First bespoke Pininfarina Battista hypercar revealed

The Pininfarina Battista hypercar is already very exclusive to start with as only 150 units will be built. Each unit of the electric hyper GT has a starting price of US$2.5 million (about RM10.56 million)  but customers are likely to pay much more as they will also want their Battista to be personalised. Naturally, Automobili […]

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Everrati GT40 EV

Everrati and Superformance team up to produce electric version of Le Mans-winning GT40

A couple of months back, we wrote about Everrati Automotive Limited and its new flagship 500-bhp Signature adapted from a Porsche 911. The British company, which specialises in converting iconic cars to run with electric powertrains, has now teamed up with Superformance to build an electrified version of the GT40. Superformance is a specialist in […]

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2022 Audi RS Q e-Tron for Dakar Rally

Audi Sport starts preparing RS Q e-Tron for 2022 Dakar Rally

At the very beginning of 2022, the Dakar Rally will be on again in Saudi Arabia. Among the participating teams will be Audi Sport which was a pioneer in the World Rally Championship with the quattro all-wheel drive in a rallycar. This time, it wants to be the first car manufacturer to use an electrified […]

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The all-electric future of Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade – but only where market conditions allow. The carmaker, like a few others, understands that there will be some markets where electrification may not be sufficiently wide and conventionally powered vehicles will still be in demand. Mercedes-Benz began in journey to […]

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McLaren GT Ride-On… the affordable model in the sportscar maker’s range

If you’ve long been thinking of having a McLaren sportscar in your home, it’s easier than you think. Perhaps you’ve never known about the carmaker’s junior Ride-On range which models such as the P1, 720S and Senna. And now comes the latest addition – the McLaren GT. Based on the lightest and quickest accelerating vehicle […]

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The world’s most extreme battery for an extreme off-road event

The advancement of battery technology over the past 20 years has accelerated as electrification by the auto industry becomes more extensive. The battery has a vital role in an electrified powertrain (hybrid or fully electric), influencing performance and operating range. New technologies, materials and chemical processes have enabled the batteries to be more compact and […]

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New 2nd generation Toyota Prius Aqua/Prius c is first vehicle to use bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery

Right from the start, the battery pack has been a crucial element for the development of electric vehicles (EVs). The earliest EVs in the 1930s used very heavy batteries which made them unappealing, apart from the fact that performance was poor. Not much development of batteries took place in the decades that followed as the […]

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Ford Mach-Eau fragrance for those who love smells from internal combustion engines

Electric vehicles run on electricity, so they will not give off smells that have been associated with the motorcar for over 100 years. Those smells are typically the fumes of the fuel, exhaust gases and also lubricants in some cases. In a Ford-commissioned survey, one in five drivers said the smell of petrol is what […]

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Nissan to invest £1 billion in establishing Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub as a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem

The auto industry is accelerating towards electrification of products, ultimately leaving behind the combustion engine that has been blamed for causing pollution of the environment and bringing on climate change. However, unlike previous transitions, this one is a radical one that calls for a change in the ecosystem of the industry. The existing ecosystem has […]

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Experimental Polestar 2 2021 Goodwood

Experimental Polestar 2 with higher output shown at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar has revealed an experimental version of the Polestar 2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this weekend, where it was raced up the hillclimb at the venue. While the standard Polestar 2 – which uses a fully electric powertrain – has an output of 300 kW (408 hp), the experimental model generates […]

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