Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Eric C. Evarts
With the annual classic car weekend going on in California, automakers are all working to outdo each other—and this year that means with electric cars. On Friday, Audi revealed its PB18 e-tron. Although it's a concept car, intended to combine the ideas from last year's self-driving Audi Aicon concept with the company's LeMans-winning R-18 e-tron Quattro hybrid race car. DON'T MISS: Battery legend Goodenough not done yet: new solid-state chemistry introduced Perhaps most interesting is that Audi says both the PB18 e-tron and the Aicon concept use solid-state batteries. It's not clear how...
Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022
The Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry...John Voelcker
Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time
The BMW M4 GTS will mark the carmaker's first production application of water injection.Stephen Edelstein
Renovo Coupe Pairs Iconic Design With Electric Performance: Video
One indication that electric vehicles are clearly ready for the mainstream market is that they're already becoming desirable in the rarefied atmosphere of the supercar and sports car markets. The Renovo Coupe might not be much use for the average commuter--if only for budgetary reasons--but as a...Antony Ingram
First BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupes Delivered At Pebble Beach Concours
The first BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupes were delivered amid the appropriately-upscale atmosphere of Pebble Beach.Stephen Edelstein
Saleen FourSixteen Is Modified Tesla Model S: Full Details
Saleen used the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to unveil its take on the Tesla Model S electric sedan, the FourSixteen. More familiar to fans of high-performance gasoline-fueled road cars, Saleen has gone green with its latest modified vehicle, a car company boss Steve Saleen describes as...Antony Ingram
Last night at an event before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel, Cailfornia, Cadillac unveiled its Ciel concept car, which it calls "an open-air grand touring car." Under the sleek, imposing lines, the all-wheel-drive Ciel four-seat convertible is powered by a 425-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine with twin turbochargers. That engine, says GM, is paired with a hybrid system that uses a lithium-ion battery pack. So far, so good. Another General Motors concept with a hybrid powertrain. But what is it, exactly? 'Hybrid' sans details The first thing to note is that GM has released...