only in the UK. As reported by Autocar, the novelty became the fastest Defender in the history of the company. The SUV is equipped with a 5.0-liter petrol engine V8. The power of the unit exceeds 400 horsepower. With this engine, acceleration to 100 km / h in Defender takes only 5.6 seconds. The maximum speed is 170 km per hour. The engine works in conjunction with the eight-speed automatic transmission ZF with sport mode. Also the car is completed with the modernized brake system and 18-inch wheel disks. In the cabin of the car are installed Recaro sports seats, as ...