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Porsche’s first Super Bowl ad in 23 years is for the electric Taycan

Sponsored Links Porsche There have been Super Bowl ads for electric cars before, but they’ve tended to treat EVs as novelties. BMW’s 2015 ad for the i3 was practically a crash course in EVs, while Audi’s 2019 spot was more to advertise electrification than the still-unavailable E-Tron GT. Porsche, however, is embracing the radical concept …

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Subaru plans to sell only electric cars by the middle of the 2030s

Sponsored Links Subaru By Ronan Glon Nipping infinite rumors in the bud, Subaru confirmed the Outback, the Forester, the BRZ, the WRX STI, and every other car it makes will go electric or disappear by the middle of the 2030s. The Japanese automaker announced it plans to kick gasoline-powered cars out of its global portfolio …

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Mazda purposely limited its new EV ‘to feel more like a gas car’

Sponsored Links Mazda Mazda not only limited the range of its first EV, the MX-30, it also took some of the fun out of it on purpose, too. The automaker said it tuned the torque deliver of the electric motor to feel less like an EV and more like a gasoline-powered car, according to Autocar. …

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Mercedes and China’s Geely team up to take electric Smart cars global

Sponsored Links Daimler Last year Smart became the first car brand to switch to an all-EV lineup — now its parent company Mercedes-Benz has got a new partner to help bring its electrification ambitions to fruition. While Mercedes will continue to design the vehicles, China’s Geely — which owns Volvo — will take care of …

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Bentley’s first electric car will arrive in 2025 at the earliest

Sponsored Links Bentley EXP 100 GT concept electric vehicle Bentley By Ronan Glon Now that it’s back in the black, Bentley is busily planning its move into the electric car segment. The company’s chief executive shed light on how his team will link the past and the future. When it comes to new products, company …

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Mazda claims long-range EVs are worse for the planet than diesels

Sponsored Links Mazda Wonder why Mazda’s MX-30 only has a modest 35.5kWh battery when its competition frequently has more? According to the brand’s European research director Christian Schultze, it’s to help the planet. He told Automotive News that the small pack is “responsibly” sized to have an overall CO2 emission footprint (including manufacturing and energy …

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Tesla’s Cybertruck found its way into a Travis Scott music video

Sponsored Links Travis Scott/YouTube Tesla likes to brag about racking up sales without a lick of advertising, but it’s apparently not averse to some product placement. Rapper Travis Scott has shared the video for “Gang Gang,” and the car-centric video includes extensive, conspicuous shots of Scott and crew performing around (and occasionally using) both the …

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Ford Mustang Mach-E timing details revealed

Sponsored Links Mustang Mach E By Byron Hurd ​​​​​​The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover was one of the biggest hype magnets of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, but with deliveries still a year away, would-be buyers have been waiting patiently (or perhaps not-so-patiently) for any production and delivery updates. Thanks to a Ford dealer …

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Volkswagen sets new EV production target of 1.5 million by 2025

Sponsored Links Volkswagen Volkswagen is still struggling to repair its reputation following the Dieselgate scandal which began in 2015. In an attempt to rebuild confidence in its brand, it is going hard on electric vehicles and has revealed it will be significantly ramping up production of EVs in the next few years. The company has …

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VW’s prototype charging robot can find your EV in the parking garage

Tesla isn’t the only car maker with grand visions of EV charging robots. Volkswagen has created a prototype charging robot that would navigate to your car in the parking garage, saving you the trouble of hunting for a coveted (and likely rare) EV charging spot. The autonomous helper would hitch itself to a “battery wagon” …

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