Electric Vehicles

Tesla’s new Supercharger strategy is a major shift that will enable urban EV ownership

When Tesla first introduced the Supercharger network in 2012, it was to enable long-distance travel for Tesla owners through truly high-speed DC fast-charging. They managed a 120 kW charge rate while most other electric vehicles were capped at ~50 kW.<p>Tesla’s update to its Supercharger expansion …

Autos

Fisker’s new ‘400-mile range EV’ gets an unveiling date and a few teasers

Last year, renowned car designer Henrik Fisker announced a new electric car company called Fisker Inc. It’s his most significant come back to the industry since he left his previous EV startup, Fisker Automotive, in the middle of a bankruptcy back in 2013.<p>He has been teasing the vehicle over the …

Autos

Life with Tesla Model S: replacing the drive unit (aka 'the funny noise')

Back in 2014, Tesla had a spate of problems with the drive units in early-production versions of its Model S electric sedan.<p>(The drive unit is …

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model X Owner Pulled From Car After Falcon Doors Don’t Open In Fire

Tesla’s commitment to new technology is what put it on the map, but the way this tech rolls out is always contentious. Lithium-ion batteries, …

Tesla Model X

The Electric Car Revolution Tesla Began Faces Its Biggest Test - Bloomberg

Are electric cars ready to stand on their own?<p>If you took a spin down to the New York International Auto Show last week and saw the $37,500 Chevy …

Tesla Model S

7 reasons short sellers are betting against Tesla

A high-end Tesla Model S can rocket from zero to 60 mph in 2.27 seconds.<p>But can the electric car maker itself accelerate from producing 80,000 autos a year to 500,000 in 2018? A million in 2020? Can it make money in the process?<p>Short sellers are betting big on no.<p>It’s a dangerous bet.<p>Here’s how it …

Tesla Model 3

Legendary car designer Fisker unveils his new luxury EV in August

Henrik Fisker has already dropped a few hints about his EMotion luxury electric car, but you now know when you'll get to hear the rest. The automotive design legend has revealed that his namesake company will formally unveil the EMotion on August 17th. Not that you'll have to wait too long to know …

Autos

Tesla is doubling the number of Supercharger stations — here's where they're coming

Perhaps one of Tesla's most underrated contributions to the electric-vehicle space is its network of Superchargers, which is set to double in number by the end of 2017.<p>As automakers from Tesla to Audi prepare to release long-range electric cars, one of the biggest drawbacks to electric-vehicle …

Tesla

It's like Uber for flying electric taxis: Lilium is a 5-seater electric VTOL airplane

<b>This electric "jet" can take off and land vertically, has a 300 km range, and could be summoned by an app for on-demand low-carbon travel.</b><p>Do we …

Aerospace

MINI to Unveil Fifth Superhero Model of the Range by 2019, Will Be an EV

Ever since Peter Schwartzenberg announced that MINI will be changing the way it does business and focus on five so-called ‘superhero’ models, the …

Tesla

Audi opens reservations for its first all-electric vehicle: e-tron quattro

Audi is opening reservations for its first production electric vehicle today ahead of the official launch later this year. We have often portrayed the Audi e-tron quattro as the first of a series of upcoming all-electric vehicles from German premium automakers, but it’s finally not only some …

Autos

Elon Musk and the cult of Tesla: How a tech startup rattled the auto industry to its core

Tesla is one of the most innovative and controversial companies in the world. Learn how its bold mission and Elon Musk's personality created a brand …

Tesla

Tesla plans to double its charging network by the end of the year

Charging a Tesla is about to get a lot more convenient.<p>The Palo Alto-based electric car manufacturer announced today that it intends to double the size of the Tesla charging network by the end of 2017. This expansion, which will take place across the globe, comes at a time when Tesla is preparing …

Tesla Model 3

Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homes

Car manufacturers are racing to get their electric cars onto the market, but that's not the only battery-powered battle being played out: they're …

Autos

Audi is building an electric SUV to take on Tesla — and it just became available for pre-order

Tesla's Model S and Model X are soon going to have some serious competition.<p>In September 2015, Audi revealed its all-electric e-tron quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The SUV, which is slated to come to market by 2018, will have three electric motors, a range of about 300 miles on a …

Concept Cars

Tesla to amp up number of charging stations in anticipation of Model 3 rollout

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric-car maker would reveal plans for a commercial truck and pickup truck. Wochit<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla will double the number of charging locations available to owners of its 200,000 electric vehicles by the end of the year, the company announced in a blog post …

Tesla Model 3

Renault-Nissan's Electric Lead Vanishes - Bloomberg Gadfly

The world's biggest electric-car maker is losing its edge.<p>No, not Tesla Motors Inc., which barely sold more electric vehicles than Volkswagen AG in …

Nissan Leaf

Larry Page-backed startup reveals electric flying vehicle that launches this year

As you can see, the current version appears less flying car and more jet ski combined with a drone. Test flyer Cimeron Morrissey did write, however, …

Drones

Tesla Is Doubling Its Global Charging Network Ahead Of Model 3 Rollout

Tesla expects a big jump in its customer base after releasing the brand’s first widely affordable electric car, so it’s moving to double the size of its global charging network this year to avoid overloading thousands of existing stations.<p>The clean transportation and power company led by …

Tesla Model 3

An All-Electric "Flying Car" Just Launched, and You'll Be Able to Buy It This Year

Kitty Hawk, the “flying car” company that’s backed by Google founder Larry Page, just released its first video footage of their prototype in …

Drones

First Look: Vintage Electric Bikes

This retro take on e-bikes offers a whole lot of functionality and personality<p>In the ever-evolving market of e-bikes, it’s becoming more and more difficult for companies to stand out—but Vintage Electric, out of Santa Clara, California, is drawing on the past to make waves in the present. With …

Motorcycles

Tesla hopes to double Supercharger network in 2017

In the US alone, Tesla wants to increase its Supercharger network by 150 percent.<p>Tesla has been hard at work expanding its network of 145-kW Superchargers over the past five years. But this year might be its most important yet.<p>Tesla hopes to <i>double</i> the size of its Supercharger network in 2017. It …

Tesla

BMW i3 Long Term Battery Capacity Report: Better Than Expected

When it comes to electric cars, it’s all about the battery. Well, it’s not quite that simple, but given how important the battery is to the cost, …

BMW i3

Self-driving cars should leave us all unsettled. Here’s why.

It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, Calif., when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection. Someone is sitting in the passenger seat, but no one …

Tesla Model S

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Electric all-rounder

All it took was one road trip and I was a Bolt EV convert. Chevrolet’s all-electric car may not be the automaker’s first attempt at the category – …

Autos

Is Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community.<p>For some of them, …

Autos

A2B Kuo+ Foldable Electric Bike

Pedal Assist Foldable Electric Bike<p>*Singapore LTA Approved with Orange Seal*<p><b>Founded in 2008 and headed by German Designer, Norbert Haller, A2B</b> …

Electric Bikes

Dealers slash prices ahead of 600% rise in COE quota for commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicle prices set to plunge Christopher Tan SINGAPORE - Commercial vehicle prices are set to tumble along with the six-time surge in …

Singapore

Jeep’s plug-in hybrid SUV concept debuts with a ~40 miles all-electric range

We don’t often report on plug-in hybrids because most of the new models coming out lately, like BMW’s eDrive powertrains or Audi’s e-tron PHEVs, have barely useful all-electric range – unlike some that can cover the average commute, like the Chevy Volt or the new Pacifica Hybrid.<p>After recently …

Autos

India aims to cut petroleum imports as it boosts alternative fuel use

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - India is aiming to cut its oil products imports to zero as it turns to alternative fuels such as methanol in its transport sector, a government official said at an investor briefing on Monday.<p>"We are trying our level best that the day will come when we don't need to import any …

Oil