Porsche’s First Electric Car to Shoot Out of the Showroom in 2019

Porsche has announced it is to launch its first electric car in 2019. It claims the 600bhp battery-powered Taycan will be able to accelerate to 62mph in under 3.5 seconds and drive for 310 miles between charges, all while producing no emissions. The automaker says the sports car will use …

German Luxury Carmakers May Be Looking to Reverse Engineer Tesla’s Model 3

According to a report from Fred Lambert at Electrek, a pair of Tesla Model 3 vehicles have been spotted heading toward Germany, where a team from the competition may attempt to reverse engineer them. While Tesla has certainly struggled to meet the astronomical demand for their latest release, reviews have …

VW Shares Rise as $4.3 Billion Emissions Deal with U.S. Justice Department

Volkswagen’s supervisory board had meeting on Wednesday  to approve a draft $4.3 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, a key milestone in its attempts to recover from its emissions test cheating scandal. Shares in Europe’s biggest carmaker rose more than 2 percent in early trading as investors welcomed the …

The Electric Porsche Needs to Roar

In his years overseeing the development of Porsche’s Cayman and Boxster two-seaters, Stefan Weckbach never faced a hurdle like the one he encountered when shepherding the company’s first all-electric car to market: acoustics. Electric vehicles, it seems, may be too quiet to be considered Porsches. “Our customers are very emotional …

The weird, secret history of the electric car and why it disappeared

Ferdinand Porsche might have founded his famous car company in 1948, but he designed his very first car all the way back in 1898, when he was just 22 years old. Officially the 1898 Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton, Porsche’s first car is more affectionately known as the P1. Incredibly, …