Electric Cars

British firm to build electric MG Roadsters

Converting internal combustion-powered cars to electric powertrains is all the rage these days. A British firm by the name of RBW is the latest to jump on the electrification bandwagon with its electric MG Roadster offering. However, these aren't old MGs turned into electric cars—these are brand new cars. RBW has partnered with the British Motor...

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Newest VW ID Buzz concept previews electric cargo carrier

Volkswagen used this week's 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany to present a cargo carrying version of its ID Buzz concept. You'll recall we first saw the ID Buzz at the 2017 Detroit auto show, with VW later confirming a production version due here in 2022 as a spiritual successor to the iconic Microbus. Other markets are expected to...

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Audi Sport e-tron GT concept set for 2018 LA auto show

Audi Sport in March confirmed plans for a high-performance electric sedan which it referred to as the e-tron Gran Turismo, or e-tron GT for short. A shadowy teaser (shown above) was released at the time hinting at a very aggressive and sleek design. During Monday's reveal of the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV in San Francisco, Autoblog learned that a concept...

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DOJ wants to know if Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the law in going-private tweets

On August 7 Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about taking the automaker private. While it may have seemed to slip out of the news, the tweet had not slipped the minds of federal agencies. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) now has an open investigation into the Silicon Valley company, and whether it violated any...

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Get renewable energy for your 2019 Audi e-tron

Future owners of the 2019 Audi e-tron can be extra green with a new partnership between the automaker and Arcadia Power. Audi announced Monday it will join forces with Arcadia Power to support renewable energy production. The collaboration can provide renewable energy for owners that charge their e-tron at home. Arcadia Power connects a homeowner or...

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Saudi Arabia invests $1B in Tesla rival Lucid

Saudi Arabia may or may not be interested in taking Tesla private but the Middle Eastern country, via its Public Investment Fund (PIF), is ready to invest in rival electric car brand Lucid Motors. Silicon Valley-based Lucid confirmed Monday that the Saudis will invest $1.0 billion in the company, believed to be for a majority stake. The deal, which is still...

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2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV arrives with 95-KWH battery, $75,795 sticker

The battle for electric car supremacy is starting to really heat up now that established automakers are joining the fray. The latest salvo was launched by Audi in the form of the 2019 e-tron, a mid-size SUV with a big 95-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a very reasonable $75,795 sticker price. The e-tron was unveiled late Monday in San Francisco and is...

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VW Group will have 27 EVs based on MEB platform by 2022

The Volkswagen Group on Monday gave an update on progress of its modular platform for non-premium cars, known as MEB, an acronym for the German translation of “Modular Electric Toolkit.” The automaker said 27 models spread across four brands (likely Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat and Audi) will be available by the end of 2022, ranging from compact cars...

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2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots

Kia is working on a redesign of its Soul subcompact crossover SUV, and part of the plan is a repeat of the current model's electric option. A prototype for the new Soul EV has just been spotted. We know it's the electric version of the redesigned Soul because of its missing exhaust system and small flap in the camouflage material covering the grille. The...

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