Electric Cars

Polestar 2 electric sedan to feature 350-mile range, 405 horsepower

The Tesla Model 3 will see a direct rival from Volvo Cars' newly minted Polestar brand, and the first details about the electric car have come out. Speaking to Autocar, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman said the second Polestar model, fittingly called Polestar 2, will boast up to a 350-mile range, up to 405 horsepower, and start around $40,000. Goodman noted...

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Vanda Dendrobium D-1 electric supercar to be built in UK

After nearly a year of silence, Vanda has returned with fresh information on its Dendrobium D-1 electric supercar. The Singapore-based company announced Tuesday that it will build the supercar in the United Kingdom. The U.K. production likely has something to do with Vanda's partner that brought the Dendrobium to life: Williams Advanced Engineering. The...

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VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run

The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the event's hill climb and set a new record for electric cars. And on Saturday, with Romain Dumas once again donning his lightweight race suit and climbing into...

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Nio EP9 sets fastest time for street-legal cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Nio EP9's electric hypercar has set the fastest time for a street-legal car in the Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hill climb. The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday's Supercar shootout event, which eclipsed the previous time of 47.07 set by a McLaren P1 LM by Lanzante in 2016. Doing the driving was Scottish racing driver Peter Dumbreck. We...

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Tesla is the first automaker to lose electric car federal tax credit

Soon, Tesla electric cars will cost up to $7,500 more as the automaker is first to reach the 200,000-vehicle threshold for federal tax credits. It means the tax incentives will enter a phase out period. Green Car Reports confirmed with Tesla Thursday that the automaker had passed the 200,000-car ceiling. As a quick refresher, the $7,500 credit will only be...

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Mini teases design of electric Hardtop due in 2019

Mini on Thursday gave us our first look at some of the design of its electric Hardtop due in 2019. The vehicle was previewed as a concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and judging by the latest teasers design elements from the show car will make it onto the upcoming production model. Specifically, the sealed-off grille with Mini's electric mobility logo...

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Enjoy this 360-degree video of Roborace’s autonomous run up Goodwood hill climb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different was in attendance. Roborace on Thursday tackled Goodwood's famous hill climb with its self-driving electric race car, known as the Robocar. The Robocar is different from the DevBot prototype...

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Pininfarina launches own hypercar brand with an electric Bugatti fighter

If you're a storied brand waiting to break free, your best strategy is to make a big splash. Such is the situation of Pininfarina, which plans to launch a range of four new cars under its own name between 2020 and 2025, company executives told Motor Authority in a private meeting in New York on Thursday. As a small, Italian custom styling and...

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Porsche begins installing 800-volt electric charging stations at dealerships

After installing the first of many 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging stations in Berlin, Germany, last year, Porsche has begun erecting the so-called Turbo Charging stations at dealerships. The first dealership is the Porsche Center in Berlin-Adlershof. Four parking spaces feature the new chargers, which offer double the voltage over current DC fast-charging...

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Tesla reveals plans for Chinese plant as new tariffs start to bite

Tesla has been hinting at a Chinese plant since 2014 and now the automaker has finally confirmed one. Following a meeting Tuesday with Chinese officials, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Shanghai would become the first location for one of its so-called Gigafactories outside the United States. The new plant will be operational in the next two years and at full...

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