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Renault presents its connected, autonomous car vision – the SYMBIOZ

Renault has presented its SYMBIOZ connected autonomous electric concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the French company’s vision of the car and its role in society in 2030 and is designed to be fully integrated in the human ecosystem. “The way we use our cars is changing. …

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2018 Nissan Leaf brings greater range and semi-autonomous drive

Nissan has officially unveiled the new second-generation Nissan Leaf, the world’s best-selling zero-emission electric vehicle. Completely redesigned, the new Nissan Leaf combines a dynamic new design with greater range from its pure electric drivetrain as well as new technologies and features. Capable of a range of up to 400km, the new …

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Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept makes Shanghai debut

Audi has taken the wraps of its new E-Tron Sportback Concept at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Looking like Audi’s version of the Lamborghini Urus, the electric concept previews future electrified SUV models from Ingolstadt, with the first production model to be rolled out in 2019. Measuring 4.90m long, 1.98m …

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BMW and Westfield JV creates 40 free charging stations

A total of 40 electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) public charging stations have been opened throughout 10 major metropolitan Westfield shopping centres in a joint venture from BMW Group Australia and Scentre Group. The charging stations are available to all EV and PHEV owners and allow free …

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Mazda plotting EV with rotary range extender for 2019

Mazda is reportedly working on a dedicated electric car scheduled to hit the market in 2019 with the possible return of the rotary engine as a range extender unit. Speaking to Auto Express, a Mazda insider revealed the company is planning to introduce electric drive technology, headlined by an all-new …

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Artega unveils Scalo Superelletra electric supercar, 0-100km/h in 2.7s

German sports car manufacturer, Artega has unveiled its all-electric supercar, the Scalo Superelletra. An amalgamation of the words ‘superleggera’ and ‘electtrica’, the Superelletra is powered by a pair of electric motors on each axle for a combined output of 760kW. While the company has not revealed the car’s torque figure, …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger commissions all-electric Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or more commonly known as the G-Wagen, is hardly the poster child for green motoring, with most models powered by at least six cylinders. So this zero-emission G-Wagen comes at a complete surprise. Commissioned by Hollywood action superstar and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, this all-electric …

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Lucid Motors unveils Tesla Model S-rivalling, 746kW Lucid Air

Lucid Motors, a Chinese-owned electric vehicle startup, has unveiled its first model christened the Air. With its sight set squarely on the Tesla Model S, the Lucid Air is powered by two electric motors, one driving the front wheels, while the other motivates the rear, generating a total output of …

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Infiniti planning first EV targeted at China

Infiniti is reportedly planning its first dedicated electric car to rival Tesla’s increasingly successful EV range. Speaking with Autonews Europe recently, Infiniti President, Roland Krueger told the publication the company is currently evaluating development of a pure electric model specifically for China, which is home to the world’s largest EV …

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Volkswagen teases EV Concept ahead of Paris debut

Volkswagen has released a few teaser images of its upcoming EV concept which is schedule to hit the show stands at the Paris Motor Show next month. Billed as a ‘revolutionary’ vehicle that will take the Volkswagen brand into ‘a new era’, the EV concept previews the company’s first production …

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The EV3, Morgan’s all-electric 3-wheeler

The Morgan EV3 made its first public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s the company’s first all-electric production vehicle which is based on the highly successful 3 Wheeler sports car. The EV3 is essentially a drivetrain swapped 3 wheeler. In place of the regular 60kW V-twin engine, the EV3 …

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