Electric Cars

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB - 2019 Shanghai auto show

    The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB unveiled on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019 will spawn a production variant as early as this summer. The information was confirmed by Mercedes sales chief Britta Seeger on Wednesday at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. She also used the show to confirm an electric variant dubbed the EQB will arrive in 2021. The news was hardly a surprise, though, as testers for both vehicles have already been spied. The GLB is based on the same MFA2 (Mercedes Front-drive Architecture) as the recently launched A-Class and will come with turbo-4 engines, a dual-clutch...

  • Genesis EV Concept, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Genesis unveils Mint EV concept at 2019 New York auto show

    Genesis on Wednesday unveiled the Mint Concept at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The concept is an electric city car that attempts to demonstrate how luxury in the automotive sense doesn't always have to mean big and powerful. Think of it is a more upmarket Smart Fortwo or Mini Hardtop...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886
    2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 marks an electric milestone

    Contrary to popular belief, it was the company today known as Mercedes-Benz that put the first automobile into production. The year was 1886, and it would be a few more decades before Henry Ford implemented mass production that made automobiles a common sight. Nevertheless, 1886 is an important...

  • Kia Habaniro Concept, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Hot and spicy: Kia serves up HabaNiro electric crossover concept in New York

    Kia envisions a future where electric cars aren't appliances, but instead, they're a do-it-all kind of vehicle. The Kia HabaNiro concept aims to be just that, and in fact, the brand even coined a new term for the concept car: the "ECEV," or "everything car electric vehicle." The HabaNiro concept...

  • Nio ET Preview concept
    Nio previews its first sedan with ET Preview concept

    Nio on Tuesday unveiled a concept previewing its first sedan at the Auto Shanghai 2019. The Chinese electric car startup already offers a track-only supercar and pair of SUVs, but soon it will expand into the sedan segment with models bearing the “ET” designation followed by a number to...

  • Karma Pininfarina GT
    Karma looks to the future with Pininfarina GT and Vision concepts

    Karma used Tuesday's Auto Shanghai 2019 to present a trio of vehicles pointing to the EV startup's immediate, mid-term and long-term plans. They were the 2020 Revero GT extended-range electric sedan due on sale this fall, as well as two concepts that hint at potential models due in the next decade...

  • 2020 Karma Revero GT

    Karma on Tuesday revealed its 2020 Revero GT extended-range electric sedan at Auto Shanghai 2019. The car is an updated version of the Revero that Karma launched for 2017 and boasts new looks, new tech in the cabin, and improved performance. The latter was made possible by a completely new powertrain. The outgoing Revero's powertrain is basically the same setup used in the Fisker Karma, which bowed out of production in 2012 (the Revero is a rebadged Fisker Karma). A 2.0-liter inline-4 sourced from General Motors serves as an onboard generator by charging a 21.4-kilowatt-hour battery, which...

  • Teaser for Lotus Type 130 electric hypercar
    Lotus kicks off revival with confirmation of electric hypercar

    Since Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's acquisition of a controlling stake in Lotus just over a year ago, there's been very little detail in the way of an updated product roadmap for the British performance marque. That changed on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019 where Lotus confirmed that an electric...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E
    Aston Martin Rapide E electric sport sedan debuts at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Aston Martin on Tuesday revealed an electric version of its Rapide sport sedan at Auto Shanghai 2019. The car, dubbed the Rapide E, is limited to 155 units for worldwide sale and will commence deliveries in late 2019, meaning it will likely arrive as a 2020 model. The Rapide E has been developed in...

  • Audi AI:ME concept
    Audi AI:ME concept is an A2 from the future

    Audi on Monday revealed the AI:ME concept ahead of the official debut on Tuesday at Auto Shanghai 2019. Rather than preview a future model in the works, the concept is a pure design study that explores electric mobility a decade from now. Specifically, it's a compact EV with self-driving capability...

  • Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept
    ID Roomzz concept previews large electric SUV from VW

    Volkswagen's fifth member of its planned ID family of electric cars will be a large SUV, a preview of which comes in the form of the ID Roomzz concept revealed on Sunday and set for a debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2019. The production version is due in 2021, with China confirmed as the first...

  • 2020 Seres SF5
    SF Motors renames itself Seres, launches 684-horsepower electric SUV

    There's a new startup aiming to challenge Tesla's dominance in the burgeoning EV market. The company is Seres, formerly known as SF Motors, and it's planning to unveil its first model at next week's Auto Shanghai 2019. Called the SF5, the model is a small SUV boasting as much as 684 horsepower and...

  • Napolean Motorsports electric Chevy Camaro EL1 drift car

    As electric cars expand across the automotive industry, it's no surprise they're taking on motorsports, too. In this case, one team is ready to drive an electric Chevy Camaro sideways in Formula Drift. Napolean Motorsports has been hard at work on its electric Camaro, which it humorously calls the "EL1," a clear play on the production Camaro's 1LE performance package. The team's electric drift car will be the first of its kind in Formula D when it eventually competes. We say eventually because the Camaro EL1 was supposed to make its debut at last weekend's Formula D event in Long Beach...

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
    Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from ordering website, new leasing program available

    In February, Tesla delivered on its long-awaited promise of offering a $35,000 Model 3. Named the Standard Range, the car finally went on sale to give fans the most-affordable option possible. On Thursday, Tesla announced it's making that car much harder to buy. The electric car maker has removed...

  • 2019 Geometry A
    Geely launches Geometry EV brand with Tesla Model 3 rival

    Geely has expanded its brand portfolio with a new addition called the Geometry, a dedicated EV brand that Geely will launch in China this year and eventually take global. The first model from Geometry was unveiled on Thursday as the A, a small sedan priced from approximately $31,272. It's designed...

  • Voitures Extravert Quintessenza electric Porsche 911 conversion
    Dutch firm responsible for electric 911 conversion readies 2019 model, boosts production

    Voitures Extravert is on a mission to put more classic cars on the road in a world increasing its policing efforts over emissions. To accomplish its goal, the Dutch firm has tackled the restoration process in a different way: by swapping electric powertrains into vintage Porsche 911s. The firm...

  • Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept
    Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept sheds light on brand's electric future

    Infiniti has been looking for its place among luxury brands for 30 years, and it seems an electrified future finally might give the Japanese automaker a clear vision. The Qs Inspiration sport sedan concept released Wednesday may be a sneak peek. Revealed ahead of its formal debut next week at the...

  • Tesla Model S-based Roamer RV concept
    Tesla Model S RV wants to make camping trips self-sustaining

    The Tesla Model S has proven adaptable thanks to efforts to transform the electric car into various different machines. Now, we can add a recreational vehicle to that list. The Model S-based Roamer RV is set to debut at Michigan Energy Office’s EV ride and drive, the state said last week. The...

  • Teaser for Karma Pininfarina concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    California's Karma will showcase its future plans with a trio of world premieres at next week's Auto Shanghai 2019. One will be a concept penned by Italy's Pininfarina, which appears to be a coupe judging by a new teaser released on Tuesday. A second teaser hints at a repeat of the mustache-shaped grille. The design was a controversial feature of the original Fisker Karma, which Karma sells in updated form as the Revero. The Pininfarina-designed concept previews Karma's mid-term plans, suggesting that a coupe might be joining the Revero sedan in the not too distant future. Prior to its 2013...

  • 2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots

    Mini is set to launch an electric car in 2019, and we've got the most revealing spy shots yet. As expected, Mini is using its signature Hardtop model for its first volume EV. But there isn't much to distinguish the electric version from its gasoline-powered siblings, at least visually. The car was...

  • 2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Electric Mini Hardtop will be badged a Cooper S E

    Mini will mimic Tesla's strategy of playing up the performance aspect of electric powertrains when it launches its first volume EV this year in the form of an electric Hardtop. As a result, the car will arrive as a Cooper S E Hardtop, Mini confirmed on Monday. The same designation is used for the...

  • 2019 Tesla Model S
    FCA to pay Tesla for help in avoiding European emissions violations

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Tesla have become unlikely bedfellows in circumventing European Union emissions violations because of a loophole in the regulations. FCA will pay Tesla for permission to count its EVs in FCA's own fleet under an option in the regulations known as the “open...

  • Teaser for Fisker electric SUV
    Fisker recruits ex-Toyota and VW manufacturing exec for 300-mile electric SUV

    Fisker has recruited a former top manufacturing executive at Toyota and Volkswagen to help lay the groundwork for production of an electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model Y. The EV startup on Friday announced that it has hired Don Jackson as senior adviser of manufacturing. In this role, he will lead...

  • Teaser for V9 electric minivan designed by Faraday Future
    This is the minivan Faraday Future's designing for a Chinese video game company

    Faraday Future on Thursday released a teaser shot of a minivan the EV startup is developing in partnership with Chinese video game company The9. The minivan is called the V9, and it has been developed on the modular platform that Faraday Future debuted in early 2017 in the FF91 crossover SUV. In a...

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