electric vehicles

Electric SUV goes... hybrid? video

The all-electric MX-30 is getting a conventionally powered sibling.

Mazda has pulled an interesting move with its electric MX-30 SUV. The Japanese market will be able to get it with a conventional engine plus mild hybrid assistance.

Upcoming Skoda electric SUV previewed video

This is Skoda’s first EV. Aside from the massive wheels and lack of door handles it looks almost ready for primetime.

Skoda’s first electric vehicle is nearly here.

Hyundai launches electric-only sub-brand

These are the first three members of the new Ioniq family; the Prophecy, 45 and a new large SUV. Weirdly, the existing ...

The Ioniq has given its name to Hyundai’s new electric-only sub-brand but, weirdly, it won’t be a part of it.

Cadillac’s first-ever EV is here video

It’s a bit big to be a crossover but boy, is it good looking.

Yet another 'Tesla killer'? Doesn’t matter, it's a fully electric Cadillac.

Details emerge on LDV's upcoming electric van video

Maxus LDV eDeliver 3 van

LDV has revealed some details on the upcoming eDeliver 3 electric van, some of which could apply to the electric T60 ute.

Elon Musk says Tesla headquarters could still leave California

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in ...

Despite winning a standoff with Californian officials over reopening his factory, Elon Musk is sticking with his threat to move company headquarters to another state.

LDV to launch pure-electric ute here next year video

The T60 workhorse is getting a fully electric version next year.

The first electric ute to sell in New Zealand won't be a Ranger, Hilux or Navara.

Could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

You could charge your electric vehicle with solar photovoltaic panels, and if the EV is not used, the stored energy ...

Vehicle-to-grid technology is seen as the future as we move towards more electrification of transport and a smart grid.

Musk: no customer research on Cybertruck design video

It might not surprise you to learn that Tesla didn’t talk to any potential Cybertruck customers when designing the ...

Elon Musk has confirmed the Cybertruck's divisive design was based on zero prior customer research.

Electric Hummer set for spring debut video

This is our first look at something that isn’t the grille of the upcoming Hummer EV. It’s more traditional than the ...

The all-electric return of the Hummer now has a date. Sort of.

Lobby group wants 250,000 EVs on road in five years video

Only a tiny proportion of cars on the road are electric. A lobby group wants all major parties to commit to changing that.

Drive Electric wants all major political parties to agree to change tax incentives and electrify Government fleet.

Yamaha reveals electric crate motor

Now we’re not saying an all-electric Yamaha sports bike is coming but 200kW is a pretty good number for an e-R1...

Yamaha is working on a 200kW electric crate motor that might be made available to regular consumers as well as other vehicle manufacturers.

More electric BMWs on the way video

The updated 5 Series is getting an all-electric version to better fight the Tesla Model S. Oh, and lower BMW’s fleet ...

BMW is gearing up to fight the Tesla Model S and Y with two new models.

6 keys to Tesla's future: EV maker beats existential threats

Tesla vehicle is connected to a Tesla charging station outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.

Two years ago Tesla was facing a make-or-break moment, now the company's shares have soared to stunning new heights. Has Tesla made it?

Fisker gears up for off-road racing

This is Fisker’s entry into the forthcoming Extreme E racing championship.

EV maker Fisker will enter the first-ever all-electric off-road championship, devised by the guy behind Formula E.

NZDF to trial electric motorbikes

The New Zealand Defence Force is trialling electric utility bikes at Waiouru to see if they are suitable for military use.

New Zealand’s military is exploring a greener mode of transport.

Tesla suing Rivian over 'stolen information' video

One thing Rivian definitely didn’t steal from Tesla is the design of the Cybertruck. Thankfully.

Tesla is suing Rivian. Is this the automotive world’s Apple vs Samsung?

Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Tesla has announced it has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at ...

Tesla has announced that it has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for what will be its largest assembly plant.

All-electric SsangYong SUV coming

This is our first look at the electrc Korando – sorry, E100.

SsangYong has teased its first all-electric vehicle, the E100, due for launch in the first half of 2021.

Ford's mad Mustang Mach-E 1400 is beyond ludicrous video

You can create quite a lot of smoke with seven electric motors and more than 1,000kW.

What happens when you jam seven electric motors into a Mustang Mach-E? Lots of power and lots of smoke.

How do we soothe electric vehicle "range anxiety"?

The AA's new Wellington-based battery rescue vehicle can now come to the aid of electric vehicles that need a boost.

While electric vehicle tech and the charging network develops, the AA hopes its new rescue van will ease flat battery concerns.

Electric Nissan SUV to underpin upcoming GT-R? video

It looks likely the GT-R will go all-electric. But don’t worry, it won’t be for a while.

A GT-R based on an SUV? It looks likely, but it's more exciting than it sounds.

Plug-in hybrid Jeeps go live

The plug-in Jeeps are here – well, not HERE but they’ve been revealed in full.

The plug-in Jeep Renegade and Compass have been revealed in full.

High-output chargers are nearly here video

The first 175kW charger in New Zealand is opening in Christchurch next month.

Audi and its partner, ABB, are wrapping up construction of high-output fast chargers across the country, the first of which will go live next month.

Tesla, Toyota help obscure Japanese supplier thrive

A sample coil winding machine, which winds copper wires in three different ways.

An obscure Japanese engineering company is a vital link in the supply of electric motors for major EV manufacturers.

US states set goals to jump-start transition to EVs

Tesla is just one manufacturer working on an electric truck.

A coalition of states in the USA is following California’s lead in setting goals to jump-start a transition to electric-powered commercial vehicles.

Hydrogen supercar coming in August

This is about a fifth of the Hyperion XP-1, due to be revealed in full in August.

The Hyperion XP-1 is coming next month with NASA-derived power.

Europe's shift to electric cars picks up despite recession video

The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them.

The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them.

Hydrogen hot topic at Fieldays

New Zealand Hydrogen Association Chief Executive Linda Wright at the Seoul launch of Hyundai’s Fuel Cell Nexo in 2018. ...

New Zealanders shouldn't miss out on opportunities around newest green fuel, panel says.

All-electric Ariya SUV debuts video

This is the new Ariya and it’s quite a handsome thing. Especially in that copper body colour.

Nissan has revealed the production version of its all-electric Ariya crossover SUV.

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