electric cars

  • Here’s what the back of Fisker Inc’s EMotion electric sport sedan looks like

    Here’s what the back of Fisker Inc’s EMotion electric sport sedan looks like

    Henrik Fisker’s newest electric car company, Fisker Inc., continues the gradual reveal of its first car, the EMotion. I certainly have a lot of feelings looking at this — feelings like skepticism that this vehicle will ever make it to production. But Fisker Inc. maintains that it will, and that once it does, it’ll have a 161 MPH top speed with 400 miles of range from its… Read More

  • AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

    AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

    The 2017 Chevy Bolt is coming to California and Oregon before the end of 2016, and along with it comes its very own official charger from AeroVironment. The company’s EVSE-RS charger has been available for some time, and AeroVironment is not new to the EV charging game. The company is kind of an unofficial charger for everyone else; it sells models compatible with just about every EV… Read More

  • NextEV isn’t giving up on auto ownership

    NextEV isn’t giving up on auto ownership

    Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NextEV, took the stage at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show to make a case for car 3.0. Noting the car of the future is likely to be electric and connected is not radical, but Warrior’s assertion that individual ownership of cars is not going to completely go away is less commonly heard at tech and auto events anymore. The cutting edge of automotive technology… Read More

  • Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

    Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

    The race for who will take the lead in the next generation of automotive technology is on, and today Uber is kicking off a program that it hopes will help put it in pole position. Today, the transportation-on-demand behemoth is launching a new electric car service in the UK, in partnership with Nissan and China’s BYD, where it will offer leasing (not purchasing) options for… Read More

  • Tesla’s new Model S P100D adds range and cranks Ludicrous Mode up a notch

    Tesla’s new Model S P100D adds range and cranks Ludicrous Mode up a notch

    Tesla has a new, larger battery option for the Model S and Model X line of electric vehicles, which includes an improved Ludicrous Mode that boasts a 2.5 second 0-60 mph time on the Model S, which is 0.1 second faster than the Model S’s previous max, and only 0.2 seconds off one of the fastest accelerating production cars available. The 100kWh battery option isn’t just for speed… Read More

  • BMW’s EV roadmap detailed, includes full autonomy by 2025

    BMW’s EV roadmap detailed, includes full autonomy by 2025

    BMW isn’t letting off the gas on its electric vehicle program – the company plans replacements for the i3 and i8 by 2022, according to Automobile Magazine, and a new entrant dubbed Project i20 internally (but likely to be known as the i5 or i6 when it hits streets) on track for 2021. The i20 has a fully electric drivetrain, like the i3 before it, and will also offer BMW’s… Read More

  • GM testing Cruise’s self-driving tech with Bolt EVs on Arizona roads

    GM testing Cruise’s self-driving tech with Bolt EVs on Arizona roads

    GM is putting its Cruise acquisition to good use in Arizona: The self-driving car startup acquired by the automaker in March is trialling its tech on public roads in Scottsdale. Cruise tweeted about the autonomous testing expansion, which uses Chevrolet Bolt all-electric vehicles, and which adds to the core fleet of testing vehicles already operating in San Francisco. We’re testing… Read More

  • Hanergy to build solar-powered electric cars

    Hanergy to build solar-powered electric cars

    It used to be that only car companies could build cars. But this is the twenty-first century, when seemingly anyone can build a car or four, including a Chinese solar power company. Hanergy Holding Group, which manufactures thin-film solar panels, has created a Solar Vehicle Business Division that debuted four solar-powered prototypes in Beijing. In a world where anyone can come up with an… Read More

  • 2017 Chevy Volt named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

    2017 Chevy Volt named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

    On July 19, members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association got together in Portland, Oregon, to drive 14 fuel-efficient and high-tech vehicles and compare them head to head. The overall winner was the 2017 Chevy Volt, which uses electricity plus a small gasoline generator engine and carries a price tag around $40,000. (No, Tesla did not send a vehicle to be tested.) The… Read More

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