The car drives excellent, handling is tight, and it’s sporty. There are three highly varied steering modes – Comfort, Standard, and Sport.
Ride comfort is not on par with the Model S or Model X, but it’s a different and more affordable car, even in this top-of-the-line, fully-equipped version.
Phil’s advice is to forget the $35,000 price announcement, as there is no Model 3 available for anywhere near that price (at least not now).
The LEAF is now one of the top five best selling Nissans in Europe, with brand share of 6.5% in February.
Together with nearly 900 sold in the U.S., Nissan delivered nearly 8,400 LEAFs in its three biggest markets. On an annualized basis. that would work out ~ 100,000 sales.
Dilbagh Gill: Ever since the start of Formula E we’ve felt that one of our responsibilities to the fans was to try to demystify it. We basically want to facilitate conversations, and Blueprints can do that – we put the information out there, try and share as much as we can, and then let people talk about it and ask questions.
Uber has put the brakes on its experimental autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto following a deadly collision between an Uber vehicle and a woman in Tempe, Arizona, according to TV station ABC15.
The incident likely marks the first pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle.
Chinese company Sur-Ron’s Light Bee has the off-road ebike industry abuzz. It’s a high-powered electric off-roader that sits somewhere between an ebike and a trail bike, and for just under US$3,000, it’s one of the first battery bikes to really nail the price point at which people will get off their butts and go electric.
but the Rimac C_Two rises rather easily to the top this year. Just two years after finally moving the Concept_One from years-old concept to production car, Rimac is back with its successor, an absolutely razor-edge machine with a 1,914-hp four-motor electric powertrain, claimed 400-mile (650-km) range, Level 4 autonomous capabilities, and myriad other high-tech bits and bobs.
Kitty Hawk, the same group of California dreamers who introduced the leisure-focused Flyer last year, has revealed an all-electric, self-piloted air taxi in New Zealand. The company, which is backed by Alphabet’s Larry Page, has been working on “an aircraft so personal it could weave the freedom of flight into our daily lives” since 2010. Cora is the result – a two-seater short hop aircraft that can lift off and land like a helicopter and flies forward like an airplane.