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This electric aircraft could jump-start the future of flight

Powered by Magnix’s motor, this Cessna “eCaravan” would be the largest electric aircraft to fly so far.


Magnix

Magnix isn’t trying to change aviation overnight, it just believes that any transformation has to begin somewhere. And Thursday morning, the Seattle-based manufacturer of electric motors hopes to nudge the future of air travel forward when it sends another airplane on a zero-emissions flight.

Unlike the experimental aircraft that have dominated electric flight so far, the Cessna Caravan 208 that will carry Magnix’s motor over Moses Lake, Washington is a nine-passenger widely-used commuter airliner that’s been in production since 1982. By retrofitting

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Lordstown Motors to ramp up in 2022 with electric SUV, second pickup

Here’s a better look at LM’s production Endurance.


Lordstown Motors

Lordstown Motors came to life following the end of the line for General Motors’ assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Now, the sprawling plant that produced numerous GM cars belongs to the electric-car startup, and its CEO has big plans for the next couple years.

Speaking with the Detroit Free Press, LM CEO Steve Burns said additional vehicles from the company are in the works. They include an electric SUV and a smaller, midsize electric pickup for 2022. Burns didn’t provide any additional details, but it’s probably safe

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Kia Stinger’s future could be electric after an upcoming refresh

It’s hard to believe the Stinger has been out for a couple of years now.


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The Kia Stinger is a lovely hatchback with some darn decent performance chops. Its grand-touring nature makes it great for long slogs to nowhere in particular, and you’ll have a hoot in the process. But while it’s certain that the Stinger makes for a good time, its future is a little less certain as Kia’s priorities evolve and as buyers’ tastes do the same. Thankfully, it appears Kia isn’t ready to label the Stinger as a one-off kind of proposition.

Like nearly every

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Mazda’s MX-30, its first electric car, starts production in Japan

Europe, the MX-30 is on its way.


Mazda

We were, and remain, smitten with the Mazda MX-30, which also happens to be the company’s first electric car. While we still don’t know if it’ll come to America, the MX-30 officially entered production on Tuesday.

As the car rolls off the assembly line in Japan, the first units will ship to Europe before the car goes on sale this fall. Those who pull the trigger on the MX-30 will find a 35.5 kilowatt-hour battery, which should muster 124 miles of range on the European test cycle. That figure could be

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