Showing posts in the category of Electric Vehicles

Ford Opens Its EV Patents To Everyone Seeking Faster Development


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Ford is making its patents on electric and hybrid vehicles openly available to competitors in order to “accelerate industry-wide electrified vehicle development”.

Daimler & Qualcomm Announce Strategic Partnership


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Whenever a car company teams up with a tech giant such as Qualcomm, you should expect several enhancements in vehicle mobile technologies, in-car experiences and in this case wireless charging technologies.

Does Tesla’s WIP Gigafacotry Live Up To Its Name?


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You’d imagine the name “Gigafactory” would imply a plant of vast proportions, one of the biggest the world has ever seen. It’s the name of Tesla Motors’ upcoming battery pack manufacturing facility that is currently being built just outside Reno, Nevada.

Thieves In California Now Targeting Toyota Prius For Its Battery Pack


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We learn from ABC7 News that there has been “a rash” of Toyota Prius battery pack thefts in the San Francisco area, lately.

Apparently, the thieves aren’t deterred by the 150 lb (~70 kg) weight of each pack or the relatively lengthy period of time it takes to extract one – it’s estimated they can get one in around 20 minutes.

Audi Confirms New Q1, Q8, Electric SUVs By End Of Decade


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Three new SUVs, including an all-electric model, have been confirmed as part of Audi's product expansion program through 2019.

Stirling Moss Is A Renault Twizy Fan, But He’d Like More Power…


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As far as motor racing legends that are still among us, the name Stirling Moss is one of if not the most resonant. Therefor, the fact that he drives a Twizy EV and he agreed to promote it for Renault should be meaningful.

Think The ELR Has A Tough Price To Swallow? So Does A Top Cadillac Exec


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The Cadillac ELR is notable as the brand's first electric car and the most high-profile marketing misstep since the Cimarron. At least the executives realize it now.

Apple Reaches A Settlement With Battery-Maker A123 Systems After Lawsuit


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The legal debate between Apple and A123 Systems has ended into an agreement between the two companies.

CR’s Freshly Bought Tesla Model S P85D Suffers Door Handle Malfunction


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The folks from Consumer Reports recently paid $127,000 for a Tesla Model S P85D, the most expensive model the consumer magazine ever bought. But their ownership of Tesla’s range-topping electric sedan has started on the wrong foot.

New Electric And Hydrogen Porsche To Challenge Tesla Model S, BMW 5 Series


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Porsche is prepared to take on the BMW 5 Series as well as the Tesla Model S with an all-new four-door. According to AutoCar, the new Porsche sedan will feature both electric and hydrogen fuel cell variants. Wow.

Italdesign Offers You The Chance To Test Drive GEA Concept Car


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Surely, you must remember Italdesign’s GEA prototype from the Geneva Motor Show. There’s no way one could possibly forget those sleek lines.

PSA Peugeot Citroën Will Build Cheaper, Longer Range EVs From 2020


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France’s largest automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroën, has pledged to bring to market cheaper electric cars which will have a longer range than its current products.

The 2016 Chevy Volt Will Cost $26,495 After Federal Tax Credit


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With the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, General Motors aims to fix what was wrong with the first-generation model. And apparently lowering the price is one of those fixes.
 

Tesla Will Now Sell You A Battery For Your Household


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Tesla Motors unveiled a line of energy storage systems, destined for households in LA last night.

Mercedes’ F 015 Luxury In Motion Is So Advanced It Will Scare You


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After watching this video that showcases what the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion autonomous study is capable of, my only conclusion is the future has already arrived.

Zotye Brings Two Smart ForTwo Clones to Shanghai


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The Smart ForTwo is one of the most copied cars in China, and this year’s Shanghai Auto Show proves that the city car remains as popular as ever in the Middle Kingdom.

Zinoro Concept Next Is a Sleek-Looking Electric SUV from BMW and Brilliance


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The Zinoro Concept Next most likely previews the brand’s second model for the Chinese market after the BMW X1-based 1E. The BMW-Brilliance alliance’s brand focuses on building electric cars, with the Concept Next also featuring an all-electric powertrain.

Futuristic Chevrolet-FNR Autonomous EV Concept Unveiled in Shanghai


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GM has lifted the veils of the Chevrolet-FNR, an autonomous electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse at mobility of the future.

Meet Zombie 222, An All-Electric 800hp Classic Mustang


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Have you ever thought that a classic Mustang would be the ideal car for an electric conversion?

The World’s Safest Bike Has a Roll Cage and Seatbelts


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Get ready for the world’s safest bicycle, dubbed the Babel. It’s been designed to ensure maximum safety primarily for use in traffic-heavy areas, featuring leg-guards, a full seat with backrest, seatbelts and an actual roll cage.