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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
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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... >>

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

By 10 July 2014

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd. But so futuristic is the look of the new BMW i8, especially in Prototonic blue, that right now it's cameraphone central... >>

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

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

By 4 July 2014

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

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

By 15 April 2014

A new electric car designed specifically for wheelchair users is set to launch in the US later this year. Called Kenguru, the Hungarian name for Kangeroo and so called because it cuddles you like a pouch, the car will be only slightly bigger than a wheelchair... >>

Formula E free public tests slated for July at UK's Donington Park

Formula E free public tests slated for July at UK's Donington Park

By 12 April 2014

Donington Park has announced that you'll be able to watch racing tests of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car this summer at it's newly-completed headquarters. Formula E, the electric version of Formula One, is an auto racing-class sanctioned by the... >>

Electric car sharing service, like 'Boris bikes', to hit London by 2015

Electric car sharing service, like 'Boris bikes', to hit London by 2015

By 13 March 2014

London will soon be home to an electric car sharing service that'll let users book cars for short journeys between parking points. With London's rain this could be a brilliant, eco-friendly, alternative to a "Boris bike". Billionaire tycoon, Vincent Bolloré,... >>

Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

By 7 March 2014

We first wrote about the VW Golf GTE in late February when the hybrid car was announced. But after seeing it at the Geneva Motor Show it's impressed our retinas enough to feel the need to feature it once again. It's not the first electric car we've seen... >>

Wave is the aerodynamic micro-turbine powered truck of the future

Wave is the aerodynamic micro-turbine powered truck of the future

By 6 March 2014

Walmart has unveiled its concept truck, Wave (Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience), that uses aerodynamics and micro-turbines for super fuel efficiency. The concept truck, that looks like it's crushing a small car, is built to be 20 per cent more aerodynamic... >>