SF Motors Introduces its SF5 and SF7 electric SUVs

New chinese backed EV startup SF Motors revealed their mid-sized SF5 and full sized SF7 SUVs. Here are some of the key information:

- Both the SF5 and the SF7 can be configured to have a power train based on one to four electric motors.
- In four electric motors configuration, the power output will be 1000 Hp and allows a 0 to 60 mph (98 km/h) time below 3 seconds.
- The promised electric power range on a single charge is 300 miles (480 kilometers).
- Martin Eberhard, Tesla's co-founder is now SF Motors' chief innovation officer.
- The production of the SF5 model is expected to start in 2019. Preorder will be possible later this year.

Details Revealed About BMW's Tesla S fighter

BMW revealed details about its i4 electric vehicle that would become a direct competitor to Tesla's model S. Here are some new facts:
- The production version s expected to debut as soon as 2020.
- BMW is expecting a range between 340 and 435 miles (550-700 kilometres) on a single charge. That is at least as good as the Tesla S 100D model.
- No information concerning the power train yet.
- The car pictured above is the i Vision Dynamics concept presented at Frankfurt last year. But the overall dimensions of the i4 are expected to remain faithful to the concept.

It won't be too long before we learn more about this car. Stay tuned.

Volkswagen is going to Pikes Peak with an Electric Beast: I.D. R Pikes Peak

Volkswagen is reportedly going to Pikes Peak with an electric hill climbing beast this year. Here is what we know so far:

- No specs have have been released so far and only renderings of the car are available.
- The car will be all wheel drive, which is expected for a course like Pikes Peak and even more coming from an EV.
- The existing electric car record at Pikes Peak stands at 8 minutes 57 seconds set by Tagima Monster's E-Runner in 2013.
- VW's latest PPIHC participation goes back to 1987.

Stay tuned!

LVCHI Auto's Venere Electric Limo Unveiled

Came out of nowhere. Looks fast, plans to be fast. Here are some facts about the new ambitious four door four seater electric "limo":

- Power peaks at 1,000 horsepower coming from four electric motors generating 185 kilowattseach with a total 1,135 pound-feet of torque. (use the units converter here if you're lost).
- 100kWh battery and a range of 405 miles (650km) on a single charge.
- 2.5 second 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) time is announced with a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h).
- Start of production is planned for 2019 in Turin.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche unveiled another gorgeous electric concept at Geneva. Hereis what you need to know:

- 800-volt super-fast charging system that allows a 250-mile (400 km) charge in about 15 minutes
- 600 Hp coming from two electric motors
- intelligent all wheel drive (whatever that means)
- 310 miles range (500 km)
- striking looks
- No serious release plans announced

Rimac C_Two unveiled at Geneva: Promises Astonishing Performance

Croatian EV company Rimac has unveiled the second generation of their high performance electric supercar. While on the outside the design looks like an evolution of the first generation, the power train promises previously unprecedented performance, second gen Tesla Roadster included:

- power comes from four electric motors with a total output of 1,914 hp and 1,696 pound-feet of torque.
- 0 to 60 mph (98 km/h) in 1.85 seconds
- top speed of 258 mph (415 mph)
- quarter mile time: 9.1 seconds
- 120-kWh battery pack with a promised range of 404 miles (650 km)
- it is able to recharge up to 80 percent of its capacity in under 30 minutes thanks to the 250-kW charging
- active aerodynamics elements: including front and rear diffusers, hood vents, rear wing, and underbody air intakes
- equipped with sensors that would eventually allow for Level 4 autonomous driving: eight cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 2 lidars and six radar units

Let the electric hypercar war begin!

The (near) future according to Volkswagen: I.D. Vizzion

Volkswagen is bringing a new EV concept to Geneva and they called it the I.D. Vizzzzzion.

Here is how Volkswagen sees the future:
- No steering wheel
- No pedals
- No controls or at least no buttons or touchscreens inside
- Function guaranteed through voice and gesture controls
- a combined output of 302 Hp coming from two motors (front and rear axle)
- 400 miles range (650 km)
- IKEA carpet inside the car

Expected to arrive between 2020 and 2022. If this is Volkswagen's answer to all the autonomous smart concept cars popping around then I like their sense of humor. If this is really the future, then I am not sure I like it.