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Last weekend Silicon Valley startup Renovo Motors demonstrated a prototype of its Coupe, the “first all-electric American supercar,” at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, touting it as competitive against gas cars. Weighing in at a Corvette-like 3,250 pounds – 1,600 pounds less than a Tesla Model S P90D but 350 pounds heavier than a Tesla Roadster – the […]

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Mercedes-Benz isn’t letting Audi and BMW be the only German automakers getting ready to take on Tesla. The German automaker is reportedly working on an electric vehicle with a range up to 311 miles, targeting the Tesla Model S, according to development chief Thomas Weber. In an interview with German publication auto motor und sport, […]

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BMW is bringing four new plug-in hybrids to the Frankfurt auto show later this month, with each vehicle building on a different brand segment. These will add to BMW’s alternatively powered lineup, which includes the battery electric i3 and the i8 plug-in sports car. These are powered by BMW’s eDrive technology, which will also transfer […]

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Last week, Bosch announced it is acquiring a California-based battery company that’s currently developing a solid-state lithium-ion battery. Bosch’s purchase of Seeo, set at an undisclosed price for the company’s intellectual property and research staff, was both groundbreaking and (to some) questionable. “It is the first instance of a major automotive player outright acquiring a […]

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Are you waiting for the Model 3 so you can have a Tesla for maybe half the price of a Model S? Today Elon Musk, CEO, utilized that free medium of such potent effect – Twitter – to reveal it will be about two more years. This actually aligns with previous a statement Musk made […]

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As the only major automaker in the world with more debt than cash, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) appears to be in big trouble. Here’s why the company has some serious soul searching to do: 1. GM Doesn’t Want to Merge Recently, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne made it known that he’s interested in the idea of […]

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One day after the first wave of online configurations was opened for Model X reservation holders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a date certain: Sept. 29. A simple message, but unclear for the deliveries at Tesla’s Fremont factory is whether these will be “Founder’s edition or also special “Signature” edition trim levels. SEE ALSO: Tesla […]

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Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. “Model S development has helped us apply new battery technology to the Roadster 3.0 packs,” a Tesla representative told us. “The cells store 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this […]

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As Chrysler celebrates its 90th anniversary, announced plans to rework its current fleet and add new models, which will include the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicles. The first to arrive will be a plug-in hybrid version of one of the brand’s most prominent models: the Town & Country minivan. Officially in its 25th model year, […]

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Europeans will get their first glimpse of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid this month, with sales also set to begin in September. The Outlander PHEV has been completely revamped for 2016, with new styling, improved handling and a smoother ride among its changes. But this redesign didn’t come about because the model was lagging […]

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