​Aston Martin Considering Selling Electric Rapide In Two To Three Years

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. » 3/31/15 3:12pm Yesterday 3:12pm

This Electric Toy Car Is Like The Tesla Of Power Wheels

If you want the quickest electric supercar on the block you would have to pony up about $120,000 for a Telsa P85D. While most of us don't have that kind of cash to live the dream, our toddlers can for less than 1% of the Tesla's price. Forget the Power Wheels, your little one needs a Broon F870. » 1/07/15 12:45pm 1/07/15 12:45pm

The 'Spirit' Of The Evo Will Live On In A Mitsubishi SUV

The Evo is dead, or at least it's on life-support. And when it finally shuffles off this mortal coil, its soul will transubstantiate into… an SUV. » 10/02/14 3:14pm 10/02/14 3:14pm

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

A Mini EV Has To Be In The Cards

If there's any brand on sale today that should go electric, it's Mini. An all-electric Cooper would appeal to the brand's favored demographic of chic, hip, environmentally conscious urbanites. With BMW supplying a modified drivetrain from the i3, it seems like a no-brainer. And it could be coming next year. » 8/04/14 8:07pm 8/04/14 8:07pm

GM's Tesla-Fighting 'Moon Shot' Is A 200-Mile… Sonic?

GM is building an EV. That's a given. And when former CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker assembled a team to investigate how Tesla could upend the auto industry, there was an assumption that GM's next full-fledged EV would compete with Tesla's volume sedan, the Model 3. Now comes word that it's a Sonic EV. » 7/24/14 6:55pm 7/24/14 6:55pm

​This Electric Porsche Tribute Is Impossibly Light And Beautiful

It might look like any other 356 replica on the market, but it's not. This is the Carice MK1, and not only is it electric, but the company claims this little Roadster comes in at an unbelievable 770 pounds. No, seriously, I don't believe them. » 7/05/14 10:47am 7/05/14 10:47am

​How Not To Get Fried In A Formula E Car

Top Gear got an exclusive go-round in one of the first Formula E prototypes, and that included a very specific exiting procedure to avoid frying the driver if the battery fails. » 6/20/14 2:48pm 6/20/14 2:48pm

​Audi Drawing Up Plans For Electric Assault On Tesla

Audi may finally be getting serious about its EV game. Reuters is reporting that not only will the R8 e-tron go on sale next year, but Audi is putting together a comprehensive line up of EVs that include everything from a Tesla-fighting sedan to a Model X competitor. » 6/19/14 3:00pm 6/19/14 3:00pm

The First All-Electric Lap At Le Mans Was Set By A Gamer

Lucas Ordóñez was the first winner of the Gran Turismo Academy racing competition. Today, he just took the first all-electric lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Let that sink in. » 6/14/14 6:15pm 6/14/14 6:15pm

Watch This DIY Electric Bicycle Own The Competition

How did I not know this is a thing? Apparently fitting mountain bikes with engines and racing them around cart tracks happens. And this is what happens when an electric motor takes on its ICE competitors. » 6/13/14 5:00pm 6/13/14 5:00pm

​Is This 750-HP Electric Mustang Fastback Sacrilege?

EV fanatics and the muscle car crowd don't agree on anything, and this 1968 Mustang fastback isn't going to help matters. It's not here to save the world, but it will drill down to the Earth's core with a claimed 1,800 pound-feet of torque. That's not a typo. » 6/12/14 10:22pm 6/12/14 10:22pm

An AMA Champ On Why Electric Bikes Are Awesome

When four-time AMA champ Eric Bostrom isn't running his fire-breathing Kawasaki in AMA Superbike, he's racing a Brammo Empulse R. With one foot in the past, another in the future, and nearly two decades of racing experience, he's a perfect arbiter of performance, and when it comes to electric bikes, he's sold. » 6/08/14 3:02pm 6/08/14 3:02pm

Ford Killed SEX

Tesla dropped its trademark for the Model E, and the reason was two-fold: It was originally a joke and Ford threatened to sue them. Yes, Ford tried to kill SEX. Bastards. » 6/03/14 3:21pm 6/03/14 3:21pm

Where The Hell Are Tesla's Battery-Swapping Stations?

It's been nearly a year since Tesla showed off its hugely hyped 90-second battery swap for the Model S. Elon Musk said on stage that the first station would be operational by the end of year. Six months later, nothing. Then we heard that it was happening in the first quarter of 2014. Still nothing. So where the hell… » 6/03/14 12:45pm 6/03/14 12:45pm

This Is The McLaren F1 Designer's Vision For A Better Smart Car

Legendary McLaren F1-designer Gordon Murray has been obsessed with his T.25 and T.27 city cars lately, and now it looks like engine-maker Yamaha could put some of Murray's fascinating ideas into production with the Yamaha MOTIV. Just think of it as a Smart Car you'd want to drive. » 11/22/13 8:50am 11/22/13 8:50am

Holy Cow! Nissan Might Put The BladeGlider Into Production

Nissan's latest EV concept, the the BladeGlider, might look a bit like the Stig's helmet on wheels with C pillars bigger than Africa, but look at it closely because they want to build it. For real. » 11/11/13 9:00am 11/11/13 9:00am

Some thoughts on the Tesla Model S fire saga

What happens when you take a 4,000lb man-made container filled with potential energy, propel it at 110 feet-per-second and put Earth’s biggest fool, man, in the driver’s seat? Disaster. One way or another, this always ends in some form of disaster. » 11/10/13 1:28pm 11/10/13 1:28pm

Land Rover Is Making Air-Cooled Electric Defenders Now

Land Rover will bring seven electric Defenders to the Geneva Motor Show. The research vehicles have an air-cooled drive system, and while the concept won't enter series production, the fleet will get dirty in special real world trials later this year. » 2/28/13 1:51pm 2/28/13 1:51pm

Tesla Model S - a month of use in NYC

In my first month with the Model S, my wife Jennie and our two kids have done what most car-owning NYC residents typically do: taken trips to New Jersey and Connecticut, parked in two feet of snow and slush and in various garages, driven it up and down between midtown, Chelsea Piers, and downtown on the streets and… » 2/19/13 9:18am 2/19/13 9:18am