Electric Cars

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover SUV to slot between the Q3 and Q5, the automaker is also working on an electric Q4 e-tron which it previewed in concept form Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The market launch has been confirmed for late 2020, meaning we could see it arrive for the 2021 model year. The Q4 e-tron will be a different beast to the regular Q4, as Audi has confirmed it will be the brand's first model based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB dedicated EV platform. The regular Q4 will ride on VW Group's MQB platform...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 concept
    Mercedes gears up for Formula E with Silver Arrow 01 race car concept

    It's been almost two years since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has previewed its contender for the electric car series with a concept. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is the Mercedes-Benz EQ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV
    Mercedes previews electric V-Class van with Concept EQV

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday confirmed the next member of the EQ family of electric cars as the EQV van. The confirmation was made at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show where Mercedes rolled out a thinly veiled concept version of the upcoming EQV. The production version is due in September at the...

  • Smart Forease+ concept
    Smart Forease concept spawns a roof for Geneva auto show

    Smart rolled out the Forease speedster concept last October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the original Fortwo, as well as preview design elements bound for future models. For this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Smart rolled out the updated Forease+ concept...

  • Volkswagen ID Buggy concept
    Volkswagen's beach buggy is back and this time it's electric

    The teasers and rumors were correct. On Monday Volkswagen tugged at our heartstrings as it unveiled the all-electric ID Buggy concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Buggy concept rides on VW's new, modular all-electric MEB platform. It's MEB that could enable VW to put low-volume niche models...

  • GFG Style Kangaroo concept
    GFG Style explores the super-SUV with Kangaroo concept

    GFG Style, the design studio born from a partnership between legendary designer and former Italdesign head Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, have a new concept to show us—but not a typical one. The firm plans to debut the Kangaroo super-SUV on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD

    Tesla on Thursday announced that the base Model 3, the $35,000 electric car that buyers have been waiting for since the mid-size model was announced in 2016, is now on sale. Tesla revealed the Model 3 Standard Range has an electric driving range of 220 miles, can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, and tops out at 130 mph. With a mandatory $1,200 destination charge, the price is actually $36,200. The company also introduced the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, with slightly better figures across the board. It can drive for 240 miles without a charge, hit 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, and reach a 140...

  • Polestar 2
    Polestar 2: 275-mile, 408-hp electric sport sedan makes debut

    New EV brand Polestar unveiled its second model, the Polestar 2, on Wednesday ahead of the formal debut at next week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The car is a small sport sedan that Polestar is calling a Model 3 rival. That's a fair assessment as the Polestar 2 is confirmed with a...

  • Honda e Prototype
    Honda's cutesy Urban EV concept transforms into e Prototype for Geneva auto show

    Honda unveiled an adorable electric city car a couple of years back in the form of the Urban EV concept and upon the debut also confirmed that a production version was in the pipeline. Now Honda has provided a first look at the production version, albeit as a prototype. Called the Honda e...

  • Ford crossover EV teaser photo
    Ford says its Mustang-inspired electric crossover will "go like hell"

    Ford's upcoming electric crossover that takes inspiration from the Mustang won't be a simple grocery getter. It's "going to go like hell," according to Bill Ford, Ford Executive Chairman. The executive made the comments at the Crain's Detroit Business Newsmaker of the Year conference, Automotive...

  • 2019 Porsche Macan
    Next Porsche Macan will be electric

    The Porsche Macan will be turned into an electric car when it undergoes a redesign early next decade. Porsche made the confirmation on Tuesday and also reiterated its stance that 50 percent of its lineup could be made up of cars running solely on electricity by as early as 2025...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Rivian patents removable auxiliary battery pack tech

    Rivian doesn't plan to keep owners tied down to built-in batteries and their ranges if a new patent discovery is any clue. The startup electric car maker filed to patent removable auxiliary battery pack technology. The Rivian Forums first discovered the patent on Monday, though Rivian filed for the...

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi's next electric car has been spied. The car is a more rakish, style-conscious alternative to the current e-tron crossover SUV, to be known as the e-tron Sportback. We'll see it later this year as a 2020 model. Audi previewed the design with a concept of the same name rolled out in 2017. Judging by the prototype in our latest spy shots, the production version will stay true to the design of the concept though some details like the lights and front fascia have been simplified. We can also see that the production uses small cameras instead of side mirrors to help reduce drag, just like the...

  • Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept teaser
    Electrified Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept coming to Geneva

    Nearly two years after Mitsubishi's e-Evolution electric SUV concept bowed, another electrified SUV concept is on the way. The Japanese automaker announced Tuesday that it will reveal the Engelberg Tourer concept at the 2019 Geneva motor show this March. The "Engelberg Tourer" name comes from the...

  • Citroën Ami One Concept
    Citroën Ami One Concept imagines a car you can drive without a license

    Citroën will use next month's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to present a concept that envisions a potential future for mobility in cities. Unveiled on Tuesday, the concept is a small, electric runabout called the Ami One Concept, and its ethos is not unlike the Citroën 2CV from a...

  • Mystery model spied at Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Potential third model from Rivian spied at EV startup's headquarters

    U.S. electric car startup Rivian unveiled a pickup truck and SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the company is known to be working on additional vehicles, one of which might have just been spotted. Our latest spy shots were taken outside Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Book it: Amazon delivers millions to Tesla-rival Rivian to build electric SUVs, pickups

    Rivian inched closer to prime time on Friday with the announcement it had received $700 million in the latest round of equity investment. Online shopping and technology giant Amazon was the lead investor. Amazon's total investment was not disclosed in Rivian's announcement, but the company...

  • Chevy eCOPO Camaro runs 9s at the drag strip
    Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro breaks into 9-second territory

    Chevy had a 9-second quarter-mile time in its sights, and the electric eCOPO Camaro has done just that. The electric drag racer has clocked a 9.837-second run. Thanks to video published by DragZine on Monday, we can see how much the eCOPO has improved. Just a few weeks ago, the electric eCOPO...

  • Tesla Dog Mode

    What's the best brand of car to buy for dog lovers? The answer may come as a surprise. It's Tesla. On Wednesday Tesla announced it had begun rolling out a new Dog Mode to all its vehicles via the latest over-the-air software update. Your move, Subaru. Introducing Dog Mode: set a cabin temperature to keep your dog comfortable while letting passersby know they don't need to worry pic.twitter.com/xFU6MGZT53 — Tesla (@Tesla) February 14, 2019 Dog Mode allows owners to set a temperature in the vehicle's cabin while the car is "off" to keep man's best friend comfortable. Dog Mode uses the...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots and video

    Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw...

  • 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

    The first model from Volkswagen's new family of ID electric cars has been spotted testing in prototype form. The car is a compact hatch similar in size to VW's Golf, and its arrival will mark the start of VW's transition to an electric car manufacturer. The design was previewed in 2016 by the ID...

  • 2019 Bentley Centenary Specification
    As it turns 100, Bentley to look to future with EV, concept

    Bentley celebrates its centennial in 2019 (the actual date is July 10), and the automaker is clearly excited. In an interview with Car Sales published Thursday, Bentley engineering chief Werner Tietz revealed plans for a new concept defining the future of luxury at the brand. It will be revealed...

  • 2022 BMW i4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2022 BMW i4 spy shots

    BMW early next decade will introduce an electric car badged an i4 that it previewed with the i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger made the confirmation during the 2018 Geneva auto show, adding that the i4 will be one of the 12 electric...

  • Prototype for BMW iNext electric SUV due in 2021
    Prototypes for BMW iNext electric SUV break cover

    Is the world ready for another SUV? BMW thinks so, and will add to its lineup of high-riding vehicles with the much-hyped iNext electric crossover SUV in 2021. BMW previewed the vehicle last September with its Vision iNext concept car, and on Tuesday the automaker revealed the production version...

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