Earlier today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a press release celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper. Unfortunately, part of the festivities involve killing it.
First, there was the Powerwall, the wall-mounted battery from Tesla Motors designed to store electricity generated by solar panels and help consumers escape the grid. Sensing the start of a trend, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan followed suit, offering sleek-looking batteries that double as energy storage solutions and conversation pieces.
Volkswagen's commitment to electric cars might be iffy, but according to Automobile, at least one engineer at its Porsche subsidiary is in it to win it--and by "it", we mean the electrification game.
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept, 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
The gorgeous Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept unveiled during May’s 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este will see production, the British automaker has confirmed.
Tesla on Tuesday made the surprise announcement it is seeking to acquire solar panel installation firm SolarCity via a share swap deal. The two companies are already closely linked with Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk also Chairman of SolarCity.
The second model in Aston Martin’s brand renaissance has been spotted. The car is the new Vantage which will bow next year as a 2018 model.
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012
Toyota has shown very little interest in battery-electric cars. The company has taken the position that hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains are more practical choices when it comes to reducing emissions.
Panasonic is currently Tesla's sole supplier of battery cells for its electric cars, and a partner in the carmaker's massive lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada. The factory is supposed to allow the economy of scale for Tesla Motors to achieve a promised $35,000 base price (before Federal, state, and local incentives) for its upcoming 215-mile Model 3 mass-market car.
It's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the combustion-ignition engine as a more fuel-efficient method of powering personal vehicles.