So far the cars from BMW’s electrified i sub-brand have looked like concept cars set loose from some designer’s studio and inexplicably put on the road. But with the BMW iX3 Concept, unveiled this morning at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, BMW’s taking a much more normal-looking approach to electrics.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, very possibly the “best car in the world,” is going electric, Mercedes-Benz’s CEO Dieter Zetsche said Wednesday. And not just hybrid, which you can already get with the S550e. No, this will be full-on electric, and a challenge to Tesla, who has recently been beating them on their own turf.
I’ll just say it: The LVCHI Venere might be the prettiest electric car I’ve laid eyes on. Hell, it’s one of the prettiest cars I’ve ever seen period. Look at this motherfucker.
Panasonic has been on the fringes of the automotive industry for some time with various deals and partnerships, the biggest one being with Tesla and its Gigafactory. But it would appear the company is making its own plans, if this spy shot sent to us supposedly from next week’s CES venue is anything to go by.
After World War II, when Japan didn’t have much oil on hand but could generate electricity well enough, the Japanese government asked its country’s engineers to try to make some electric vehicles. The Tokyo Electric Cars Company, which later became part of Nissan, obliged.
At this very moment I’m a very well-pampered, mostly-willing hostage of Nissan at some Napa Valley resort that seems to be entirely populated with elderly folks on electric scooters. Nissan is showing their latest version of their very sleek and advanced electric scooter, the Leaf, to me and other journalists very…
Global demand for cobalt and nickel, two of the essential elements in electric car batteries, has never been higher. But where do all those metals come from? And do we even have enough for our electrified future? The answers to those questions are getting increasingly complex.
I heard about Volkswagen discussing the possibility of a new, electric, MEB-archicture Kübelwagen or Thing a couple days ago, but was hesitant to write about it because, well, I’m not sure if it’s just idle talk or if there’s some grain of seriousness behind it. I guess it doesn’t really matter, because it’s…
As other automakers and electric-minded newcomers continue to take a swing at replacing the everyday commuter car with something powered solely with batteries, Nissan seems to be interested in staying in a smaller part of the slowly-growing EV segment with its upcoming next-generation Leaf.
I do not hate the idea of electric cars, and nor do I hate the idea of a new electric car company trying to sell an electric Miata knockoff. I just don’t want it to look like I bought it in the kids section of a Walmart.
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.
No recent vehicle is more polarizing at Jalopnik, in the industry or in automotive culture than the Tesla Model X right now. Why? Because it’s a fundamentally promising vehicle that looks like a blanched egg, and from a company that’s going through growing pains. You’ve heard a lot of good and bad, but is the Model X…
Volkswagen, eager to get away from anything with any emissions whatsoever, has released a teaser image of a new all-electric concept car they plan to show at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. They’re calling it an “iconic design study,” which is carmaker-talk for “the production car won’t look nearly as cool.”
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.
If those numbers aren’t making your internal horseshit alarms beep and wail like aroused banshees, it’s probably time to change the 9-volt in there. But that doesn’t mean there’s not something interesting here, so let’s take a quick look at what we know about the Techrules supercar.
Hopeful electric-autonomous automaker Faraday Future has patented its very own electric vehicle power inverter, which is pretty impressive considering the company has had a really hard time lately getting just about anything done.
Yesterday, we reported on a significant security hole with Nissan Leafs (and electric eNV200 vans) that would allow some HVAC systems and a good amount of owner data to be accessed via the web. The hole was, pretty much, that there was no real security at all. Happily, it looks like Nissan is taking the issue…
A four day emergency legislative session to secure a deal for an in-state factory with electric automaker Faraday Future will end up costing the State of Nevada a quarter of a million dollars on top of the $335 million in tax incentives and public funding that resulted from the meeting.