Electric Cars

  • MINI Rocketman Concept

    There could soon be a Mini smaller than the subcompact Hardtop.

  • Teaser for Nissan IMQ concept debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Nissan IMQ electric SUV concept bound for Geneva auto show

    Nissan better hope its fans aren't suffering from EV concept fatigue as the automaker has yet another electric concept to present, this time another crossover SUV. The Japanese firm on Tuesday released a teaser for the IMQ concept, which debuts next week at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show...

  • Tachyon Speed all-electric hypercar
    The 1,200-horsepower electric supercar you've never heard of: the Tachyon Speed

    These days, numerous supercar start-ups compete for record-breaking top speed runs and the most headline-worthy performance specifications. Add another one to the list with the Tachyon Speed, a 1,250 horsepower hypercar with an all-electric powertrain. Southern California-based Rice Advanced...

  • Formula E steering wheel
    What do the buttons on a Formula E steering wheel do?

    Formula E race cars feature quite the contraption of a steering wheel. It does much more than simply turn the car left or right. It's a toolkit for engineers. The steering wheel itself is standard issue for the entire Formula E team roster, which will grow in the coming years, but it is completely...

  • Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3
    Unplugged Performance readies Tesla Model 3 kits

    Unplugged Performance has yet to actually dive into the world of tuning Tesla's electric cars, but it's arguably made some pretty cool aftermarket parts for its vehicles. Naturally, after tackling the Model S and Model X, it's turning its attention to the Tesla Model 3. Like most Unplugged...

  • Rimac Concept_One
    First details on Rimac's next electric supercar emerge

    Rimac isn't sitting on its hands. The oddball Croatian electric supercar firm is preparing to unveil its second supercar next year. It will follow the Rimac Concept_One. With a working title of Concept_Two, Rimac's chief operating officer Monika Mikac told Autocar the supercar will be more...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder in the Australian Outback

    Porsche's plans for a successor to the 918 are indefinitely on hold until the next technological breakthrough, which will likely involve batteries. The German brand was blunt in stating any future hypercar must outperform the 918 Spyder and beat its 6:57 lap time around the Nürburgring. Porsche research and development boss Michael Steiner told Autocar that the next hypercar will likely be all electric. However, today's battery technology isn't up to snuff. “A future super-sports is a matter of technology. If we were to do it now, it would be a hybrid. But we have already done that...

  • Bollinger B1 4-Door rendering
    Bollinger plans a 4-door version of the coolest electric car you've never heard of

    Bollinger already showed off its all-electric B1 sport utility truck, but now the electric truck builder has returned with the first sketches of a four-door version, and we're excited. At the core of Bollinger is the desire to fill a niche in the electric vehicle space. That is a no-frills electric...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Volkswagen views Tesla as competitor, possible threat

    Times are changing in the automotive industry when traditional automakers begin to view disruptors—such as Tesla—as true competitors. The latest such comments come from the world's largest automaker by sales: Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess told Reuters it...

  • 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
    2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive priced from $24,550

    Smart was one of the first mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car when it launched the first ForTwo Electric Drive on the market late last decade. Smart is now launching a successor, which the company has confirmed will be priced from $24,550. That’s $1,200 lower than the previous...

  • Lucid Air snow testing
    Lucid Air gets sideways during snow testing

    Lucid, the startup that plans to release the 1,000-horsepower Air electric sedan, appears to be serious about getting its car into production. We recently saw it prowling the San Francisco streets, and now Lucid has released a video of the car undergoing snow testing. That's not unusual for any...

  • Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay
    Insane person places insane price on Tesla Roadster prototype

    The first Tesla model that arrived to delight the eco-friendly was the Roadster. A cool looking all-electric sports car, it rode on the bones of the Lotus Elise. Tesla reportedly built more than 30 development cars for prototyping purposes. Plenty of those were surely crashed in the name of...

  • EO smart connecting car 2

    The urban landscape of the future will not be filled with gas-drinking machines piloted by humans. We're not sure when the cityscape will change, but it will absolutely reach a point when it's filled with electric-powered, electronically-maneuvered, autonomously guided vehicles. As much as we love the open road, power, noise, and the feeling of guiding our own machines, there's not really a need for such vehicles in the city. That's where a concept car like the EO smart connecting car 2 comes in, and it's a little craft backed-up with some great technology. ALSO SEE: POV Video Of The 1,341-HP...

  • Larte Enigma body kit for Tesla Model S
    Larte Body Kit Adds Aerodynamic Drag, "Worthy Soundtrack" To Tesla Model S

    In the high-end tuning community, there are plenty of companies—we're looking at you Mansory—literally more famous for being hated than for any individual products. MUST SEE: Road Rage Camaro A-Hole Wrecks Himself Into Big Rig: Video And while Larte's Enigma kit for the Tesla Model S...

  • 2015 Audi Q5
    Audi Q6: 2018 Arrival, 310-Mile Range For Electric Version

    Talk of Audi’s Q6, a coupe-like crossover slotting between the more conventional Q5 and Q7, dates back all the way to 2006, but official info on the vehicle never really emerged until this year when a teaser sketch of a vehicle fitting our previous description of the Q6 was shown at an...

  • Toroidion concept, 2015 Top Marques Monaco
    1,341-Horsepower Toroidion Electric Supercar Debuts At 2015 Top Marques Monaco

    Not long ago, 500 horsepower seemed an incredible output for a car. Then the Bugatti Veyron arrived and all of a sudden the “1,000-hp supercar” had entered the automotive vernacular. Lately, more and more cars have been coming out with “megawatt” ratings, which for those...

  • Chevrolet FNR concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
    Chevy FNR Concept Brings Autonomous Drive, Electric Power, Sci-Fi Styling To Shanghai

    Amid a gaggle of sensible sedans and crossovers, Chevrolet unveiled a concept car that seems straight out of science fiction at the the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The Chevrolet FNR concept is an autonomous electric car that looks like a cross between Tom Cruise's Minority Report Lexus and the...

  • 2015 Tesla Model S P85D Supercharging in Rocklin, California, Feb 2015
    Stephen King Takes Tesla To Drags, Compares It To X-Wing Fighter

    You might expect Stephen King to employ a more sinister analogy to describe the wicked performance of his Tesla. But rather than writing it "was killer," "went like a bat out of Hell," or had "demonic power," this morning on Twitter, the horror writer chose to compare his electric car to the...

  • 2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

    Just when you think Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can’t make any more updates to its award-winning Model S electric sedan, the automaker goes out and introduces a new variant. The new variant is the 70D, with the “D” in the name signifying that it packs the automaker’s dual-motor all-wheel-drive system. The 70D serves as the new entry point for the Model S, as it replaces the rear-wheel-drive 60. That means the Model S lineup now consists of the 70D, 85 (the last remaining rear-wheel-drive variant), 85D and P85D, the latter of which has 691 hp and will outrun pretty much...

  • 2015 Tesla Model S
    Elon Musk: Self-Driving Tesla Model S Available Within Months

    There’s been a flurry of news concerning Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and its compulsive Tweeting CEO Elon Musk these past couple of weeks, and it looks like the pace of news isn’t about to slow anytime soon. Today, we have details about new self-driving features coming to the Model S. Last...

  • Virgin Racing Formula E electric race car
    Richard Branson: Virgin Has Teams Of People Working On Electric Cars

    British billionaire Richard Branson has hinted that his Virgin empire may eventually expand into the world of electric cars, sparking speculation that it may not be just Apple and Google posing a threat to the standalone car brands. Speaking to Bloomberg at the recent Formula E electric car race in...

  • 1972 BMW 1602e
    1972 BMW 1602e: BMW’s First Electric Car Detailed In New Video

    BMW’s first electric car, a 1602 with its engine swapped for an array of batteries, in this case ordinary 12-volt car batteries, made its debut at the 1972 Olympic Games held in the automaker’s home town of Munich. Two examples were used to shuttle VIPs and serve as support cars in...

  • Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
    Tesla Can Now Sell Directly To Public In New Jersey

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today signed into law a provision for Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] unorthodox direct-sales model in the state. Dealer associations have been fighting to block Tesla’s direct-to-consumer model in several states, including New Jersey. ALSO SEE: Watch Kids...

  • Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering
    Tesla Model S Convertible Is Real, And It's On eBay: Video

    Last year, we heard that a company based in California was working on a convertible conversion for the Tesla Model S. That company was Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE), which back in April 2014 released several computer-generated images of its convertible Model S and said it had a Chinese...

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