Matt Prior: Should electric sports cars have engine notes?

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N simulates engine revs and gearchanges in ‘Ignition’ mode How involved would you like to be? You might remember that last year Toyota filed a patent for a battery-electric vehicle with an H-pattern gearshift, so that an electric powertrain would respond like a manual internally combusting car, complete with a clutch pedal that

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IT’S COMING OHM I travelled around Qatar in an electric car – where the chargers are free but nobody uses them

“I HAD David Beckham in the car a few weeks ago,” says our guide Manu, as we buzz past Qatar’s Lusail stadium.  “To be honest I am not a big football fan, so we talked about our families instead.” This quietly spoken IT engineer has a job for the next few weeks chaperoning the stars

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Tell your friends about EVs: Study suggests automakers still aren’t getting the word out

Electric vehicles make a lot of sense for the pragmatic aspects: their ownership costs and environmental advantages. But once you’re in one, everything changes. As results from J.D. Power’s U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration Study indicate, a lot of American consumers still need to simply get a ride in an EV. The firm, in the study