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Just how fast is the world’s first all-electric hypercar? WEC, Ferrari Le Mans and Corvette GT2 V8 racing driver Archie Hamilton wanted to find out, and got an opportunity to hop behind the wheel of the Rimac Concept One. The Concept One made its production debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, […]

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Another Tesla Model S unexpectedly caught on fire. This time around, it was during the automaker’s “Electric Road Trip” tour for the summer, and it occurred during a stop in Biarritz, France. According to a report from Electrek, the Tesla Model S P90D was on a test drive when the vehicle suddenly made a loud […]

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A report coming from the Netherlands suggests that Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X SUV will soon have a 100-killowatt-hour battery pack. The evidence was discovered by Dutch blog Kenteken.TV on the database of RDW, the Netherlands regulator and European authority used by Tesla to approve its vehicles for European Union roads. Three new […]

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Tesla’s new option, Ludicrous mode, helps deliver a quarter-mile drag time that beats some of the top supercars around. A 20 year-old Tesla Model S P90D owner took to the Rockingham Dragstrip to prove the electric car’s mettle and registered a quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds in a production version of the car. That drag […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated in the past that he is not a fan of LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology for autonomous vehicles. Might he have changed his mind? On June 30, a Tesla owner spotted a Model S with a LIDAR sensor on the roof in Palo Alto, California near the company’s […]

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Mercedes-Benz is getting serious about high-performance electric vehicles. It was reported earlier that the German automaker will debut an all-electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October, and now Australia’s Motoring reports Mercedes will also roll out a concept for its four-door Tesla Model S fighter. The company has already confirmed its […]

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Apparently water and electric cars can go together. It’s understandable to think an electric car driving through a flood would have terrible results, but one Tesla Model S owner in Kazakhstan drove through a flooded tunnel and CEO Elon Musk approved. Naturally this isn’t something Musk recommends, but he doesn’t hesitate to claim that the […]

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Alan Soule of Sebastopol, Calif., is one of 11 other electric vehicle teams who are raising awareness of the capabilities of electric cars as part of the “80eDays” challenge. The epic 15,534 mile-long journey will take them through 20 countries and three continents over 80 days. They departed from Barcelona and are scheduled to return […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has added 100 fully-electric BMW i3s to its fleet. The announcement comes less than a month after LAPD Police Administrator Vartan Yegiyan said the Tesla Model S currently isn’t practical enough, suggesting that Tesla’s offering is too expensive to be used as a fleet car. At the time however, […]

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After a number of races against supercars on public roads and on drag strips, the Tesla Model S was put to a new quickness test. Or, actually, a “test subject” – the son of Drag Times’ Brooks Weisblat – was offered by his dad a $100 bill if only he could grab it from its taped […]

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