Tesla has already set a high standard for electric cars, but companies like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi are all working on their offerings. At Shanghai Auto Show this year, Audi announced the e-tron Sportback concept - an all-electric car with a futuristic look that will go into production in 2019.
NextEV, a Chinese startup, first debut the NIO brand last year when they announced the most powerful electric supercar, the EV9. Now, the SXSW 2107 in Austin, Texas, the company unveiled its Eve concept. Eve should debut in 2020 as a luxury vehicle in the US market.
Right away, you notice the futuristic looks of this car, but it isn’t anything surprisingly new. Faraday Future’s FF91, BMW’s i8 and (another Silicon Valley startup) Lucid’s Air carry a similar design. Eve is designed to maximize comfort; it is aimed at the commuters of 2020 who want complete autonomy of their car while being able to relax or work on the road.
Range Rover's Velar is an exceptional blend of technological prowess, luxury and off-road capabilities
The Geneva Motor Show is on its way with news from the Tata-Jaguar-Land Rover group: a new car that fits the gap between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. It is called the Range Rover Velar, and it starts at US$49,900.
I’ll get straight to the point: 6.5 litre V-12, producing 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque.
The Tesla Model S P100D broke the production car record for acceleration in Motor Trend's test: 0-60 in 2.28 seconds
You read that number right. No street legal production car has, until now, done the 0-60 mph run in under 2.3 seconds.
Motor Trend tested the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous+ (Easter-egg) mode and pitted it against the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ferrari LaFerrari - and the results were astounding. Not only did the Model S accelerate the quickest, but it also hit the 60 miles per hour mark in just 2.28 seconds.
The Electric GT Championship will hold its first season this year, and this modified Tesla Model S will be the chief (and the only) competitor. The competition was announced last year with a modified Model S P85D, but the new car is based on the latest P100D model. And yes, it does 0-60 in 2 seconds flat (0-62mph or 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds).