Category Archives: EV

Skoda announces six new electric cars by 2027

Is the auto industry in Europe in trouble? This question can be heard lately, and it is based on the fact that many companies are moving production from Europe or thinking about it. However, companies are working hard on the electrification of existing models as well as the production of new ones. Such is the case with Skoda, which announced the arrival of six electric cars by the end of 2026, and total investments of 5.6 billion euros.

Officially, the European Union bans the sale of new cars with an internal combustion engine by 2035. Skoda announces the arrival of the Compact model next year, as a compact crossover called the Elroq. It is the electric successor of the Karoq model, which will be 4.5 meters long and will be “an ideal family car with a spacious and very practical interior”.

The refreshed Enyaq and Enyaq Coupe will be introduced in 2025, will experience significant changes that include the Modern Solid design. Skoda hasn’t said much about these models, but renderings suggest they have a more aggressive-looking front fascia without the traditional grille.

Other models are expected from 2025, and the first is Small. It is a sub-compact SUV-style car, 4.1 meters long, and the basic price will be 25,000 euros. It looks like it will be Skoda’s version of Volkswagen’s ID.2all, which will be built in Spain. The Combi is expected in 2026 as a spacious electric station wagon with a length of about 4.7 meters, and it will play a “key role” and will “bring the power of the particularly popular and successful Škoda body design into the electric age.” This model will be ideal for families and businesses.

The latest to hit the market is a seven-seat crossover inspired by last year’s Vision 7S concept, the Skoda Space. It will be Skoda’s largest electric car with a length of about 4.9 meters and a huge interior space. Also, it will be decorated with the new Modern Solid design language. This design reinterprets traditional features and boldly breaks new ground. The Czech manufacturer promises a “minimalist and functional” exterior design that “conveys a sense of security and strength.”

Škoda does not give up on internal combustion engines, so those models remain in the offer. The new internal combustion engines will play a key role, and Škoda intends to improve their efficiency. The Czech company is taking over the development of the EA211 engine from Volkswagen, and the internal combustion engines will enable individual mobility in all markets. The refreshed Superb and Kodiaq arrive in the fall, and will be offered with gasoline and diesel options, as well as a plug-in hybrid.


Source: Skoda

2023 Maserati Grecale Folgore

At Auto Shanghai, which takes place from Apr 18, 2023 – Apr 27, 2023, Maserati revealed a powerful all-electric SUV with a respectable range, the Maserati Grecale Folgore.

The car has better aerodynamics and is equipped with air suspension, illuminated side vents, a new front fascia inspired by the Trofeo model with a grille that is partially closed, a new diffuser, copper brake calipers and copper badges. Buyers can also get the exclusive Rame Folgore package for the exterior, in which case “warm copper tones coexist in the sun with cooler shades of bluish gray in the shadow areas.”

Inside, the seats with 14 adjustment modes and a heating and ventilation system are covered with Econyl (regenerated nylon made from waste such as fishing nets, scraps of fabric and carpets. It has the same high quality as virgin nylon, without the traditional process of deriving it from oil). The details on the dashboard, as well as the carbon 3D details on the center console and door panels are matched with the seats. The driver has at his disposal a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as a 12.3-inch infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems and Intelligent Assistant, as well as an 8.8-inch lower screen and head-up display.

The Maserati Grecale Folgore is powered by two electric motors with a total power of 550 hp and (820 Nm) of torque. It is equipped with a 105kw/h battery that enables a range of 500 km, and 400V technology that supports 150 kW DC fast charging. The battery is charged from 20 to 80 percent capacity in 29 minutes. The driver can choose between three driving modes: GT, Sport, Off-Road and Max Range. It reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 220 km/h.


Source: Maserati

Modified Porsche 964

The British company Everrati, which restores and modifies existing classic and iconic cars, presented its new work, the electric Porsche 911 964. The car was built for one of the founders of Google Nest, Matt Rogers.

Everrati didn’t want to ruin the original design, so they decided to keep the standard look with some positive changes. This included the installation of new body panels made of carbon fiber, which also reduced the car’s weight. Special attention is drawn to the spoiler in the form of a duck tail at the back, as well as a new set of wheels.

The Porsche 964 is powered by an electric motor with 500 hp (367 kW) and 359 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It is equipped with a 62kWh battery pack that provides a range of approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers).

It is equipped with Quaife ATB Torque biasing differential, heated front seats, full navigation, DAB+, Bluetooth®, Apple Car Play™ and a new heating and air conditioning system.


Source: Everrati