Author: CarAndy

The German reliable newspaper Handelsblatt reports that Mercedes did put in place a new more advanced version of their imponent restructuring plan. The  only way to reduce cost is to offer the CLS and GT4 models as pure electric cars. At the moment they offer this car with different engines: 4-6-8 cylinder version and mild hybrid models. The plan is to cut them all and offer one single model. Make sense to me!

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EVO reports: Maserati’s main points of investment will be put into its two other manufacturing plants, the first an €800million redevelopment of the Mirafiore facility, which will be Maserati’s electric vehicle manufacturing hub dedicated to EV-only production. The first model to be built in the revitalised plant will be an all-new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, both featuring four seats, a sleek two-door body and a pure-EV powertrain in 2021.

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The German magazine Auto Motor und Sport interviewed the Mr. Frank-Steffen Walliser (Head of Porsche-Motorsport). He shared quite some interesting tidbits: When asked about a possible full electric Porsche 911 he answered: It’s a relatively small car with a short wheelbase and a very low seating position. If I now install batteries under the driver, I lose the low sitting position. And there is simply no space at the front and back. Moreover 911 customers appreciate the two-plus-two seating concept, above all because of the feeling of space. And that would be lost in the event of full electrification. About…

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Dragtimes writes: I personally test out the all new electric 750HP Porsche Taycan Turbo S down the 1/4 mile at Auto Club Speedway. If you are here for the premier, hit the like button and comment below what you think it’s best pass was, closes guess wins a DragTimes T-Shirt! Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0XlXAn23Y8

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At the Chicago Auto show visitors were allowed to take short rides on the Ford Mustang Mach-E: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWO89_ripn8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Bj6N1BDD0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS3xLmRnsxY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwVRxmiz_gY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK4_q1N18bs

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Jay Leno tested the Taycan and here are his thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgWXNL7wAPE Also Car and Driver tested the Taycan vs the Tesla S and concluded that the Tesla is the winner mainly because the Tesla is cheaper to buy: Judged from the driver’s seat alone, the Taycan is the better car. It meets the high expectations of this storied brand, proves its real-world range, and moves the EV bar on a couple fronts. But price is always a factor; in this case, an insurmountable one.

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Chris Harris tests the newest threat to Tesla’s domination – the brand new, 761bhp all-electric Porsche Taycan. And despite it’s grippy four-wheel-drive electric architecture, Harris manages to get it sideways. Of course he does. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUmc1JjKUis

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Nextmove compared the charging speed between the Taycan and the Model 3. The quick takway is that in most real world situation the taycan has a slight advantage. But certainly not a big difference as some would expect. Please switch on the auto translated text modus if you do not understand German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNUWcPlNls0

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