Electric

  • We've recently seen a raft of high-performance boosted pushbikes with performance to rival small-capacity motorbikes, the latest of which comes from Delfast. With enough range to rival electric cars and highway-ready top speeds, the company has its sights set on thrill seekers and backroad blasters.
  • With a usable electric range and a four-cylinder gasoline engine, the BMW 530e has lots of on-paper potential – but there's no guarantee that translates to on-road fuel savings. New Atlas spent a week driving a 530e iPerformance to see how little fuel a big, luxurious sedan could use.
  • After first flagging a move into larger kinds of electric vehicles last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has today revealed plans to unveil the company's first all-electric semi truck at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, with test drives to take place next month.
  • Williams Advanced Engineering is demonstrating its versatility with a new electric platform concept. Dubbed FW-EVX, the chassis has been designed to make electric vehicles lighter, safer and more efficient.
  • ​Siemens first revealed its eHighway concept back in 2012, where a hybrid diesel/electric truck moving down a stretch of road could raise its pantograph to overhead power lines and roll along on electric power only. Now similar plans have been revealed for a 10 km stretch of Germany's A5 autobahn.​
  • ​Elon Musk has unveiled the production Tesla Model 3, delivering on his promise to develop an EV for the masses. With over 200 mi of range in base form and the cool factor associated with buying a Tesla, the Model 3 looks good on paper. But hitting the promised US$35,000 price is going to be tricky.
  • A new DEMU train was officially entered into service by India's Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on July 14. The train left Safdarjung Station in south Delhi pulling six carriages topped with PV panels to meet the needs of its electrical systems with clean energy.
  • Having announced the Model 3 in 2016, Elon Musk has revealed the most affordable Tesla is ready to hit the roads. The company founder – and mercurial would-be inter-planetary explorer – says the first owners will be getting their cars before the end of July.
  • Electric cars are growing in popularity, but there are still a few things holding them back from widespread adoption. A new Honda charge station in Europe aims to solve one of those problems.
  • Chinese startup NIO has unveiled a new sport utility vehicle for the Chinese market. The electric SUV will enter serial production later this year with seating for seven and a swappable battery pack.
  • Renault has let its designers run wild ahead of Auto Shanghai, and the result is the R.S. 2027 Vision, a look at where F1 might be in (you guessed it) 2027. Virtually everything about the Vision signals a radical departure from everything we know about the pinnacle of world motorsport right now.
  • ​Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the company will soon move beyond just electric sedans and SUVs to offer something bigger – much bigger. Musk tweeted Thursday that a Tesla semi truck is just months away and work is ongoing on an electric pickup truck as well.