Automakers Plan to Invest in the Future, but Which One?

A lot of tech believers—and some automakers—point to a future of the automobile that’s autonomous, connected, shared, and electric. But the time frame for the envisioned wholesale transformation from today’s reality to the next era of mobility is up for debate. In guessing just when these changes might happen, and how rapidly, traditional automakers face […]

Catch Some Zs: Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Concept Is a Flagship for the Geriatric Set

Volkswagen, in the words of the great Sesame Street, seems to be brought to you by the letter Z nowadays. It’s in the names of the brand’s upcoming all-electric I.D. models, the Buzz and the Crozz. And now with the Vizzion, if it’s ever built, you might be able to catch some Zs on the […]

Porsche Mission E Aiming for Nurburgring-Lapping Ability More Than Dragstrip ETs

While very fast charging may have been the main motivation for engineering the upcoming Porsche Mission E on a new 800-volt platform—versus the 400-volt standard used for every other current EV—the decision won’t disadvantage the EV in the measures that matter a lot to Porsche buyers: performance, of course. So far, Porsche has teased us […]

Porsche Mission E Aiming for Nurburgring-Lapping Ability More Than Dragstrip ETs

While very fast charging may have been the main motivation for engineering the upcoming Porsche Mission E on a new 800-volt platform—versus the 400-volt standard used for every other current EV—the decision won’t disadvantage the EV in the measures that matter a lot to Porsche buyers: performance, of course. So far, Porsche has teased us […]

Here’s Why the Porsche Mission E Charges into the Future with 800-Volt Technology

The Porsche Mission E will charge its battery pack, Porsche promises, in half the time it takes present-day Tesla vehicles, which are the charge-rate champions now. Porsche certainly plans to deliver on the strong and silent straight-line performance that has been Tesla’s longtime YouTube party trick—and to add the sustained hot-lap capability that comes with […]

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric’s Range Could Top Chevrolet Bolt EV’s

Hyundai has released a cryptic first teaser image of the Kona Electric, the brand’s second all-electric vehicle to be sold in the United States (after the Ioniq) and one that could offer a longer range than the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s EPA-rated 238 miles. In a European press release ahead of the Geneva auto show—where the Kona […]

Volkwagen’s I.D. Crozz: The One We’ve Seen Will Not Be the First to Arrive

Volkswagen plans to kick off its much ballyhooed electrification strategy in the United States with the I.D. Crozz, the brand’s first dedicated EV. Now we’ve recently learned that the model will come in two body styles, and the version previewed by the concept car (pictured above) will not be the first one to arrive. Speaking […]

Tesla Still Struggles to Build Model 3 but Promises a Transformative Year

Perhaps riding a bit on the Starman high of this week’s SpaceX triumph, which included the successful launch of a special payload (Musk’s Tesla Roadster) into space, the one-liner that Tesla CEO Elon Musk blurted out near the start of a financial call for the automaker may have fallen a little flat: “If we can […]

Formula E for 2018: Here’s What’s New

The look of Formula E’s race car for season five—the full second-generation version of this racer—has been revealed. Seeing it colors in more hints and details at how this all-electric racing series will evolve into the new season, which starts late this year, although the series hasn’t yet revealed many of the technical details for the car, which […]