electric vehicle

  • 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

  • Pure Watercraft brings boaters a Tesla-style motor

    Obviously, water and electricity don’t mix. But one Seattle company called Pure Watercraft has taken up the engineering challenge of building a Tesla-like EV motor for boats. The startup began taking pre-orders for its Pure Outboard today with a $500, refundable deposit via its own website. A former rowing coach, Andy Rebele started Pure Watercraft in 2011 with a mission to replace… Read More

  • Mysterious Tesla Rival Faraday Future Backed By Netflix Of China, LeTV

    Mysterious Tesla Rival Faraday Future Backed By Netflix Of China, LeTV

    There’s been much speculation lately about who’s behind the mysterious electric car company Faraday Future, based in Gardena, California. While some believe it to be a front for Apple’s electric car project, that isn’t likely. More definite signs point to backing from Chinese technology company LeTV. For one, chairman of LeTV Jia Yueting once compared Apple to Hitler on… Read More

  • Scoot Unleashes New Four-Wheeler Quad Cars On San Francisco Streets

    Scoot, the San Francisco-based electric scooter ride share network, has teamed up with Nissan to create a four-wheeled two-seater enclosed vehicle onto the streets of San Francisco. Starting today, Scoot members have the option to rent one of these adorable little cars to get them anywhere in the 7×7. Known as the Scoot Quad, this is an all-electric vehicle that you can turn on with the… Read More