Electric Cars

  • Porsche Taycan prototype

    Before it even launches, demand for the Porsche Taycan is surging. In December, the company confirmed it would build more Taycan electric sedans than it had initially planned as it experienced stronger-than-expected demand, but now we know Porsche plans to double production. The brand confirmed with CNBC in a Wednesday report that production will increase from 20,000 to 40,000 Taycans globally for its first year. In December, CEO Oliver Blume said the increase in production would be split between the standard Taycan sedan and the Cross Turismo variant Porsche confirmed for production last...

  • Aston Martin Rapide E prototype from video posted by Andy Palmer
    New video shows prototype for Aston Martin's electric Rapide E

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Monday gave an update on the progress of the company's first electric car, the Rapide E. He uploaded a video to Twitter showing a prototype on the move. According to the tweet, it was the first time a prototype for the Rapide E was driven under its own power. It's...

  • Roland Krueger
    Former Infiniti boss tapped to lead Dyson EV project

    Dyson has tapped former Infiniti boss Roland Krueger to lead its new electric car project. The British firm, famous for its line of bagless vacuum cleaners, announced in 2017 plans to build an electric car. The company has committed $2.7 billion to the project, some of which will be used to...

  • Scene from 'The Grand Tour' season three with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May
    Richard Hammond says electric cars can be fun, excited for the future

    As technology promises more changes in the automotive industry than perhaps ever before, Richard Hammond sees reason for excitement. Speaking to Road & Track in a Tuesday report, "The Grand Tour" host said he's not "remotely wary" of the future because it's consumer driven. While regulations...

  • Toyota President Akio Toyoda (left) and Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga
    Toyota and Panasonic to form battery joint venture

    Toyota and Panasonic on Tuesday confirmed plans for a joint-venture company responsible for production of vehicle batteries, not only to supply Toyota but also rivals. Pending approval by regulatory authorities, which is expected to take until late 2020, the joint-venture company will be...

  • 2020 Karma Revero spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Karma Revero spy shots

    After bowing out of production in 2012, the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, whose design really was too good to waste, was revived for 2017 by the new company Karma, which rebadged the stylish sedan a Revero. Karma is a new EV brand from Chinese parts supplier Wanxiang. After Wanxiang...

  • 2017 Karma Revero

    Karma, the electric car startup born out of the remains of the original Fisker, has teamed up with Italian design house and fellow EV startup Pininfarina to collaborate on future electric cars. The two firms announced Thursday that they will work together and that the first results of their collaboration could come as early as the second quarter of 2019. Without mentioning specifics, Pininfarina CEO Silvio Pietro Angori said in a statement that his firm has been tasked with helping Karma by lending its expertise in design. Karma's sole product is the Revero extended-range electric sedan...

  • 2018 Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak race car
    VW to chase Nürburgring EV record with ID R electric racer

    The Volkswagen ID R electric time attack special has a new mission on its hands: Obliterate the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The current record is the 6:45.9 set by Nio and its EP9 track car back in 2017. VW will attempt to break the record this summer and insiders have...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017
    Tesla cuts 7 percent of workforce

    Tesla on Friday announced in a company email that it has cut 7 percent of its full-time workforce. The move is aimed at getting overheads down so the company can start churning out more affordable Model 3 sedans, namely the promised $35,000 Standard model which will have a 220-mile range. Tesla...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
    Electric or bust: Cadillac's electric car push is brand's last shot

    For nearly two decades, General Motors' luxury division, Cadillac, has been under repair. The latest strategy shift to make Cadillac GM's electric car leader is its last chance at success, according to a senior GM executive. Mark Reuss, GM's newly minited president who also has oversight over the...

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Limited
    Ford will build electric F-Series to battle Tesla, Rivian pickups

    Ford will launch a fully electric F-Series to battle planned pickup trucks from Tesla and EV startups Rivian and Atlis. Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, confirmed the electric F-Series on Wednesday while speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    “Elegant” Lincoln based on Ford's Mustang-inspired electric crossover is coming

    Lincoln will get its own EV based on the underpinnings of the Mustang-inspired electric crossover Ford plans to launch in 2020. The information was confirmed by Ford's North America chief, Kumar Galhotra, speaking on Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Galhotra, who...

  • NEVS logo

    China's Evergrande Group, a key investor in U.S.-based Faraday Future, announced Tuesday it has acquired a controlling stake in NEVS, the Chinese-backed, Swedish company born out of the ashes of Saab. In a statement, Evergrande said it acquired 51 percent of NEVS in a quest to diversify into the auto industry. The remaining shares are owned by companies controlled by NEVS founder Kai Johan Jian. Evergrande is one of China's biggest companies with operations in the health, real estate, tech and tourism sectors. Its foray into the auto industry got off to a rocky start with an initial...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes EQB electric crossover will reportedly be twinned with GLB

    Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce a second compact crossover SUV in the upcoming GLB, but a new report claims the model will also spawn an electric variant. Autocar reported Monday that the EQB currently doing the rounds in test mule form will be closely related to the GLB, including sharing a...

  • GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    GAC returns to Detroit auto show with Entranze concept, delays US launch to 2020

    GAC is determined to be the first volume Chinese brand selling cars in the United States, and it made its intentions clear once again with an appearance in Detroit this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. GAC brought a number of its latest models as well as an electric concept...

  • Volkswagen to build EVs at Chattanooga, Tennessee plant starting in 2022
    VW will invest $800M in US plant for EV production

    Volkswagen on Monday confirmed it will build electric cars at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in 2022. The automaker will invest $800 million in the site for electric car production and in the process create around 1,000 jobs directly at the plant, plus additional jobs at supplier...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept debuts in Detroit, heralds brand's electric future

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary...

  • Nissan IMs Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Sedan on stilts: Nissan IMs concept previews crossover electric limo

    There's nothing like one car that can do it all. Nissan's IMs electric sedan concept, unveiled Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims for just that. It sits tall, like a crossover, with five passenger seating inside—unless you're a wealthy magnate who hires...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform

    In a shocking turn of events (pun intended), Cadillac revealed the design of its first electric car during Sunday night's preview showing of the new 2020 XT6 crossover SUV, whose formal debut took place Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric car is a sleek, sexy crossover SUV with a design clearly cribbed from the equally stunning Escala concept car shown in 2016, and while it doesn't have a name yet the development is being fast-tracked around a new modular EV platform General Motors only announced on Friday. Cadillac also showed us the interior of...

  • Cadillac Escala concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week
    Cadillac will become lead EV brand at GM, challenge Tesla

    Cadillac will become the leading electric car brand at General Motors in an attempt to lure sales away from Tesla while also countering the onslaught of EVs in the pipeline at the German luxury brands. The announcement was made by GM on Friday during an investor call conference, where the automaker...

  • Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV
    Electric Volkswagen off-road SUV on the table

    The Volkswagen brand may build a dedicated off-road electric SUV as part of the ID family of vehicles. Call us intrigued. Auto Express reported on Thursday that VW is considering building an off-road electric SUV and said VW’s strategic head Michael Jost is personally championing the effort...

  • Audi compact electric crossover SUV teased - Image via Autoweek.nl
    Audi PB18 electric supercar given green light, future e-tron teased

    Audi on Wednesday held a launch event for its e-tron electric crossover SUV in the Netherlands, where the brand provided new details on a number of upcoming EVs. Autoweek.nl was in attendance and was able to source a teaser image for a compact electric crossover that will sit below the small...

  • 2019 Nissan Leaf
    2019 Nissan Leaf Plus comes with more power, range

    Nissan on Tuesday finally unveiled a long-range option for its Leaf electric car. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus made its debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will be in showrooms in the spring. Nissan didn't say how much the Leaf Plus would cost when it goes on sale. The Plus in...

  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle
    Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle starts just under $30,000, 0-60 in 3.5 sec

    Harley-Davidson's hushed hog will start around $30,000 when it reaches showrooms later this year. The Wisconsin-based motorcycle maker announced Monday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the electric LiveWire motorcycle will cost $29,799, not including destination charges...

Follow Us on Instagram @motorauthority