Unlike Tesla, it plans to consistently make money from EVs. Volkswagen may have been a little late to the game for crossovers in the US, but it’s done a commendable job of catching up with offerings like the new Atlas and redesigned Tiguan. But the automaker has no intention of falling behind when it comes
The modern history of electric cars can be defined by five crucial models. First came the G-Wiz in 2001, a slow and unsafe contraption which everybody laughed at but which nevertheless cemented the plausibility of EVs in Britain’s collective consciousness. Next came the Nissan Leaf, and with it the notion that battery-electric cars could actually
Geneva — After years of promising electric cars, established carmakers are actually starting to build them. But manufacturers are realizing that a shift to battery power also requires them to retool their sales machinery. The old come-ons are obsolete. Range is the new horsepower. Connectivity replaces cylinder count. And sustainability is the new status symbol.
It has taken a decade but at last there’s an electric Mini that we can buy. Or there will be soon. Our drive of this prototype is a prelude to the launch of the finished article at the end of this year. That car is called the Mini Cooper SE, the S implying equivalence to
The electric Jaguar I-Pace has claimed a narrow victory in the European Car of the Year award, edging out the Alpine A110. The British firm’s electric SUV finished level on points with the A110 in the jury voting and was declared the winner after a tie-break based on how many judges had given a first-place
Clean power supplier Good Energy has taken a 12.9% stake in the parent company of EV charging app Zap-Map, bolstering its nascent position in the EV sector. And the firm has also reserved the option to take a majority stake in the firm within the next two years. Zap-Map, which has around 70,000 monthly users,
I’m renting a gas car for a few days. I won’t bother naming it, but it’s one of the 10 top selling cars in the USA. (Oh yeah, you can also see it above.) O–M–G, I cannot wait to get out of this car! For people driving a Tesla, a BMW i3, a Nissan LEAF,