Pininfarina Battista Sets Two New World Records
- The Electric Hyper Car Pininfarina Battista has achieved two new world records at India’s Natrax test facility.
- Pininfarina Battista broke the record for the fastest in the world to complete the ¼ mile and ½ mile sprints, it recorded timings of 8.55sec for the ¼ mile and 13.38sec for ½ mile.
- Pininfarina Battista is already the world’s fastest-accelerating production car and now it is also the fastest road-legal car ever on Indian soil.
- It clocked a top speed of 358.03km/h (222.46 mph) on track – surpassing the previous top speed record in India of 332km/h.
- Pininfarina Battista just took 10.5 seconds to reach the 300km/h mark.
Original Source – Automobili Pininfarina
Lordstown Motors Temporarily Stops Production and Deliveries of the Endurance Pickup Truck
- Lordstown Motors has temporarily stopped the production and customer deliveries of the Endurance pickup Truck because it has found some performance and quality issues with certain components.
- The company said it needs to address a specific electrical connection issue that could result in a loss of propulsion while driving. It is diligently working with suppliers on the root cause analysis of each issue and potential solutions.
- It has also voluntarily filed paperwork with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall the 19 Endurance pickup trucks.
- The recall will affect 19 vehicles currently in use that are either in the hands of customers or being used internally by the company.
Original Source – Lordstown Motors
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Pricing Announced for the US
- Hyundai Motors has announced the Pricing of the 2023 Ioniq 6 for the US, the new electric sedan will start at $41,600 and the delivery charges will be $1,115.
- Interestingly the MSRP of the Ioniq 6 is lower than its sibling Ioniq 5.
- Ioniq 6 will go on sale this spring but the base standard range model will arrive in the summer that too in limited quantity.
- Ioniq 6 will be offered in SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels with two battery pack options, either the standard range 53 kWh battery or the Long Range 77.4 kWh battery.
- Customers can also add the dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup to the trim level at an extra cost of $3500.
- Ioniq 6 is based on the same platform as the Ioniq 5 and it is also capable of 350kW charging speed that can replenish the battery from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
Original Source – Hyundai Motors