Electric Cars

  • Polestar 2 teaser

    New electric car brand Polestar on Wednesday confirmed the reveal of its second model, the Polestar 2, will take place on February 27. The car is a small sport sedan to rival the Tesla Model 3, and Polestar says it will offer 300 miles of range and 400 horsepower. Final specs will be locked in closer to the start of production late this year or early next. Several teaser shots hint at the design. The top-down view of the Polestar 2 reveals a car that looks like a four-door coupe variant of the Polestar 1. A full-width light bar spans the rear while the roof is one large panel of glass...

  • Mystery model spied at Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Potential third model from Rivian spied at EV startup's headquarters

    U.S. electric car startup Rivian unveiled a pickup truck and SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the company is known to be working on additional vehicles, one of which might have just been spotted. Our latest spy shots were taken outside Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Book it: Amazon delivers millions to Tesla-rival Rivian to build electric SUVs, pickups

    Rivian inched closer to prime time on Friday with the announcement it had received $700 million in the latest round of equity investment. Online shopping and technology giant Amazon was the lead investor. Amazon's total investment was not disclosed in Rivian's announcement, but the company...

  • Chevy eCOPO Camaro runs 9s at the drag strip
    Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro breaks into 9-second territory

    Chevy had a 9-second quarter-mile time in its sights, and the electric eCOPO Camaro has done just that. The electric drag racer has clocked a 9.837-second run. Thanks to video published by DragZine on Monday, we can see how much the eCOPO has improved. Just a few weeks ago, the electric eCOPO...

  • Tesla Dog Mode
    Tesla just became the most dog-friendly automaker

    What's the best brand of car to buy for dog lovers? The answer may come as a surprise. It's Tesla. On Wednesday Tesla announced it had begun rolling out a new Dog Mode to all its vehicles via the latest over-the-air software update. Your move, Subaru. Introducing Dog Mode: set a cabin temperature...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept teaser sketch
    Audi Q4 e-tron concept sketch revealed ahead of Geneva debut

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover to slot between the Q3 and Q5 models, the brand will present an electric Q4 e-tron concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The German luxury marque didn't share many details, but provided two sketches of...

  • Teaser for Honda electric city car prototype debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show

    Honda unveiled an adorable electric city car a couple of years back in the form of the Urban EV concept and confirmed that a production version was coming upon the debut. Now the automaker is close to revealing a prototype for the production version. Honda on Wednesday confirmed that a prototype of the electric city car will be unveiled in March at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and showed a teaser of the prototype's dashboard. The dashboard appears to be one massive screen, though it's unknown if it's one or multiple screens. A tiled interface can be seen as well as a few hard...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots and video

    Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw...

  • 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

    The first model from Volkswagen's new family of ID electric cars has been spotted testing in prototype form. The car is a compact hatch similar in size to VW's Golf, and its arrival will mark the start of VW's transition to an electric car manufacturer. The design was previewed in 2016 by the ID...

  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification
    As it turns 100, Bentley to look to future with EV, concept

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. In an interview with Car Sales published Thursday, Bentley engineering chief Werner Tietz revealed plans for a new concept defining the future of luxury at the brand. It will be revealed...

  • GFG Style Kangaroo electric hyper SUV concept teaser
    GFG Style hops into electric performance SUVs with Kangaroo concept

    GFG Style, the design studio born from a partnership between legendary designer and former Italdesign head Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, have a new concept vehicle on the horizon—but not a typical one. The firm plans to debut the Kangaroo electric SUV at the 2019 Geneva...

  • 2022 BMW i4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2022 BMW i4 spy shots

    BMW early next decade will introduce an electric car badged an i4 that it previewed with the i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger made the confirmation during the 2018 Geneva auto show, adding that the i4 will be one of the 12 electric...

  • Teaser for Lagonda All-Terrain Concept debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show

    Aston Martin is in the midst of a revival of fellow historic British brand Lagonda. The plan is transform the brand into a tech-focused, ultra-luxury alternative to the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, with electric powertrains and self-driving capability to be the hallmarks instead of the somewhat staid concepts of wood, leather hides and burly engines. The first model out will be an SUV, a preview of which we first received last year in the form of a teaser sketch. And Aston Martin on Wednesday announced that a more tangible taste will come at next month's 2019 Geneva International Motor...

  • Prototype for BMW iNext electric SUV due in 2021
    Prototypes for BMW iNext electric SUV break cover

    Is the world ready for another SUV? BMW thinks so, and will add to its lineup of high-riding vehicles with the much-hyped iNext electric crossover SUV in 2021. BMW previewed the vehicle last September with its Vision iNext concept car, and on Tuesday the automaker revealed the production version...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class
    2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class hints at updates for Metris van, EQV electric version coming

    Mercedes-Benz's V-Class van has proven to be a huge hit for the automaker, with close to 209,000 examples sold since the model was launched in 2014. Now an updated version has arrived and points to updates that will feature on our own Metris van, which is essentially a V-Class tooled up for work...

  • Teaser for Hispano-Suiza Carmen debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Hispano-Suiza starts revival with Carmen electric supercar

    Big, pre-war cars are the things for which Hispano-Suiza is best known. Founded in 1904, the Spanish marque has been defunct since 1968, but that's all set to change as the brand is being revived with the launch of a new electric supercar in March at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Based...

  • Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro pulls a wheelie
    Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro does wheelie on first dragstrip run, approaches 9s

    Chevrolet revealed its all-electric drag racer concept, the eCOPO Camaro, at the 2018 SEMA show last October, but now the race-prepped monster has made its first pass. Video published to YouTube last Monday shows the eCOPO Camaro makes hardly a peep as it launches off of the line and pulls a...

  • 2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz spy shots

    Volkswagen is developing a family of electric cars based on a modular platform dubbed the MEB, and some of them will be assembled at the automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our latest spy shots show a test mule for a crossover SUV that will fit in the family. It was previewed in 2017 by...

  • Volkswagen Geneva Show Electric Buggy concept

    The teasers and rumors were correct. Volkswagen confirmed Wednesday that it plans to revive the beach buggy, or dune buggy as some might call it, with a modern twist: It's electric. The reborn buggy will make its concept car debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. It's not clear just what VW will call the show car, however. The buggy rides on VW's new, modular all-electric MEB platform. It's MEB that could enable VW to put low-volume niche models, such as a buggy, into production in the future. The automaker's MEB platform is like a skateboard with the battery mounted in the middle down...

  • Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept teaser
    Electrified Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept coming to Geneva

    Nearly two years after Mitsubishi's e-Evolution electric SUV concept bowed, another electrified SUV concept is on the way. The Japanese automaker announced Tuesday that it will reveal the Engelberg Tourer concept at the 2019 Geneva motor show this March. The "Engelberg Tourer" name comes from the...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype
    Easing range anxiety: Porsche Taycan to come with 3 years of Electrify America charging

    Porsche won't leave Taycan owners to their own devices when it comes time to charge their electric sedans on the road. The German luxury and sports car maker announced Monday that every Taycan will come with three years of free charging at Electrify America stations. The goal is to provide Taycan...

  • 2017 Lotus Evora 400, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Lotus and Williams sign partnership deal that could aid hypercar development

    Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering announced they have entered a strategic technical partnership on Monday. The new partnership fits perfectly with Lotus' previous announcement to bring an electric hypercar to market. Autocar first reported Lotus would build a new battery-electric hypercar on...

  • Byton M-Byte and K-Byte
    If track day is important, Byton wants you to buy a different electric car

    Tesla vehicles have earned a reputation, boosted by YouTube reaction videos, for their blistering, dragstrip-worthy, straight-line acceleration. Porsche is getting into the electric performance game with even more fervor. The German luxury marque aims for the pedigree of Nürburgring times and...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
    GMC hints at future electric pickup truck, SUV

    General Motors' premium truck and SUV brand could have an electric pickup in its future. The GMC brand's vice president, Duncan Aldred, said an electric pickup truck is something the brand is considering and GMC is looking at how to offer an electric SUV. He made the comments to CNBC in a Thursday...

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