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The All-Electric Formula E Race Series Is Poised to Be the Industry’s Next Hot Test Bed The All-Electric Formula E Race Series Is Poised to Be the Industry’s Next Hot Test Bed
- From the November 2017 issue - Formula E, the electric formula-car series, seemed like a doomed political obligation when it made its debut in 2014. But its fourth season is set to kick off in December in Hong Kong, and in its first three seasons, Formula E attracted major automakers Audi, Jaguar,...
The All-Electric Formula E Race Series Is Poised to Be the Industry’s Next Hot Test Bed »
For Electric-Vehicle Development, Automakers Haven’t Yet Agreed on the Basics For Electric-Vehicle Development, Automakers Haven’t Yet Agreed on the Basics
Given the ramp-up of electric vehicle sales necessitated by regulatory changes in China, Europe, and the United States (okay, the ZEV-mandated, California-aligned part of the U.S.), automakers have a vested interest in sorting out and making profitable the massively expensive development work that...
For Electric-Vehicle Development, Automakers Haven’t Yet Agreed on the Basics »
Toshiba on the Cusp of an EV Battery Capable of 200 Miles of Range after Six-Minute Charge Toshiba on the Cusp of an EV Battery Capable of 200 Miles of Range after Six-Minute Charge
- Although Tesla and Chevrolet now offer electric cars that can travel nearly as far on a charge as a gasoline-powered car can go on a tank of fuel, the recharge time for EVs has yet to achieve a similar breakthrough. Even Tesla’s ability to recharge a claimed 80 percent of its cars’ huge battery...
Toshiba on the Cusp of an EV Battery Capable of 200 Miles of Range after Six-Minute Charge »
Dyson Is the Latest Unlikely Company to Announce an Electric Vehicle Dyson Is the Latest Unlikely Company to Announce an Electric Vehicle
- You might think of Apple or Google as unlikely automakers—but Dyson, the company that’s best known for its vacuums? - Yes, seriously, Dyson. The U.K. company announced it will launch a battery-electric vehicle by 2020, with first deliveries in early 2021. But the company hasn’t yet decided...
Dyson Is the Latest Unlikely Company to Announce an Electric Vehicle »
In Depth with the 2019 Porsche Cayenne’s Tungsten-Carbide-Coated Brakes In Depth with the 2019 Porsche Cayenne’s Tungsten-Carbide-Coated Brakes
- Hard up for details on Porsche’s new Surface Coated Brakes, or PSCB for short? We visited with the company’s braking and chassis engineers in Germany for more information, and we can say this much: They’re more than just a new way for Porsche to empty your pockets of a few thousand bucks. Besides...
In Depth with the 2019 Porsche Cayenne’s Tungsten-Carbide-Coated Brakes »
Carbon Fiber Is Old News: These Materials Are the Next Frontier in Car Interiors Carbon Fiber Is Old News: These Materials Are the Next Frontier in Car Interiors
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Carbon Fiber Is Old News: These Materials Are the Next Frontier in Car Interiors »
Toyota Teases Solid-State Battery Breakthrough; Elon Musk Skeptical Toyota Teases Solid-State Battery Breakthrough; Elon Musk Skeptical
- For all the consistency and persistence that Toyota has applied to its Prius and hybrid technology, the automaker’s stance on electric cars has been a little harder to understand. After years of resisting any urge to create a rival for mass-produced electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf—or...
Toyota Teases Solid-State Battery Breakthrough; Elon Musk Skeptical »
Inside Out: Continental Rethinks Disc Brakes (and Wheels) for Electric Cars Inside Out: Continental Rethinks Disc Brakes (and Wheels) for Electric Cars
- One little-known upside of hybrid or electric vehicles—especially those that pile on the miles—is that their brakes last surprisingly long. Thanks to regenerative braking systems, which recapture some of the energy as you decelerate, traditional brake pads have a lot of assistance. It’s not...
Inside Out: Continental Rethinks Disc Brakes (and Wheels) for Electric Cars »
Musk Alludes to Model 3’s Battery Capacity on Conference Call Musk Alludes to Model 3’s Battery Capacity on Conference Call
- Tesla recently revealed some—but certainly not all—of the features and specifications for its much hyped Model 3 sedan. While it lists a 220-mile range for the standard version and 310 miles for the Long Range model, the company didn’t release the actual battery capacity. - On a conference...
Musk Alludes to Model 3’s Battery Capacity on Conference Call »
Bye-Bye Baby B: Mercedes Spikes Its Electric Subcompact, Eyes More Mainstream EVs Bye-Bye Baby B: Mercedes Spikes Its Electric Subcompact, Eyes More Mainstream EVs
- Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the B-class Electric Drive—badged B250e—won’t be offered after the 2017 model year. The B250e is Mercedes-Benz’s only all-electric vehicle, yet the news of its demise isn’t entirely surprising. It was conceived from the start with an unusual pedigree and...
Bye-Bye Baby B: Mercedes Spikes Its Electric Subcompact, Eyes More Mainstream EVs »

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