The Renovo Coupe Is An Electric Shelby With 1,000 LB-FT Of Torque

Every year, some company with more ambition than experience puts out a press release and a rendering and a litany of promises about revolutionary, all-electric performance. Then silence. It's the cult of ego and vaporware. Renovo is not a member, and it's out to prove it with an electric Shelby Daytona with 1,000… » 8/15/14 9:40am 8/15/14 9:40am

Would You Drive An Electric VW Bug?

Zelectric Motors is the brainchild of passionate VW fans David Benardo and Bonnie Rodgers. In 2011, they decided to put their east coast creative agency in their rearview mirror and head back home to California. With a lifelong affinity for the VW brand and decades spent working with tech companies, they envisioned a… » 1/20/14 1:54pm 1/20/14 1:54pm

Does This Century-Old Prototype Hold The Answer To Electric Car Range…

The Woods Motor Vehicle Company was dead and gone by the end of WWI, but they were oddly prescient with many of their ideas. For example, they had a gasoline/electric hybrid vehicle way back in 1914, the Dual Power Model 44. This wasn't the first hybrid ever, but it does show that they were seriously experimenting… » 1/28/13 3:20pm 1/28/13 3:20pm

Show Us The Best Electric Sports Cars Out There

Performance cars with electronic help are already here. The fantastic Porsche 918 is almost ready, BMW has put through its i8 diesel-electric supercar some ice almost a year ago, and with Ferrari's Enzo replacement (whatever they will call it), plus the "97%" ready McLaren P1 also using KERS, there is no question that… » 1/07/13 3:00pm 1/07/13 3:00pm

Why Do All These Electric Cars Have Grilles?

There's more and more electric cars being shown at auto shows and released every year. They're here to stay, and I'm all for it— the more ways we can power cars, the better. Bring on the steam, atomic, and orgone energy cars. But these new electrics are bringing with them some interesting design challenges that right… » 11/29/12 2:00pm 11/29/12 2:00pm

Someone Might Actually Build The 1,088 HP Croatian Electric Supercar

We've written about Croatia's planned $980,000 electric Rimac Concept One supercar before, but with the same elbow-in-the-ribs skepticism rightly reserved for these endlessly rendered-yet-never built custom supercars. In our experience, about 1-in-600 ever gets made and the other 599 end up being part of some massive… » 9/09/12 4:00pm 9/09/12 4:00pm