Electric Cars

 
Faraday Future FF 91

Hong Kong firm to buy 45 percent of Faraday Future

Remember Faraday Future? The cash-strapped electric car startup hasn't been in the headlines of late but it isn't dead yet. In fact, the company may have been thrown a lifeline in the form of a stake sale to Hong Kong firm Evergrande Health Industry Group, a subsidiary of property developer China... read more

June 28, 2018 by
 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spy shots and video

Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s electric SUV based on the Generation EQ concept from the 2016 Paris auto show have been spotted. Earlier test mules had been using the... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron prototype

With CEO behind bars, Audi delays reveal of e-tron electric SUV

Audi's crucial new e-tron won't be revealed on August 30 as originally planned due to the latest diesel scandal-related crisis plaguing the automaker. The e-tron was... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Nico Rosberg behind the wheel of a Nio ES8

Nico Rosberg test drives the Nio ES8 electric SUV

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg was recently in China where he was able to visit electric car startup Nio and test drive the company's ES8, a twin-motor, mid-size SUV... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Why VW tackled and shattered Pikes Peak electrically

For want of a $12.24 ball joint in 1987, Volkswagen might not be here. That year, the twin-engine, 652-horsepower Golf driven by Jochi Kleint broke a front ball joint a mere... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW targets solid-state battery production by 2025

Solid-state batteries have the potential to realize a major step up in performance and safety of electric cars, which is why every major automaker worth its salt is... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive

XC40 to be first electric Volvo

Volvo's first electric car due in 2019 will be a version of the XC40 compact crossover SUV, the Swedish brand's former design boss Thomas Ingenlath revealed to Autocar in an... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW ID R electric racer smashes Pikes Peak record

Volkswagen has done it. The German automaker's ID R electric race car has not only broken the record for electric cars in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, it's also... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Tesla sues ex-employee who claims whistleblower status

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused an ex-employee of being a saboteur, Tesla filed suit against former Gigafactory technician Martin Tripp on Wednesday in a Nevada federal... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
Polestar 1

More 600-hp, carbon-fiber Polestar 1 coupes coming, and you can have one too

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said Wednesday that the newly minted electrified performance brand could produce more versions of its first car than the company had originally... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Elaphe in-wheel electric powertrain

Slovenian company makes in-wheel plug-and-play electric motors

Electric powertrains continue to redefine automotive engineering, but we haven't quite seen anything like Slovenian startup Elaphe has created. The company has spent 15 years... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Rimac C_Two

Porsche buys 10-percent stake in electric supercar maker Rimac

Porsche has big plans to be a leader in the electric-car segment, and it has just inked a new partnership with a familiar company to bolster its position. The German sports... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
Watch the Fisker Emotion drive under its own power

Watch the Fisker Emotion drive under its own power

Fisker is eager to show off its EMotion all-electric sedan. The company is so eager, in fact, that it posted a short drive video to YouTube on May 30 showing the car running... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
VW ID R at Pikes Peak

VW details the engineering behind charging ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen will attempt to set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the electric-car class with the ID R electric racer on June 24. But even before the... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
First Tesla Model 3 AWD Performance produced

Tesla now building cars in a tent, first AWD performance Model 3 built

After announcing a 9-percent reduction in its full-time workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the company is now producing... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ in video ad

Mercedes-Benz wants you to know the future of motoring is silent

No matter how hard automakers and engineers may try, it's impossible to turn an internal-combustion engine into a silent operator. However, as the auto industry shifts to... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
 

 
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