This is Tesla’s brand new charging station in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong—a site that Tesla calls one of the biggest Tesla destination charging stations on earth, and the very biggest one in Asia. My brother and his friend just stopped by the facility to have a look. Here’s what he saw.
We’re well into the new era of electric cars. Hot on the heels of Tesla, nearly every major automaker has implemented or will implement an electrified vehicle of their own. And Porsche’s offering, the upcoming Taycan, will be the one to beat.
One of the major complaints people make about EVs is that they have short ranges and long charging times. The second generation Toyota Rav4 EV sold from 2012 to 2015 was no stranger to that complaint, seeing a range of just 103 miles. The Rav4 EV was built in a partnership between Toyota and Tesla, and a total of…
Electric vehicle batteries are a problematic business: About half of the carbon generated by building the whole car is dedicated to the lithium-ion cell system, they weigh a lot—the Tesla Model S’ clocks in at 1,200 pounds, even at the smaller 85kWh size—and then there’s charging time, which for your current average…
Audi’s all-new, all-electric SUV, the 2019 E-Tron, will be the first electric offering from the automaker with a starting price of $74,800. It’s a considerable amount of money, even for a luxury car, and Audi has plans on how to best sell it.
Yesterday, Porsche showed off its new electric vehicle charging station architecture, which involves breaking up a number of tasks that might normally all be done within a single charging “cabinet” into rectangular modules and slim charging poles. Here’s how it works.
I don’t know if this has already occurred to all of you out there (particularly if there are any Toyota executives reading this) but Toyota isn’t currently selling a popular, affordable electric car. Weird, right? You’d think if anybody would be doing it, it’d be Toyota.
One of the biggest players in the automotive world, Volkswagen, recently warned that the cost of developing and selling electric cars “will be higher than expected.” Hm! If electric cars are so expensive why do people build them in their garages with old batteries? Seems like a hole in their logic!
As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. Sometimes folks get into a tough spot or don’t know what to do, so I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out.
Ford just put out the sketch above to talk about its upcoming “Mustang-inspired” Mach 1 electric crossover along with the line that the company wants it to get 300 miles of range. These two points seem to contradict each other.
Car tariffs, a Nissan recall, rapid battery charging and more await you. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
The Hyundai Kona EV, the car that forgot to have a face, just got rated by the EPA with an estimated range of 20 miles more than a Chevy Bolt, 107 miles more than a Nissan Leaf, and 52 miles less than the long range Tesla Model 3.
Toyota is one of the few automakers actively pushing hydrogen fuel cell technology into the mainstream. Already, it’s said that it wants to bring the costs of FCVs down by 2025, thus making them more accessible to more people. Meanwhile, its new hydrogen fuel cell truck prototype now has an increased range of 300…
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The U.K. government announced on Monday that every newly built home would come with a charge point for electric vehicles as part of its Road to Zero initiative. The initiative’s aim is to end the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by 2040, and one stop along the path to that goal is to ensure all homeowners…
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When we last chatted with you about the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept, we left off with the hope that it would usher in a new era of Infinti production cars. Lord knows Infiniti needs it. And it looks like we’ll be getting some electrified version of it within the next five years.