Iconic Jaguar E-Type to Return as Electric Vehicle

Exciting, appealing, controversial—the relaunch or conversion of classic cars to electric vehicles causes all kinds of reactions. Yesterday, at Monterey Car Week, Jaguar announced that, 45 years after being discontinued, the E-Type will return—in all-electric form. Using I-Pace parts, the car-maker is also offering existing E-Type owners to convert their cars—a process which they say is full reversible. Expected to be available in 2020, the E-Type …

Five Intriguing, Forward-Thinking Chinese Car Brands

From battery-swapping capabilities to AI-assisted selfies, these vehicles are driving into the future

by Jaclyn Trop For an outsider, the streets of many Chinese cities can feel like a parallel universe. Of course, Chinese drivers are fond of Buicks and Mercedes-Benzes, but the recent proliferation of homegrown brands—especially from electric vehicle-makers—is giving the world’s largest automotive market more options to buy local. The shock of models expected within the next year or two get hundreds of miles of …

Los Angeles Auto Show 2017

Discussing with designers the future of how electronic vehicles will look

by Michael Frank Before Tesla, electric cars weren’t typically seen as super-sexy—and some might argue that has been on purpose. Early adopters held pragmatism and eco-consciousness as higher priorities than brawn or design. And even including Tesla, the design side of EVs hasn’t moved very far forward (one could argue the Model 3 is just a miniaturized Model S). But looking around the press preview …