electric vehicles

  • Faraday Future says it’s finally going to show us a real car at CES

    Faraday Future says it’s finally going to show us a real car at CES

    The concept car is basically always a vehicle of pure puffery, and carmakers go above and beyond when it comes to teasing the future. But few are as accomplished on this scale as Faraday Future, the master illusionist of electric vehicles. The company says it’s finally going to show us something worthy of the label “production,” however, at CES in January. CES, which is… Read More

  • Evercar abruptly shuts down

    Evercar abruptly shuts down

    On September 7, 2016, Evercar sent out a press release announcing that it had expanded from its Los Angeles home base to San Francisco and Oakland and had financing for buying up to 3,000 vehicles in the next year. Almost exactly a month later, the service that rented EVs and hybrids to drivers for ride hailing services shut down. The company had launched at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show… Read More

  • Maserati is targeting 2020 for a production EV

    Maserati is targeting 2020 for a production EV

    The electric vehicle bandwagon has long left the station thanks to Tesla, but Maserati still wants to get on board. The high-end carmaker might be behind the curve when it comes to announcing its electric vehicle plans, but it’s looking like the Fiat-Chrysler-owned company will manage to ship a fully electric car by 2020, with something to show off in the 2019 timeframe. The Maserati… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • iTank: “A three-wheeled scooter is the future”

    iTank: “A three-wheeled scooter is the future”

    The Kickstarter campaign for the Doohan EV3 iTank three-wheeled scooter began this week. It’s brought to you by Kartik Ram, the same guy behind the Zeitgeist electric bike that debuted this spring. Before we get into the question of whether a three-wheeled scooter really is the future, as Ram said in a phone interview, here are the details of the iTank: Bosch motor goes from 0-28 mph in… 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

  • LeEco plans to build a $1.8 billion plant to take on Tesla

    LeEco plans to build a $1.8 billion plant to take on Tesla

    LeEco’s not just messing around with this whole electric car deal. Back in April, the Chinese electronics company best known for its TVs and smartphone (once named LeTV, if that rings more bells) carted out its self-driving concept car during a big phone unveil in Beijing. The decidedly futuristic LeSEE (pronounced like “lessee”) features a foldaway steering wheel… Read More