How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports. The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested under the harsh conditions of competition, can eventually be applied to production cars. Indeed, items that many of today's... read more

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2016 BMW 330e

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car... read more August 8, 2016 by

Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

When to use Tesla's Autopilot system, and when not to use it

A fatal May 7 crash now under investigation by the NHTSA has generated plenty of discussion about the capabilities and limitations of Tesla's Autopilot system. Since... read more July 26, 2016 by

Atieva electric van "Edna" drag races Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T

When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van...what happens?

It's become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing. Their instant torque gets the cars off the line very quickly, and... read more July 20, 2016 by

Tesla Model S 'swimming' through flooded underpass, June 2016  [YouTube video by Sanzhar Altayev]

Tesla Model S can float, for short periods: Musk (video)

It's a grainy, jittery 44-second mobile-phone video, with the Blue Danube Waltz in the background. And it's suddenly relevant because that master of publicity, Tesla Motors... read more June 20, 2016 by

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

After Model 3, what will Tesla's 4th electric-car line be?

It won't enter production for almost two years, but the Tesla Model 3 has already made a splash. Hundreds of thousands of people have put down refundable $1,000 deposits for... read more May 3, 2016 by

BMW i8 Formula E pace car

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord. Wireless charging for electric cars is... read more May 2, 2016 by

Frame from "Tesla—Not a Dream" unofficial commercial video, 2016, directed by Freise Brothers

Tesla fan commercial: electric car rescue from post-apocalyptic landscape

When fans of a particular electric car start creating their own unofficial commercials for the car, it usually means one of two things. Either the existing ads are... read more April 26, 2016 by

John McElroy, Salim Morsy, Chelsea Sexton, John Voelcker on Autoline TV at NY Auto Show, Apr 2016

Electric car predictions: panel video from NY Auto Show

Every so often, Green Car Reports is asked to take part in panels and industry events discussing the future of advanced auto technologies—particularly electric cars... read more April 18, 2016 by

2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

Updated Audi A3 debuts with new engine, tweaked styling

It seems like the current-generation Audi A3 went on sale only yesterday but we already have our first look at the car’s mid-cycle update. That’s because the... read more April 6, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

Watch the Tesla Model S P90D race a Boeing

We already know Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P90D is a quick car. In fact with a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds it’s currently the quickest four-door car in... read more April 5, 2016 by

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E electric car concept design video

The Porsche Mission E that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show isn't just another concept car. It previews a production electric car Porsche plans to launch before the... read more April 3, 2016 by

Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Latest drone footage of Tesla Gigafactory shows progress

Last night's Tesla Model 3 electric car unveiling is getting all the attention today, with at least 135,000 reservations booked for the car. But to get the $35,000 Model 3... read more April 1, 2016 by

2017 Hyundai Ioniq, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Hyundai Ioniq preview

The 2016 New York Auto Show marked the U.S. debut of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq—a car that tries to cover all of the green-car bases. Previously shown in Hyundai's home... read more March 30, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid preview

At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Toyota added another variant to its lineup of fourth-generation Prius hybrids. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a replacement for the... read more March 29, 2016 by

Genovation GXE

All-electric Corvette sets EV top speed record (video)

It turns out that one way to make a Corvette even faster is to pull out the engine and add batteries. Genovation Cars is a company that, among other things, converts... read more March 25, 2016 by


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