I get emails about concepts and proposals and grand automotive schemes all the time. It’s pretty rare that any of them actually come to fruition. But I was sent one that, while still very much non-existent, was charming and interesting enough that I want to show it to all of you. It’s called NOBE (the website doesn’t…
Hot off the reveal of the 3 Series-rivaling 2018 Genesis G70, the company’s CEO has boldly announced that Genesis has no interest in developing a high-performance sub-brand for its luxury cars like many of its rivals due to the imminent threat of electric car performance.
With a curb weight of under 1,900 pounds, and total electric motor output of 430 horsepower and 563 lb-ft (to all four wheels), the Aspark Owl—developed by a mysterious Japanese company that, as far as I can tell, is primarily a technical consulting firm—promises an absurd zero to 60 time of two seconds. Flat.
This is the Borgward Isabella Concept, which is a prospective electric car that will probably never be manufactured. The company used it as a platform to talk about all of the SUVs it was flooding the European market with.
The automotive world is full of buzzwords. After all, this is the industry where every car is “dynamic” and full of “dynamism.” Although the word is annoying, it doesn’t convey much other than the fact that companies aren’t too creative. But the industry’s newest term, “electrified,” does—and wrongfully so.
Earlier this week, Tesla remotely upgraded select Florida Tesla owners’ cars to expand their mileage capacity in an effort to ease and assist with Hurricane Irma evacuation efforts. The move was praiseworthy and appropriate, but at the root of the gesture lies a terrifying prospect of our automotive future.
Lots of celebrities drive Teslas and Nissan Leafs because they think electric vehicles make a strong statement about “green” environmental friendliness. But Mazda—a company that plans to stick with internal combustion engines for the long-haul—wants to remind us all that EVs aren’t necessarily that much greener than…
Stuffing an electric drivetrain into a drop-dead gorgeous fully-restored 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-Type Roadster may just be my new favorite idea ever, and that’s exactly how the Jaguar E-Type Zero was made.
Here is the 2018 Nissan Leaf, a car we’ve already heard almost everything about. It may look like you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was a Chevy Bolt or a Honda Fit if it got in even the slightest of traffic incidents, but the technology has been improved and it actually seems like a pretty sweet deal.
Talk about going zero to 100: Aston Martin, which today has no hybrid cars, will go fully hybrid across the board by the mid-2020s. But I guess when you only offer about five models at a time, hybridizing all of them isn’t a huuuge task.
General Motors is taking precaution and has begun alerting customers who purchased early-production Chevrolet Bolts that they may experience sudden loss of propulsion in certain low-voltage conditions.
Fans of gasoline and loud noises can make their own loud noises of protest all they want but it ain’t changing shit: electric cars are the future. That’s why Mercedes will offer a buttload of them soon and could show off another concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, this time an electric compact car.
Driving a 1978 Ferrari 308 with zero engine noise was weird. Using a regular three-pedal five-speed manual gearbox connected to an electric motor was even odder. But Electric GT’s EV-swapped Ferrari has a distinctive driving experience that, once you wrap your brain around it, is uniquely satisfying.