The all-electric Formula E racing series is about as forward-looking as racing gets, bringing together automakers and EV part suppliers in a unique and fascinating zero-emissions contest of speed. But while Formula E has some new and interesting ideas such as the social media-driven Fan Boost feature, the cars themselves looked like pretty much every […]
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An electric rally car built by Spain’s Acciona has become the first EV to complete the legendary Dakar Rally.
Ford likes surprises, and the announcement of 13 new electrified vehicles, including a Mustang Hybrid, is perhaps the biggest automotive story of the year…and we’re just three days in!
The Electric GT racing series has tapped the Tesla P100D to serve as its sole race car…but is there a reason racing series have shied away from the world’s quickest production car?
A new report paints an ugly picture of the chaos and fiscal uncertainty of would-be Tesla competitor Faraday Future.
Remember CODA, Th!nk, and Project Better Place? They’ll soon be joined by Lucid, which plans to beat Tesla with a 1,000 HP, $100,000 electric sedan. Uh huh.
Researchers for Toyota may have discovered a way to add 15% more range to current lithium-ion battery technology. So about those hydrogen cars…
I think it’s safe to say that the past week has been a weird one for all of us, and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne is making it even weirder.
Faraday Future is teasing us with video of its upcoming electric crossover, but is it too little, too late from the would-be Tesla competitor?
When it comes to plug-in cars, the West Coast gets preferential treatment every time, and the roll-out of the 2017 Chevy Bolt is no exception. GM-Volt.com reports that a Southern California Chevy dealer has received the go-ahead to start taking pre-orders for the all-electric hatchback, and other dealers are sure to follow. Keyes Chevrolet general […]
Tesla is cutting the $74,000 Model X 60D from its lineup just three months after quietly introducing a more affordable version of the electric SUV.
Washington and California have recently passed measures limiting the income levels of people applying for plug-in car tax credits, and I couldn’t be happier. Don’t get me wrong, I think incentivizing plug-in vehicles is a great idea, but nearly 5 years after the first plug-in cars hit the market, it’s time to refocus those efforts […]
There’s no denying that the Toyota Prius has been at the forefront of the green car revolution for over 15 years now. True, the Tesla Model S is considered by many to be the new face of alternative fuels, but the Prius remains far and away the most popular green car on the road, and […]
There are analysts and critics out there who think that Tesla Motors is slowing down, settling in, and producing far more cars than it actually sells. Oddly enough, after Tesla posted record-breaking quarterly sales numbers that surpassed even their own expectations, these analysts and critics have been mostly silent. I wonder why? The Q2 of […]
Last weekend Rhys Millen had the fastest overall time at the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, crushing the 12.42 mile course in just over 9 minutes. That was fast enough to set a new record for EVs, and beat another veteran racer, Monster Tajima, who had teamed up with Rimac Automobili to build a […]
Once again the 4th of July is here, and whether you’re a Deadhead tripping face to Fare Thee Well Tour in Chicago, or a truck-drivin’ ‘Murican whose Independence Day plans include blowing stuff up and racially insensitive jokes, let’s take a day to celebrate living in this glorious country. Sure, America is far from perfect, […]
While Elon Musk believes electric cars are the future, and Toyota maintains that hydrogen fuel cells are a better idea, BMW has committed to playing both angles. After the successful launch of the BMW i3 and i8, the German automaker has rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell concepts based on an early i8 test mule. […]
Last year the 2015 Ford Mustang finally went on sale to a rabid Blue Oval fanbase, and it should come as no surprise that sales of the legendary muscle car have outpaced its aging rivals. Through the first five months of 2015, Mustang sales are up 55% compared to this time last year, with the […]
This past weekend racers from around the world descended on Colorado’s famous Pikes Peak for the Race to the Clouds, a competition that has become increasingly dominated by electric vehicles. This year two big names, Rhys Millen and Monster Tajima, competed for the top spot in the electric car class, but it was Millen that […]
To hear Toyota executives tell it, battery electric cars don’t stand a chance in the real world, and that hydrogen fuel cell cars are the real future. And at least in terms of driving range, the Toyota Mirai has fulfilled one of its biggest promises, providing over 300 miles of driving range per tank of […]