Electric Cars

  • 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive

    It was confirmed over the weekend that Porsche is done with selling diesels and will instead focus its efforts on electrifying its lineup and launching new electric cars. Soon, though, we could see most of the automaker's lineup do away with internal combustion engines of all sorts as demand for electric cars grow. CEO Oliver Blume has previously stated that he sees a quarter of Porsche's sales being electric cars by 2025, but Germany's Manager Magazin (subscription required) reported Thursday that revised plans at Porsche sees electric cars potentially accounting for as much as 75 percent of...

  • RBW electric MG Roadster
    British firm to build electric MG Roadsters

    Converting internal combustion-powered cars to electric powertrains is all the rage these days. A British firm by the name of RBW is the latest to jump on the electrification bandwagon with its electric MG Roadster offering. However, these aren't old MGs turned into electric cars—these are...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    Newest VW ID Buzz concept previews electric cargo carrier

    Volkswagen used this week's 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany to present a cargo carrying version of its ID Buzz concept. You'll recall we first saw the ID Buzz at the 2017 Detroit auto show, with VW later confirming a production version due here in 2022 as a spiritual...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron quattro, in European trim, at San Francisco launch event
    Get renewable energy for your 2019 Audi e-tron

    Future owners of the 2019 Audi e-tron can be extra green with a new partnership between the automaker and Arcadia Power. Audi announced Monday it will join forces with Arcadia Power to support renewable energy production. The collaboration can provide renewable energy for owners that charge their...

  • Lucid AIr
    Saudi Arabia invests $1B in Tesla rival Lucid

    Saudi Arabia may or may not be interested in taking Tesla private but the Middle Eastern country, via its Public Investment Fund (PIF), is ready to invest in rival electric car brand Lucid Motors. Silicon Valley-based Lucid confirmed Monday that the Saudis will invest $1.0 billion in the company...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron quattro, in European trim, at San Francisco launch event
    2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV arrives with 95-KWH battery, $75,795 sticker

    The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The latest salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size SUV with a big 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a very reasonable $75,795 sticker price...

  • Volkswagen Group MEB modular electric car platform

    The Volkswagen Group on Monday gave an update on progress of its modular platform for non-premium cars, known as MEB, an acronym for the German translation of “Modular Electric Toolkit.” The automaker said 27 models spread across four brands (likely Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat and Audi) will be available by the end of 2022, ranging from compact cars up to a modern successor to the iconic Microbus. This will be in addition to models based on VW Group's premium electric car platforms like the C-BEV debuting in the Audi e-tron, the J1 debuting in the Porsche Taycan, and a new PPE...

  • Navya Autonom Cab
    Navya already sells fully self-driving cars, including in US

    It's hard to believe how quickly the future is approaching. Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car Project, plans to launch its first commercial service for self-driving cars later this year, essentially a fully automated ride-hailing service covering about 100 square miles in Phoenix...

  • Volvo Vera concept
    Volvo Trucks reveals Vera self-driving electric semi concept

    Volvo Trucks, the world's number two in heavy-duty trucks, on Wednesday gave its vision of the future of goods transportation. The company, which is a separate entity to Volvo Cars, rolled out a fully self-driving, electric semi concept. It's called Vera, and it's been designed as a replacement for...

  • Nio shares start trading on New York Stock Exchange on September 12, 2018
    Nio shares start trading on NYSE, value company at $6.41B

    Shares of Chinese electric car startup Nio started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday under the ticker symbol NIO. A total 160 million shares were listed at a price of $6.26, which was just $0.01 above the lower bound range of the company's initial public offering announced in late...

  • Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix
    Jaguar reveals calendar for I-Pace eTrophy's inaugural season

    Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world’s first race series for production electric cars. It's called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, and the inaugural season coincides with the 2018/2019 season of the Formula E Championship, with the two series set to share the same street circuits...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    EQS will be first Mercedes based on fully electric platform

    Mercedes-Benz will have at least 10 pure electric vehicles in its lineup by 2022. Some will be electric versions of existing nameplates, like the e-Sprinter van unveiled earlier this year, while others will be new additions falling under the EQ sub-brand of Daimler, Mercedes' parent company. The...

  • Nissan Formula E Livery

    Nissan will enter the Formula E Championship when the 2018/2019 season kicks off in December. It will be the fifth for the electric car series. Nissan isn't going it alone however as the automaker will partner up with successful team e.dams, which in previous seasons was partnered with Nissan's alliance partner Renault. Renault is exiting Formula E to focus its efforts on Formula 1, leaving Nissan to take up the electric car reins. Ahead of the start of the 2018/2019 Formula E season, Nissan on Wednesday announced that it will buy a stake in e.dams. As part of the deal, Nissan will also have...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019
    Aston Martin confirms specs for Rapide E electric sedan coming in 2019

    Aston Martin on Wednesday revealed the first specs for its Rapide E electric sport sedan due for delivery in late 2019. The car is being developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the Williams Formula 1 team's technology offshoot, and since development isn't complete some of the...

  • Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales
    St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E

    Aston Martin is in the final phase of converting a former military hanger in St Athan, Wales into a second plant to join the existing plant in Gaydon, England. Gaydon will remain the home of Aston Martin sports cars while St Athan will be where Aston Martin builds its SUV and planned Lagonda cars...

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic
    Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic concept aims to haul people and goods more efficiently

    Mercedes-Benz is the latest to tackle the future of transportation with this rather strange-looking concept vehicle. The company debuted the Vision Urbanetic concept on Monday. The concept's goal? It hails from the a Mercedes-Benz Van division, and it's meant to haul people and goods in the most...

  • Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio
    Lucid Air electric sedan tackles Laguna Seca

    Lucid is (apparently) still alive after the company posted a video showing its Air electric luxury sedan taking to Laguna Seca. The electric sedan clocked a lap time of 1:41.67 at the track known for its tricky corkscrew. While the time isn't particularly impressive when looking at some of the...

  • Tesla Semi
    Walmart plans to purchase 30 more Tesla Semis

    After placing an order for 15 Tesla Semis, Walmart is keen to buy even more. The discount retailer plans to purchase 30 additional electric semi-trucks from the Silicon Valley automaker. Reuters reported Thursday that the 30 additional Tesla Semi trucks would operate in Canada and join 10 trucks...

  • Genesis Essentia Concept

    The Genesis Essentia concept unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show was meant to usher in the Korean luxury brand's new design language and mark its transition toward electrification. However, the popularity of the design has prompted Genesis management to proceed with a limited production run. That's according to Erwin Raphael, executive director of Genesis North America, who confirmed the production plans to Motor Trend in an interview published Thursday. "We are very committed to the Essentia," Raphael said. "We love the car. We think the car will do very well." A coupe is among the six...

  • 2020 Ford electric SUV teaser
    Ford teases Mustang-inspired electric SUV due in 2020

    Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV due in 2020 has been previewed in a teaser sketch. The sketch reveals the rear of the SUV and confirms the rumors that the Mustang served as inspiration for the styling. It looks like the Mustang's three-bar taillight design and flat rear are present, and...

  • 2020 Tesla Roadster
    Tesla Roadster makes European debut at 2018 Grand Basel show

    Tesla's big surprise the company promised for this week's 2018 Grand Basel show in Switzerland has turned out to be a mockup of the second-generation Roadster, this one finished in white. It was hoped we might see a production-ready example of the new Roadster, which Tesla has promised for delivery...

  • Audi PB18 e-tron concept
    Next Audi R8 will reportedly go electric

    Back in March, Audi R&D boss Peter Mertens dropped the bombshell news that the Audi Sport division didn't have any plans drawn up yet for a third-generation R8. It didn't mean Audi Sport was definitely going to axe the car after the current model's run, but it did leave the possibility on the...

  • Audi management inspect first e-tron electric SUV off the line at plant in Brussels, Belgium
    2019 Audi e-tron enters production, full reveal coming Sept. 17

    Audi's first volume electric car, the e-tron, is almost here. Production of the first customer example, finished in Catalunya Red, was completed on Monday at the car's plant in Brussels, Belgium, a high-tech facility where automated transport systems bring the batteries to the assembly line just in...

  • Mercedes-EQ logo
    Drive with Mercedes EQ app to check whether electric cars suit you

    Drivers around the world will need more information and education on electric cars if automakers are to realize zero-emissions goals. Mercedes-Benz has taken a creative step to show drivers that they may be ideal candidates for a switch to the electric lifestyle. The German luxury brand is testing...

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