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You can now spec your Bentley Bentayga with carbon fibre wheels

Great news for those who were thinking about buying a Bentayga but always thought it was around 24kg too heavy – Bentley’s Mulliner division has developed an all-new 22-inch wheel that’s made exclusively from carbon fibre.  Yep, it apparently took five years of engineering in collaboration with Italian composite manufacturer Bucci Composites, but later this …

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Rimac takes over Bugatti from VW in powerhouse electric supercar deal

Croatian electric supercar startup Rimac announced that it was taking over Bugatti from Volkswagen to form a new company called Bugatti Rimac. The news was first reported by the Financial Times. Bugatti Rimac will be led by Mate Rimac, who founded the company in 2009 in a garage as a one-man operation. Over that period, Rimac has become a …

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Porsche recalls Taycans over sudden power loss problem

Porsche is recalling its first EV, the Taycan, to fix an issue where some cars suddenly lose power while in motion. The automaker has already sold around 43,000 Taycans globally to date, though it claims (without further clarification) that only a small number are affected. Owners will have to bring their electric Porsches to a dealer …

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New battery gives Sono Motors’ PV-paneled car a range boost

German startup Sono Motors has introduced new battery technology for its forthcoming Sion electric vehicle that promises to not only power the vehicle across longer trips but allow higher charging rates in between. The battery design also does away with expensive metals in favor of greener components, while adding 50 km (31 miles) of range. …

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More than 41,000 people have signed petitions to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after his trip to space next month

More than 52,000 people have signed petitions calling to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after he blasts into space next month. Bezos, founder of space-exploration firm Blue Origin, said on June 7 that he and his brother Mark Bezos will fly into space aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20 — the company’s first human flight. Three …

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No Skateboards: EV firm thinks vertical car batteries are the future

EV manufacturers have largely landed on the skateboard chassis as the preferred way of integrating a battery into an electric vehicle – sometimes, they even make it the electric vehicle. Such platforms drop the weight down low and pull bulk out of the passenger and cargo compartments. British EV design firm Page-Roberts believes it’s found a more efficient …

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Tesla plans to deliver Model S Plaid in June after months of delays

Elon Musk said in a tweet on Thursday that Tesla will hold a “delivery event” at the company’s Fremont, California, factory on June 3 for the long-delayed Model S Plaid. Specifically, he wrote: “Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event June 3 at our California factory. Fastest production car ever 0 to 60mph in under 2 secs.” The Model …

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World’s first supercapacitor-hybrid electric motorcycle will get a chance to prove itself

Audacious French company Nawa showed off a concept bike in 2019, claiming its supercapacitor-hybrid battery pack could massively boost power and urban range for electric motorcycles. Now, it seems we’ll get a chance to see if the numbers stack up. We’ve been following Nawa since 2018, when we first spoke to these guys about the potential …

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Ford recalls 661,000 Explorer SUVs over fears of roof cover detaching

Ford is recalling 661,000 Explorer SUVs in North America over concerns that roof rail covers could detach and cause safety issues for other drivers on the road, the automaker announced Monday. The company said it will notify affected customers beginning the week of June 28 and that dealers will install push pins to secure the roof rails.  …

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