Electric Cars

Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo to launch both small and large electric cars

Coinciding with the reveal of its new concepts previewing its next-generation compacts a week ago, Volvo confirmed plans for a second electric car. Volvo first announced its commitment to launching an electric car last October, and now the automaker has committed to launching at least two... read more

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Tesla Model 3

Startup teases new recruits with Tesla Model 3

Imagine your first day at scientific instruments manufacturer Practichem: You're issued a company badge, a laptop, and... a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model 3. That's what the... read more May 19, 2016 by

Tesla Model 3

Tesla to raise $2 billion with stock sale

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has confirmed via a Securities and Exchange Commission filing it plans to sell new stock in a bid to raise as much as $2 billion. About $1.4 billion... read more May 19, 2016 by

Stolen BMW i3 dashcam

Supposedly stolen BMW i3 dashcam video funny, but probably fake

Warning: This video contains some NSFW language. Let's get this one out of the way: This dashcam footage from the United Kingdom is potentially fake. That doesn't mean it... read more May 18, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla says subcontractors' $5/hour pay is unacceptable

A new investigation accuses Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] of using cheap Eastern European labor to expand its assembly plant in Silicon Valley, but it is the automaker's response... read more May 17, 2016 by

NextEV TCR (Team China Racing) competing in the Formula E Championship

More details on Chinese firm NextEV’s electric supercar plans

There’s no shortage of Chinese-backed startups attempting to be the next Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. A few that have been reported on here at Motor Authority include... read more May 16, 2016 by

LAPD tries out Tesla Model S P85D

LAPD tests out Tesla Model S as patrol car

If Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] gets its way, the next set of flashing lights in your rearview mirror very well could be attached to a high-zoot electric car. The California... read more May 12, 2016 by

BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Will BMW's new flagship be an electric car?

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is currently igniting the hearts and wallets of a portion of the car-buying public that is interested in putting an electric vehicle in their garage... read more May 12, 2016 by

Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi to launch at least 1 electrified car per year from 2018

In its annual general meeting held today in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi outlined two key areas of focus for the future: electrification and digitization. No doubt spurred on by... read more May 12, 2016 by

Saab 9-3-based development mules for Turkish national car project

Turkey’s electric car will be better than a Tesla, says science minister

Turkey is working on a national car, one powered by an extended-range electric drivetrain. The development is led by Turkey’s Scientific and Technical Research Council... read more May 10, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

New Tesla Model S 75D arrives... with same battery as 70D

Depending on how you look at it, Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] announcement that its new Model S 75D is really just a software update over the 70D is either great news or a shady... read more May 6, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla targets 90,000 cars this year, 500,000 as early as 2018

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has said multiple times it plans to produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020, but now the company believes it may hit that goal a little... read more May 6, 2016 by

Magnesium battery diagram

Magnesium may provide key to smaller, denser batteries

Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) in Michigan have made a discovery that could lead to batteries that are smaller and cheaper to produce... read more May 5, 2016 by

Tesla Model X HEPA filter

Tesla's HEPA air filter "hundreds of times" more effective than standard units

Electric car brand Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] says it is developed a HEPA air filtration system designed to clear up the outside world before it enters a vehicle's cabin. The... read more May 3, 2016 by

Elon Musk confirms Ludicrous Mode for the Model 3 via Twitter

Elon Musk confirms Ludicrous Mode for Model 3

The hype surrounding the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model 3 is undeniable. It has received an astounding amount of interest in the form of 400,000 or so pre-orders. People... read more May 2, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

BMW’s i3 broke new ground for the German automaker when it first hit the scene three years ago. The car remains unique in the market in that it combines a carbon... read more May 1, 2016 by


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