Nissan’s Future-Focused Ariya and IMk Concept Cars

A pair of electric vehicles previewed at the Tokyo Motor Show signal a new direction for the company

In the past, Giovanny Arroba assisted in designing cars as totemic for Nissan as the Altima. Today, he’s a program design director at Nissan, and admits he’s experiencing a pretty special rebirth. Speaking with us at the Tokyo Motor Show about Nissan’s new electric Ariya and (sadly, Japan-market-only) IMk Concepts, he says this sector, for carmakers, feels tremendously freeing. For instance, he says the Ariya …

Social Media Campaign Teases Ford’s Forthcoming Mustang-Inspired Electric SUV

The all-electric vehicle fuses future-forward aspirations and the aesthetics of the brand's beloved sports car

Rumors have surfaced and dissipated on numerous occasions since news of Ford‘s forthcoming Mustang-inspired, all-electric SUV broke. Neither confirming nor denying (or even actively hinting it), Ford quietly waited until today to give us something prior to the vehicle’s global reveal at the LA Auto Show. Ford has trickled out a grand teaser, one that essentially reveals the SUV’s three most significant lines. Some 10 …

Canoo’s Subscription-Only Electric Vehicle

The company fills the middle ground between car ownership and ride-sharing by offering a design-forward vehicle with SUV capabilities

LA-based Canoo formally announced its first-ever model today, its eponymous “urban loft on wheels.” The company aims to apply the subscription model to car ownership—freeing consumers from monthly payments, maintenance and registration. This model will also compete with lease-to-own vehicles in regards to range and charging capabilities: the canoo’s range is 250 miles and it can reach 80% charge in under 30 minutes. “Cars always …