electric cars

The Tesla Model S Is Being Tested And Rubber-Stamped In Australia Right Now

The countdown to the Tesla Model S being released in Australia is excruciating. It’s not far off, though — we’ve had it confirmed by a few sources that a single Model S is in Australia at the moment, and it’s undergoing official certification for local sales.


BMW i8: Australian Hands-On

In the last few months, the world has become obsessed with a new breed of sports car. The McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder are the two prime examples: they combine high-powered petrol engines with efficient electric motors, giving great standing acceleration, blistering top-end speed, and fuel-efficient low-power everyday driving.

The BMW i8 is Germany’s own futuristic supercoupe, and it’s headed to Australia very, very soon. I visited BMW’s local HQ for an hour with its brand new six-figure hybrid supercar.


Silent But Deadly: EU Wants Electric Cars To Add Sounds For Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who’s ever had a near-miss with a Prius.


Tesla Motors' Affordable Electric Car Is Only A Year Away

Tesla Motors has what might just be the world’s best car in the Model S, and a more versatile version of that chassis in the Model X, but it doesn’t have a car for the masses. That particular vehicle might be closer than we first thought, with an early 2015 unveiling apparently possible.


Electric Formula E Racer Tested By F1 Great Jarno Trulli

Jarno Trulli is one of the all-time greats of Formula One racing. With 256 Grand Prix starts under his belt, he’s up there with Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello — he knows more than a little bit about how to drive a fast car quickly. Like most F1 champions, he’s a jack of all trades, with history in karts and Formula 3 as well. He’s now turning his attention to Formula E — the all-electric racing class that’s turning a lot of heads.


Simon Hackett And A Tesla Alumni Are Building An Electric Racing Car Company

Simon Hackett loves his electric cars. When he wasn’t busy running the ISP he founded (Internode, for those out of the loop), he was driving around in his Tesla Roadster. That Roadster was reputedly the first of its kind sold in Australia. Simon is now taking his love for electric cars into high gear, investing seven figures in a new electric racing company. One that purports to have plans for a car capable of doing 0-200km/h in under eight seconds.


Ten of the Coolest Cars to Come Out of the Geneva Motor Show

As much as I would love to play Richard Hammond for a living, I work at Gizmodo not Top Gear. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there can’t be a crossover, though. At this very moment, over in the land of triangle-shaped chocolate, supercolliders and neutrality, the Geneva Motor Show took place last week with some seriously nice cars on display that demand a lusting.


Audi Might Build The R8 e-tron After All

The Audi R8 is almost the perfect sports car. The electric version, the e-tron, was shelved after Audi realised the range was insufficient. According to the head of development at Audi, however, it’s back on track.


BMW i3 Australian Launch Delayed

The BMW i3 is awesome, but it looks like Aussies will have to wait a little longer to get behind the wheel of the city car of the future.


Riding In The Car Of The Future

At first glance, this rockabilly Batmobile looks like a retro-fetishist’s pet project. It’s not. In fact, this freak machine, hand-built by a ragtag team in an Illinois town of 1200, is the deepest look into the future of cars you’ve ever clapped eyes on. One frigid day in Brooklyn, Gizmodo buckled in for a ride.