Man vs. machine: Racing driver takes on robot, John Henry-style

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Frunktastic Flexibility: These Are All the New Cars that Store Their Junk in the Front

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First Deliveries of $35K Version of Tesla Model 3 Delayed until Late 2018

Tesla has delivered about 10,000 examples of its Model 3 sedans so far but has thus far failed to deliver on one important item that was central to why this model garnered so much hype: its $35,000 base price. First U.S. deliveries of the standard-range (220 mile) version of the Model S, still expected to […]

Preview Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV Keeps It Simple

Back in 2006, BMW introduced so many powertrain and chassis modes for its M5 performance sedan—279 combinations in all—that it turned off enthusiasts, including many loyal to the brand. When we asked Wolfgang Ziebart, technical design director and the executive who oversaw Jaguar I-Pace development, why there are only two modes in the British automaker’s new […]

Porsche Mission E Two-Door and Convertible Possible; RWD Likely

As Porsche readies for the introduction of its fully electric Mission E next year, the automaker continues to reveal more technical details about the production version—while also dropping some hints about what comes after the Mission E in the brand’s electric push. Porsche pointed to one such possibility this past week in the form of […]

Porsche: No Model Is Off Limits for Going Fully Electric—Not Even the 911

Porsche has clearly stated that it’s not getting on the fully autonomous bandwagon; the 911 sports car will always have a steering wheel, the automaker recently underscored. But Porsche has embraced another big trend: electrification. A plug-in hybrid 911 is confirmed to be back on the table, spurred by the success of the brand’s Le […]

Toyota’s New Electric Motor Cuts Need for Costly (and Overwhelmingly China-Sourced) Rare-Earth Metal

Automakers are making nearly continuous improvements to vehicle engines and structures by alloying their steels with an evolving list of special ingredients such as manganese, titanium, chromium, and nickel. But for electric cars, the essential recipe for making the physics work in electric motors and batteries can seem more than a little daunting. One of […]

Toyota’s New Electric Motor Cuts Need for Costly (and Overwhelmingly China-Sourced) Rare-Earth Metal

Automakers are making nearly continuous improvements to vehicle engines and structures by alloying their steels with an evolving list of special ingredients such as manganese, titanium, chromium, and nickel. But for electric cars, the essential recipe for making the physics work in electric motors and batteries can seem more than a little daunting. One of […]