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Last March, Jaguar’s design head Ian Callum said that within two years the company would have something not powered by a gasoline engine available in the lineup. Now, according to Automobile magazine, the Tata-owned British automaker will have two of those somethings in the lineup: a battery-electric large luxury sedan and an all-electric small crossover […]

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A Tesla executive criticized competitors on Tuesday for offering electric cars that are “little more than appliances” during an annual automotive conference. Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice president of business development, said automaker offerings are missing the mark on pricing, range, and performance. This happened while O’Connell and other auto industry executives, along with government regulators, […]

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New spy photographs of a Porsche Mission E mule caught testing have emerged. Development of the all-electric sports sedan is well underway and the photos suggest it is on course for a 2020 arrival date, according to British publication Autocar. Three-and-ahalf years could be seen as a long way off given the rapidity of the […]

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Audi, Volkswagen AG’s luxury car brand, is planning to make a battery-electric version of its Q5 midsize sport-utility vehicle at its new plant in Mexico, two sources with knowledge of the project said. The Q5 is one of Audi’s best-selling vehicles and is currently built in Ingolstadt, Germany for global export. It is also produced […]

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Test versions of the Chevy Bolt strapped with autonomous vehicle sensors have been spotted driving on the streets of San Francisco. Chevrolet hasn’t confirmed these are self-driving cars being tested, but they appear similar to several other autonomous cars that have been tested on roads in California and a few other states. Two Bolts have […]

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Supplying lithium for the wildly popular Model 3 may be a hotspot for competitive bids at Tesla’s gigafactory. Tesla Motors may be stirring the pot by taking more low-cost supplier bids for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for its upcoming Model 3 at its Nevada factory. According to a Financial Post article, Tesla recently received proposals from […]

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Volvo will be rolling out what it says is the largest project of its kind in China – 100 self-driving cars as part of its Drive Me experimental program. This test project follows the Swedish automaker’s plan of testing 100 self-driving cars in the streets of its hometown, Gothenburg. In China, the test project won’t […]

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As more and more electrified vehicles enter the world’s auto fleet, and as better battery technologies combine with higher levels of battery production, the cost of storing energy in an automobile continues to plummet. According to an article by Climate Progress, by some measures, the price – calculated in terms of cost per kilowatt-hour of […]

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Seven Nissan Leaf have entered taxi duty today in London, UK. eConnect Cars, a chauffeuring services company operating in London and using exclusively electric cars, has taken delivery of seven Nissan Leaf. A further 14 Leaf are to be delivered later during 2014 to eConnect Cars, which is based in the heart of Canary Wharf […]

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The advent of the electric car is upon us, but despite implications to the contrary, don’t look to Uncle Sam to be as much of a direct driver of this anticipated paradigm shift as some may have previously supposed. In other quarters, there has been much talk of automakers needing to develop electrified cars to […]

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