Rivian’s first R1T electric pickup truck rolls off the production line

The era of the all-electric pickup truck has drawn a great deal closer today, with the very first vehicle rolling off the production line at Rivian’s factory in Illinois, as revealed by CEO RJ Scaringe on Twitter. The arrival of the R1T comes just a fe… Continue reading Rivian’s first R1T electric pickup truck rolls off the production line

Ultralight foam-core runabout squeezes mileage out of small fuel cell

A cleaner, zero-emissions fuel cell-electric powertrain is one way of lessening a vehicle’s impact, and cutting the vehicle’s weight so that the powertrain can push the vehicle farther every fill-up is another. And with less weight, you can shrink the … Continue reading Ultralight foam-core runabout squeezes mileage out of small fuel cell

Cake and Polestar team up on all-electric 2- and 4-wheel commuter combo

Cake’s all-new Makka, the “ultimate convenience machine,” has gotten even more convenient in a collaboration with Polestar. The two Swedish electric-mobility marques team on what could be the perfect everyday zero-emissions commuter tandem. Using a pur… Continue reading Cake and Polestar team up on all-electric 2- and 4-wheel commuter combo

Students to embark on 3,000-km road trip in “solar house on wheels”

The Solar Team from TU Eindhoven has built a number of super-efficient, solar-powered vehicles over the years to compete in World Solar Challenges, and has now raised the roof on its latest design. The Stella Vita camper will hit the road later this mo… Continue reading Students to embark on 3,000-km road trip in “solar house on wheels”

Tesla Model S Plaid claims production EV record at the Nürburgring

When Tesla revealed the Plaid variant of its Model S back in June, it was clear that it would have few competitors in the electric vehicle space, at least so far as the performance of four-door sedans go. The company has recently been busy proving its … Continue reading Tesla Model S Plaid claims production EV record at the Nürburgring

Flax-skinned Cupra off-road e-racer has hardened look, softened impact

Cupra is preparing to get dirty in as clean a way as possible. Not only is its all-new Tavascan Extreme E Concept motivated by pure electric power, but it incorporates components and solutions designed to be flexible, adaptable and sustainable. Flax-fi… Continue reading Flax-skinned Cupra off-road e-racer has hardened look, softened impact

Polestar debuts its Re:Move electric sled for inner-city cargo hauling

Earlier this year, Volvo-owned Polestar signaled its intentions to move beyond electric cars and into other forms of clean transport, introducing an electric transporter concept for carrying goods around urban areas. The company has now turned up to IA… Continue reading Polestar debuts its Re:Move electric sled for inner-city cargo hauling

VW ID. Life previews $24,000 everyman electric hatchback

The US$40,000 Volkswagen ID.4 is a practical electric vehicle many drivers can embrace, but without government incentives it’s still rather high-priced compared to the ICE competition. Volkswagen plans to go downmarket, though, previewing an entry-leve… Continue reading VW ID. Life previews $24,000 everyman electric hatchback

Micro drives into Munich with series Microlino electric bubble car

Micro Mobility Systems AG first revealed plans for a battery-electric reworking of the BMW Isetta bubble car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. We’ve been following the progress ever since, and now the company has returned to the auto show floor – albei… Continue reading Micro drives into Munich with series Microlino electric bubble car

Zero-emission freight ship uses swappable containers as its batteries

Large container ships that carry goods all over the world are massive sources of pollution, and we’ve seen some interesting ideas around how to curtail their emissions, such as massive sails and hydrogen powertrains. One Dutch company is turning this t… Continue reading Zero-emission freight ship uses swappable containers as its batteries