22 new or updated hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles coming to market in 2021

Electrification doesn’t mean only more battery-electric vehicles entering the market. They also include hybrids in both plug-in and self-charging flavors. Automakers are rolling hybrids out in droves as part of the industry’s move away from internal combustion engines. Both mainstream and luxury brands all offer hybrids and plug-in hybrids in different flavors, meaning there’s something […]

by Stefan Ogbac
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Alternating Currents: New year and new president brings new optimism

I know we’re just under three weeks into 2021, but this year feels like a really important one for electric propulsion. For at least the last five years I’ve been repeating this mantra over and over every January, but I swear there’s real change in the air right now. It’s not just hopeful optimism. There […]

by Bradley Brownell
Government needs to catch up with the latest safety tech

Earlier today, we published our first drive review of the hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai. It turns out it’s a fantastic car that happens to run on a fuel that isn’t widely available. That’s a bummer. But it could be more widely available than it is. Hydrogen filling stations are popping up a lot of […]

by Chad Kirchner
2021 Audi e-tron Sportback review: Electric German style

While the Porsche Taycan has been stealing the headlines over the past year, Audi has been quietly working on its all-electric offering, bringing something that’s expected to be far more popular than a speedy sedan. I’m talking about the Audi e-tron, an electric SUV with plenty of power, torque, and size. For those seeking something […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
2021 Audi A3 45 TFSI e blends power and efficiency in a compact package

Audi’s smallest car has been electrified and it promises to let you have your cake and eat it too. Powering the 2021 Audi A3 45 TFSI e is 1.4-liter turbo-four paired to an electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Total system output is 242 hp and a whopping 295 lb-ft of torque. In […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Audi competing in Dakar Rally with range-extended electric vehicle

Marking a return to international rally competition, Audi is entering the 2022 Dakar Rally with a new prototype. This prototype is powered by an electric drive train, with a range extender, and will be the “spearhead of the factory motor sport commitment in the future.” We like the sound of all of that. The prototype […]

by Chad Kirchner
All of the electric vehicles on sale today: November 2020 edition

The list of electric vehicles available to buy is growing rapidly with 15 models available from nine major automakers today. That number is set to grow before the end of the year (Ford Mustang Mach-E) and will expand even further by the end of 2021. Last year one in 20 new vehicles sold globally is […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
8 best sci-fi EVs we wish we could drive

Science fiction has always had its own take on what electric cars will look like once they’ve become the de facto mode of personal transportation for our planet (or any other). Generally, what we’ve seen on-screen has been divided into two specific camps: sleek shapes that appear as if they’ve been plucked directly from a […]

by Benjamin Hunting
Listen to the Audi e-tron GT sing the song of its people

Electric cars are relatively silent in day-to-day operation. Law requires them to make noise at lower speeds to pedestrians can hear them coming, but aside from that there isn’t a lot of audible goodness going on. Also, as we determined driving some of the best gasoline-powered sports cars, noise matters. So how does a manufacturer […]

by Chad Kirchner