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

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 its future electric cars under a new brand called Nio. NextEV launched the Nio brand in dramatic fashion last month with the... read more

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LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Faraday Future backer LeEco is running out of cash, CEO admits

Faraday Future plans to put an electric car into production within two years at a brand-new factory with a stated price tag of $1 billion. So far, this ambitious plan has had... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Kreisel Electric Porsche Panamera

Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?

There's no shortage of companies trying to replicate the success of Tesla Motors. Startups such as Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and NextEV have all announced plans to build... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Lucid electric car

Atieva now Lucid Motors; plans 300-mile, 900-hp electric car

Chinese-backed startup Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, and revealed more details about its planned electric car. From what we know so far, that car will be a... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Atvus electric car to be built by Atieva  [image: Recode, via California public-records request]

Atieva Atvus electric car image emerges; is it Tesla competition?

There's no shortage of putative rivals to electric-car maker Tesla Motors, from German luxury makers to other California startups. Thus far, of course, none have actually put... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
Henrik Fisker

Fisker is coming back, he says, with 400-mile electric car using graphene cells (updated)

Henrik Fisker has designed some remarkable cars, among them Aston Martins, the BMW Z8, and of course the striking Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan. That... read more October 6, 2016 by


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

Faraday Future vs Nevada treasurer: electric cars vs taxpayer protection

Self-made millionaires often possess an innate belief that they can create products and companies where none existed before. But with companies come factories, and with... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Elio E1A test vehicle, June 2016

Golly, Elio Motors has built ... a car! One test car, in fact

Increasingly sophisticated computer modeling software has cut the number of prototypes and test cars that carmakers build. But they must still make dozens of vehicles that... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
NextEV Formula E race car

Another aspiring Chinese Tesla: NextEV and its founder William Li

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should feel very flattered indeed. The Silicon Valley carmaker's success has spurred a number of Chinese... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

Company startups are, by their nature, secretive and turbulent places. Toss in a Chinese billionaire or two, a new business model for selling transportation services rather... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
Booster Fuels

Startup That Refills Your Car At Work Or Home Hits Silicon Valley

A major perk of driving an electric car is never having to visit a gas station, since overnight home recharging is simple and convenient for most. Now a new startup company... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept, unveiled at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

Faraday Future Shows FFZero1 Concept, But What Did We Learn?

Mysterious startup carmaker Faraday Future has now revealed the FFZERO1 concept, a supercar built to demonstrate the flexibility of its modular electric-car architecture. The... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
Scoot Quad (nee Renault Twizy) tested in San Francisco, Oct 2015

Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

In San Francisco, driving a bright-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

More Faraday Info: Chinese Billionaire Backer, Ex-Tesla Staff For Electric-Car Startup

It seems like something out of a movie: a mysterious startup company operates for a few years in total secrecy, then drops plans for a billion-dollar factory that will build... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Future: Startup Promises Long-Range Electric Car In 2017

Over cocktails, two former Lotus colleagues met up in Irvine, California, the mecca for car design. They realized they shared a common dream: to create a next-generation... read more July 20, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by


 

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