Blue, spunky and Swedish: these are the things I love about Polestars. And now I’m hearing that it could start making electric performance cars? You have my attention.
At this moment, the idea that we’re on the brink of electric cars becoming cheaper to build than combustion cars is getting a lot of traction, along with the idea that EVs will be as cheap to own as the loud kind of car even sooner. These are important developments, and while it’s potentially good news for consumers,…
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What comes to mind when you think exotic cars? Probably something like a carbon fiber shell and an engine behind the driver. You might be surprised to learn that can have both with a warranty, and it will cost you well under $20,000. These days, the unusual and ultra-efficient BMW i3 is really cheap.
One thing you don’t think electric cars can typically do is rally. Long distances, probably very few charging stations along the way—it doesn’t really sound like a place where an electric car can flourish. And then there’s this Nissan Leaf.
For customers who wanted an electric car but couldn’t afford to drop the extra dough on the expensive technology, the $7,500 U.S. tax credit was extremely appealing when it came down to considering new car options.
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NIO, the Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup known for their mad quest to break track records with their EP9 supercar, has finally whipped out plans for a normal car for regular people. The NIO ES8 is a three-row Chinese-market-only electric SUV with room for seven.
Well, it was bound to happen at some point: Volkswagen’s third addition to its electric concept car family is the I.D. Crozz. Because it’s a crozz-over! Haaaa.
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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.
We were gathered in a conference room, and, honestly, it felt like maybe we were being played. The Hyundai team had not one, but three vehicles with alternative powertrains to show off; with only 3 percent of the U.S. market share controlled by electric vehicles, it seemed like a bit of a stretch. But the new 2017…
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…
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.
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.
Nearly everyone seems to be jumping on the electric vehicle bandwagon, including Maserati. Only it has no intention of making a “Tesla fighter” because Teslas are “not the best.”
With its heaven-reaching doors closed and the dark shadows removed, this is what Henrik Fisker’s new car looks like. It’s supposed to be all-electric, so they’ve named it the, uh, EMotion. At its heart is supposed to be a nanotechnology that is yet to be seen in cars.