electric cars

Formula E's First Race Ends With A Massive Crash

The first ever all-electric Formula E race happened in Beijing over the weekend, and despite the mostly silent competition, there was one particular racing incident that was more exciting than anything Formula 1 has shown in a while.


Gigafactory Is Go: Tesla Will Build Batteries In Nevada

Speculation for months about where Tesla would make the batteries to power its Model 3 EV electric vehicles has finally ended, with confirmation today that Elon Musk has decided where to erect his Gigafactory. The big winner? Nevada.


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.


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