#ElectricVehicles – the dawn of a new age – an annotated infographic

The cost of owning an electric vehicle will draw level with that of a fossil fuel-powered car as early as next year. According to Swiss bank UBS, this will lead to sooner than expected adoption of EVs. An analysis by UBS concluded that the total cost of ownership, which includes fuel and other running costs, will draw level with traditionally powered vehicles next year in Europe, and in 2023 in China and 2025 in the United States. The bank predicted an “inflexion point for demand” for battery-driven cars and raised its expectations for global electric vehicle sales by 50 percent, … Continue reading #ElectricVehicles – the dawn of a new age – an annotated infographic

#Formula1 #F1 2017 new rules – bigger, faster, more – an annotated infographic

New rules introduced for the 2017 Formula One season will bring the biggest changes to the cars in almost two decades, with revised aerodynamics and improved grip leading to faster racing. The Formula One World Championship commences with the Australian GP in March and concludes in Abu Dhabi in November. The new rules focus on bodywork changes which increase aerodynamic grip, the downforce, and new tyres which provide greater mechanical grip. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading #Formula1 #F1 2017 new rules – bigger, faster, more – an annotated infographic

New F-Pace launched @Jaguar – performance SUV crossover – an annotated infographic

Packed with state-of-the-art technology and advanced driving aids, Jaguar’s new F-Pace performance SUV is expected to become the British brand’s top selling model once it arrives in showrooms. Jaguar has cast aside tradition and decided to make a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), which is currently being rolled out around the world. Jaguar joins Porsche, Maserati and even Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and Maybach, famous sporty and luxury upmarket brands forced to admit that to survive and make money they must grit their collective teeth and make what the public wants; utility vehicles that can go anywhere, albeit quickly and in … Continue reading New F-Pace launched @Jaguar – performance SUV crossover – an annotated infographic

High fives all round @TeslaMotors as company secures 325,000 orders for new @TeslaModel3 – an annotated infographic

Tesla Motors, the upstart electric car maker sending shivers of apprehension through the traditional automotive industry, has unveiled its first venture into the mass market with its prototype new Model 3. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s home town press conference was interrupted by the now traditional whooping and hollering of approval from the assembled employees and early adopters of its electric cars. Musk announced more than 100,000 Model 3 orders with $1,000 deposits had been made, zooming to 276,000 after the press conference. This is unprecedented for a car which hadn’t been seen before and won’t appear in showrooms in any … Continue reading High fives all round @TeslaMotors as company secures 325,000 orders for new @TeslaModel3 – an annotated infographic

McLaren 570GT supercar unveiled ahead of 86th Geneva Car Show – an annotated infographic

McLaren has unveiled its new 570GT supercar, the third model in the company’s “Sports Series” range of ultra-fast, daily driver sports cars. The 540C and 570S Coupe preceded this model, the 570GT – the most luxurious McLaren ever built. The amazingly fast new McLaren 570GT is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo gasoline mid-mounted motor, producing 562 hp and 443-pound feet of torque. It weighs just under 3,000 pounds and rockets from 0-60 mph in just over three seconds. The standing quarter mile will come up in 11.1 seconds. The power is delivered through a seven-speed automatic gearbox to the rear … Continue reading McLaren 570GT supercar unveiled ahead of 86th Geneva Car Show – an annotated infographic

Something for the weekend? Ford introduces its Drug Driving Suit – not actually as psychedelic as it sounds

The Ford Motor Company has created a unique body suit that simulates the effects of driving under the influence of illegal drugs. The aim is to educate young people about the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of drugs. Ford developed the suit together with scientists from the Meyer-Hentschel Institute in Germany to simulate some of the effects of popular drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin and MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy). Physical effects include slower reaction time, distorted vision, hand tremors and poor coordination. Check out the full story of Ford’s Drug Driving Suit on E&T news. Click … Continue reading Something for the weekend? Ford introduces its Drug Driving Suit – not actually as psychedelic as it sounds

Will @TeslaMotors new Model X give #electriccars a major boost – an annotated infographic

Tesla’s electric Model X SUV can sprint to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds, features radar and sonar to enable hands-free autopilot driving and can travel 400km on a single charge – at a fuel cost of just €4. The new Tesla Motors Model X SUV is so packed with headline grabbing features like the “falcon wing” doors, mind-boggling performance and a giant windscreen, that you might forget the fact that it is all electric, too. It might even protect you if biological warfare breaks out. The Fremont, California-based battery-powered car pioneer led by charismatic entrepreneur Elon Musk has cornered the market … Continue reading Will @TeslaMotors new Model X give #electriccars a major boost – an annotated infographic