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The makers of the psychotic Ariel Atom are now planning a 1,180 horsepower EV currently dubbed the HIPERCAR, with a model name to be announced later. HIPERCAR, in a fantastic fit of hyperbole, stands for High Performance Carbon Reduction. As with other Ariel vehicles the focus of HIPERCAR is on extreme performance, agility and usability, […]

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The 750-horsepower Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet on display at the 2017 Monterey Car Week is another ultimate electric car showing what the German automaker can do. As a convertible version of a concept shown last year, the all-wheel-drive drop-top oozes with style while four permanent magnet electric motors promise 0-60 mph in the four second […]

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Last week at the 9th annual REFUEL all-electric time trials at California’s Mazda Raceway, Billy Kwan grabbed first place in his category driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. In the process, he set a new track record at 1:56.619, actually beating every Tesla entry from last year’s race, but not this time. The Monterey track, […]

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Unlike misbegotten comparos between barely similar plug-in cars pitted together mainly because they run on grid power, a Porsche vs. Tesla shootout is almost valid. The rear-wheel-driven standard 85-kwh Tesla Model S and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid both target similar demographics with comparable curb weight, dimensions, 0-60 time, and glamor. Given one’s an EV, however, […]

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The effort first publicized last April to resurrect the Detroit Electric nameplate is still underway and its promoters say their SP:01 is nearing production. If you recall, this exclusive sports car will be a lightweight sub-2,400 pounds, built with carbon-fiber and other advanced materials. Zero-to-60 mph takes around 3.7 seconds, top speed is 155 mph, […]

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