Category: Cars

Tesla Semi Truck

A first look at Tesla’s promised electric semi

HAWTHORNE, CALIF.—On Thursday evening, a couple of months later than originally promised, Tesla showed the world its first proper look at the company’s heavy duty electric vehicle, the Tesla Semi. The tractor can hook...

VW California XXL is an amazing camper

The VW California XXL is an amazing camper van

I was alerted to this rather awesome-looking Volkswagen California XXL camper van by our policy editor and chief Ars van aficionado David Kravets. Based on the VW Crafter, this is a 21st-century descendent of...

The agony and ecstasy of grassroots racing

We’re re-running this story today because our American colleagues are busy celebrating the Original Brexit, and we thought it would make for interesting reading. BRAINERD, Minnesota—With 15 minutes to go, I put on my helmet...

Volvo will electrify all cars by 2019

On Wednesday, Volvo Cars announced that all new models introduced from 2019 will feature some form of electric propulsion. The news follows an announcement in May that diesel engines have no future with the...

Meet the RapidE Aston Martins first EV due in 2019

Picture the scene: it’s a few years in the future. James Bond is on a mission in Amsterdam, or Paris, or some other forward-thinking European city that has just banned internal combustion vehicles from...