Electric Cars

 
Tesla Model S U-2 spy plane chase car

Tesla Model S tapped as U-2 spy plane chase car

The Lockheed U-2 spy plane is no easy plane to pilot—especially during takeoff and landings. This is because the plane is extremely sensitive to crosswinds and has a tendency to lift even when the spoilers and flaps are set for descent. The latter forces the pilot to stall the plane to get it... read more

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Vanda Dendrobium prototype

Vanda Dendrobium electric supercar spotted testing

Singapore’s Vanda Electrics surprised many with the unveiling of the Dendrobium concept during March's 2017 Geneva auto show. Perhaps what’s even more surprising... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive to be phased out to make way for new EQA

Mercedes-Benz has been selling its B-Class Electric Drive in the United States since 2014, with the 87-mile compact minivan introduced here primarily for compliance reasons... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf spotted during photo shoot - Image via Broom

2018 Nissan Leaf leaked ahead of September 6 reveal

Nissan has locked in the reveal date for its next-generation Leaf. The covers will come off on September 6, with a formal debut likely to follow at the 2017 Frankfurt auto... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Report: Audi looking to save $12B to fund electric car development

Audi, like most brands at the Volkswagen Group, is turning toward electrification in an attempt to help clean up its image in the wake of the diesel scandal. One of the major... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 performance version coming next year, says Musk

The Tesla Model 3 has finally reached production, albeit in small numbers. However, there's more to come from the electric-car maker's most affordable model. While Tesla... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla delivers first Model 3, says 310 miles of range possible

Tesla, as promised, delivered the first examples of its highly anticipated Model 3 sedan on Friday. Around 30 lucky customers received their cars. The good news is that Tesla... read more July 29, 2017 by


 
2015 Maserati Ghibli

All Maseratis to be electrified after 2019

Volvo seems to have set a precedent. The Swedish luxury marque announced plans for all of its future cars to feature some sort of electrification, whether it be a dedicated... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1: the coolest electric car you’ve never heard of

Not every electric car needs to be a high-tech speed machine capable of sorting your email, giving you a back rub and making you an espresso, all while hustling down the... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car

Porsche commits to Formula E, ends LMP1 campaign

Porsche on Friday confirmed plans to enter the Formula E Championship with its own factory-backed team starting in the 2019/2020 season, the electric car racing series’... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Graphene batteries not coming to Fisker Emotion after all

Remember Fisker's promise to introduce the industry's first automotive-grade graphene batteries? That's not happening. Now, Fisker's upcoming Emotion electric car will... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

UK joins France in pledging to ban sale of non-electrified cars by 2040

The United Kingdom will ban the sale of vehicles powered purely by gasoline or diesel by 2040, environment minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday. “Today we are... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Mini E

Electric Mini Hardtop confirmed for 2019

Mini will launch an electric version of its Hardtop in 2019, the brand confirmed on Tuesday. It’s been known since October that Mini was working on an electric car, but... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Report: Toyota electric car to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022

Last November, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is rushing to start volume production of battery electric cars by 2020 and has established a dedicated team... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz logo on race car

Mercedes-Benz to ditch DTM for Formula E

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its entry into the electric car racing series that is the Formula E Championship. The German automaker, which in recent years has dominated... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Why electric cars produce peak torque from standstill

How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown... read more July 23, 2017 by


 
 

 
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