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What’s the best way to tease Americans who might not otherwise consider an electric car with a glimpse of EVs’ true performance potential? Take an insanely overpowered, seven-motor Ford Mustang Mach-E electric drift machine where the Cheetah Launch Teslas rarely run: to a NASCAR race.  The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is based on the upcoming 2021 Mach-E electric SUV and follows the traditional coupe-bodied Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 electric drag-racer revealed earlier this spring and cranks it up even higher, “to demonstrate the performance possibilities of electric propulsion,” according to Ford.  Ford says that the Mach-E 1400 will debut at NASCAR—well, to shed the smirk, Read more

The electric-vehicle range race continues as automakers do their best to catch up with Tesla’s impressive numbers. Earlier this month Daimler chairman Ola Källenius told shareholders that the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS would have a range of over 435 miles (700 kilometers) using the non-U.S. WLTP rating system. We still don’t know what that means for the EQS’s U.S.-specific EPA range number, as our agency uses a completely different series of tests to determine its range estimates. The longest-range Tesla Model S is rated at 402 miles by the EPA, so that will be the number to beat. Unfortunately, we don’t have an updated WLTP number out Read more

Rimac has stolen the show at Geneva with its latest hypercar, the C_Two. Claiming 0-60mph sprint times of 1.85 seconds and topping out at 258mph thanks to a truly titanic 1914hp, the C_Two has furthered the all-electric hypercar game well past the realms of internal combustion. And due to a well placed safety feature, Rimac has made the car ‘Richard Hammond-proof’ thanks to one of the greatest pieces of trolling ever seen in the car industry. The Croatian EV supercar company has placed a svelte, tailored fire extinguisher into the rear ‘engine bay’/boot, with the securing strap reading ‘IN CASE Read more