The Vehicles

Musk tells governors half of new vehicles will be electric within 10 years

Elon Musk had a number of interesting things to say at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association – the video (Musk’s portion, that is) is worth watching in full. By now, most folks understand that vehicles are going electric. The big question is, how quickly will it happen? Musk told the governors that… Read more »

Tesla names two new “independent” members to board of directors

Tesla has added two new directors to its board. Linda Johnson Rice is the Chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Ebony Media Holdings. She has extensive experience serving on corporate boards across a wide variety of industries, including Bausch & Lomb, Quaker Oats, Dial and Kimberly-Clark. The other new director… Read more »

Electric GT Championship brings a modified Model S to the racetrack

Fans of electric racing have long wished for a chance to see what Tesla’s Model S can do on the track. In a few short months, they will get that chance, when the Electric GT (EGT) Championship kicks off with a double-header at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on November 25-26. The inaugural season is… Read more »

VW claims its upcoming EV will be $7,000 to $8,000 cheaper than Model 3

Volkswagen execs have been talking some smack about Tesla. “Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass,” CEO Herbert Diess said in May. VW is working on its first native EV (that is, the first one not adapted from an ICE vehicle), code-named the ID Concept, and it has released specs comparable to those of Tesla’s… Read more »

New survey finds Brits warming up to EVs 

Consumer awareness of EVs in the UK has grown significantly over the past few years. A 2014 government survey found little interest in going electric: 56 percent of those questioned hadn’t thought about buying an EV, 14 percent said they had decided against it, and 23 percent said nothing could ever convince them to buy… Read more »

Polestar to become Volvo’s electrified performance brand

Polestar, Volvo’s performance car subsidiary, is to be transformed into a new brand for electrified vehicles. Thomas Ingenlath, Senior VP of Design at Volvo, will assume the position of CEO at Polestar. “Thomas heading up the Polestar organization shows our commitment to establishing a truly differentiated stand-alone brand within the Volvo Car Group,” said Håkan… Read more »

Peugeot premium brand DS accelerates EV development with help from Formula E

Peugeot has announced that its premium brand, DS Automobiles, will accelerate the development of electrified cars. Starting with the new DS 7 Crossback, it plans to release a new hybrid or electric model every year. “DS is entering the electrified vehicles scene,” said DS Product and Development Director Eric Apode. “By 2025, more than a… Read more »