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Electric : Car Reviews And News

Toyota Prius Sets Nürburgring Eco Record

Toyota Prius Sets Nürburgring Eco Record
The venerable Nürburgring Nordschleife is where car companies go to prove their worth on the track, with manufacturers competing to set records in each category of vehicle. So Toyota brought their latest Prius Plug-in hybrid to the 13 mile track to set a record that wasn’t about speed but was focused on efficiency.
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Hack the Tesla Model S, Win $10,000

Hack the Tesla Model S, Win $10,000
If you fancy yourself a hacker and are going to be attending the 2014 SyScan security conference in Beijing, you might want to try your hand at cracking a Tesla. The SyScan security contest holds a different hacking contest each year, oftentimes centered around cracking the security badges used for entry to the event.
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Entropy EVSR Breaks Electric Hill Climb Record

Entropy EVSR Breaks Electric Hill Climb Record
Take a ride along to the top of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington in an electric race car. During the recent Subaru Climb to the Clouds driver Tim O’Neil took Entropy Racing’s whisper quiet EVSR pure electric through the course in nearly  just 7 minutes, 28.92 seconds, the fastest time recorded to date in an electric vehicle.
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Volvo Announces XC90 400hp Hybrid Powertrain

Volvo Announces XC90 400hp Hybrid Powertrain
Volvo continues to tease consumers with details of its all-new XC90 SUV, recently releasing details on the vehicle’s new interior and technologies and now lifting the hood, so to speak, on the powertrain options for Volvo’s flagship SUV.
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Renault Twizy Goes Off-Road

Renault Twizy Goes Off-Road
The Renault Twizy is an ultra-compact electric vehicle designed for extreme efficiency and eco-conscious driving. But the vehicle was really designed  for urban usage, running short hauls to and from the office or the grocery store.
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Exagon Furtive-eGT Goes into Production

Exagon Furtive-eGT Goes into Production
First shown off back in 2010, French automaker Exagon has revealed that its first production car has rolled off the production line. The vehicle is a lightweight carbon composite electric sportscar driven by a pair of electric motors which give it a substantial 400 horsepower.
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Arcimoto SRK Electric Car

Arcimoto SRK Electric Car
While most of the open-air cars we see are designed for racing and off-road use, this one is designed to be a daily driver. The Arcimoto SRK is a pure-electric enclosed frame vehicle that’s designed to provide extraordinary energy efficiency.
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Audi A 2.0 e-tron Concept

Audi A 2.0 e-tron Concept
This concept car wasn’t designed by Audi, but rather by three students in the Master in Transportation and Automotive Design program in Politecnico of Milan. Sponsored by Audi, Giacomo Franceschi, Antonio Paglia, and Cem Kayserili worked for 15 months on developing the compact concept car designed to be an all-electric city car that would appeal to buyers in the 18-30 age group.
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Porsche 918 Spyder Zips Electrically through London

Porsche 918 Spyder Zips Electrically through London
Despite being a 887 horsepower supercar, the Porsche 918 Spyder can still cruise in complete silence on short runs. While its hybrid drivetrain was designed to improve performance and fuel efficiency, it also has the side-effect of being completely silent when operating in electric mode.
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BMW Shows ConnectedDrive in the i8

BMW Shows ConnectedDrive in the i8
BMW’s new ConnectedDrive system is BMW’s newest generation of in-car infotainment systems, providing apps and smartphone integration that essentially turn your car into a smartcar. BMW is showcasing ConnectedDrive’s capabilities in this latest ad for their hybrid sports car, the BMW i8 while also showing just how easy it is to own and operate the plug-in hybrid as a daily driver.
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Audi to Take on Tesla in the Electric Car Space

Audi to Take on Tesla in the Electric Car Space
Audi has announced plans to compete head-to-head in the world of all-electric vehicles, taking on the likes of Tesla and other German automakers, assuming the market for such cars continues to grow. Tesla is at the top of the space today with its well-received Model S and the upcoming Model X SUV slated to arrive in early 2015 and BMW recently entered the space with the 2015 BMW i8.
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A LaFerrari, P1, 918 Spyder & Agera R Strut Their Stuff

A LaFerrari, P1, 918 Spyder & Agera R Strut Their Stuff
The hypercar lineup we’ve been dying to see recently showed up during SuperCar Sunday at the Netherlands’ TT Circuit Assen. In this video shot by gearhead swsthebest1994, he was fortunate enough to capture four incredible vehicles at the same time: The Ferrari LaFerrari, the Koenigsegg Agera R, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1 – each with 900 to 1100 horsepower brimming inside.
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Carice Cars Limited Edition MK1

Carice Cars Limited Edition MK1
Carice Cars is a small automobile company based in the Netherlands and they’ve just announced the limited edition Carice MK1. Tipping the scales at under 350 kg (~770 pounds), the MK1 is an extremely lightweight, plastic-bodied open top two-seater built for fun and style.
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Tesla Model X Confirmed for Early 2015 Deliveries

Tesla Model X Confirmed for Early 2015 Deliveries
For those in the market for Tesla’s first SUV, you’ll be happy to know that the company has announced that it will start to ship its first Model X vehicles in early 2015. First shown off in early 2012, the Model X takes what we know and love about the all-electric Model S, and stretches it into an utility form factor.
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Nissan Completes First All-Electric Lap of Le Mans

Nissan Completes First All-Electric Lap of Le Mans
Nissan made motorsport history when its all-electric ZEOD RC completed the first all-electric lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driver Wolfgang Reip was the first winner of Nissan’s Gran Turismo Academy and took the Nissan ZEOD RC racer successfully around the 8.5-mile circuit using only electric power pushing the car’s two 110 kilowatt electric motors.
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