Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Techrules taking track-focused version of Ren electric supercar to Geneva

At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Chinese startup Techrules shocked with its Ren supercar. The extended-range electric supercar boasted a central seating position, 1,287 horsepower, and looks designed by none other than famed Giugiaro. At the 2018 Geneva show starting Tuesday, we'll see this more hardcore version designed strictly for track use...

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Pagani drops first details on Huayra successor, EV plans

Even an automaker as small as Pagani, which churns out just a handful of cars per year, isn't immune from the forces reshaping the automotive landscape, namely automation and electrification. In an interview with elTresTV (via AutoDato) published last month, Pagani CEO and founder Horacio Pagani said there was no room for a self-driving Pagani at the moment...

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Ian Callum explains the design of the Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar's I-Pace is finally here, and as expected the vehicle is an almost exact carbon copy of the concept bearing the same name that we saw unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. Responsible for the design is Jaguar design director Ian Callum who took inspiration from the Jaguar C-X75 supercar concept of 2010 when first putting pen to paper for the...

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Mazda exec details plans for rotary range-extended EV coming in 2019

Tesla gets a lot of flak for its delays in promised technology, but the electric car company looks like a straight-A student next to Mazda which has been has been talking about reviving the rotary engine going back to the demise of the RX-8 sports car in 2012. Mazda says it is committed to the rotary, though the automaker has flip-flopped over whether the...

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: Jag’s electric crossover power play

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover SUV broke cover Thursday, catapulting the small luxury automaker into the EV era with its first a long-range, battery-electric vehicle. According to Jaguar, the I-Pace will boast a 240-mile range from its 90-kwh battery, a combined output of 294 kilowatts (394 horsepower) and 512 pound-feet of torque from two...

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Rimac’s next electric supercar almost fully revealed in new teaser video

When Rimac first turned up at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show with the Concept_One electric supercar, few could have guessed at the time that less than a decade on there would be a race among the major automakers to electrify their lineups. Now Rimac is ready to unveil its successor to the Concept_One, though the playing field looks very different today. We've...

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Hyundai Kona Electric revealed, promises 292 miles of range

Meet the new Kona Electric, a pint-sized electric crossover SUV from Hyundai that promises up to 292 miles of range on a single charge. That figure is for the Kona Electric's long-range option, which comes with a 64-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and 201-horsepower electric motor. The base Kona Electric comes with a 39.2-kwh battery good for a promised...

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Giugiaro Sibylla concept recalls the past and looks to an electric future

Giogietto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio have revealed the latest vehicle penned inside the walls of their recently established design studio GFG Style: the Sibylla concept. GFG revealed the concept vehicle, an electric sedan, on Tuesday ahead of its debut on March 6 at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The electric sedan features a smart energy...

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Volvo says it’s done developing gas-powered engines

The current portfolio of Volvo engines will be its last. The Swedish luxury brand confirmed it's finished with gasoline-powered engines as it paves the way for a fully electric future. At the Volvo V60's reveal, the brand's CEO Håkan Samuelsson and other executives told Road & Track, in a report published last Friday, that its current engines are...

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Mini plans to build electric vehicles in China

BMW Group, Mini's parent automaker, has signed a letter of intent to initiate a joint venture with China's Great Wall to produce battery-electric Minis in the country. Currently, the Mini plant in Oxford, England, is set to produce an electric Mini in 2019. The German automaker said production follows the market, and it sees immense opportunity for...

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