Electric Cars

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform

    For nearly two decades, General Motors' luxury division, Cadillac, has been under repair. The latest strategy shift to make Cadillac GM's electric car leader is its last chance at success, according to a senior GM executive. Mark Reuss, GM's newly minited president who also has oversight over the Cadillac brand, told Reuters in a Monday report there aren't "any chances left" to reinvigorate the luxury division after electric cars. "This is pretty much it," he added. The automaker announced Cadillac would lead the company in its electric car push next decade at an investor conference last...

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Limited
    Ford will build electric F-Series to battle Tesla, Rivian pickups

    Ford will launch a fully electric F-Series to battle planned pickup trucks from Tesla and EV startups Rivian and Atlis. Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, confirmed the electric F-Series on Wednesday while speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    “Elegant” Lincoln based on Ford's Mustang-inspired electric crossover is coming

    Lincoln will get its own EV based on the underpinnings of the Mustang-inspired electric crossover Ford plans to launch in 2020. The information was confirmed by Ford's North America chief, Kumar Galhotra, speaking on Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Galhotra, who...

  • NEVS logo
    Faraday Future investor buys EV startup that took over Saab

    China's Evergrande Group, a key investor in U.S.-based Faraday Future, announced Tuesday it has acquired a controlling stake in NEVS, the Chinese-backed, Swedish company born out of the ashes of Saab. In a statement, Evergrande said it acquired 51 percent of NEVS in a quest to diversify into the...

  • GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    GAC returns to Detroit auto show with Entranze concept, delays US launch to 2020

    GAC is determined to be the first volume Chinese brand selling cars in the United States, and it made its intentions clear once again with an appearance in Detroit this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. GAC brought a number of its latest models as well as an electric concept...

  • Volkswagen to build EVs at Chattanooga, Tennessee plant starting in 2022
    VW will invest $800M in US plant for EV production

    Volkswagen on Monday confirmed it will build electric cars at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in 2022. The automaker will invest $800 million in the site for electric car production and in the process create around 1,000 jobs directly at the plant, plus additional jobs at supplier...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary celebrations. (It was at the 1989 Detroit auto show where the Infiniti brand was launched.) More significantly, the concept also marks the first application of a highly modular platform that boasts electrification and will eventually underpin most of Infiniti's lineup. The platform was first announced...

  • Nissan IMs Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Sedan on stilts: Nissan IMs concept previews crossover electric limo

    There's nothing like one car that can do it all. Nissan's IMs electric sedan concept, unveiled Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims for just that. It sits tall, like a crossover, with five passenger seating inside—unless you're a wealthy magnate who hires...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
    Cadillac just revealed the design of its first EV

    In a shocking turn of events (pun intended), Cadillac revealed the design of its first electric car during Sunday night's preview showing of the new 2020 XT6 crossover SUV, whose formal debut took place Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric car is a...

  • Cadillac Escala concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week
    Cadillac will become lead EV brand at GM, challenge Tesla

    Cadillac will become the leading electric car brand at General Motors in an attempt to lure sales away from Tesla while also countering the onslaught of EVs in the pipeline at the German luxury brands. The announcement was made by GM on Friday during an investor call conference, where the automaker...

  • Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV
    Electric Volkswagen off-road SUV on the table

    The Volkswagen brand may build a dedicated off-road electric SUV as part of the ID family of vehicles. Call us intrigued. Auto Express reported on Thursday that VW is considering building an off-road electric SUV and said VW’s strategic head Michael Jost is personally championing the effort...

  • Audi compact electric crossover SUV teased - Image via Autoweek.nl
    Audi PB18 electric supercar given green light, future e-tron teased

    Audi on Wednesday held a launch event for its e-tron electric crossover SUV in the Netherlands, where the brand provided new details on a number of upcoming EVs. Autoweek.nl was in attendance and was able to source a teaser image for a compact electric crossover that will sit below the small...

  • 2019 Nissan Leaf

    Nissan on Tuesday finally unveiled a long-range option for its Leaf electric car. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus made its debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will be in showrooms in the spring. Nissan didn't say how much the Leaf Plus would cost when it goes on sale. The Plus in the name means this Leaf comes with a 62-kwh battery, which Nissan estimates will be good for an EPA-rated range of 226 miles. That compares to the standard Leaf, redesigned for 2018, whose 40-kwh battery is good for 151 miles of range. A bigger battery also meant Nissan increased the performance...

  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle
    Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle starts just under $30,000, 0-60 in 3.5 sec

    Harley-Davidson's hushed hog will start around $30,000 when it reaches showrooms later this year. The Wisconsin-based motorcycle maker announced Monday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the electric LiveWire motorcycle will cost $29,799, not including destination charges...

  • Hyundai Elevate concept
    Hyundai takes off-roading to next level with Elevate walking car

    A car that can walk? Yes, that's exactly what Hyundai has proposed with its Elevate concept unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept combines the power of an electric car and the capability of robotics to rethink where cars can travel. Wheels with robotic...

  • LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 crate engine
    Experts predict 2018 to be peak year for internal-combustion engine sales

    We may have lived through the peak year of car sales with internal-combustion engines (ICE) in 2018. Experts and analysts from several firms believe sales of ICE-powered cars will only shrink from here on out. The analysis comes from a Financial Times (subscription required) report on Sunday, Dec...

  • Jay Leno drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC400
    Jay Leno goes for a drive in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

    The first Mercedes-Benz product from Daimler's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars was revealed last fall in the form of the 2020 EQC. The small electric SUV isn't due in showrooms until mid-2020, but Jay Leno was recently able to sample a pre-production example and has given us the lowdown. Also...

  • Atlis XT
    Atlis XT 500-mile electric truck to challenge Detroit 3's pickup dominance

    There's another electric car startup that aims to challenge the bread and butter of the Detroit 3 automakers, by offering a full-size pickup truck boasting some serious numbers. The company is Atlis Motor Vehicles, which so far has been operating in stealth mode but this week revealed the XT, a...

  • Byton M-Byte interior  -  production prototype for CES 2019

    Byton will use this week's 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase the production-ready interior design of its upcoming M-Byte electric crossover SUV, and crucially the design maintains the ultra-wide digital screen first shown in concept form a year ago. The curved screen, referred to as the Shared Experience Display (SED), measures 48 inches across and stretches the entire length of the windsheild. It's joined by a 7-inch screen in the center of the steering wheel, just above the airbag, and an 8-inch touchpad in the center stack. These smaller devices are used to control...

  • 2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018
    Go behind the scenes in the development of the Audi e-tron

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

  • Dianchè Bertone BSS GT One
    Bertone name revived for electric supercar project

    One of Italy's oldest design houses, Stile Bertone, succumbed to bankruptcy in 2014, with the last of the company's assets put up for sale last November. Included among the assets were the rights to the use of the Bertone name, which were acquired by French engineering firm AKKA Technologies and...

  • Faraday Future FF91 prototype
    Faraday Future ends dispute with key investor

    Faraday Future has managed to stave off what seemed like imminent death by ending a dispute with key investor Evergrande Health Industry Group, the same company Faraday Future accused last October of trying to gain its intellectual property. The two firms said Monday that they have agreed to...

  • Volkswagen mobile fast-charger system
    VW shows off mobile fast-charging station for electric cars

    Today, the vast majority of charging stations are fixed in place after installation. Next year, VW plans to join a short list of companies looking to change that. On Thursday, the German automaker showed off a mobile fast-charging station for electric cars it plans to implement in 2019, and the...

  • Porsche Taycan production
    Porsche Taycan performance model could be named Turbo, cost more than $130,000

    The model names for Porsche's upcoming Taycan electric car will fit right in with existing Porsche nomenclature, according to a Wednesday tweet from automotive journalist Alex Roy. Roy posted the tweet and wrote about it on The Drive after receiving the information directly from a Porsche outreach...

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