Gordon Murray Is On A Mission To Build World’s Lightest And Most Efficient EVs

Veteran Formula One designer Gordon Murray has announced a major expansion to his automotive company, the Gordon Murray Group (GMG).

A £300m ($424m) investment announced today will see the creation of a new division of the group, called Gordon Murray Electronics (GME), which will focus on designing what Murray himself hopes to be “the world’s lightest, most efficient and advanced EVs [electric vehicles].”

Murray said in an interview ahead of today’s announcement: “The targets we’ve set ourselves for this vehicle are pretty

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Here are all of your choices of EVs, and which have the best safety features

You might think that just because electric cars reached the height of current mobility technology, they all offer a full suite of cutting-edge safety and driver-assist features.

Well, some do, and some don’t. Also, price isn’t necessarily an indication of what level of advanced safety technology an electric vehicle packs.

You can get into a 2021 Nissan Leaf

for $32,620, which includes the factory destination charge. It boasts every one of the innovative EV safety features below as a standard feature.

The entry-level 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV, at about $4,000 more than the Leaf, only offers most of the

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Honda to go all-in on EVs, fuel cells by 2040

TOKYO — Honda will phase out internal combustion engines in all new automobiles by 2040 under an aggressive electrification plan unveiled by Toshihiro Mibe, the automaker’s new CEO.

Mibe, who took office April 1, outlined the new target in a news conference on Friday, pitching it as a step toward achieving companywide carbon neutrality by 2050.

Honda will achieve the goal in steps, first deriving 40 percent of its sales in major markets from pure electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in 2030. It wants that share of EVs and fuel cells to reach 80 percent in major markets in

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Solid-state batteries later this decade, all EVs by 2040

Honda is planning to completely phase out internal combustion engines from its North American lineup by 2040, the company announced Thursday night. 

That means a combination of battery-electric and fuel-cell models will add up to 100% of its sales by that time. The company spelled out that as interim targets, it sees those two groups making up 40% of its sales by 2030 and 80% by 2035. 

Honda doesn’t currently have a single battery-electric model in its North American lineup, but it did outline where this volume of clean cars is expected to come from. The company said it will

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Is N.J. ready for the electric vehicle revolution? I drove around for a week in EVs to find out.

Half a charge felt more precarious than half a tank of gas.

That’s why I felt compelled to find a charging station — even with 140 miles left before an empty battery — as I cruised down the Turnpike in my rented Tesla Model 3, heading to my office in Woodbridge before driving home to Queens.

OK, I felt more than compelled. I was uneasy.

I was fighting my first bout of range anxiety, a condition that came up in nearly all the conversations I had with people about electric vehicles over the past few weeks.

In reality, I had

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Ford, Volvo EVs Get Top Safety Pick; IIHS Says EVs Not Less Safe

A.J. MuellerCar and Driver

  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Ford Mustang Mach-E a Top Safety Pick and the Volvo XC40 Recharge a Top Safety Pick+ after testing.
  • Vehicles must pass all crash tests to be named a Top Safety Pick and, additionally, meet stringent headlight standards on every trim to earn a Top Safety Pick+ designation.
  • A new study also shows that electric vehicles, when compared to their conventional gas-powered counterparts, have 40 percent fewer injury claims.

    Someday soon, electric vehicles could be as common as conventional gasoline-powered cars as automakers rollout extensive EV

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