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The Truth Behind Electrek's Dark Alliance with Tesla

How the most popular electric car news site quietly wages a proxy war on behalf of Elon Musk.<p>Joshua Lott—Getty Images<p>The rise of Tesla is undoubtedly …

Tesla

Slovenian startup’s electric motor design signals advance for self-driving cars

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies recently introduced modular platforms for autonomous vehicles. The Slovenia-based company has manufactured electric …

Autonomous Cars

2020 Porsche Taycan Prototype first drive review: Driving the future

If you're having some fun on the track, waiting 6 hours to recharge would bother you. That's why we are working so hard on a technology that would charge the battery in 15 minutes.<p>Detlev von Platen, Porsche board member and former CEO of Porsche Cars North America<p>The various gauges and displays in …

Porsche

Can you really lease a BMW i3 for $54 per month?

Buying an electric car second hand seems to be a popular thing as of late, with prices being so low that pre-owned EVs are hard to pass up. However, …

Japanese automakers partner on solid-state batteries in EV race

Japan's major automakers and battery manufacturers have teamed up with their government to fast-track the development of solid-state batteries.<p>The …

This 600bhp tuned Audi RS3 is a nine-second car

This is a really fast Audi RS3 saloon. Sure, you might think, most Audi RS3 saloons aren’t shy in matters of accelerative prowess. This one just …

The Half-Life Of Danger: The Truth Behind The Tesla Model X Crash

No one is going to like the charts at the bottom of this article.<p>Alex Roy<p>Alex RoyView Alex Roy's …

Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

Sounds like good news for used-car buyers looking at EVs<p>Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5 percent of their capacity …

Google's Waymo CEO: We'd Fight A Ban On Human Driving

When it comes to autonomous driving, car enthusiasts are first in line to nix the idea. There’s a bit of an overarching fear that, one day, human …

Autonomous Cars

How Subaru Outsmarted A Bad Consumer Reports Review And Took Over America

Subaru of America recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It might not be the biggest selling brand in the country, but it just closed out 2017 as …

Washington State

This Is How Audi's Electric Supercharger Works To Eliminate Turbo Lag

Audi’s newest SQ7 is powered by a 4.o-liter twin-turbocharged V8 diesel engine with a third compressor powered by a 7kw electric motor, running on a …

Tesla's massive influence is the auto industry's biggest myth

When major auto companies unveil flashy electric cars or announce their intentions to invest billions of dollars in electric vehicles, their plans are frequently compared to Tesla's, whether by their communications teams or the media outlets covering them. So it's easy to get the impression that …

The first Tesla Model 3 reviews are coming in — and there's one thing everyone is talking about

Since the Tesla Model 3 launched in July and started its uneasy path as a mass-market vehicle, Tesla watchers have been carefully scrutinizing the vehicle's quality.<p>Last April, Reuters reported that Tesla skipped the "soft tooling" phase, which is a pre-production process that helps automakers work …

Tesla motor designer explains Model 3’s transition to permanent magnet motor

Tesla made a significant change to its electric motor strategy with the introduction of the Model 3, switching from an AC induction motor to a permanent magnet motor.<p>Now, Tesla’s principal motor designer, Konstantinos Laskaris, explains the logic behind the move.<p>We recently reported on Laskaris …

Why Is Tesla Killing AM Radio?

You just bought a Tesla.<p>Congratulations! You, my friend, are driving the wave of the future. While everyone else is burning dinosaur droppings, you …

Dreamlike “Into The Wildlands Of Finland” Series

Joachim Munter is a multi-talented photographer, retoucher, adventurer and forest explorer currently based in Helsinki, Finland. He captures wild …

Pre-orders for Jaguar’s all-electric SUV start March 1st

You'll be able to see Jaguar's answer to the Tesla Model X March 1st. What's more, when the production model debuts next month, the British luxury automaker's I-Pace electric crossover SUV will be able to hit an 80 percent charge in 45 minutes thanks to an available 100-kW DC fast charger, <i>Autoblog</i> …

Sex Flicks And Chill: The 10 Sexiest Movies On Netflix

There's a lot of sexy content available to stream, but here are the 10 steamiest movies on Netflix!<p>Photos: NETFLIX ; Photo Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p>…

Stunning Photos of a Beautiful Shepherd Dog Posing Happily With His Owl Friends

German photographer Tanja Brandt has captured the sheer beauty of unusual friendships with an absolutely stunning photo series featuring her beloved …

ABT Sportsline Unleashes 530-HP Audi RS5-R

For ABT, customizing a car is as easy as 1, 2, 3. The German tuner-car specialist just announced completion of its newest project, the RS5-R, an upgraded version of the already hot Audi RS5. It comes with a big power bump, suspension modifications, extra splashes of carbon fiber, and beefy exhaust …

An Ode to the RS3's Riotous Five-Cylinder Engine | Feature

From the January 2018 issue<p>We’re losing the special engines. They don’t make sense. Used to be, when you bought a dedicated performance model, there was a whole different animal under the hood—a V-10 in a 5-series or a 7000-rpm 7.0-liter in a Corvette. Nowadays, you just slap on a supercharger or …

This Could Be The Car For Everyone Let Down By Elio

Before the LA Auto Show opened the doors to the main exhibit halls and let the sweaty, writhing, shrimp-starved mass of auto journalists stumble in, …

VW debuts all-electric SUV concept in the US, says it will be its first next-gen EV in the market

VW has been unveiling a lot of all-electric vehicle concepts over the last year with the goal to bring them to market relatively soon, but that doesn’t mean globally.<p>Today, they debuted their all-electric SUV concept in the US, the I.D. CROZZ, and confirmed the vehicle will make it to the US in …

2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon revealed

FCA unveiled the 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the LA Auto Show. Here's our first look at the Rubicon model. Rubicon is the most purpose-built of the Wrangler lineup. For 2018 this icon will feature a lighter body-on-frame platform and better fuel economy. For more coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show head …

New Jeep Wrangler Leaves Old Pain Points in the Dust

Smoother roof retraction, easier door removal, and a flip-forward windshield that won’t leave you in tears—that’s Jeep listening to its fans.<p>Eric …

10 Facts about the 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Aluminum, magnesium, diesel and hybrid tech are all on tap.<p>The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is here. It debuts this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show and it's going on sale in January. After years of anticipation, it's finally reality. Here's our complete First Look, but to break it down further, here's …

Workhorse Vies for USPS Deal, Betting on Electric Trucks and Drones

The Workhorse N-Gen sounds at first description like a Hollywood spy-movie cliché: a near silent electric powertrain within a white van with a rather frumpy, nondescript exterior—and a little drone aircraft deployed from the roof to make the final move to the target.<p>Its reason for being is much …

Why We Need to Accept Self-Driving Cars Will Sometimes Get People Killed

Autonomous cars are going to transform lives and change the economics of transport, but they need to make sure they don’t kill anybody. And that, …

Autonomous Cars

Faraday Future’s EV plans are floundering as execs jump ship

Faraday Future is discovering it’s harder than you might think to start a brand-new electric car company, with numerous executives leaving amid …

New videos highlight serious problems with Tesla’s build quality

There are certainly no shortage of reasons to applaud Tesla. Broadly speaking, the company single-handedly spearheaded the EV revolution while …