electric cars

ELMOFO's Radical Electric Racer Beat Its Petrol-Powered Competition, Twice

Electric motors and lithium battery packs have come a long way in the last couple of years. They still have a lot of potential and a long way to go, but electric cars are already breaking records — including on the race track. An electric Radical SR8 entered in the NSW SuperSports championship has decimated its petrol-powered equivalents not once but twice in the last couple of race meetings.


Renovo Coupe: The Electric Dream Car For Gasoline-Crazy Gearheads

A Silicon Valley startup just revealed the latest piece of electronic future-tech, a 500hp, all-electric supercar that does zero to 100 faster than a Porsche 911. But the most important part of the Renovo Coupe isn’t cutting-edge at all: It’s that gorgeous body, designed in 1964.


Dear Tesla: Bypassing Environmental Laws Is Bad For Everyone

Tesla is planning a so-called Gigafactory, an enormous battery plant to supply the company’s upcoming high-volume Model 3. California wants that factory bad, offering to waive its environmental regulations to win it. That’s bad news — for Tesla, for California, for you and me, and for the future of electric cars.


Bentley Is Working On A Plug-In Hybrid SUV Code-Named Falcon

Bentley’s already hulking limousines are getting an even bigger brother, with work underway on developing a SUV-size variant based on Audi’s next-generation Q7. That SUV will apparently have a silent-running hybrid diesel- or petrol-electric version with around 50km of battery range. So you won’t even hear it coming.


UNSW's Sunswift Solar Car Smashes A World Land Speed Record

Another one for the record books! The Sunswift eVe solar car, put together and maintained by the University of New South Wales’ dedicated engineering team, has just smashed a 26-year-old electric land speed record at a track in Victoria. Once the world’s top motorsports governing body signs off, that is..


Pimp Your Tesla Model S With This Unplugged Performance Body Kit

Buying a Tesla Model S? (Yes, me too, with that invisible pile of money over there.) If being one of the chosen few with an electric supercar wasn’t enough already, you can now be truly individual, with a Californian tuning house showing off its racy carbon fibre body kit for the Model S.


Why Tesla's Model 3 Could Be The Most Important Electric Car Ever

Tesla’s next electric car officially has a name: The Model 3. It seems like an all-around average sedan, no crazy up-swinging falcon doors or other outlandishness. Even the $US35,000 price is pedestrian. It’s also what could make it as important to automotive history as the Model T.


Tesla Motors Names Its Smaller, Cheaper Electric Car: Model III

The smaller, cheaper version of Tesla Motors’ Model S luxury sedan finally has an official name: the new mid-size car will be called the Model III.


Driving The Future: Hands On With UNSW's Sunswift Solar Car

Students from UNSW have, for a couple of decades, been developing and refining an extremely specialised solar-powered racing car, made to compete in the long-distance World Solar Challenge. Sunswift’s eVe solar car is the fifth incarnation of the solar racer to come out of the UNSW skunkworks since 1996 and, a year ahead of the 2015 Challenge, the team has their sights set on breaking a completely different record.


This Electric Mazda MX-5 Is A 9-Second Drag Car

Some people would call this Mazda MX-5 conversion blasphemy. Turning the perfect roadster into a tubbed dragster with massive Hoosier radials. Ripping the light, rev-happy four-cylinder out of the front and replacing it with a massive lithium-ion battery pack. Hooking up two forklift electric motors. And then running 9-second passes all day long.


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