Posts by Mark Kane

BMW iNext Likely To Benefit From Intel, Mobileye Deal

A recently announced ~$15 billion acquisition of Mobileye autonomous solutions by Intel will have some serious repercussions for the automotive industry, as Intel-Mobileye is likely to become the major provider of self-driving solutions for many carmakers. Mobileye is engaged in development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 7

EDI Shows Off Its Plug-In Hybrid Freightliner

Efficient Drivetrains expanded its portfolio of plug-in conversions to include a new OEM platform, the Freightliner M2 truck. Equipped with EDI’s PowerDrive 6000 set-up, the Freightliner M2 PHEV: will be capable to drive more than 25 miles in all-electric mode (and further 300 miles in hybrid mode), offering significant savings…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 12

BYD Delivers First of 27 US Built, Zero Emission Trucks

BYD has delivered its first US built, heavy-duty terminal tractor to the Daylight Transport facility in Fontana, California, as part of the largest U.S. order for electric trucks to date (27 units) in Southern California. The Chinese company is currently expanding its assembly facility in Lancaster to handle growing demand…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 25

Jaguar I-PACE Concept First Test Drive (Video)

Mr JWW recently had an exclusive opportunity to test drive the new Jaguar I-PACE Concept in London. The concept is drivable, although it was more like a short demo ride rather proper test drive.  Still we will take what we can get at this point. With two design execs on-board, sharing…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 14

Rimac Concept_One Driven By Translogic – Video

Translogic’s Jonathon Buckley last month had the good fortune to spend Valentine’s Day behind the wheel of $1.2 million Rimac Concept_One in Spain, and now has passed his experience along in an extended test drive report. The Croatian supercar was called an absolute rocket ship, although pretty tight. Editor’s Note:…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 5