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If things go to plan for a pervasive ultra-fast charging network in Europe, by 2020 automakers will make publically recharging electric cars as convenient as a fuel station stop. That’s the takeaway from an ambitious collaboration announced today by BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche. As they […]

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Porsche has previously stated that it planned to have a hybrid version of every model in the near future, including the 911, but the vaunted sports car will have to wait to receive electric motors and batteries. Speaking with Australia’s Motoring.com at the Paris Motor Show, Porsche’s development head, Michael Steiner, said the company has […]

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Porsche’s plush 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in, one of two gasoline plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) planned to join the new Panamera line, made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Panamera was the German performance automaker’s first four-door sedan when it debuted in 2009, and was a polarizing entry that was met with […]

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The all-wheel drive Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has been introduced ahead of its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Boasting total system output of 462 horsepower, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is being said under European testing rules to be capable of traveling up to 31 miles (50 km) in all-electric mode with a […]

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In June, HybridCars.com reported that Mercedes-Benz was considering a new brand name for its upcoming line of all-electric vehicles, and it now appears the luxury carmaker has made a decision. According to Autoexpress, recent trademark applications have been filled by the company with the prefix “EQ.” The firm has asked to register everything from EQA […]

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U.S. officials have discovered three new unapproved software programs that allows cheating of pollution controls on Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter diesel engines made by Audi Reuters is reporting. The news originated from German news weekly Bild am Sonntag, which did not reveal its source for the information. The engine is made by Volkswagen Group’s Audi division and […]

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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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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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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, […]

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Porsche has dispelled with any doubt about whether the upcoming Mission E is targeting the Tesla Model S. An anonymous Porsche engineer who’s not involved in the development of the Mission E heaped praise on the car, before an unnamed Porsche product manager took a shot at the Model S in an interview with Automobile. […]

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