Electric Cars

 
Volkswagen ID Buzz at Pebble

New VW bus is coming; cargo van, hatchback also due by 2022

Volkswagen has been hinting at a return of its Microbus for years. VW first teased it in 2001. It then appeared as a concept car called the Bulli at the 2011 Geneva motor show, again as the electric Budd-E Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016, and finally as the I.D. Buzz Concept at the... read more

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Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

GM is testing a ride-sharing app for self-driving electric cars

General Motors envisions a future in which self-driving cars aren't simply owned personally; they also pick up and drop off individuals. Along with its Cruise Automation... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla Owners Italia Model S 100D sets range record

Italians drive Tesla Model S 669 miles to set record

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it could be done, and now it has been. After once stating that the Model S was capable of traveling over 1,000 kilometers on a single charge (roughly... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
Artist’s impression of Faraday Future’s proposed plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future leases Californian plant after receiving $14M rescue loan

After stopping work on its planned $1 billion plant in Nevada in July, electric car startup Faraday Future has managed to secure access to an existing plant that will allow... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine (OM 654)

German firms likely to stop ICE development in as little as 6 years, says major supplier

Continual improvements in alternative technologies coupled with environmental mandates that spur their growth may lead to automakers starting to abandon internal combustion... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

German firm plans Tesla Gigafactory-rivaling battery plant

The race to capitalize on the growing need for electric car batteries is well and truly underway. Although Tesla has an early start with its massive 35-gigawatt-hour... read more August 6, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due in 2019

Tesla reverts to using Model 3 platform for Model Y electric SUV

Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised many in May when he said the upcoming Model Y small SUV would be based on a next-generation platform, and not the Model 3’s “Gen... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

As EV popularity increases, oil firms look to install chargers at gas stations

Oil giant BP could be one of the first major gas station providers to court electric car owners. The British multinational, which recorded revenues of $183 billion in 2016... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S U-2 spy plane chase car

Tesla Model S tapped as U-2 spy plane chase car

The Lockheed U-2 spy plane is no easy plane to pilot—especially during takeoff and landings. This is because the plane is extremely sensitive to crosswinds and has a... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Joerg Ross

Aston Martin hires ex-Ferrari powertrain engineer to lead electrification

Aston Martin has appointed for the second time in recent history a former Ferrari staffer for a senior engineering role. The British firm on Wednesday named Joerg Ross as its... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs screen

Tesla Model 3 has Easter eggs, including a map of Mars

It wouldn't be a new Tesla vehicle without the addition of some quirky and fun Easter eggs. The Silicon Valley automaker is often known for adding a few surprises with new... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche installs first 350-KW electric car charging station in Berlin

The Porsche Mission E concept debuted two years ago as a signal to the automotive industry: the German sports car maker is ready to take on Tesla. However, Porsche's electric... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Vanda Dendrobium prototype

Vanda Dendrobium electric supercar spotted testing

Singapore’s Vanda Electrics surprised many with the unveiling of the Dendrobium concept during March's 2017 Geneva auto show. Perhaps what’s even more surprising... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive to be phased out to make way for new EQA

Mercedes-Benz has been selling its B-Class Electric Drive in the United States since 2014, with the 87-mile compact minivan introduced here primarily for compliance reasons... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf spotted during photo shoot - Image via Broom

2018 Nissan Leaf leaked ahead of September 6 reveal

Nissan has locked in the reveal date for its next-generation Leaf. The covers will come off on September 6, with a formal debut likely to follow at the 2017 Frankfurt auto... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Report: Audi looking to save $12B to fund electric car development

Audi, like most brands at the Volkswagen Group, is turning toward electrification in an attempt to help clean up its image in the wake of the diesel scandal. One of the major... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
 

 
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