Late last decade, Mini leased electric versions of its Hardtop on a trial basis to gather feedback as well as lay the groundwork for more widespread adoption of electric propulsion. Knowledge gained from the project is currently being used for the development of a new Mini electric car due in 2019.

McLaren’s flagship Ultimate Series is about to spawn a new member. Code-named the P15, the new member is expected to be a track-focused road car faster and more extreme than the P1.

The United Kingdom has joined France in pledging to end sales of cars powered purely by gasoline or diesel by 2040. Internal combustion fans shouldn’t worry just yet as hybrids and plug-in hybrids should still be allowed under the new rules.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

Electric Mini Hardtop confirmed for 2019

McLaren "P15" to be faster than P1, arrive in 2018

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

2017 Dodge Challenger recalled to fix transmission glitch

Aston Martin open to supplying F1 power units

NHTSA to review gas-mileage rules, could freeze 2021 levels for later years

Rare look at Bugatti EB110 prototypes cold-weather testing

Virtual Reality showrooms will change how we shop for cars

5 ways to prepare your car for turbocharging

Note to (a few) electric car advocates: get off your high horses