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.


Tesla Is Giving Away Its Supercharger Technology To Competitors

After dropping a few hints about potentially sharing some of its electric vehicle patents, Tesla Motors is doing exactly that. The company is looking to open up the designs for its Supercharger fast-charging technology with potential competitors — something that might eventually mean it actually sells less cars.


Tesla Model S Officially On Sale In Australia, Here's The Price

It has happened. The Model S, Tesla Motors’ four-door luxury electric sedan, is finally on sale in Australia. It’s been a long time coming — the Model S was released in the US in June 2012, and has made its way to other countries in the two years since. The redesigned right-hand drive car already has plenty of Aussie buyers lining up, but if you were holding off your order waiting for a price to be confirmed, here it is.


Tesla Motors Tech Boss: 'I Might Love Batteries More Than Cars'

Even if its electric cars turn out to be a complete flop, Tesla Motors has an ace up its sleeve: the skills and tech and expertise to corner the world’s high-tech battery market. Tesla’s technology boss knows that, and it turns out he didn’t get into the game just to make cool new vehicles — he wants to change the entire energy landscape.