electric vehicle

  • Arkamys creates space-age safety sounds for EVs

    Arkamys creates space-age safety sounds for EVs

    In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration established the very cool-sounding “Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles,” which does exactly what it says. It requires that 100 percent of all EVs and hybrids make some noise at low speeds by 2019. If a vehicle can move forward or in reverse without engaging an internal combustion engine, it needs… Read More

  • Here’s how Chevrolet built a practical electric vehicle with the 2017 Bolt EV

    Chevrolet said it was going to bring an affordable, long-range electric vehicle to market – and it did, with the 2017 Bolt EV. I visited Palo Alto to find out more about the Bolt EV, and the tech behind it, speaking to the car’s lead engineers and designers. The Bolt itself was present, too, of course, an impressive car currently shipping to customers that offers an equally… Read More

  • Kreisel’s fully electric Mercedes G-Class is the Terminator’s off-road vehicle of choice

    Kreisel’s fully electric Mercedes G-Class is the Terminator’s off-road vehicle of choice

    Electric vehicles tend to be designed with a certain customer in mind, and typically this imagined buyer is probably bookish, possibly vegan and mostly concerned with getting around in maximum efficiency. Tesla shook up this stereotype a bit with its speedy sports cars, but the new Kreisel customized Mercedes G 350 d with a fully electric drive train adds another dimension to the image of… Read More

  • Panasonic wants to expand Tesla partnership to sensors for self-driving

    Panasonic wants to expand Tesla partnership to sensors for self-driving

    Panasonic is hoping that it can get even closer to partner Tesla, after the relationship between the two has proven so fruitful in the realm of electric vehicle batteries. The Japanese company is looking to become involved in the production of Tesla’s self-driving system, too, with a proposal of collaborating on sensor development. That’s according to Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga… Read More

  • Next-gen Samsung EV battery gets 300+ miles of range from a 20-minute charge

    Next-gen Samsung EV battery gets 300+ miles of range from a 20-minute charge

    Samsung’s SDI battery subsidiary announced a new battery cell designed for use in electric vehicles that offers improved density to manage a max range of up to 372 miles on a full charge, with a quick charge capacity that will help it regain 310 miles or so of charge on just 20 minutes of charging. Unveiled at the North American International Auto Show for the first time, the new… Read More

  • Charge trucks tackle race tracks

    Charge trucks tackle race tracks

    Charge, an Oxford, UK-based electric vehicle company, is testing its prototypes in the most time-honored way: at the races. Since the dawn of the automotive age, inventors and manufacturers have taken their cars to the track to test their capabilities. These trucks aren’t racing, though; they’re the official support vehicles for the Formula E all-electric racing series. Formula… Read More

  • ChargePoint creates Waitlist for public EV charging

    ChargePoint creates Waitlist for public EV charging

    It seems counterintuitive to call a service Waitlist. No one wants to be put on a wait list; we want to just do the thing we came to do. But ChargePoint has, ahem, a point in creating this new feature, which launches today. Basically, it allows drivers of electric vehicles to virtually queue up for a charging station. Here’s the situation that Waitlist aims to solve. Say John, who has… Read More

  • Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai in talks on building EVs for China

    Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai in talks on building EVs for China

    China is looking at electric vehicles as a key way to lower emissions and improve the country’s general environmental sustainability, and Volkswagen is teaming up with China state-owned car maker Anhui Jianghuai (JAC) to help fill that need. The two car companies signed a memorandum of understanding today, effectively paving the way for them to create a new joint venture to develop… Read More

  • EVEN Electric will sell only EVs, but not in the US

    EVEN Electric will sell only EVs, but not in the US

    EVEN Electric may be based in Ottawa, Ontario, but it has its sights set on selling electric vehicles from multiple brands worldwide. The sales and distribution network — not a dealership — will have new and pre-owned EVs available via centralized processing centers in several countries. Buyers order their car online, and it will be shipped from the nearest processing center to a… 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

  • Nissan says EV chargers will outnumber gas stations in the UK by 2020

    Nissan says EV chargers will outnumber gas stations in the UK by 2020

    A new study by car maker Nissan predicts the U.K. will have more electric vehicle charging locations than gas stations by 2020. It’s a bold prediction to estimate that EV chargers will outnumber places to gas up in just four short years, but Nissan is counting on both a continued decline in the number of operational gas stations, as well as new charge points coming online. The attrition… Read More