Electric Cars

  • Nio shares start trading on New York Stock Exchange on September 12, 2018

    Shares of Chinese electric car startup Nio started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday under the ticker symbol NIO. A total 160 million shares were listed at a price of $6.26, which was just $0.01 above the lower bound range of the company's initial public offering announced in late August. It means Nio only managed to raise $1 billion and not the $1.3 billion it had hoped. Nevertheless, the price means Nio has a total market cap of $6.41 billion, which isn't a bad deal for a car company that's only four years old and as of August has only delivered about 1,600 cars. Nio's...

  • Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix
    Jaguar reveals calendar for I-Pace eTrophy's inaugural season

    Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world’s first race series for production electric cars. It's called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, and the inaugural season coincides with the 2018/2019 season of the Formula E Championship, with the two series set to share the same street circuits...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    EQS will be first Mercedes based on fully electric platform

    Mercedes-Benz will have at least 10 pure electric vehicles in its lineup by 2022. Some will be electric versions of existing nameplates, like the e-Sprinter van unveiled earlier this year, while others will be new additions falling under the EQ sub-brand of Daimler, Mercedes' parent company. The...

  • Nissan Formula E Livery
    Nissan buys stake in e.dams Formula E team

    Nissan will enter the Formula E Championship when the 2018/2019 season kicks off in December. It will be the fifth for the electric car series. Nissan isn't going it alone however as the automaker will partner up with successful team e.dams, which in previous seasons was partnered with Nissan's...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019
    Aston Martin confirms specs for Rapide E electric sedan coming in 2019

    Aston Martin on Wednesday revealed the first specs for its Rapide E electric sport sedan due for delivery in late 2019. The car is being developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the Williams Formula 1 team's technology offshoot, and since development isn't complete some of the...

  • Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales
    St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E

    Aston Martin is in the final phase of converting a former military hanger in St Athan, Wales into a second plant to join the existing plant in Gaydon, England. Gaydon will remain the home of Aston Martin sports cars while St Athan will be where Aston Martin builds its SUV and planned Lagonda cars...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic

    Mercedes-Benz is the latest to tackle the future of transportation with this rather strange-looking concept vehicle. The company debuted the Vision Urbanetic concept on Monday. The concept's goal? It hails from the a Mercedes-Benz Van division, and it's meant to haul people and goods in the most efficient manner possible. Foremost, the Vision Urbanetic is a self-driving vehicle with an electric powertrain. The company didn't discuss its range, charging technology or self-driving system, but said the vehicle features an embedded "self-learning IT infrastructure for the continual analysis of...

  • Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio
    Lucid Air electric sedan tackles Laguna Seca

    Lucid is (apparently) still alive after the company posted a video showing its Air electric luxury sedan taking to Laguna Seca. The electric sedan clocked a lap time of 1:41.67 at the track known for its tricky corkscrew. While the time isn't particularly impressive when looking at some of the...

  • Tesla Semi
    Walmart plans to purchase 30 more Tesla Semis

    After placing an order for 15 Tesla Semis, Walmart is keen to buy even more. The discount retailer plans to purchase 30 additional electric semi-trucks from the Silicon Valley automaker. Reuters reported Thursday that the 30 additional Tesla Semi trucks would operate in Canada and join 10 trucks...

  • Genesis Essentia Concept
    Genesis Essentia concept will spawn limited-production halo

    The Genesis Essentia concept unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show was meant to usher in the Korean luxury brand's new design language and mark its transition toward electrification. However, the popularity of the design has prompted Genesis management to proceed with a limited production run...

  • 2020 Ford electric SUV teaser
    Ford teases Mustang-inspired electric SUV due in 2020

    Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV due in 2020 has been previewed in a teaser sketch. The sketch reveals the rear of the SUV and confirms the rumors that the Mustang served as inspiration for the styling. It looks like the Mustang's three-bar taillight design and flat rear are present, and...

  • 2020 Tesla Roadster
    Tesla Roadster makes European debut at 2018 Grand Basel show

    Tesla's big surprise the company promised for this week's 2018 Grand Basel show in Switzerland has turned out to be a mockup of the second-generation Roadster, this one finished in white. It was hoped we might see a production-ready example of the new Roadster, which Tesla has promised for delivery...

  • Audi PB18 e-tron concept

    Back in March, Audi R&D boss Peter Mertens dropped the bombshell news that the Audi Sport division didn't have any plans drawn up yet for a third-generation R8. It didn't mean Audi Sport was definitely going to axe the car after the current model's run, but it did leave the possibility on the table. A new report out from Autocar on Wednesday claims Audi Sport has since decided to go ahead with a third-generation R8 powered exclusively by an electric powertrain. Without citing a source, the British publication reported the car will arrive around 2022 and move into hypercar territory thanks...

  • Audi management inspect first e-tron electric SUV off the line at plant in Brussels, Belgium
    2019 Audi e-tron enters production, full reveal coming Sept. 17

    Audi's first volume electric car, the e-tron, is almost here. Production of the first customer example, finished in Catalunya Red, was completed on Monday at the car's plant in Brussels, Belgium, a high-tech facility where automated transport systems bring the batteries to the assembly line just in...

  • Mercedes-EQ logo
    Drive with Mercedes EQ app to check whether electric cars suit you

    Drivers around the world will need more information and education on electric cars if automakers are to realize zero-emissions goals. Mercedes-Benz has taken a creative step to show drivers that they may be ideal candidates for a switch to the electric lifestyle. The German luxury brand is testing...

  • Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]
    Tesla works on tech to flash indicators when drivers forget

    The turn signal is one of the most essential passive safety measures onboard every single new car. Yet, millions of drivers choose to ignore the ability, and let's face it, the decision puts other drivers at risk. Tesla appears ready to flick the indicators whether a driver likes it or not. The...

  • 2020 Tesla Roadster
    Tesla has a surprise reveal for Grand Basel show; is it the production Roadster?

    The Grand Basel show in Switzerland will play host to a new Tesla reveal, the electric car manufacturer confirmed Friday. Tesla sent invites to owners declaring it has a "surprise" to showcase at the show that celebrates all things design, as well as "automotive masterpieces." Noting the show's...

  • Dyson Hullavington campus for electric car development
    Dyson reveals plans for electric car test track

    It's been a year since vacuum giant Dyson announced plans to build an electric car, something founder and chief engineer James Dyson has been hinting at since 2008. The company on Thursday gave an update on the plans, confirming that the former Hullavington air force base in southern England it...

  • 2019 McLaren Senna, Portugal Media Drive, June 2018

    McLaren Automotive has every intention to move away from cars powered purely by internal-combustion engines, but it's not ready to go fully electric just yet. And that's because battery technology simply isn't where the brand needs it to be. The supercar and sports car manufacturer's CEO, Mike Flewitt, told Automotive News (subscription required) in an interview published last week that battery technology for an electric supercar probably won't be ready until 2025 "to give [McLaren] what we want in terms of performance." The McLaren CEO added an electric supercar needs to be "usable" and be...

  • Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype
    Byton M-Byte electric SUV begins real-world tests

    Following a reveal at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese electric car startup Byton is showing it's full-speed ahead for its debut model, the M-Byte crossover SUV. The company announced on Tuesday that it's begun testing prototype vehicles in the real world in Nanjing, China. Company...

  • Nio Formula E race car, EP9, ES8 and Eve concept car
    Nio launches IPO, shares to start trading mid-September

    Chinese electric car startup Nio on Tuesday launched an initial public offering, with its filing revealing the company intends to sell 160 million shares priced between $6.25 and $8.25. Hitting a share price in the upper range would raise $1.3 billion for the company's coffers and see it valued at...

  • Faraday Future completes first pre-production FF91 on August 28, 2018
    Faraday Future's first pre-production FF91 rolls off line at Californian plant

    Electric car startup Faraday Future appears to be back on track with development of its first model, the FF91, following a rough couple of years resulting from cash shortages and a senior executive exodus. The Chinese-backed, U.S-based company reached a major milestone Tuesday with the completion...

  • 2020 Ford electric SUV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford electric SUV spy shots

    Feast your eyes on the first spy shots of Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV. This is the 300-mile small electric SUV promised for 2020. Ford in early 2018 teased the possibility of using the Mach 1 name for the vehicle but only this week we learned that a strong negative response from...

  • Audi S5 with Tesla Model S powertrain swap
    This Audi S5 has a Tesla Model S powertrain

    Engine swaps are an integral part of automotive culture. For decades, gearheads have ripped out factory engines and replaced them with something superior, at least in their eyes. Perhaps the powertrain in the Tesla Model S will soon become the GM LS V-8 swap of the future for those who prefer...

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