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 […]

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 […]

LAPD Blue: City Has 100 BMW i3 Electric Cars, but Many Stay Parked

With the addition of 100 BMW i3 electric cars, the city government of Los Angeles aimed not just to green its fleet but to realize operating-cost savings. Based on the observations and records obtained by CBS Los Angeles, it’s not nearly as firmly on the path to achieve either of those goals as the announcements […]

Made in Detroit: Aspiring Electric-SUV Maker Bollinger Moving to the Motor City

Motown could soon be the home of a brand that aims to match vintage tough-truck design with electric-vehicle technology, if everything goes the way that Bollinger Motors hopes over the next few months. In the early days of the automobile, one leading EV brand was Detroit Electric, founded in the Motor City in 1907. There’s […]

Nissan Will Make One of Its Mainstream Models EV Only by 2025

Nissan made a daring move a decade ago when it decided to make the Leaf electric car a global mass-production effort rather than a small-scale one that would just satisfy regulators. While it had hoped to sell millions of Leafs by now and have 10 percent of its global sales be EVs by 2015—neither of which […]

Nissan Will Make One of Its Mainstream Models EV Only by 2025

Nissan made a daring move a decade ago when it decided to make the Leaf electric car a global mass-production effort rather than a small-scale one that would just satisfy regulators. While it had hoped to sell millions of Leafs by now and have 10 percent of its global sales be EVs by 2015—neither of which […]

Follow the Current: Infiniti to Launch Its First EV in 2021

Following the unveiling of  its provocative Q Inspiration concept, Infiniti has released a statement loosely detailing its plans to incorporate electric propulsion into its lineup in the near future. Starting in 2021, nearly all newly launched models will include either a hybrid or an EV variant, with Infiniti’s first electric vehicle launching the same year. Infiniti did not […]