A couple days ago, Volkswagen teased an image teasing a new concept car they’ll reveal at next month’s CES, and it sure seems like it’s going to be a new Microbus. A new electric microbus. I’d like to pretend it’s because Volkswagen’s CEO reads Jalopnik. Specifically, read something here last month.
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?
While you’ve all been wasting your money on lame efficiency cars, I’ve been biding my time for the deal of the century on the ultimate ass-hauling EV: This 2014 BMW i8 some sucker is hocking for just $13,000!
If you drive a Tesla and use the accommodation renting service Airbnb a lot, you’re in luck. Starting in California, Tesla Motors will hand out free (minus an installation fee) charging stations to certain Airbnb locations.
For six years California has given anyone that buys an electric vehicle in the state a $2,500 tax rebate. In theory, it’s a way to boost the adoption of zero emissions vehicles, and it has – primarily for people that can afford one. Now the rules have changed.
Since 2008, Norway has offered the most generous incentives for electric vehicle buyers. The result: 50,000 EVs on the road as of last month – almost a quarter of all new cars on the road. The problem: the country has lost a massive chunk of revenue and there are Tesla traffic jams. Whoops.
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 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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.