Several years ago, Mercedes produced a prototype electric sports car called the SLS E-Cell that pretty much came and went. But, recently, at Nürburgring, a version of that car was spotted with all sorts of gadgets attached to it, presumably in the midst of testing. Perhaps the SLS E-Cell still lives?
As it continues to grapple with a serious production logjam for the Model 3 sedan, Tesla is set Thursday night to reveal its long-awaited, supposedly “unreal,” all-electric semi truck. There’s a number of questions surrounding the vehicle: How far can it go on a single charge? Where, and when, will be it produced?…
“Whatever it takes to keep interesting cars on the road” is how I approach the question of whether or not it’s okay to do electric conversions for older cars. Some purists hate it, and it’s true it’s never really the same as an internal combustion engine, but it gets the job done. And electrification has its…
As part of its post-Dieselgate penance, Volkswagen is making a huge push toward electrification. But don’t expect plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to be part of that plan, at least not here in the United States.
Automakers already have a hard time selling electric vehicles in the United States, and it may become even more of a challenge under the sweeping tax cut legislation unveiled by House Republicans on Thursday. The House tax bill calls for an immediate repeal of a $7,500 tax credit per electric vehicle, reports …
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.
The Porsche Mission E, in a heated battle with the wind over which can make a quieter “whoosh” sound, tested on the Nürburgring recently. It’s what cars do. If you have negative opinions about it or electric cars overall, do not share them out loud. Your whispers won’t be quiet enough to keep a secret from this thing.
Automaker and alternative energy giant Tesla has signed off on a deal to build a manufacturing facility in Shanghai, the Wall Street Journal reported, in a “first of its kind” deal allowing a foreign automaker to own a plant in the city’s free-trade zone.
Kalashnikov, the Russian conglomerate best known for the AK-47 assault rifle, is getting into the electric motorcycle game. The details are sparse, but it’s my sad duty to report that it doesn’t look like the bikes will come with banana-magazine range extender batteries.
New Ford CEO Jim Hackett unveiled a vision for the automaker Tuesday that aligns it with trends emerging across the auto industry, with an emphasis on electrification and mobility (The Future™), all the while slashing costs by $14 billion.
General Motors is planning to unleash an electrified onslaught of cars in the coming years, announcing on Monday that it’ll push out at least 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023. The first two are expected within the next 18 months, the company said.
James Dyson, the British inventor who gave us the bagless vacuum cleaner, has had his eye on building an electric car for awhile. Last year, his company’s intentions were accidentally made public in a government report. Today, Dyson himself made it official in an announcement. Apparently, the company’s been secretly…
What will be the world’s largest electric vehicle, currently being constructed by a consortium of Swiss companies, is best understood by the numbers. It weighs 50 tons, has an extra 71 tons of hauling capacity, takes nine stairs for the driver to reach the cab, and has 700 kWh of storage capacity, according to Arstechnica
When we had the chance to see Bollinger’s new all-electric truck, it came across as a straightforward, basic ride—which is good! And now we have a look at how the car performs, thanks to a slate of videos published by Bollingers on Tuesday.
The automotive world is full of buzzwords. After all, this is the industry where every car is “dynamic” and full of “dynamism.” Although the word is annoying, it doesn’t convey much other than the fact that companies aren’t too creative. But the industry’s newest term, “electrified,” does—and wrongfully so.
Here is the 2018 Nissan Leaf, a car we’ve already heard almost everything about. It may look like you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was a Chevy Bolt or a Honda Fit if it got in even the slightest of traffic incidents, but the technology has been improved and it actually seems like a pretty sweet deal.
With Tesla purportedly gearing up to introduce an all-electric semi next month, diesel engine supplier Cummins took some of the automaker’s buzz away on Tuesday, revealed an all-electric prototype truck of its own.
On Friday, Tesla is set to publicly reveal the $35,000 all-electric Model 3 sedan, the culmination of intense buildup and speculation that began a year-and-a-half ago, when the company’s CEO Elon Musk announced the vehicle. The company’s handing over keys to the first 30 customers, to mark the occasion. There’s still…