Audi presented the highlight of the 2011 Australian International Motor Show: the e-tron, a high-performance sports car concept with a purely electric drive system.
Nissan Motor Company has announced that global proving tests of an electric vehicle (EV) based on the compact commercial vehicle NV200 will begin shortly.
Electric cars are the future. They are here and they aren’t leaving. The problem is that they don’t really go very far, pure electrics that is, before you have to plug them in and wait.
BMW chose to accept the mission of vehicular product placement in the upcoming Tom Cruise action flick, Mission Impossible 4—Ghost Protocol.
Former McLaren designer, Gordon Murray, head of Gordon Murray Design, unveiled a new electric car design for city drivers. The T.27 City Car, a pure electric drive vehicle, is designed to fully optimize packaging, weight and performance.
We’ve all been through it, and millions do every day: rush out the door to be at work on time, get on the expressway—and sit. It’s not like the time spent sitting in traffic is productive; hands on the wheel, foot alternating between the gas and the brake, attention out on the road ahead.
To prove their worth to Americans, electric vehicles must do more they move about silently without pollution. They’ve got to be able to race. And this weekend EV’s set new records at the Pikes Peak “Race to the Clouds.”
“Fast” and “hybrid” are words that once were not associated with each other. Now hybrid tech is being seen as a performance advantage, which is why Formula 1,000 organizers asked a Honda Insight to bow out for being too fast.
The Isle of Man was buzzing—not just with anticipation for its yearly Isle of Man TT Race, one of the most treacherous in motorcycle racing, but also with the decidedly subtler sound of electric bikes cruising through the racecourse.
June 26, 2011 Chip Yates piloted his homebuilt 240hp electric superbike to 14,110 feet setting the world record for electric motorcycles on Pikes Peak and placing 2nd in class. Chip was hampered by 2.6 agonizingly slow miles of dirt, a huge oil slick on the Bottomless Pit right hand sweeper,…