It might not be the first thing you think of, but it’s definitely a question that has entered the minds of many people looking at the electric car world: what actually happens to all those old car batteries when you can’t use them anymore? It’s not something we’ve had to worry about for our IC cars, but EVs? They’re…
Providing passage for the tired, tipsy, and busy, the Black Cab is as much a part of foggy London’s furniture as the red phone boxes no one uses. Thing is, the cabs you’re used to seeing aren’t very efficient, comfortable, or spacious. So the LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) TX has cooked up a new one.
A 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds, a top speed of 124 mph, maximum drive torque achieved in a quarter of a second. This is the 2019 Audi E-Tron, Audi’s first all-electric offering.
As Elon Musk’s haphazard bid to take Tesla private quickly unraveled last month, the CEO disclosed that he believed Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund could finance the proposal on its own. Then, amid the firestorm, news broke that the Saudis actually intended to dump $1 billion into Tesla rival Lucid Motors. On…
There was a period in the recent past where it looked like the future might be powered by diesel engines. With a generally greater fuel efficiency than your standard gasoline engine, the automotive industry today could have been massively different. Then, Dieselgate happened and manufacturers got a little hesitant…
The 2021 BMW Vision iNext Concept is packed full of future technology, like autonomous driving, an electric drivetrain, projector that track handheld objects, smart seating surfaces that respond to touch, and more fluff, which is a lot for what’s essentially going to just be a flagship electric crossover.
BMW is busy planning its future lineup of electric vehicles and photos of its latest concept, the BMW Vision iNext Concept, has leaked a little early. Its face is a lot to look at, but the rest of it looks like a pretty cool future crossover.
Following the introduction of Volvo’s new electric trucks earlier this year, the automaker has gone a step further and chopped its autonomous truck concept down to the bare essentials with the new Volvo Vera.
I don’t know if this has already occurred to all of you out there (particularly if there are any Toyota executives reading this) but Toyota isn’t currently selling a popular, affordable electric car. Weird, right? You’d think if anybody would be doing it, it’d be Toyota.
One of the biggest players in the automotive world, Volkswagen, recently warned that the cost of developing and selling electric cars “will be higher than expected.” Hm! If electric cars are so expensive why do people build them in their garages with old batteries? Seems like a hole in their logic!
A hiccup in Tesla’s latest over-the-air update caused several owners to lose all functionality of their vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driver aid system. Tesla told one driver it’s a “known issue” internally and a fix is expected by Friday.
Aston Martin is finally teasing out the specs behind its first all-electric sedan, the Rapide E, and it’s apparently going to be capable of hitting a difficult target the automaker set a year ago: a full lap of the historic Nürburgring, powered by more than 600 ponies.
McLaren’s Formula One cars have been fairly terrible as of late, but its high-end road cars are unimpeachable. They’re big, beefy, twin-turbo V8 carbon-eaters, although McLaren admits the future is electrified and possibly even fully electric. So an announcement from the company today could be a big step in that…
Hello readers. You may have heard that EV entrepreneur, disrupteur sauvage and tweet connoisseur Elon Musk is having a “difficult time,” currently. Which is bad for electric vehicles and the optimistic pursuit of capital in the face of our impending doom, only one of which I really care about.
Ford teased out an image Thursday of its upcoming “Mustang-inspired” electric SUV tentatively dubbed the Mach 1. And the ambiguity of it all—inspired... how?—plus the extremely poorly received news that Ford’s dumping all its sedans and small cars for SUVs underscores the reality that this transition from old rigid…
At last, Mercedes has given the world a sneak peak at its battery-powered electric EQC crossover before it goes into production next year. It’s a highly anticipated arrival in the electric car market, as it’s expected to kick off some lively competition between itself and the Audi e-tron. But Mercedes have decided…
A Utah driver whose Tesla Model S crashed into a stopped firetruck while the car was operating in its semi-autonomous Autopilot mode has sued the automaker, alleging that Tesla salespeople told her the car would stop on its own in Autopilot if an obstacle appeared in its path.
Nobody quite wants to commit in the world of EVs, car sales are going loopy, and there’s a giant recall going on at Toyota right now. All this and more in The Morning Shift.
Earlier today, Mercedes premiered its first-ever production fully electric SUV, the Mercedes-Benz EQC. It boasts 402 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque, which is impressive, but the EQC’s range seems to leave a lot to be desired.
This is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, the very first fully electric crossover from Mercedes. And it looks pretty damn close to the concept.