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What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

By 20 February 2015

Formula E is the electric future of car racing. When the international competition started in September 2014 in Beijing it ushered in a new competitive platform that pushes electric car technology to another level. In the same way that F1 tech filters... >>

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

By 28 January 2015

Battery developments that speed up charging are great but ones that go green at the same time are even better. So this battery that can be recharged using water should make some serious waves. Japanese company Fuji Pigment has developed an aluminium-air... >>

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

By 12 January 2015

At the Detroit Auto Show 2015 a new concept car has been unveiled in the Chevrolet Bolt that offers an impressive 200-mile range in a compact car. The Chevvy Bolt, unlike the hybrid Volt already available, uses a completely electric drive train to power... >>

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

By 10 December 2014

Until now Tesla has been relatively unchallenged in the high-end electric car market. But now that German company nanoFLOWCELL AG with its Quant is here that's about to change. The Quant e-Sportlimousince might sound ridiculous and that's because it... >>

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

By 19 November 2014

Cars and gadgets have never been more closely intertwined than they are now. With electric drive systems, sat nav nearly everywhere, and rear view cameras becoming the norm. But can electric cars looks sexy? Can gadget heavy motors still be desirable?... >>

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars and options explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars and options explored

By 14 November 2014

The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

Kia Soul EV: Europe's first full electric SUV (hands-on)

By 13 November 2014

We've been driving around London in the continent's first electric sports utility vehicle, the Kia Soul EV. Despite having our reservations on initially seeing the unique shape of the car we were soon impressed. Even if this wasn't attractive because... >>

Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

By 22 August 2014

Tesla is reportedly going to allow iPhone owners to use their device's fingerprint recognition Touch ID sensor as a key. This will mean unlocking and even starting the electric car remotely from the phone. The Tesla Model S already has an iPhone app which... >>

Tesla Model S hacked, doors popped open while being driven

Tesla Model S hacked, doors popped open while being driven

By 22 July 2014

Students at Zhejiang University were able to attack a Tesla Model S using a hack that popped open the doors while the car was moving at speed. This obviously has dangerous connotations for the fully electric car. But the attacks weren't on just anyone,... >>

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review
4 out of 5

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review

By 16 July 2014

The electric era is upon us. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the first hybrid car the company has put onto its production line, combining an electronic motor with established 1.4L TFSI petrol hybrid to deliver that Audi Sportback experience but with a... >>