Electric Cars

 
Nick Heidfeld in a Mahindra M4Electric Formula E race car at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Racing strategy in Formula E varies from Formula One: why it's hard

After more than two days covering last weekend's FIA Formula E New York ePrix race, held on a tight course with a view of the Statue of Liberty, we have a greater appreciation for the challenges of driving open-wheel electric race cars than before we traveled to Brooklyn. Now winding up its third... read more

July 21, 2017 by
 
BMW to take over Andretti Formula E team for 2018/2019 season

BMW to race in Formula E starting in 2018/2019 season

Days after Audi confirmed plans to field its own team in the Formula E Championship, BMW has said it will do the same. BMW will trail Audi by a year, however, having... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio

Lucid Air hits an unrestricted 235.44 mph during testing

A prototype for Lucid’s Air electric sedan hit a top speed of 235.44 mph during a recent high-speed test on the banked oval at Ohio’s Transportation Research... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future stops work on Nevada plant

Work on Faraday Future’s planned $1 billion vehicle assembly plant in Nevada has been put on indefinite hold, the company confirmed on Monday. In a statement given to... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
What's Inside a Tesla battery?

What's inside Tesla's battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID model lineup, Photo: Groenl7

Volkswagen working on sporty electric hatchback sedan alongside revived Microbus

The days of Volkswagen diesels are long gone, and the future is electric. It's public knowledge Volkswagen has been working on a portfolio of electric cars to cope with the... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E race car

Audi to field own team in 2017/2018 Formula E season

Audi has been involved in the Formula E Championship since the start of the 2014/2015 season, the inaugural season of the electric car racing series. However, Audi... read more July 10, 2017 by


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

First production Tesla Model 3 revealed, deliveries to start July 28

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal the first production example of the Model 3. The car, referred to internally as “SN1,” an acronym for... read more July 9, 2017 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

Tesla to build world's biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world’s biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla’s industrial-scale... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

France to ban sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040

France has vowed to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040 as part of efforts towards meeting the emission reduction aims of the Paris climate accord. The move is also... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Learn Engineering

How does an electric car work?

Maybe not so shockingly (pun intended), many drivers don't know how an electric car actually works. For many, the knowledge spans as far as plugging it in, letting charge... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, late 2016   [frame from IIHS video]

Tesla hits back at IIHS after Model S falls short in latest crash tests

The Tesla Model S has consistently ranked at the top of independent crash tests since its debut earlier this decade, leading to its reputation as one of the safest cars in... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX

Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

It seems the industry's future propulsion method is sealed: electric cars will begin to take priority over the internal combustion engine. While some automakers buy time and... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Nick Heidfeld in a Mahindra M4Electric Formula E race car at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Watch Nick Heidfeld attempt a Goodwood hill climb record in Mahindra’s Formula E car

During the 1999 Goodwood Festival of Speed, German racing driver Nick Heidfeld managed to complete the event's 1.16-mile hill climb in a scant 41.6 seconds behind the wheel... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Volvo makes moves to become electric car brand

Volvo aims to take an early lead among established automakers when it comes to vehicle electrification. The Swedish automaker on Wednesday made the bold statement that every... read more July 4, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 protoype during the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Watch the Faraday Future FF 91 take on Pikes Peak

Electric car startup Faraday Future may be facing some significant financial challenges right now, but that didn’t stop the company from entering the 2017 Pikes Peak... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
 

 
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