Electric Cars

Aspark Owl electric supercar does 0-60 in under 2 seconds

There's a new electric supercar brewing in Japan, and during testing one of the prototypes managed to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 1.92 seconds. The car is the Aspark Owl, which was rolled out in concept form during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and importantly it's performance gives credence to the claims that electric performance cars will be delivering...

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Vacuum company Dyson plans at least 3 electric cars

British household appliance company Dyson last fall confirmed it was working on an electric car for launch by 2020. No specifics were given at the time apart from a commitment from Dyson founder and chief engineer James Dyson to spend $2.7 billion on the project and build up a team of over 400 staff. The Financial Times (subscription required) has since...

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Mercedes says first EQ electric car will debut in Geneva

Mercedes-Benz will unveil the first electric car from its recently established EQ sub-brand for electrified models at next month's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The identity of the vehicle hasn't been revealed but there's a good chance it's the EQC we've been spying as a prototype for the past couple of months. The EQC (name yet to be confirmed) is...

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First EVs on Audi and Porsche’s PPE platform coming in 2021

Audi will introduce its first volume electric car this year in the form of the e-tron SUV. Fellow Volkswagen Group member Porsche will follow in 2019 with its own electric car in the form of the production version of 2015's Mission E concept. The two cars ride on distinct platforms developed independently, C-BEV in the case of Audi and J1 in the case of...

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Faraday Future teases second SUV at supplier meeting

Faraday Future on Wednesday gave a preview of a model to follow the FF91, which the company remains hopeful of getting into production by the end of 2018. The preview came in the form of a design sketch shown briefly to attendees at a supplier meeting. The electric car startup held the meeting with representatives from more than 100 suppliers at its...

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BMW i8 Roadster priced at $164,295, will be most expensive Bimmer sold in US

Buyers looking to drop the top with a 2019 BMW i8 Roadster will be met with a $164,295 price tag when the car launches this spring. That makes it the most expensive BMW sold on these shores. Pricing comes from BMW's internal ordering system, though it was published by BMW Blog on Tuesday. The ordering system reveals a standard i8 Roadster will come with...

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Faraday Future receives $1.5B lifeline

Faraday Future's vision hasn't exactly panned out as once imagined, and serious financial problems have ensued. However, a Hong Kong-based entity has thrown the struggling electric-car maker a $1.5 billion lifeline to keep the lights on. Business Insider reported on Tuesday that the unnamed entity has already deposited $550 million of the investment to keep...

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Polestar gets its own headquarters

Polestar was only spun off from Volvo last October but the performance brand for electric cars already has a plant under construction in China and now a headquarters being readied in Sweden. Expected to be completed in September 2018, Polestar’s headquarters will resemble a cube carved out of snow. One …

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Ares previews a stylish Tesla Model S convertible

Although consumers have largely fallen out of love with convertibles, there's still something about a drop-top that stirs up feelings. Ares Design, based in Modena, Italy, has something cooking that certainly strikes directly at said feelings. The firm hasn't provided any details but it did release two sketches of a Tesla Model S convertible conversion it...

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Rimac’s next electric supercar to have 120-kwh battery pack?

Croatia-based Rimac is preparing to debut quite an electric machine at the 2018 Geneva motor show next month, and new information points to a whopping 120-kwh battery pack onboard. Not only will the car, dubbed Concept_Two right now, boast the massive battery pack, but an Autocar report published on Friday said the next vehicle will also include Level 4...

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