Mercedes-Benz wants to dominate the electric car industry, and Tesla Motors is standing in their way. According to a story in the UK’s Car Magazine, this is how the German automaker plans to zap Elon Musk.
Ever since Volkswagen teased their concept reveal for the upcoming CES show, there’s been a lot of speculation that it will be a new, electric take on the old Microbus. Which, is, of course, the smartest move they can make right now. Today, they tweeted a new teaser, and it sort of reveals the name of the mystery…
A curious spy photographer found something interesting while trolling the US Patent and Trademark office: a trademark, registered by GM, for the words “Corvette E-Ray.” What’s Chevrolet up to here? An electric ‘Vette-based concept car for the Detroit Auto Show? A hybrid Corvette? A mid-engined ‘Vette that runs on eggs?
In a December 14th interview Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields told with NPR radio host Ari Shapiro that the company has “plans to have a rear-wheel drive hybrid truck but the end of the decade.”
The 2016 Tesla Model X costs $80,000 before you start adding options or tax breaks. But you’d only know that if you were on “the list” to buy one of the first ones. Now you just want to see it because you can’t, right?
Audi first hinted at an electric version of its R8 sports car back in 2009, but it never made good on its promises. Well now the technology is here to make a reasonable case for production, or something, and I guess actions will have to speak louder than words. Because it’s electric. Get it?
“Holy Shit!” Those are the first words said—or, more typically, shouted—by everyone who’s thrown a leg over the 2016 Specialized Turbo S. This thing is fast. But it’s not the speed that takes you by surprise, it’s how well electric power is integrated into the human cycling experience.
The first owners are finally taking delivery of the gull-door’d electric crossover they’ve been waiting about three years for: the Tesla Model X. Here’s what we learned from a close look and a quick spin around the parking lot.
It might look like a Japanese fever dream born out of an obsession with anime and over engineering, but the Zec00 has one thing going for it beyond insane styling and oh-my-god-the-future flare: a drivetrain that’s actually proven.
Honda is out with its latest annual sustainability report, and tucked away in its mid-term environmental initiatives are plans to bring some electric motorcycles to market in the next two years. But Honda’s approach is tepid at best.
Qualcomm wants to bring wireless charging to Formula E electric race cars, and probably your plug-in Prius some day too. To test the tech they’re using a tiny RC version and, naturally, racing it against the real thing. So that’s how you make recharging a battery look exciting.
A new electric bike — the Koben, from Karmic Bikes — promises to fix what ails the electric bicycle industry. We spoke to its designer to find out what those problems are, and how he thinks he’s solved them.
If you live in the UK and have been considering an electric motorcycle or scooter, hold off for a few more months, because beginning this summer the government will begin offering up to £1,500 (around $2,300) towards the purchase of an electric two-wheeler.
Aston Martin needs to do something to get its emissions in check and keep its glorious V12s alive, so it’s launched a research project for an electric version of the Rapide and it’s looking to Silicon Valley for partnerships.
The BMW Group Plant in Munich, Germany will start using a Terberg Type YT202-EV to make daily trips to their nearby shipping hub, cutting 11.8 tons of annual carbon output. They say that's the equivalent of a BMW 320d "driving almost three times around the world."
The formula for Formula racing hasn't really evolved. F1 continues to be a 200-MPH soap opera and only die-hards pay attention to the feeder series below it. Formula E offers something different. It's close-quarter racing brimming with cutting-edge technology that, for the first time in decades, is not only…
The VW Group has been tepidly testing the waters of alt-powertrains for a few years, with each of its three core brands – Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen – playing with hybrids and EVs. Now it's starting to get serious, and that includes electric and hydrogen-powered Porsches.
Autonomous race cars sound idiotic at first glance. And second. But there's something to this concept from the Italian designers at ED. The Torq isn't just a self-driving, electric racer with over 1,300 lb-ft of torque. It's pointing towards a new direction for endurance racing. It's also total bullshit, at least for…
With hype around the 2015 Jeep Renegade maxing out, Kia reckons it can come play with its own spin on the micro "off-roader" idea. The Kia Trail'ster concept has meaty cladding, a roll-back softtop, and a drivetrain that makes it a very interesting proposition, especially if you value efficiency over dirt driving.
Renovo has been busting hump since its big debut in Pebble Beach, with the team behind the all-electric Shelby Coupe forming a partnership with Brembo, gearing up for production, and now showing off a high-tech interior to match its electric drivetrain. Oh, and it's quicker now, too.