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One of the fastest growing industries, the automotive industry is at the forefront of luxury with style, design and sustainability at its core. As concept cars and new EV designs emerge, the introduction of eBikes is something to watch out for. Check out all the latest updates in the automotive industry below.
Cadillac’s new all-electric Celestiq Grand Tourer Concept
Cadillac
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Cadillac is joining the EV movement with its first EV design: the Celestiq Tourer Concept, which is reportedly due for release in 2025. The exterior of the concept EV shares similarities with the Lyric SUV, but retains its own defining elements with clean lines and sleek design. A reinvented grille adds something new to the vehicle, while the dramatic interior is accented by red leather upholstery inspired by early Cadillac models, a 55-inch digital dash, tinted glass roof and Eames-inspired bucket seats. While not much has been revealed about the show car, reports state that an upcoming model based on the Celestiq will enter production in late 2023, said to be priced somewhere around $300,000.
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Ducati’s first electric motorcycle
Ducati
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Earlier this month, Ducati released information about its first-ever all-electric motorcycle, the V21L, which was unveiled in a teaser last October. The new bike would be part of the company’s MotoE racing series, which will start in 2023. The V21L prototype will have a sleek, carbon fiber body and could produce 150 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque, with a top speed of 171 mph. The V12L is powered by an 800V 18 kWh battery pack in a carbon fiber housing. Weighing in at 242.5 pounds, the battery can be charged to 80 percent in just 45 minutes. It is also equipped with an innovative cooling system and an advanced inverter derived from high-performance racers. Although the V12L is a prototype, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said the company will build a production machine for the public that may not be available until 2025.
Lamborghini Huracàn Tecnica debuts in India on August 25
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The Huracàn Tecnica, a revival of the iconic entry-level coupe, was unveiled globally in April this year and will debut in India later this month. Lamborghini’s chief technical officer, Rouven Mohr, described the Tecnica as a combination of the everyday Huracan Evo and the track-focused Huracan STO. Under the hood, the Tecnica has a 640 horsepower 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, the same as the STO; it has the ability to reach a top speed of 202 mph. When it comes to performance, the car is said to go from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 9.1 seconds.
Mini Cooper Aceman Concept
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Another brand that unveiled its first EV concept, Mini recently showed off its all-new electric Concept Aceman. The concept, which it calls a crossover between the Mini hatchback and the Countryman SUV, is a representation of sustainable, connected cars that combine technological advancements with charismatic simplicity. Some signature Mini elements, such as short front and rear overhangs, are evident with newer elements such as a more muscular side profile, recessed door handles, triangular headlamps and an LED outline around the hexagonal grille. While the exterior follows a futuristic pattern, the interior features a minimalist design with colorful upholstery and a horizontally floating dashboard reminiscent of a surfboard. While this is a concept design, it has been pointed out that several of these designs could make it into the new Mini design that will launch in 2024.
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Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team e-bikes
Mercedes Benz eBike
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Mercedes, one of the most beautiful brands in the world, has created an impressive selection of electric cars over the past two years. And so his latest venture into eBikes comes as no surprise. In collaboration with n+, Mercedes unveiled the n+ Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team eBike. Packed with power and backed by a strong battery and motor, the concept of the eBike draws on knowledge from road cars and Formula E racers. Constructed from a lightweight aluminum 6061 frame, the eBike trades the traditional design for a more simplistic design with a Gates CDX Carbon Belt Drive, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Kendra Ks puncture-resistant tires and LED lights in the frame that indicate battery level. The eBikes are available in three different trim levels, optimized for riders of different body sizes. Each eBike also has a different range depending on the ambient temperature, rider weight and riding style.
Mercedes Benz EQB
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In addition to the eBikes, Mercedes also unveiled its third fully electric vehicle, the EQB. The EQB, which will go on sale at the end of this year, will be the country’s first seven-seater electric car. In terms of design, the EQB looks like a standard Mercedes SUV, with a square, old-fashioned pattern, a long and high bonnet, square wheel arches and a strong shoulder line. The inside also resonates with other Mercedes models, with a standard MBUX system consisting of two 10-inch screens, an aluminum insert on the dashboard and a door pad with simple door control buttons. A new set of rose gold vents adds something new to the interior. As that of this one, the vehicle is pretty much the same. The EQB comes with two power outputs, the EQB 300 developing 228 horsepower and the EQB 350 producing 292 horsepower. Both versions use a 66.5kWh battery and offer a claimed range of 400km, which would add up to 300-320km in real driving conditions.
Rolls Royce’s first EV
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Rolls-Royce’s first fully production electric car called Specter has been in the news the longest. It is one of the few vehicles that has made the most headlines despite delayed production. Spectre, a full-size electric luxury car, will have a design similar to the Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe. Although the concept was unveiled a while ago, the model has undergone massive testing, the latest being a test phase on the French Riviera, clocking 625,000 km in the South of France. In recent months, the brand’s test and development engineers have shifted their focus from extreme conditions to more formal research in a location that reflects everyday use of the EV. With testing still underway, the EV has an expected release in 2023.
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