The 2017 Alta Redshift MX may be a high-end, high-tech electric dirt bike, but it’s not afraid to get down and dirty. I know this because I crashed a brand new one on a Florida motocross track, and it didn’t even flinch. Actually, it didn’t even stall. I could get used to this “electric dirt bike” thing.
As President Donald Trump arrives in Michigan today to announce a renewed review of vehicle emissions standards at the behest of several automakers, dozens of U.S. cities are considering the purchase of $10 billion in electric vehicles to show there’s a demand for low-emission vehicles, according to Bloomberg.
Bentley’s future is electric, and if it’s based off the EXP12 Speed 6e concept that debuted at Geneva this week, it’s going to be a pretty future.
The new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt could be the car that finally launches an EV revolution, but in the meantime, the automaker unceremoniously announced it’s going to discontinue the Bolt’s sibling, the also-sudden-flash-of-something-named Spark.
It’s 2017 and a car company ‘Murican enough to get its name shouted in a country music song finally sells an all-electric car. Well... again. This time they promise not to snatch it back and crush it. Which is nice, because the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is pretty decent to drive, and it could take electric vehicles…
Where is your range anxiety now?! For the first time ever, an all-electric vehicle finished one of the most grueling races on the planet: the Dakar Rally.
When China’s Wanxiang Group purchased the corpse of Fisker Automotive back in 2014, the company came across as damn near obsessed with hatching a plan to revive the ill-fated Karma. As of this month, those plans finally seem to be firming up: Wanxiang has been approved to build a new factory to produce up to 50,000…
After trademarking the name for its new electric-car brand and introducing a 400-horsepower concept car to go along with it earlier in 2016, it sounds like Mercedes-Benz has some, well, abundant plans for the brand. If the plans play out, there could soon be more Mercedes EVs than you can count on both hands.
Six months ago the Nikola Motor Company came out of nowhere and announced it was going to put the first electric-powered big rig on American roads. We’ve been skeptical, but Nikola just revealed a full-sized model that apparently works, and more importantly a plan to build and sell it at scale.
We’ve been watching the Nikola Motor Company like a weird egg we found in a swamp (what’s coming out of this?) and today it might actually hatch. The outfit’s revealing physical photos of its product for the first time and more importantly: describing its distribution system.
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Yesterday we saw the first videos of a fatal crash of a Tesla Model S in downtown Indianapolis. We had read reports that firefighters had to dodge individual battery cells exploding out of the car’s burning lithium-ion batter pack. Now you can see them, indeed, shooting like fireworks.
Maserati is “working to be ready” with an electric vehicle that it hopes to show off by 2020, the company’s engineering boss said in a recent interview with Car & Driver. He also said that electric-car maker Tesla is “not the best,” and that making a Tesla rival probably isn’t a good idea.
When Tesla first hit the market, everyone sort of laughed that they were building an electric car off of a bunch of laptop batteries. Wasn’t there something better for them to use? As it turns out, not really. And there are a few reasons why we’re still stuck in that lithium-ion technology.
Cars, of all kinds, can be dangerous. Gasoline cars are filled with highly flammable liquids and hot bits that move really fast. Electric cars are full of unholy trapped lightning. But where does rational caution stop and fear mongering begin? Let’s see if we can figure this out.
What happens when you have to drive your electric-only Volkswagen e-Golf out of Hollywood to some inland dustbowl with no charger? You get creative. And you end up burning hydrocarbons anyway.
Look, Porsche, I’m one of your biggest fans, and I hate to see you go down a path of self-destruction. I care. I really do! But you really need to get clean, stop doing hard drugs and back away from this plan to have a “coupe” crossover with four doors and a squashed butt.
Tesla should be used to getting called out by other automakers by now—not that it doesn’t dish out its fair share of industry trash talk from time to time. Now it’s Diarmuid O’Connell, a business development executive, who basically called out the entire field of electric vehicle competition for being boring, claiming…