0

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 […]

+ Read More
0

A Nissan engineer has let slip that the new Leaf electric car will feature a little over 200 miles of range. Nissan’s global director of electric vehicle engineering, Kazuo Yajima, told Autoblog that a new 60-kWh battery pack is coming in the next Leaf that will allow it to travel between 210 and 220 miles […]

+ Read More
0

Electric vehicle adversary Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO, is now making noise about producing EVs. Marchionne told Bloomberg Television that the automaker is considering adding pure battery-electric cars to its lineup, including the Maserati Alfieri sports car and a small Fiat city car. “I’ve always thought the economic model that supports Tesla is something […]

+ Read More
0

Acura is taking an all-electric NSX-inspired race car to Pikes Peak this year to try and be the fastest up the mountain. Acura has revealed one of the cars it is bringing to the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which takes place on June 25-26. This NSX-inspird EV Concept, as Acura calls it, […]

+ Read More
0

A new report is suggesting that American demand for gasoline as a motor fuel could drop by 5 percent over the next two decades – or perhaps by as much as 20 percent. The report, released Monday by energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, said that if electric vehicles gain a market share of more than […]

+ Read More
0

Auto insurance companies are carefully monitoring the state of self-driving cars, with migration to autonomous vehicle features over the next few years potentially causing upheaval for the industry. As automakers transition over to fully autonomous vehicles, more of the liability will be shifted from the drivers to the vehicles, analysts say. Some of the concern […]

+ Read More
0

The Hyundai i30 hatchback is getting a fresh new look, based on spy images captured by Auto Express, and it’s expected to include EV powertrains from the Ioniq. Although the car in copyrighted (thus not shown) pictures remains under camouflage, its influence from the Ioniq’s front-end design is evident. You can view the Auto Express […]

+ Read More
0

California may lose its status as the beacon for electric vehicle purchase incentives, at least for now. The California legislature has passed a new budget, awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature, which cuts off funds for the state’s clean vehicle subsidies. These subsidies would include consumer rebates for electrified vehicles, “environmentally friendly” heavy trucks, and other […]

+ Read More
0

Tesla Motors plans to expand its presence in Asia by entering the South Korea market and challenging Hyundai Motor Co. at home. The automaker has listed on its website four new positions for sales and engineering in South Korea and one recruiter for the country, who will be based in Japan. In response to an […]

+ Read More
0

In the U.S., Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) is better known for counterfeit car designs, and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway $230 million investment to buy a 10 percent stake in the company. In China, BYD is known for its cheap compact cars, trendy SUVs and insanely fast hybrids. The fastest is called the Tang, […]

+ Read More