Electric Cars

  • 'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

    James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is the leading candidate to take over the chairman role at Tesla, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. However, Elon Musk, current CEO and chairman at Tesla, hit Twitter shortly after the report was published with the statement, “This is incorrect.” Musk agreed to give up the chairman role last month in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over a lawsuit filed against him for his infamous “funding secured” tweet made in early August in...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron prototype first drive, Namibia, Africa, October, 2018
    2019 Audi e-tron prototype first drive review: An SUV that happens to be electric

    Embedded deep in the Namibian desert, surrounded by orange sand that looks like it was imported from Moab, we discovered one of the unexpected benefits of driving an electric car: Giraffes don’t gallop away as you creep up on them. The noise of the tires slowly crushing loose rocks and sand...

  • Bollinger B2
    Bollinger B2: The electric off-road pickup of your dreams

    Electric car startup Bollinger on Wednesday gave us our first look at a rugged, all-electric pickup truck currently in the works. The truck is called the Bollinger B2, and it's a sister vehicle to Bollinger's B1 SUV first shown in 2017. While the B1 can also be configured with a bed, the B2 is a...

  • Faraday Future completes first pre-production FF91 on August 28, 2018
    Faraday Future enters dispute with key investor

    Electric car startup Faraday Future is currently embroiled in a dispute with key investor Evergrande Health Industry Group, a subsidiary of property developer China Evergrande Group. Evergrande agreed in June to purchase a 45-percent stake in Faraday Future from a company by the name of Season...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
    Daimler starts work on US battery plant for future Mercedes EVs

    Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is following Tesla's lead by constructing a battery plant in the United States to supply its future fleet of locally made electric cars. The battery plant will be located seven miles from Mercedes' vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is part of a $1 billion...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz
    VW targets 150,000 EV sales by 2020, over 1 million by 2025

    Volkswagen has set some ambitious sales targets for its future electric-car portfolio. In 2020, the German automaker expects to sell 150,000 electric cars globally. Five years later? One million electric cars. On Thursday, VW said it's working to accelerate its electric-car plans as it prepares to...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

    The electrified future looks bright for those who enjoy actually driving their vehicles. More automakers are finally diving into the battery electric fray and that means our choices are expanding. Mercedes fans will get the EQC SUV in 2020, but Mercedes-AMG enthusiasts should sit tight because a hotter version of the 200-mile EV will likely follow. Speaking to the British publication Evo, Daimler Board Member and soon-to-be CEO Ola Källenius stated that he "can see a pairing between EQ and AMG." How will that work exactly? Well on a basic level it means more power. That's an enticing...

  • 2018/2019 Audi e-tron FE05 Formula E race car
    Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

    Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt...

  • 2020 Kia Niro EV, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

    The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the...

  • Smart ForEase concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

    Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been...

  • 2019 BMW i3, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 BMW i3 debuts with 42.2-KWH battery, 153-mile range

    The 2019 BMW i3 starting production in November will benefit from a bigger battery capable of an estimated 153 miles of range, BMW confirmed Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. It will be the second time the automaker has upgraded the i3's battery since the electric car's 2014 launch. The last...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, 2018 Paris auto show
    2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: 200-mile luxury electric SUV debuts

    The luxury brands have been late to the electric revolution but that's about to change as a flood of new models arrive in the coming years, particularly from the German brands. Mercedes-Benz alone will launch 10 electric cars by 2025, one of which is the EQC small SUV that made its debut last month...

  • 2019 DS 3 Crossback

    DS wowed audiences on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show with the introduction of its new DS 3 Crossback. DS is the luxury arm of PSA Group, the French auto giant on a mission to enter the United States. It started out life as a sub-brand of Citroën, taking its inspiration from the classic Citroën DS sedan, but was turned into a standalone brand for premium cars in 2014. It launched the first of a new generation of high-tech, high-style vehicles in 2017 in the form of the DS 7 Crossback small crossover SUV. Now it's added the DS 3 Crossback which sits in the subcompact crossover...

  • Rotary engine
    Mazda confirms rotary range extender for upcoming EV

    Mazda is bringing back the rotary engine, but not as we know it. The Japanese automaker on Tuesday used the backdrop of the 2018 Paris auto show to confirm plans for a rotary range extender in a future electric car. Mazda said it is working on two EVs and one will feature a small, lightweight and...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Rimac will build powertrain for Pininfarina PF0 electric hypercar

    The experts in high-performance electric car technology at Rimac have been tapped to provide the powertrain for the PF0 electric hypercar being developed by Pininfarina. Rimac is most famous for its own electric hypercars, the most recent being the C_Two that debuted at the 2018 Geneva auto show...

  • Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal
    SEC sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk for lying about funding, seeks to bar him from running Tesla

    Note to readers: This story has been updated from its original version with comment from Musk. Federal regulators said Thursday in a lawsuit that Tesla CEO Elon Musk intentionally misled investors last month when he tweeted that he had "funding secured" to buy back millions of dollars in shares...

  • 2018 Nissan Note e-Power Nismo S
    Nismo starts EV tuning by upping power on Nissan Note e-Power

    We're yet to really see tuners, in-house names included, turn up the power dial in electric cars. Nissan's Nismo unit however has taken an early step in this relatively new field with its Note e-Power Nismo S electric hatch launched Wednesday in Japan. The car's electric motor delivers 134...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive
    911 could be sole Porsche with internal combustion engine within a decade, says German report

    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...

  • RBW electric MG Roadster

    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 brand new cars. RBW has partnered with the British Motor Heritage to build new body shells and recreate the MG Roadster as a purely electric vehicle. The company says it wants to secure the future of driving by creating zero-emission versions of historic sports cars. MG is certainly a good place to...

  • 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
    VW Group will have 27 EVs based on MEB platform by 2022

    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)...

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