Electric Cars

 
Proposed design for BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Center in Munich, Germany

BMW to build battery lab

In yet another sign of the growing importance of electrification, BMW on Friday announced plans to establish a lab dedicated to the development of batteries. To be located in the automaker’s hometown of Munich, Germany, the lab will open in early 2019 and develop technologies to be used... read more

November 27, 2017 by
 
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric spy shots

An electric version of the Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV is coming next year, and we’ve just spotted a prototype. We know the prototype is for an electric Kona because... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster

Bob Lutz: Tesla is “going out of business”

After questioning the viability of Tesla two years ago in an op-ed titled “Is Tesla Doomed?,” Bob Lutz is now flat out stating the company is going out of... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roaster with rockets

Could Tesla add rockets to reborn Roadster, make it fly?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised everyone last week by unveiling the new 2020 Roadster after the debut of the upcoming semi truck. Now he wants to make it fly, literally. The... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi early sketches possibly preview design of Tesla pickup truck

Did Tesla just tease its pickup truck?

It appears Tesla may have given us an early look at its pickup truck coinciding with the reveals of its new Semi and Roadster models last Thursday. A pair of sketches were... read more November 19, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster acceleration and Plaid Mode

Witness as the 2020 Tesla Roadster goes plaid

Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised the automotive world by announcing the 2020 Tesla Roadster. The company offered those who put down a tidy $5,000 reservation fee on... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1 electric off-road SUV tackles trails

Bollinger B1 electric SUV hits the unbeaten path

The Bollinger B1 made a splash when it debuted this past summer. The company's founder, Robert Bollinger, said the B1 is the first no-nonsense, fully electric sport utility... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster returns, promises 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, $200,000 price tag

Tesla did its best Steve Jobs impersonation at its semi truck press conference on Thursday evening as it showed "one more thing" after the unveiling theoretically ended: the... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi promises 500-mile range, center driving position

Tesla on Thursday took the covers off its long-awaited electric semi-trailer truck. Dubbed simply the Tesla Semi, the truck promises both the longest range for an electric... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
GM Electric Car Presentation

GM investor slide reveals possible Bolt EV-based SUV

General Motors in October announced plans to launch 20 electric cars by 2023, the first of which is due within the next 18 months. We now have an idea of what one of those... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Hyundai SUV roadmap

Hyundai SUV onslaught will include diesel, electric and fuel cell models

Hyundai’s been caught out by the consumer shift to SUVs and pickup trucks, and this is reflected in the automaker’s sales which in the first half of the year are... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker patents solid-state battery that promises 500-mile range, 1-minute charging

Solid-state batteries represent the holy grail for automakers as they promise a driving range for electric cars comparable to internal combustion models, along with charging... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Did Tata just buy a $900M stake in Faraday Future?

Faraday Future may have just been thrown a life line in the form of a $900 million investment by Indian automaker Tata. Chinese automotive news aggregator Gasgoo claims media... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
Daimler-Thomas electric Jouley school bus

The electric school bus of the future has arrived

If Daimler has its way, the wheels on the bus will go round and round via electric motors and battery packs in the very near future. Last Friday, Daimler subsidiary Thomas... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

Next Volkswagen Beetle to be electric, rear-wheel drive?

Should reported plans for a next-generation Volkswagen Beetle pan out, the iconic car will see a major transformation. On Friday, Autocar reported VW is actively considering... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi and Bentley want in on Porsche's Mission E, Bugatti and Lamborghini considering plug-in 2+2

Porsche will pioneer one of Volkswagen Group's most ambitious projects ever: a 300-plus mile electric car based on the Mission E concept. But, VW's other brands reportedly... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
 

 
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