Electric

Land Rover Defender Classic Goes Electric but at a Shocking Price

  • Twisted, a U.K.-based specialist in Land Rover modification, has turned its hand to electrifying the long-serving Land Rover Defender—not the new one, but any of the previous-generation models.
  • Twisted says that its models use the identities and chassis numbers of imported Defenders more than 25 years old and are registered in Virginia as reconstructed vehicles.
  • The North American Specification Defenders will be available in three bright colors and at the top end, cost more than $200,000.

    Being an early adopter of new technology tends to come at a high price, and that’s also true when it gets retrofitted into an old vehicle. While many will see the appeal of an EV version of the classic Land Rover Defender—the one that was last officially sold in the States in 1997—few will be able to contemplate one with a base price of $185,000. For those who can, it’s a rare opportunity to

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    Cadillac’s Lyriq Electric Luxury SUV Will Debut on August 6

    • Cadillac announces that the Lyriq, a new electric luxury SUV, will debut on August 6.
    • This will be the first fully electric vehicle from GM’s high-end automobile brand.
    • The vehicle will be the first to launch with GM’s Ultium battery architecture.

      In a teaser video, Cadillac has revealed that it will unveil the upcoming Lyric electric luxury SUV on August 6 at 7 p.m. ET. The vehicle will be the first from parent company GM to use the automaker’s new Ultium battery technology.

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      Cadillac states that in addition to seeing the show vehicle, the automaker will also share “the next chapter for the brand.” It will likely be about the move to electric vehicles and possibly include information about

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      Rivian R1T Electric Truck Filmed in Desert Testing

      • Rivian has just shared this video of the upcoming R1T electric pickup testing in the desert.
      • The video shows the all-wheel-drive-truck taking on dirt tracks and crawling over rocks.
      • The R1T is expected to begin production in 2021.

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        Rivian’s R1T electric pickup seems to be coming along well. The electric-vehicle startup shared a video today of the truck blasting around corners in the desert and even pulling off some rock crawling.

        The camouflaged Rivian truck was taken to the Arizona desert for off-road testing last weekend. The result is a lot of slow-motion shots of dirt being kicked into the air. Sadly the video does not show off the vehicle’s ability to pull off a tank turn.

        The Rivian

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