Electric Cars

 
Nick Heidfeld in a Mahindra M4Electric Formula E race car at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Watch Nick Heidfeld attempt a Goodwood hill climb record in Mahindra’s Formula E car

During the 1999 Goodwood Festival of Speed, German racing driver Nick Heidfeld managed to complete the event's 1.16-mile hill climb in a scant 41.6 seconds behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4-13 Formula One race car. It’s a record that stands to this day—even after the close of the 2017... read more

July 5, 2017 by
 
2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Report: BMW to announce electric 3-Series in September

After stumbling with the oddball i3, BMW has changed its approach to electric cars by developing battery-powered versions of its core models rather than launching standalone... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2009 Hummer H2

Plant that once built Hummers will soon build EVs for Chinese-backed startup

In a strange twist of fate, the plant that once built big, gas-hungry Hummers has been bought by a startup looking to build electric cars. On June 22, Chinese-backed electric... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Richard Hammond and Mate Rimac

Richard Hammond and Rimac boss discuss Concept_One crash

“The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond was involved in a major accident on June 10 while taking part in a Swiss hill climb. He was driving the 1,206-horsepower... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Aston Martin RapidE debuting in 2019

Electric Aston Martin RapidE delayed until 2019 after LeEco exit

Aston Martin on Monday gave an update on the progress of its first electric car, the RapidE. Previewed in concept form in 2015 and originally slated for launch in 2018, the... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla in talks with Shanghai to build cars in China

Tesla may be adding another facility beyond its NUMMI California facility and assembly plant in Tillburg, Netherlands. The automaker has confirmed it is working with the... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist

2018 Nissan Leaf will arrive with ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

There's a new nugget of information surrounding the 2018 Nissan Leaf, but it doesn't have to do with its battery, range, or its powertrain at all. Instead, it's all about... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Arcfox-7 concept, 2016 Beijing auto show

Walter de Silva to design cars for Chinese EV startup Arcfox

Former Volkswagen Group design boss Walter de Silva has come out of retirement to join German engineering consultancy EDAG, and his first task will be to design a fleet of... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger station in Oxnard, California.

Tesla talks to rivals about use of its Supercharger network

Owners of non-Tesla vehicles may someday find themselves using one of Tesla's Supercharger stations if the "active talks" the Californian firm has disclosed lead anywhere... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Audi e-tron Sportback to join e-tron SUV at Belgian plant

Audi’s e-tron Sportback concept unveiled in April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show will spawn a production model of the same name in 2019. On Wednesday, Audi confirmed... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Polestar logo

Polestar becomes standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars

Originally an independent motorsport team dedicated to racing Volvos, Polestar would later start tuning Volvo road cars and eventually be bought out by the Swedish automaker... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Report: Volkswagen ID Buzz Microbus approved for production?

Volkswagen has teased the return of the iconic Microbus for years, but it seems the German automaker finally intends to make it a reality. A new report from Auto Express has... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
Richard Hammond with the Rimac Concept_One prior to his crash on June 10, 2017

Rimac provides more details on Richard Hammond’s crash

“The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond was involved in a major accident on June 10 while taking part in a Swiss hill climb. He was driving the 1,206-horsepower... read more June 18, 2017 by


 
Formula E Championship first official test day, Donington Park

Porsche may join Formula E in 2018

Formula E may be attracting yet another high-profile brand to its form of electric motorsport: Porsche. According to a new report from Autosport, Porsche is mulling over the... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV race car

Don Panoz’s Green4U unveils electric race car concept, hints at road-going version

Entrepreneur Don Panoz, founder of the Panoz motorsport and sports car brand, as well as the DeltaWing project, is back with yet another automotive startup, this time focused... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Jaguar I-Pace already in production, though US arrival not until 2018

Jaguar is poised to trump its German rivals in the mainstream electric car race by launching the new I-Pace electric SUV this year. Audi and Mercedes-Benz won’t have... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
 

 
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