Rivian teases electric pickup and SUV planned for LA auto show

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept teaserA new startup automaker, Rivian, plans to beat Tesla to the punch with an electric pickup truck. After years of stealth, the company is finally poised to reveal its new pickup and SUV at the LA auto show later this month. This week, the company set up a media site complete with space for pictures of its upcoming vehicles, and released a teaser...

Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

Teaser for 2020 Toyota Corolla debuting on November 15, 2018The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will soon spawn a hybrid variant, the first gasoline-electric version of the automaker's popular compact car. Toyota made the announcement Thursday as it unveiled the Corolla sedan at simultaneous events in California and China, underscoring the model's global appeal. Toyota was mum on additional details...

Panasonic says solid-state batteries are still 10 years off

VW Battery PacksWhile scientists and automakers around the world are racing to develop solid-state batteries for electric cars, Panasonic says don't hold your breath. In an interview, Panasonic North American chief executive officer Tom Gebhardt told Business Insider that the hotly-anticipated battery breakthrough won't make it to production electric cars for...

Tesla will soon be compatible with all DC fast charging—in Europe

2018 Tesla Model 3When the Tesla Model 3 arrives in Europe in early 2019, it will carry a special toolkit: the ability to charge—quickly—in more places than any other electric vehicle. Tesla revealed this week that Model 3 sedans sold in Europe will come with a CCS charge port (inlet). Full compatibility with the standard will be assured with the...