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Why Robert Bollinger decided an electric utility truck was 'obvious'

Why Robert Bollinger decided an electric utility truck was 'obvious'

One week from today, in a pricey supercar club in Manhattan, journalists, electric-car advocates, and perhaps a few celebrities will gather for the unveiling of a new electric vehicle. It's not another fast, luxurious sedan or crossover utility vehicle. Instead, it's an electric utility truck... read more

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Pininfarina H600 concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

Several Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars. But... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. Lucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

Tesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. While companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Elio E1A test vehicle, June 2016

Production for Elio 3-wheeler slides to 2018; is time running out?

Elio Motors continues to drag its feet regarding the start of production for its three-wheeled, two-seat, "84-mpg" vehicle, but it may now be running out of time. The company... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Bowing to inevitable, Faraday Future scales back plant plans

During a press conference at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future announced plans to build its first electric car within two years. Later in 2016, it selected a... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air electric car video shows luxury sedan on the road

Lucid Motors, the California automotive startup formerly known as Atieva, unveiled its Air electric car in December 2016. But so far, the car hasn't been seen on public... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
Electric sidewalk delivery robot from Starship Technologies at 2017 Washington DC Auto Show

Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

What would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour? It turns out... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
GreenTech Automotive MyCar

GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Why Faraday Future's luxury electric car is named FF 91

Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car at a special event held during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It's a crossover-utility vehicle with... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Faraday Future electric car debuting at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Faraday Future falls further: two execs depart, CES car still due

Faraday Future has promised to unveil its first production electric car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. But the Chinese-backed startup may end up... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid reveals design for its luxury Air sedan, a Tesla competitor

Lucid Motors—the California automotive startup formerly known as Atieva—had previously announced its intention to build a long-range electric luxury sedan... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Nio EP9

Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

Among the many startups looking to repeat the success of Tesla Motors, China's NextEV has somewhat flown under the radar. But the company is now discussing concrete plans for... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

Lucid Motors has become the latest startup automaker proposing to build electric cars in the U.S. The company—formerly known as Atieva—says it plans to break... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future halts factory work, hopes to resume early 2017 (update)

Faraday Future's ambitious plans to launch a production electric car in less than two years appear to have hit a snag. Before the Chinese-backed startup can begin production... read more November 29, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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