Electric Cars

1973 Volkswagen Thing

Volkswagen might bring back Thing as an electric car

Volkswagen thinks the possibilities are plentiful to bring back some of its most iconic vehicles from the past, thanks to its dedicated MEB electric car platform. The latest retro revival? The Volkswagen Thing, which graced the United States for just two model years before disappearing. The... read more

October 24, 2017 by
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce doesn't do half steps; EVs in the future, no hybrids

It's all or nothing at Rolls-Royce. The maker of some of the most opulent cars on the road today says it will not equip its vehicles with plug-in hybrid systems, but... read more October 18, 2017 by

Polestar 1

Polestars to be made in China, rival Teslas

Volvo in-house tuner Polestar has been morphed into a standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars and on Tuesday we saw its first model, aptly named the Polestar... read more October 18, 2017 by

Toyota Concept-i series, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota tackles future mobility with Concept-i trio

Toyota at next week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will preview a potential future for mobility with a trio of concepts. The automaker’s vision for the future is one... read more October 17, 2017 by

Rotary engine

Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to... read more October 16, 2017 by

Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz electrification plans: charting the changes

Mercedes-Benz is currently constructing a battery plant in Kamenz, Germany, the second of five such plants that will be in operation in three continents by the start of the... read more October 16, 2017 by

Volkswagen e-Delivery

Volkswagen Group promises electric trucks and buses by 2018

Volkswagen Truck & Bus, the Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicles unit responsible for the Man and Scania brands, and also a strategic partner of Navistar in the... read more October 13, 2017 by

2,000,000th Land Rover Defender

Yes, new Land Rover Defender may be electrified; no, world not ending

Deductive logic may lead to an uncomfortable truth for Land Rover fans around the world. This week, at a press event for the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, the automaker... read more October 11, 2017 by

Porsche Cayman e-volution

"Porsche Turbo Charging" showcased with electric Porsche Cayman

Tesla laid a blueprint for electric car infrastructure with its Supercharger stations, but Porsche may be aiming to perfect it and spread the benefits with its own... read more October 10, 2017 by

Ferrari LaFerrari in New York City

FCA CEO Marchionne says Tesla, electric cars not viable

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE: FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne hasn't exactly been an ally to electric cars. This is the same executive who urged consumers to not buy the Fiat... read more October 10, 2017 by

Teaser for Tesla semi truck debuting in September

Tesla pushes back electric semi truck reveal, again

We’ll now have to wait until November to see Tesla’s electric semi-trailer truck. After first stating in June that the truck would be unveiled in September, CEO... read more October 10, 2017 by

Teaser for Aston Martin RapidE debuting in 2019

Aston Martin says it might join Formula E

Aston Martin doesn't have a production electric car just yet, but that will change in 2019 with the RapidE sedan. With the all-electric luxury sedan, Aston Martin CEO Andy... read more October 9, 2017 by

Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

First details on PPE electric car platform for future Audis and Porsches

Audi and Porsche, both brands from the Volkswagen Group, have developed separate platforms for their first volume electric cars. Audi’s platform is the C-BEV which is... read more October 9, 2017 by

General Motors’ Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

SURUS: GM's modular platform for silent, self-driving trucks

While some automakers look to electrify conventional trucks, General Motors has taken a much more radical approach in its development of next-generation commercial vehicles... read more October 9, 2017 by

Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.

Ford's new strategy: focus shifts to SUVs, trucks and EVs

After taking over the CEO position at Ford in May, Jim Hackett immediately set to work on a 100-day review of the company to develop a strategy to address the massive forces... read more October 4, 2017 by

2018 Lexus LS 500h Executive Package (Lexus LS Hybrid)

Lexus to skip plug-in hybrids and go straight to EVs, fuel cells

Lexus won't enter the business of selling plug-in hybrids, as it plans to move straight to battery-electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The comment came from Alain... read more October 3, 2017 by


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