Are Electric Cars the Future?
Even though we have little idea and there is a very long way to go, it is, nonetheless, tempting to think not too far into the future we will all be driving electric cars. The automotive industry must feel the same way since apparently there is $90 billion that has already been invested in electric cars. In the UK, the government has banned the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040 but there is a push to bring the time forward to 2030. In Norway, almost 30% of the cars sold yearly are petrol free. So, it is pretty obvious that a change is coming. When it comes to…
The Next Cybersecurity Weapon: Self-Driving Cars
A new report shows that the fastest growing crime in the world is cyber-crime. Commenting on the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017, Hiscox CEO Steve Langan said that in 2016 “cybercrime cost the global economy over $450 billion, over 2 billion personal records were stolen and in the U.S. alone over 100 million Americans had their medical records stolen,” reports CNBC.
The Cutting-Edge Tech Behind Driverless Cars
Driverless cars are appearing in headlines more and more frequently. The technology is certainly attractive, because it promises to deliver a much safer driving experience. Automatic systems can scan the environment and react to obstacles much faster than a human driver. Self driving cars would also be far more convenient, because the driver is no longer required to manage the vehicle.
How Porsche Is Gunning for Tesla With Its Electric Sports Car
Tesla is one of the most iconic names when it comes to electric cars, with its Model S being renowned for the technological innovations it incorporates. While electric vehicles were initially oriented towards being as power-efficient as possible, Tesla demonstrated that it’s possible to create a vehicle that’s both power-efficient and fast. With a brutal acceleration that allows it to challenge, and sometimes put to shame, some prestigious supercars, the Model S quickly became the most popular electric car out there, delivering just the perfect mix of usability and performance. However, it appears that supercars are ready to fight back, as Porsche just announced the Porsche Mission E – its…
5 Game-changing Automotive Technologies That Are on the Way
The automotive industry is an ever-changing one, with more powerful and breathtaking cars appearing every day, and while for a great deal of time the ultimate goal for the industry was to push the limits of mechanics and physics to the absolute limit, there is another segment that seems to have moved into the spotlight nowadays: technology.
Tesla’s Powerwall and the Future of Energy
Tesla Motors, Elon Musk's luxury electric vehicle company, might be the world's most prominent producer of fully electric and efficient automobiles. Recently however, Musk has moved the company forward in a new direction by introducing an energy storage system as a part of the new "Tesla Energy" division.
Best Green Cars to Hit the Market Recently
Electric cars aren't only green; they're also a ton of fun to drive. The growing market includes dozens of models, with new ones joining the club every year. We've rounded up eight of the new battery-electric cars that will hit the U.S. market in 2015/16. Our list just covers battery electrics rather than conventional hybrids or fuel-cell vehicles.
5 Automotive Trends That Will Define 2015
This has been an amazing year for the automotive industry. Sales are up, innovation is in the air, gas prices are at 5-year low, and people are excited about cars again. Going into 2015, there's no doubt these trends will continue.
The 5 Best American Cars in the 2016 Model Year
Despite General Motors’ massive list of recalls, the U.S. auto industry is thriving amongst record sales and incredible new models. Over the past 5 years, we’ve seen some incredible vehicles come out of the big 3 (Ford, GM, and Chrysler Group), including the newly redesigned Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, which have taken on the Ford Mustang to bring the muscle car war back from the dead. But beyond muscle cars, we’ve seen Detroit (and a billion-dollar startup in Silicon Valley) transform to meet the demands of an evolving car market. For a glimpse into the future of American cars, here are four of the best models to look forward…
New Technology: Electric Cars and Home Charging Stations
In an era where gas prices are as high as they have ever been, and the average household more dependent on their cars than ever, some who can are choosing to switch to electric vehicles (EVs). More frequently than ever, car manufacturers are offering either hybrid or fully electric cars for reasonable fuel prices that beat even the reduced cost of natural gas. The price for a new, fully electric car ranges from a low of around $25,000 to a high of $80,000. However, in a country that in 2007 used a record-breaking 142.35 billion gallons of gasoline and has invested millions of dollars into fracking and natural gas, switching…