Showing posts in the category of Electric Vehicles

Mercedes’ Official Confirms Development Of Tesla-Rivalling Electric Model


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Mercedes-Benz is working on an electric vehicle that will offer a range of up to 500km (311 miles) said Thomas Weber, Chief of Development on a recent interview.

First Pics Of New Tesla Model X In Production Guise!


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We received an unexpected surprise today with the circulation of the first photos of the production Tesla Model X via the brand's private configurator for Signature reservation holders.

Peugeot Fractal Is A 201HP Electric Coupe-Cabriolet [82 Photos&Videos]


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Following yesterday’s leaked photos, Peugeot has officially unveiled the Fractal concept ahead of its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Planning Is Key To Avoid Braking In An Electric Vehicle


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The regenerative braking function all electric vehicles have is more than capable of stopping a car on its own. You just have to not drive particularly quickly and plan ahead for obstacles or traffic lights.

Aston Martin Reportedly Pondering Making 800 HP Rapide-Based EV


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Aston Martin, while not a large manufacturer, is an established name whose feathers have been ruffled by the brutal power and overall usability and attractiveness of the Tesla Model S.

Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept Has Three Electric Motors, Active Aerodynamics


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We finally have a shape to associate with Audi’s upcoming electric crossover. It’s called the E-Tron Quattro concept and it previews the brand’s first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.

Norwegian Wins A Model X In The First Tesla Referrals Program


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One of the earliest Tesla Model S owners from EV-friendly Norway, Bjorn Nyland, has just ‘won’ a new Model X through the newly announced referrals program.

LG Chem And Samsung SDI Will Build Batteries For Audi's Electric Crossover In Europe


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South Korean high tech companies LG Chem and Samsung SDI will invest in European battery cell production for Audi, with the brand’s upcoming electric SUV to be the first beneficiary of the new battery.

Jakusa Triango Is Hungary’s All-Electric Supercar


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The Jakusa Triango is one man’s dream come true. Támas Jakus from Gyor, Hungary one day in 2008 drew a wedge-like supercar on a piece of paper and what you now see here is that car made real.

Chair Of CARB Wants To All-But Ban Combustion Engines In California By 2030


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Mary Nichols, the head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), has stated that it is her personal ambition to make it so automakers will only be allowed to sell electric cars in the state by 2030.

Hackers Explain How They Broke Into Tesla's Model S


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Meet the hackers who helped Tesla Motors discover and fix security vulnerabilities of its Model S electric sedan. Marc Rogers, Principle Security Researcher for CloudFlare, and Kevin Mahaffey, CTO of Lookout Inc, have hacked into the Model S after two years of attempts.

Tesla Shows Off Robotic Snake Charger Prototype


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Tesla has just shown a short video of a prototype charger that uses a robotic (or solid metal) snake to plug in.

It seems that you basically park your car, open the port at the back and the snake will pinpoint where in needs to plug itself in and will proceed to do it.

French Electric Swincar Makes Conventional Quads/ATVs Look Unfit For The Job


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While it may look a tad on the weird side, the Swincar designed and built by French startup Mecanroc is a really rather brilliant bit of terrain conquering equipment. Forget quads, ATVs and even good old fashioned enduro bikes – the Swincar is more capable and probably safer too.

Mercedes May Be Mulling An Electric Crossover Too


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Mercedes could build its very own all-electric SUV / crossover, in order to compete with similar rumored offerings from its premium German rivals. No details were given, just that they’re considering it.

Audi's New C-BEV Concept Likely Previews Its Q6 Tesla Model X Fighter


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These are said to be the first official images – likely computer renderings – of Audi's Frankfurt Motor Show C-BEV Concept car believed to hint at their upcoming all-electric Q6 e-tron sports crossover.

BMW i Develops Drive Unit Swing Arm For Heisenberg XF1 E-Bike


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Besides developing alternative drive vehicles like the i3 and i8, BMW i has the function of an incubator for innovation within the BMW Group.

One of the projects the company has been working on, the patent for a drive unit swing arm, is entering production at the HNF eBike factory after development in collaboration with BMW Research and Technology.

China Creates Very Tesla-Like Concept For Model S Rivaling Electric Sedan


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The Chinese automotive business model is ridiculous: even when they don’t blatantly copy another car’s design, they still like to give strange nods to the car that provided the inspiration. Take this newly unveiled electric sedan called the Youxia X.

German Students Create The Fastest-Accelerating EV In The World


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GreenTeam Formula has created the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world, a feat pending confirmation by Guinness World Records.

The all-wheel drive vehicle was clocked from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 1.779 seconds; the previous record stood at 1.785 seconds.

Renault Offers Tips For Maximizing Electric Car Driving Range


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While this official Renault video focuses on the Zoe, the advice you are going to get applies to any electric vehicle – some of it applies to conventional cars too.

Is Porsche Bringing Pajun EV Pre-Production Study To Frankfurt?


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Porsche may have a big surprise for its fans at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker will reportedly unveil an EV concept that previews the upcoming Pajun (short for Panamera Junior).