Tag: Electric Vehicles

Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV Makes Fake Engine Noise When Driver Hits Throttle

The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV, the luxury carmaker's first all-electric vehicle, comes with a noteworthy quirk. The I-Pace makes fake engine noises whenever the driver steps on the throttle, in an attempt to evoke the emotions associated with gasoline engines.

Car Tech June 16, 2018

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Unveiled: Electric Vehicle Prototype Built To Smash Records

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak was built specifically to break the electric car record on the famous Pikes Peak course in Colorado. The electric supercar is said to be faster than a Formula One racer.

Car Tech April 23, 2018

Porsche Mission E Range Anxiety Solved? All Porsche Dealerships To Be Equipped With Fast Charging Stations

Range anxiety is one of the biggest concerns of consumers when it comes to electric vehicles. Porsche will look to solve this problem for the Porsche Mission E by equipping its dealerships in the United States with fast charging stations.

Car Tech March 1, 2018

Ferrari SUV, Electric Supercar In The Works: Here's What We Know So Far

The Ferrari SUV will happen despite previous statements that the iconic brand will never make one. The Ferrari electric supercar, meanwhile, will challenge the new Tesla Roadster.

Car Tech January 17, 2018

From Iconic To Electric: Ford Promises 40 Fully Electric And Hybrid Models By 2022

Ford is doubling down on its commitment to electrify its vehicle fleet and plans to invest $11 billion in electric vehicle technology. The automaker announced it will roll out 40 fully electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022.

Car Tech January 16, 2018

Byton Electric SUV Concept Looks Modest, But Wait Until You Take A Look Inside

Byton's electric SUV concept, showcased at CES 2018, looks very modest compared to how other concept electric vehicles look. However, everything changes when you take a look inside, starting with the massive 49-inch touchscreen.

Car Tech January 8, 2018

The New Tesla Roadster Will Be The Fastest Production Car Ever Made, But It Might Not Arrive On Time

The new Tesla Roadster was unveiled after the Tesla Semi electric truck, and the electric supercar stole the show. It will be the fastest production car ever made, but the question is if it would arrive on time.

Car Tech November 18, 2017

Tesla Inks Deal To Build EV Factory In Shanghai, China: Report

Wall Street Journal sources say that Tesla has struck a deal with China to build a factory in Shanghai's free trade zone, which will increase the electric car maker's declining sales in the country.

Business Tech October 23, 2017

Tesla Model X Beats Lamborghini Aventador SV In Drag Race, Sets Quarter-Mile Record For SUVs

The Tesla Model X outraced the Lamborghini Aventador SV in a drag race arranged by DragTimes. The electric SUV zoomed through a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest SUV over that distance.

Car Tech August 23, 2017

Tesla All-In On The Model 3: Seeks $1.5 Billion For Model 3 Production, Slashes Model X Price By $3,000

Tesla is going all-in on its mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3. The company is looking to raise about $1.5 billion to ramp up Model 3 production and has reduced the price of the Model X electric SUV by $3,000.

Car Tech August 8, 2017

Ever Dreamed Of An Electric Porsche 911? This Car Company Installed Tesla Roadster Battery Packs Into A Classic Porsche

British car company Electric Classic Cars transformed a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa into an electric vehicle. The vintage car was fitted with a pair of electric motors powered by a 54 kWh battery pack from a Tesla Roadster.

Car Tech August 7, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Finally Arrives: Should You Bother With Elon Musk’s Minimalist, Mass Market Electric Vehicle?

After months of hype, Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3 - its affordable electric vehicle geared for the masses. Tesla also just proved that it’s not just your average electric car company.

Car Tech July 29, 2017

Lucid Air Zooms To 235 MPH In Testing: Is The Electric Supercar The Best Tesla Challenger So Far?

Lucid Motors could be the best Tesla challenger so far, as the prototype of the Lucid Air reached speeds of 235 miles per hour. The Tesla Model S, in comparison, has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Car Tech July 11, 2017

First Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off The Production Line: Is It Time For You To Buy An Electric Car?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the first production Model 3 ever built. With the mass-market electric vehicle finally hitting roads soon, is it time for customers to start thinking about purchasing an electric car?

Car Tech July 9, 2017

Volvo To Switch To Electric Cars, Promises 5 Models By 2021

Volvo has confirmed that it will begin introducing new electric vehicle models starting 2019, offering five models in all by 2021. The automaker’s commitment comes as EVs take the automobile industry by storm.

Car Tech July 5, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Enters Production This Week, First Units To Reach Customers Later This Month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Model 3 is all set to enter production this Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule. The first 30 Model 3 preorder customers will get their cars later this month.

Car Tech July 3, 2017

Toyota Sold Remaining Tesla Stock Last Year: From Partners To Electric Car Rivals

Spokespersons for Toyota revealed that the biggest carmaker in Japan has sold its remaining stake in Tesla. Toyota and Tesla, previously partners, are now rivals in the burgeoning electric car industry.

Car Tech June 5, 2017

Tesla Model Y Coming Soon: Elon Musk Teased Exciting Details About The Upcoming Electric Compact SUV

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared several exciting details about the upcoming Model Y. The electric compact SUV is expected to start production as early as late 2019, and will be as affordable as the Model 3.

Car Tech May 5, 2017

Meet Workhorse W-15, An Electric Pickup Truck With Extended Range

Workhorse Group unveiled its hybrid pickup truck, dubbed the W-15 at the ACT Expo event. The vehicle would feature a 60 kWh battery along with a BMW-sourced gas engine.

Car Tech May 3, 2017

Tesla Adjusts Electric Vehicle Price Tags: $5,000 Off For Entry-Level Model S, With More Features

Tesla has made several adjustments to the price tags of its electric vehicles, including reducing the price of the Model S 75 and Model S 75D. The company's cheapest vehicle for now, the Model S 75, costs only $69,500.

Car Tech April 18, 2017

Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S: Could The Newcomer Truly Be A Fierce Competition For Tesla?

Lucid Motors just publicly unveiled the prototype of its first Lucid Air model, but experts already believe that Tesla’s luxury electric vehicle line has met its match.

Car Tech March 24, 2017

Say Goodbye To The 60 kWh Model S: Tesla To Stop Production In April

Tesla announces a halt in the production of the more affordable Model S 60 and 60D in April 2017 after offering them for only one year.

Car Tech March 19, 2017

Tesla Model Y Render Boosts Anticipation For The Next Compact SUV After Model 3

Tesla has become the sweetheart of the electric vehicle market and the stakes are high. While the future Tesla Model Y (based on Model 3) is still a mystery for now, a render now envisions what it could look like.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Volvo’s 2019 EV To Have 250 Miles Of Range, Will Cost No More Than $40,000

Volvo has officially confirmed a 2019 release schedule for its first EV, with the vehicle tipped to hover between $35,000 to $40,000. The vehicle is said to offer at least 250 miles of range on a single charge.

Car Tech March 14, 2017

Will The Tesla Model 3 Really Have A Solar Roof? New Panasonic Tech Makes It Possible

Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously hinted that a solar roof option could be offered for the upcoming Model 3 electric vehicle. The idea was initially met with disbelief, but new technology revealed by Panasonic could make it possible.

Car Tech March 2, 2017

Epic Tesla P100D vs Faraday Future FF 91 Battle To Take Place At Pikes Peak

Faraday Future announced that it is also participating in the Exhibition Class division of the Pikes Peak race where it will fight the Tesla Model S P100D. The race is an open category usually reserved for non-traditional vehicles.

Car Tech February 28, 2017

Elon Musk Has A Plan To Eliminate Car Insurance, Maintenance Bills

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla is mulling the expansion of a scheme that will eliminate recurring car insurance and maintenance bills. The custom insurance will match the insurance cost to the Autopilot development.

Car Tech February 26, 2017

Tesla Batteries Get 35 Percent Cheaper At $124/kWh Thanks To Model 3 EV, Gigafactory

Tesla appeared to have achieved a breakthrough in the production of its battery packs. Through its Gigafactory, it is able to take advantage of the economies of scale to drive down cost.

Car Tech February 22, 2017

Lightning Motorcycles Will Hit The Road With All-Electric Motorcycle With 500-Mile Range

Lightning Motorcycles aims to extend the range of its all-electric motorcycle in an attempt to become the Tesla of the two-wheeled electric vehicle world -- and it is entirely possible.

Car Tech February 19, 2017

Elon Musk Hopes To Launch Tesla In India This Summer, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet

Tesla has long been mulling an Indian expansion and it's apparently getting closer to sealing the deal. In response to a user query, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he's hoping to launch Tesla in India as soon as this summer.

Business Tech February 8, 2017

Tesla To Launch 'Major' Car Revisions Every 12 To 18 Months, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk declared that Tesla will introduce major hardware revisions every 12 to 18 months. He claimed that this is the best way to ensure that the company keeps innovating.

Car Tech January 23, 2017

Faraday Future, Once Hyped As A Tesla Motors Killer, Is In Deep Trouble: Here's What's Happening

A lengthy report by Business Insider revealed that Faraday Future is 'in shambles,' according to eight unnamed sources. The electric car company, once hyped as a legitimate challenger to Tesla Motors, is possibly facing insurmountable challenges.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

New Samsung Battery For Electric Vehicles Promises Over 300 Miles Of Range On Just 20 Minutes Of Charging

Samsung SDI, the battery division of Samsung, unveiled a new battery for electric vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The battery looks to solve the concern of range anxiety among consumers.

Car Tech January 11, 2017

Tesla vs Faraday Future: Should Elon Musk Be Worried?

While Elon Musk and Tesla are moving forward and innovating electric vehicles, Tesla's arch rival Faraday Future unveiled the FF91 at CES 2017. From the looks of it, the FF91 seems to be a worthy opponent of the Model X.

Car Tech January 8, 2017

Faraday Future's FF 91 Demo At CES 2017 Hit A Snag: Tesla Rival's Auto Valet Feature Malfunctions On Stage [Video]

The launch of Faraday Future's FF 91 at CES has been marred by an embarassing technical glitch involving its auto valet feature. It threatens to eclipse the cool technologies that the potential Tesla rival has announced.

Automotive Tech January 5, 2017

Faraday Future Finally Unveils The FF 91: Electric Vehicle Showed Off At CES 2017 With Groundbreaking Specs And Features

Faraday Future has finally unveiled its first production model, the FF 91, in a press event at CES 2017. The electric vehicle, said to be shipping in 2018, packs impressive specifications and features.

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Tesla Autopilot Now Follows Speed Limits Thanks To Latest Update

Tesla has released a software update that effectively throttles the Autopilot system, forcing its EVs to follow the speed limit. The rollout is staggered with some owners reporting that they have received the firmware mid-December.

Car Tech December 23, 2016

Don't Leave Your Tesla EV At Supercharger Stations After Charging: You'll Pay $0.40 Per Minute If You Do

Tesla expects that the fee for leaving fully-charged EVs connected to charging stations will make its Superchargers more efficient. According to the company, the policy is designed to achieve wider customer happiness and not based on profit.

Car Tech December 17, 2016

BMW, Ford, VW And Daimler Join Forces To Challenge Tesla With EV Charging Network In Europe

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen formed a joint venture to install a fast-charging EV network in Europe to counter 'range anxiety.' The automakers will roll out 400 EV charging stations at first, with thousands of charge points to follow by 2020.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Redesigned BMW i3 Electric Vehicle With Longer Range Tipped For 2017

BMW has been working on updating its i3 electric vehicle, and a new model set to launch next year will reportedly sport notable improvements. The BMW i3 for 2017 will reportedly be redesigned and feature an increased mile range.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Will Cost You $35,590 After Federal Tax Credit: Platinum Will Be $3,000 More

Chrysler wants to revolutionize the family minivan segment again with the impending release of the Pacifica Hybrid. It marries EV technology with the comfort and stability of the new Pacifica minivan range to produce a green, stylish and reliable vehicle.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

Vespa Elettrica Unveiled: The Electric Version Of The Classic Scooter

Vespa's newly unveiled electric scooter burnishes Italian craftsmanship with green technology. It could hit the streets in the latter part of 2017 with a steeper price tag than classic Vespa models.

Car Tech November 9, 2016

Germany Wants Sales Of Gas And Diesel Cars To End By 2030: Will The Rest Of The EU Follow In The Push For Electric Cars?

Germany passed a resolution that calls to ban the sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030. Two of the country's biggest carmakers, Volkswagen and Daimler, have already started their push into the electric car industry.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Maserati Engineering Chief Blasts Tesla Motors, Looks To Unveil 'Very Different' Electric Car By 2019

Maserati engineering chief Roberto Fedeli believes that the luxury automaker can unveil an electric vehicle by 2019. Fedeli then went on to fire shots against Tesla Motors and its current products.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

After Quashed McLaren Acquisition Rumor, Is Apple Now Buying A Self-Balancing All-Electric Motorcycle Maker?

Apple might not be buying McLaren, but new rumors suggest that it is now looking to acquire Lit Motors. The startup is developing the C-1, which is a self-balancing and all-electric motorcycle.

Apple September 23, 2016

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