Electric Cars

  • Icon's 1949 Mercury Derelict EV coupe

    Everyone loves a sleeper—something that looks rather mundane, but ends up ripping the doors off of anything in its way. This 1949 Mercury Coupe was never a full-blown hot rod, but it's now one of the coolest electric cars we've seen. Icon undertook the build as a way to push the boundaries of what the electric-car conversion industry is capable of. With the internal-combustion engine yanked, Icon fitted a fully electric powertrain with 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of instantaneous torque. We'd say this absolutely qualifies as perhaps the "sleeper of sleepers." Perhaps if only in...

  • 2019 Arc Vector
    Jaguar Land Rover invests in electric motorcycle startup Arc

    Jaguar Land Rover via its InMotion Ventures investment fund has backed an electric motorcycle startup by the name of Arc. It's part of the British automaker's goal of delivering excitement in a world of increasing electrification. “Electric vehicles are pivotal for the future of urban...

  • Faraday Future FF 91
    Faraday Future seeking new investment

    Faraday Future has officially opened itself to "potential investors from around the world." The electric-car start-up said it has begun exploring strategic options, according to a Thursday Reuters report, and hopes to attract new investors. Options include debt and equity financing. This year has...

  • Audi RSQ e-tron concept in "Spies In Disguise"
    Audi RSQ e-tron concept serves as star car for "Spies In Disguise"

    Audi's latest concept won't be found under bright lights on an auto show floor. Instead, it's headed to the silver screen in animated form. The German brand revealed the RSQ e-tron electric supercar concept on Thursday and said that it will serve as the star car in the upcoming animated film "Spies...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
    Low- and zero-emission zones are coming

    London is a congested city that takes emissions and noise violations rather seriously. It's rather pricey to drive a gas-guzzling machine into town there. Now it's even more restrictive as certain roads are set to become available only to low-emission vehicles. Moor Lane in London is the first such...

  • Faraday Future FF91 prototype
    Faraday Future co-founder Nick Sampson steps down

    Faraday Future is currently in the midst of serious financial and executive turmoil. Top leadership is jumping ship as previously secured funding is not quite as secure as previously believed. Now, company co-founder and senior vice president of product R&D and engineering Nick Sampson has...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

    At one point, Daimler owned 10 percent of Tesla. That was back in 2009 when the German auto giant acquired stock in Tesla in an effort to collaborate and develop electric car technology. However, as it started to become clear that electric cars were popular with some buyers, Daimler in 2014 decided to sell its stake in Tesla to separate its own technology from that of Tesla. But that doesn't mean Daimler won't work again with Tesla in the future. The information comes from Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who in an interview with Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita during this month's 2018 Paris auto...

  • Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept
    Chevy unveils electric Camaro drag racer, estimates 9-second quarter-mile

    Chevrolet is out to prove that cars like its Camaro have a bright future in the world of electrification, at least as far as the dragstrip is concerned. The automaker late on Monday unveiled the eCOPO Camaro concept ahead of the formal debut Tuesday at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The concept is...

  • Dendrobium D-1 concept
    Singapore's Dendrobium electric supercar to be built in UK

    Just days after the United Kingdom's Dyson announced it will build its first electric car in Singapore, a company from the Asian nation has confirmed it will build its own electric car in the U.K. The company is Dendrobium Automotive, and it was established to design, develop and manufacture...

  • 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
    Could the Toyota MR2 return as an EV?

    Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Company, has long hinted he'd like to see Toyota's "three brothers" return to showrooms. The phrase refers to Toyota's original trio of sports cars: the MR2, Celica, and Supra. Now it appears the small mid-engine MR2 sports car might make a comeback with an...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla's Chinese plant will initially build Model 3, Model Y

    Tesla a week ago purchased a plot of land near Shanghai to build its Chinese plant. The plant, which will be 100 percent owned by Tesla and have the capacity to build 250,000 vehicles annually initially, will start off building the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. The information was detailed in a...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla increases Model 3 Mid Range price, drops Full Self-Driving option

    Days after announcing a new mid-range Model 3 variant, Tesla has increased the price of the electric car from $45,000 to $46,000. The price hike also follows news that Tesla has dropped the Full Self-Driving option from its online configurator. Tesla told Motor Authority the $1,000 price increase...

  • Faraday Future completes first pre-production FF91 on August 28, 2018

    Faraday Future has once again shifted to a poorer outlook as the electric car startup prepares to lay off employees and cut employee salaries. The latest measures in frugality come as Faraday Future feuds with its main investor over new installments of funds. The Verge reported on the forthcoming layoffs and wage cuts on Monday after obtaining emails sent to the company's workforce. According to the emails, Faraday Future will slash salaries by 20 percent and hourly workers will also see a 20-percent pay cut. Top executives volunteered to take larger pay cuts, however, and CEO Jia Yueting...

  • Artist's impression of Dyson's planned electric car plant in Singapore
    Dyson's electric cars will be built in Singapore

    Dyson confirmed Tuesday it will build electric cars at a new plant in Singapore. The British firm, famous for its line of bagless vacuum cleaners, said construction of the plant will be completed by 2020 and that the first cars should be rolling off the line by the following year. It's been a year...

  • Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System
    Listen to the Jaguar I-Pace's audible vehicle alert

    We've taken the internal-combustion engine for granted for a long time. As electric cars become more common, governments and automakers need to deal with a new problem: electric cars are virtually silent in operation, and that can make them dangerous for pedestrians who are blind or simply not...

  • BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4
    Styling of BMW electric cars will be toned down as tech matures

    Future BMW electric cars won't exactly follow in the footsteps of the wildly futuristic i8 or bionic egg-shaped i3. Instead, the brand plans to tone things down as battery technology becomes more commonplace. BMW chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk told Autocar in report published last Tuesday that...

  • VW MEB platform
    VW Group builds first plant dedicated to EVs based on MEB platform

    The Volkswagen Group has started construction of the first plant that will solely build cars based on the new modular EV platform known as the MEB, the German auto giant announced Friday. Settled near Shanghai, China, where Tesla also plans a plant, the VW Group's new EV plant will first build...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, 3-day test drive
    2019 Jaguar I-Pace nets 234-mile range, puts it behind Model X

    Jaguar aimed for a range rating of 240 miles with the launch of its all-electric 2019 I-Pace. The results are in, and it appears that Jaguar has fallen just a bit shy of that goal. The official range for a Jaguar I-Pace as rated by the EPA is 234 miles. While the automaker has fitted the I-Pace...

  • Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept

    Porsche on Friday confirmed its Mission E Cross Turismo concept for production as an alternative body style for the Taycan electric liftback sedan. The Mission E Cross Turismo concept made its debut in March at the 2018 Geneva auto show and is in the form of a rugged, high-riding wagon, known as a soft-roader in automotive parlance. It isn't clear if the production version will follow the soft-roader route or simply be a standard wagon option for the Taycan, akin to Porsche's Panamera Sport Turismo wagon. It's possible we see both given Porsche's penchant for launching multiple derivatives of...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla now sells Model 3 with 260-mile range, $45,000 sticker

    Tesla late on Thursday started accepting orders for a more affordable Model 3 Mid Range sedan in the United States and Canada. The Mid Range is priced at $45,000 and has a range of 260 miles. That compares to the Model 3 Long Range which is priced at $54,000 and has a range of 310 miles. While the...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018
    Tesla buys site for Chinese Gigafactory

    As Tesla moves forward with plans to build electric cars in China, the automaker has secured land in the country for one of its so-called Gigafactories. Reuters reported Wednesday that Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000-square meter plot of land for the new...

  • First Jaguar I-Pace U.S. retail delivery  -  October, 2018
    First Jaguar I-Pace delivered in US

    Ahead of retail sales next month, Jaguar has delivered the first of its I-Pace electric crossovers in North America. Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida are the first owners of the electric Jaguar, and a fitting family they are. Mark Pascarella told Jaguar his family has owned...

  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car
    Porsche Taycan Targa reportedly in the works

    Porsche has already hinted at a soft-roader version of its upcoming Taycan electric sport sedan, but don't be surprised if there are even more options in the pipeline. Autocar on Monday reported that a Taycan Targa is in the works and scheduled for a launch in 2020 or 2021. The car is expected to...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz engineers have been spotted with a test mule for a compact electric car likely to be badged an EQB. The test mule features the makeshift body of the recently revealed third-generation B-Class minivan, but the EQB's actual body is expected to be that of a compact crossover. We know...

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