Author: CarAndy

The German magazine Auto Motor and Sport reports that Ford plans to expand the electric Mustang family. In November Ford and Volkswagen met to discuss the possibility of creating a smaller and cheaper MACH-E version based on Volkswagen MEB platform. Auto Motor Magazine speculates he model might have an output of up to 310 PS and 500 km range. Autoexpress also published some images showing how this “baby” MACH-E could look. Would you like it?

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Manager magazin reports that Volkswagen updated their roadmap and now plans to sell 1 million electric cars in 2023. That’s two years ahead of their previous goal. By 2025 VW expects to sell 1,5 million EV’s. They plan to reach their targets by releasing the following cars by investing 33 Billion Euros within the next five years. And expect VW to release 75 fully electric vehicles til 2030 (with total sales of 26 Million cars). All than invested money will come from their earnings and new cost cutting measures. Producing EV’s requires less man power and new layoffs are forecasted…

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Engadget set behind the wheels of the new Audi E-Tron GT. Sadly they weren’t allowed to do any serious more “sporty” driving. And speed limit was 30mph. The Audi is based on the same Porsche Taycan platform and will probably cost around $15-$20k less and drive more comfortably than the Porsche. Still I prefer the Taycan’s look over the Audi but that’s just my personal taste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvNw15W_EK8 A couple of months ago also EVO got the chance to sit on the passengers side of the car and wrote: From 0-30mph there’s a Tron-like soundtrack to the powertrain and that’s about…

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Volkswagen sent out a newsletter for Christmas time with this image of the future ID.1 hatchback.The image gives away some interesting details: It has no B-Pillar It has the horizontal Led light band on the back (aka Porsche) It has a spoiler The German magazine Auto Motor and Sport spilled out some rumored specs of this new car: It will be shown as prototype in 2020 and be released on market by 20222 Its not based on the same ID.3 MEB platform as the ID.1 will be too short for it. It will use 27 and 34 kWh batteries for…

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There are many youtubers that pretend to be real car experts. But in fact may are not. One of the few standing out from the crowd is Henry Catchpole. He is a competent, unbiased and serious driver capable of looking past the pure technical specs. What matters for him are driver involvement and the capability of the car to respond on his driving style. So while all of the world is praising the Porsche Taycan as being the first true sports care his tone is a it more pessimistic. While the Taycan drives better than the Panamera it still lacks…

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The German car organization Adac summed up all the cars coming in 2020. Only a couple of those will be really exciting for us: – The Tesla Y and Volkswagen ID.3 will be those kind of course that can sell in masses compared to the low numbers of previous electric models – Audi e-tron GT will be the first sports car under $100,000 But I am sure in 2020 we will get some surprises too that are not mentioned on the list made by ADAC.

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Greg Wyler is one of the very first Taycan owners in the USA. And in his first test he reached an estimated range of around 250 miles. That’s 50 miles more than the official EPA range. Now, nobody really cares about that. What matters is how this new Porsche drives and Greg is definitely happy about it! https://twitter.com/greg_wyler/status/1208221352139862016

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