The Rimac Concept_One has been taking down some of the quickest hypercars in drag races and now it has turned its sights on the Bugatti Veyron. The result is a demonstration on how we are entering a new age of performance cars powered by batteries instead of pistons.
I think my favorite segment of the automotive industry right now has to be the mostly unofficial Chinese low-speed electric vehicle market. It’s mostly unregulated, dynamic, and there’s lots of room for ideas, good and bad. It’s also the place that lets a 4 horsepower electric Pagani Huayra knockoff exist.
While we’ve all been swapping speculation over what the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will do, brainiacs in Korea have already revolutionized the current model by giving it electric power. These EV Wranglers aren’t highway-fast, but watching them climb steps is downright inspiring!
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.
A heavily camouflaged prototype has been spotted driving around California, looking a little like a blend of Tesla Model X and Toyota Venza. Prevailing speculation is that this is the automotive product shadowy autonomous EV outfit Faraday Future plans to market.
In June, we speculated about how Mercedes-Benz could potentially launch an electric-only brand. We didn’t have a name for the brand. Now we do. And it’s really very silly.
General Motors was really excited about introducing the all-electric Chevy Bolt earlier this year, being the only major automaker to bring a practical 200 mile range EV rival to Tesla’s Model 3 to market an entire year sooner. The problem with the Bolt is that it won’t be exciting to American buyers.
The biggest downside to electric car ownership for the average person is typically range anxiety. In a gasoline-powered car you can just stop at one of the thousands of thousands of gas stations worldwide—which is what makes a gas station the perfect location for Tesla’s growing Supercharger network.
Iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has been touting the “LiveWire” electric bike concept around for years. But only recently has the company committed to a timeline on production of anything like it.
A San Diego-based EV conversion company salvaged a charred Ferrari (they had many to choose from) by turning it into what the company claims is the first fully electric Ferrari, a 415-horsepower electric tire-crusher. It’s glorious, if a little blasphemous.
The Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s electric “everyman” car, has landed in Southern California. With any luck, it should be shipping out to its first new owners by the end of 2017. Well before that, we got to spend a few sweet seconds in the passenger seat, and here’s what it felt like.
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.