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Volkswagen’s GTI badge will lead the way forward for electric cars that are “fun to drive.” Last year, Volkswagen boldly stated that it plans to sell one million battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids internationally by 2025. While the VW I.D. Buzz – an all-electric van with a range of 270 miles unveiled in Detroit – […]

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Volkswagen’s all-electric I.D. Buzz Microbus Concept made its world debut at today’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The I.D. Buzz is part of VW’s plan to sell one million battery-electric vehicles worldwide by 2025 beginning with the I.D. hatchback in 2020, that was introduced at last year’s Paris Motor Show. One of few […]

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With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now on the final home stretch and due in California and Oregon dealers within the next several weeks, a few final mysteries surrounding the car are now being resolved. As the first electric car with over 200 miles range for under $30,000 after a federal subsidy, the Bolt – […]

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Faraday Future’s plans to challenge Tesla Motors came to a screeching halt on Tuesday with a work stoppage at its $1 billion megafactory in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Although no official reason has been given for the decision, just last week, Chinese tech entrepreneur Jia Yueting, who is funding Faraday, admitted that his company had […]

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A number of Volkswagen AG designs registered to the World Intellectual Property Organization became public this weekend, giving big hints to what VW’s future intentions and designs are. In all, 23 vehicle designs were released when the filing became public. Among them was everything from extremely futuristic, probably autonomous designs to a transport truck, and […]

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Today most major automakers say they’re eager to build electric cars, many have announced new models with more pending, but none would be doing this if they did not have to. To some observers this may be obvious, and to others just loosely aware of the facts and fancies surrounding the electrification of the automobile, […]

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Storm Sondors successfully crowdfunded an electric bicycle, AND now he wants to do the same with a battery electric car with a $10,000 price tag. The Sondors eBike crowdfunding campaign was Indiegogo’s second largest ever project, raising more than $6 million for a high-profile fat tire, electric bike. Sondors not only built the 50-mile range […]

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Smart will be showing off its revamped electric drive at the Paris Motor Show, now available on all three of its models. The Smart ForTwo has a next-generation platform that will, for the first time, be extended over to the Cabrio and Smart ForFour models. The Daimler division says it will be the only global […]

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Electrified vehicles could make the most sense for the self-driving car of the future, according to a commentary piece in Detroit Free-Press. Scanning the test tracks points in this direction, with Uber testing the Ford Fusion Hybrid in Pittsburgh, Google using the Toyota Prius Hybrid and its own electric self-driving test cars, and the Chevy […]

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Jaguar returns to motorsports after a 12-year absence with its new Formula E battery electric race car called the 1-Type, which made its debut on Wednesday. Electronics giant and electric car battery maker Panasonic is the Jaguar Racing title car sponsor, and Lear Corporation is its official partner. Formula E is a single seat racing […]

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