🔌A Big Electric Week at Monterey Car Week

🔌A Big Electric Week at Monterey Car Week

🔌A Big Electric Week at Monterey Car Week

We got to really test the performance of some BMWs last weekend including the iX, i4 M50, and the hybrid XM.  Cars are getting scary fast these days.  No complaints from me. 

To the news in 5 minutes or less. Lamborghini shows a preview of the future EV at Monterey Car Week, the global debut of the all-electric Acura ZDX and ZDX type S, the EV-conversion Porsche by Sacrilege Motors, a $4.8 million Pininfarina B95, Stellantis invests in CTR to heighten low emissions, and so much more.  Just scroll.  

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Top 10 News Stories brought to you by EV.Careers

  1. Lamborghini unveils the Lanzador concept at Monterey Car Week, a preview of a future purely-electric fourth series production Lamborghini; the concept introduces a high ground-clearance GT with 2+2 seats, active aerodynamics, and advanced driving dynamics control.
  2. The 2024 Acura ZDX and ZDX Type S are Acura's first all-electric models, with the Type S variant estimated to deliver 500 horsepower, marking the most powerful Acura SUV to date; the ZDX A-Spec single-motor configuration is expected to achieve an EPA range rating of 325 zero-emission miles.  The ZDX's price range starts at $60,000 for the A-Spec and $70,000 for the Type S, with first client deliveries anticipated in early 2024.
  3. Sacrilege Motors, a premier restoration and electric-conversion studio, unveiled its inaugural Porsche 911 commission, named BLACKBIRD, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
  4. Kia America has introduced the 2023 EV6 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Limited Edition, a commemorative model celebrating its victory in the North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year™competition, featuring distinctive design elements, a dual-motor setup, and advanced driver assistance systems.
  5. The B95 by Pininfarina is a limited-production speedster version of the Battista electric hypercar, which boasts over 1800 horsepower, a unique design with yellow accents, tan leather interior, and a starting price of nearly $4.8 million, offering an exclusive driving experience to 10 customers with production and delivery planned for 2025.
  6. The Lotus Eletre electric hyper-SUV made its debut at Monterey Car Week, offering a blend of Lotus sports car DNA with cutting-edge technology for a comfortable yet enjoyable driving experience.  The Eletre will be priced at £89,500 in the UK and €95,990 in Europe
  7. Formula One World Champion Jenson Button unveiled his bespoke Lotus Evija at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’, featuring a unique color scheme inspired by his 2009 F1 Championship-winning car, personalized details including his race wins, and a power output of 1,500 kW making it the most powerful series production road car ever.  The Evija comes with a 93 kWh battery, has a max speed of 217 mph, and will have a range of around 215 miles. 
  8. Stellantis and Controlled Thermal Resources Holdings are investing over $100 million to advance CTR’s Hell’s Kitchen geothermal lithium project, aiming to produce up to 300,000 metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent annually, with the lithium supporting Stellantis vehicles' eligibility for U.S. consumer incentives, and an expanded supply agreement will have CTR supplying up to 65,000 metric tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide monohydrate each year.
  9. American Battery Technology Company has finalized the purchase of a commercial-scale battery recycling facility in Nevada, accelerating the implementation of its lithium-ion battery recycling technologies to create a closed-loop battery material supply chain within North America, utilizing strategic de-manufacturing and chemical extraction processes for high-yield, low-cost recovery of battery materials with minimal environmental impact.
  10. Eco-conscious mobility technology company NWTN Inc. has premiered the Rabdan MUSE, a model of its Rabdan brand of electric vehicles, at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, showcasing the concept of "passenger centricity" with the Smart Passenger Vehicle MUSE, focusing on avant-garde design, individualized passenger experience, advanced technology, and sustainable materials.

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