Electric Cars

 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace S

Jaguar Land Rover increase electrification investment to $18B

Jaguar Land Rover plans to increase its investment into electrification for future electric cars by 25 percent, the automaker said in an investor presentation Monday. The added investment will see the figure climb to $18 billion total by 2025, Bloomberg reported. JLR cited poor demand for diesel... read more

June 27, 2018 by
 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Why VW tackled and shattered Pikes Peak electrically

For want of a $12.24 ball joint in 1987, Volkswagen might not be here. That year, the twin-engine, 652-horsepower Golf driven by Jochi Kleint broke a front ball joint a mere... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW targets solid-state battery production by 2025

Solid-state batteries have the potential to realize a major step up in performance and safety of electric cars, which is why every major automaker worth its salt is... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive

XC40 to be first electric Volvo

Volvo's first electric car due in 2019 will be a version of the XC40 compact crossover SUV, the Swedish brand's former design boss Thomas Ingenlath revealed to Autocar in an... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW ID R electric racer smashes Pikes Peak record

Volkswagen has done it. The German automaker's ID R electric race car has not only broken the record for electric cars in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, it's also... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Tesla sues ex-employee who claims whistleblower status

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused an ex-employee of being a saboteur, Tesla filed suit against former Gigafactory technician Martin Tripp on Wednesday in a Nevada federal... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
Polestar 1

More 600-hp, carbon-fiber Polestar 1 coupes coming, and you can have one too

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said Wednesday that the newly minted electrified performance brand could produce more versions of its first car than the company had originally... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Elaphe in-wheel electric powertrain

Slovenian company makes in-wheel plug-and-play electric motors

Electric powertrains continue to redefine automotive engineering, but we haven't quite seen anything like Slovenian startup Elaphe has created. The company has spent 15 years... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Rimac C_Two

Porsche buys 10-percent stake in electric supercar maker Rimac

Porsche has big plans to be a leader in the electric-car segment, and it has just inked a new partnership with a familiar company to bolster its position. The German sports... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
Watch the Fisker Emotion drive under its own power

Watch the Fisker Emotion drive under its own power

Fisker is eager to show off its EMotion all-electric sedan. The company is so eager, in fact, that it posted a short drive video to YouTube on May 30 showing the car running... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
VW ID R at Pikes Peak

VW details the engineering behind charging ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen will attempt to set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the electric-car class with the ID R electric racer on June 24. But even before the... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
First Tesla Model 3 AWD Performance produced

Tesla now building cars in a tent, first AWD performance Model 3 built

After announcing a 9-percent reduction in its full-time workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the company is now producing... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ in video ad

Mercedes-Benz wants you to know the future of motoring is silent

No matter how hard automakers and engineers may try, it's impossible to turn an internal-combustion engine into a silent operator. However, as the auto industry shifts to... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

VW to use quantum computing to develop tailored batteries for its EVs

Volkswagen says quantum computers may help the company develop batteries customized to future electric vehicles, the German automaker said June 8. The news last week came... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
Byton K-Byte concept

Electric car startup Byton hints at sedan with K-Byte concept

Electric car startup Byton on Tuesday rolled out the K-Byte sedan concept in Shanghai, China. The handsome design was presented during “Byton Night,” a preview... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

Land Rover has finally put to rest rumors that its next Defender might be built at a new plant in Slovakia by confirming that all Discovery production will be moved to the... read more June 11, 2018 by


 
 

 
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