BP partner StoreDot produces cells with 5-minute fast-charging tech

StoreDot sample batteriesIsareli startup StoreDot has long promised a Holy Grail of battery technology: a battery that can recharge in about the same amount of time it takes to pump gasoline. Now the startup is delivering the first samples of its so-called "five-minute charge" lithium-ion battery cells. The sample cells were produced to show off the technology to...

2021 Porsche Taycan: Base $81,250 RWD version arrives soon

2021 Porsche Taycan rear-wheel drivePorsche announced the availability of a base rear-wheel-drive version of the Taycan electric car for the U.S. on Tuesday. The Taycan in that form costs $81,250 with the 79.2-kwh Performance Battery, or $87,030 with the 93.4-kwh Performance Battery Plus. Taycan buyers are potentially eligible for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit, so it amounts to...

Next Honda HR-V will be different for America, possibly all-hybrid

Honda HR-V Hybrid teaserHonda on Monday teased the next-generation HR-V subcompact crossover for the European market, but questions remain about what the next United States-market version will be like. The automaker confirmed that the European version, which will be unveiled February 18, will be hybrid only, using a version of the same two-motor hybrid system as other...

Kia teases designs for 7 EVs due by 2027

Kia EV teaserKia plans to launch seven dedicated electric vehicles by 2027 as part of a wide-ranging electrification and re-branding effort. The seven new EVs were teased last week as part of a "brand showcase" that also included a new logo design, and the announcement that the Hyundai-owned company will henceforth be known simply as "Kia," rather than the...

Next Honda HR-V will be different for America, but likely all-hybrid

Honda HR-V Hybrid teaserHonda on Monday teased the next-generation HR-V subcompact crossover for the European market, but questions remain about what the next United States-market version will be like. The automaker confirmed that the European version, which will be unveiled February 18, will be hybrid only, using a version of the same two-motor hybrid system as other...