Electric Cars

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

    Twitter makes it incredibly easy to gain insight into what Tesla CEO Elon Musk is thinking, for better or worse. On Sunday, Musk let slip on the social media platform that future Teslas will be reminiscent of K.I.T.T. of "Knight Rider" fame, complete with artificial intelligence. Musk replied to a Twitter user asking if we'll see K.I.T.T.-like artificial intelligence in Teslas in the future. The CEO simply replied, "Yes" to the question. The discussion first came after Musk tweeted an article detailing the most significant AI happenings of 2017. With the tweet, Musk said, "the future is...

  • Faraday Future FF91 body-in-white
    Faraday Future hits key milestone with first FF91 body-in-white

    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 company on Monday announced it has completed the first body-in-white for the FF91 at its...

  • Audi PB 18 e-tron electric supercar concept teaser
    Shocking: Audi to debut electric supercar concept at Pebble Beach

    Audi has something to show us at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this year, and it's electric. Not just any electric car, but an electric supercar. The automaker teased what it calls the PB 18 e-tron on Monday and said the car houses a futuristic design for enthusiasts. We can also expect a...

  • Porsche Mission E concept
    Porsche Taycan first specs confirmed: Over 600 horsepower, 300 miles of range

    It’s been almost three years since Porsche made the announcement to put its Mission E electric sedan concept into production. In that time we’ve managed to glean very little information regarding the production version, which Porsche has decided to call a Taycan and will start producing...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype
    Reserve a 2019 Audi e-tron following September 17 global debut

    Anyone looking to be among the first to take delivery of Audi's upcoming e-tron electric SUV will be able to configure and reserve one starting September 17. The date is when Audi will present the completed vehicle for the first time, with the debut confirmed by Audi on Thursday to be in San...

  • Ford Michigan Central Station renderings
    Ford Autonomous Vehicles is Blue Oval's new unit for self-driving cars

    Future self-driving cars and associated engineering will have a home inside Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker announced the new organization on Tuesday with the intent to accelerate its self-driving car business. Ford AV will be tasked with handling numerous...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    A new update is likely in store for the Tesla Model 3 Performance in the near future, and owners will have the chance to try out a new "track mode." The news of "track mode," which isn't the final name, first came from tech-focused YouTuber Marques Brownlee, who posted an Instagram video showing the experimental track mode in action. Per the car's mode selector, the track setting tweaks the stability control and powertrain settings. Motor Authority reached out to Tesla to comment on the forthcoming track mode, and a spokesperson confirmed the setting is still under development and provided...

  • DS and Techeetah partner in Formula E Championship
    DS ditches Virgin for Techeetah in Formula E

    DS, the luxury brand of French auto giant PSA Group, announced Monday that it will partner with top Formula E team Techeetah for the 2018/2019 season of the electric car racing series. Techeetah was originally Team Aguri but had its name changed after the team was sold to Chinese investment firm...

  • 2018 Tesla Model S
    Collector car expert Hagerty rates Tesla Model S car of the decade

    Hagerty is always on the hunt for the next great collectible car. Such a machine should be considered exemplary amongst automobiles built during the same era. So which future classic fits the mold for the decade starting 2010? According to the insurance specialist, the greatest car of the 2010s is...

  • 2020 Mini Electric spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mini Electric spy shots

    Mini is set to launch an electric Hardtop in 2019, and we've got the most revealing spy shots yet. The car was previewed by the Mini Electric concept at 2017's Frankfurt auto show and is only the first of 12 electric cars the BMW Group will roll out by 2025. As expected, Mini is using its signature...

  • 2018 Tesla Model S
    German Tesla Model S owners told to repay $4,650 electric car subsidy

    Hundreds of Tesla Model S owners in Germany will be required to repay a $4,650 electric car subsidy after the country's Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control ruled the car does not qualify. Around 800 owners will be responsible for the sum after the agency declared the Model S is...

  • Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne at the 2017/2018 Formula E New York ePrix
    Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne claims 2017/2018 Formula E drivers' title, Audi claims teams' title

    The 2017/2018 Formula E Championship, the fourth season of the electric car racing series, wrapped up this past weekend with the running of the dual-race New York ePrix. Jean-Éric Vergne, driving for Techeetah, took victory in the Drivers' Championship in the first race held Saturday. He...

  • Nio EP9 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Nio EP9's electric track car has set a blistering time up Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hill climb. The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday's Supercar shootout event, which is just a few seconds off the overall record of 41.6 seconds set by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13 Formula 1 car back in 1999. Doing the driving this time was Scottish racing driver Peter Dumbreck. We'll remind you that the EP9 is also one of the fastest cars around the Nürburgring. It set a time of 6:45.90 around the Green Hell in 2017, and despite what the title of the video says the EP9 is...

  • Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run

    The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the event's hill climb and set a new record for electric cars. And on Saturday, with Romain Dumas...

  • 2018 Tesla Model S
    Tesla is the first automaker to lose electric car federal tax credit

    Soon, Tesla electric cars will cost up to $7,500 more as the automaker is first to reach the 200,000-vehicle threshold for federal tax credits. It means the tax incentives will enter a phase out period. Green Car Reports confirmed with Tesla Thursday that the automaker had passed the 200,000-car...

  • Teaser for Mini Electric arriving in 2019
    Mini teases design of electric Hardtop due in 2019

    Mini on Thursday gave us our first look at some of the design of its electric Hardtop due in 2019. The vehicle was previewed as a concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and judging by the latest teasers design elements from the show car will make it onto the upcoming production model...

  • Robocar to race at Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb
    Enjoy this 360-degree video of Roborace's autonomous run up Goodwood hill climb

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different was in attendance. Roborace on Thursday tackled Goodwood's famous hill climb with its self-driving electric race car, known as the...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina PF0 electric hypercar debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Pininfarina reveals more of electric Bugatti fighter, future plans

    If you’re a storied brand waiting to break free, your best strategy is to make a big splash. Such is the situation of Pininfarina, which plans to launch a range of four new cars under its own name between 2020 and 2025, company executives told Motor Authority in a private meeting in New York...

  • Porsche 800-volt charging stations installed at dealer

    After installing the first of many 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging stations in Berlin, Germany, last year, Porsche has begun erecting the so-called Turbo Charging stations at dealerships. The first dealership is the Porsche Center in Berlin-Adlershof. Four parking spaces feature the new chargers, which offer double the voltage over current DC fast-charging stations (400 volts). With the added voltage, Porsche's stations will charge any car with a Combined Charging Standard (CCS) in as little as 20 minutes with a 250-mile range. To ensure normal operation and safe transfer of energy, the new...

  • 2014 Tesla Model S in China
    Tesla reveals plans for Chinese plant as new tariffs start to bite

    Tesla has been hinting at a Chinese plant since 2014 and now the automaker has finally confirmed one. Following a meeting Tuesday with Chinese officials, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Shanghai would become the first location for one of its so-called Gigafactories outside the United States. The new plant...

  • BMW Concept iX3
    Chinese-made BMW iX3 electric SUV will be sold globally

    BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance on Monday announced plans to further expand their joint manufacturing operations in China, known as BMW Brilliance Automotive, or BBA for short. Namely, the automakers said they planned to increase capacity at their jointly run plants in order to build as many...

  • Tiff Needell behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S race car
    Tiff Needell drives the Electric GT Tesla Model S race car

    British racing driver and television host Tiff Needell was present during last month's launch of the new FIA-backed, production car-based electric racing series known as the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS). The launch took place at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya where Needell got to test...

  • Audi e-tron electric SUV interior
    No mirrors, just screens: Audi shows off e-tron electric SUV's cockpit

    After delaying the debut of the e-tron electric SUV, Audi has revealed the first look at the model's interior. And it's properly futuristic. Audi's typical interior design language remains on display, but it's clear the electric SUV received a few unique pen strokes to set itself apart. Wedge-like...

  • Mercedes Aesthetics Progessive Luxury sculpture
    Mercedes-Benz electric concept recalls record-setting Silver Arrow

    Eighty years ago, Mercedes-Benz set a record for the fastest land-speed vehicle on a public road. It was only last year that the German brand lost the title to Koenigsegg and its Agera RS. Mercedes hasn't forgotten about the achievement, and now it has created an homage to the legendary...

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