Jeep’s all-new electric SUV is offers outdoor adventures in blissful silence. Jeep says the 4×4 has the chops to cross the daunting Rubicon Trail, enabled by a traction management system, e-locker axle tech, skid plates, all-terrain tires, and tow hooks. Like the Wrangler, you can open its roof and remove its doors.
Dodge previews its electric future, and they’re not backing down from making muscle cars. The 2-door Charger Daytona SRT has an 800-volt Banshee propulsion system, all-wheel drive, a multi-speed transmission, and a growly, emissions-free exhaust note made by pushing air through chamber and amplifying it.
After Polestar revealed the O₂ roadster concept, the EV maker has decided to put the car into production for 2026. Its dual motors will crank out 884hp, a 0-to-60 time of 3.1 sec, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 300+ mile range. Polestar is accepting reservations now for the $200,000 Polestar 6 LA Concept, a 500-unit limited edition.
We’ve seen the future, and it’s Kia’s tech-savvy electric cross-hatch, the EV6. With a head-turning design, cutting-edge drivetrain, fast charging, and good driving range, the EV6 is one of the best cars we’ve driven this year. We spent a week living with the sport-styled GT-Line RWD model, slathered in a sweet Steel Matte Grey paint.
The fiberglass Meyers Manx is THE classic dune buggy. The original was powered by a VW Beetle engine. The Manx 2.0 rocks a modern electric drivetrain. It will come in a 20kWh and 40kWh versions with 150 and 300 miles of range, respectively. The 40kWh model makes 202 hp and 240 lb-ft. of torque and zips from 0-to-60 in 4.5 sec.
Chevy took its Blazer compact crossover and turned it into a sporty battery electric vehicle. Taking aim at the Mustang Mach-E, the Blazer EV, models will offer ranges from 247 to 320 miles, DC fast charging, and FWD, RWD, or AWD motor configurations. The SS performance model has 557 hp and can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds.
Hyundai’s electric sedan puts the Tesla Model 3 in its sights with its aerodynamic design. It has a modern and spacious cockpit with a digital dashboard, ambient lighting, and sustainable materials. Sharing its platform with the Ionic 5, expect RWD models to start around 168 hp and AWD up to 320 hp with a range of 300+ mi.
The climb to the top of the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world’s most famous time trials. At the 2022 hill climb, a tiny experimental EV called the McMurtry Spéirling set a record of 39.08 seconds, in part due to the car’s innovative design, which uses fans to generate massive amounts of downforce.
More than 40 years after the original DMC-12 began production, DeLorean is back with its vision for the future. The sleek and aerodynamic Alpha 5 will have a pure-electric drivetrain, with a 300+ mile range, an estimated 0-to-60 time of 2.99 sec, and a 0-to-88 time of 4.35 sec, though there’s no guarantee of time travel at that speed.
EVs dominated the 2022 New York Int’l Auto Show. Demonstrating their ambitions to go all-electric by 2028, Chrysler unveiled a graphite version of its Airflow Concept with a 400-mile range. The sleek crossover offers a panoramic glass roof, fast charging, intuitive AI, and tech to sync vehicle, work, and home environments.
This powerful electric off-roader is one of the concepts headed to the 56th Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Its axial-flux electric motor cranks out 625 hp and 850 lb-ft. of torque, silently and effortlessly traversing rocky terrain. It’s 12″ wider than a stock 2-door Wrangler and has a 3″ lift kit, 20″ wheels, and massive 40″ all-terrain tires.
Manufacturing motors for EVs and hybrids is a very different process from making conventional engines. In this video, you’ll go inside the factory where Audi produces its EV motors, and robots and humans work in concert to transform metal, plastic, and coils of copper wire into a modern and powerful mode of propulsion.
UK sports car maker looks to the future with not only its first SUV but its first EV. The Eletre is a sharp-lined crossover with cutting-edge aerodynamics and modern technology like flush, pop-out door handles, a deployable rear spoiler, and cameras in place of side-view mirrors. It’s also fast, with a 0-to-60 time of 3 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz’s EQXX concept electric sedan aims to do away with range anxiety. The sleek and luxurious car has a target driving range of 620 mi or 1000 km thanks to reduced battery weight and aerodynamic efficiency. Other highlights include a solar roof for accessory charging and an ultra-wide digital dashboard.
An EV newcomer with a 325-mile range and 80% charge time of 20 minutes stole the LA International Auto Show, garnering the award for Top Sports Utility EV. Beating out brands including Lincoln and Rivian, the sleek Mullen Five crossover will be the first offering from California-startup Mullen Automotive, starting at $55,000.
Slotted between the Taycan 4S and Turbo S, the Porsche’s latest EV makes 590 hp and launches from 0-to-60 in 3.5 seconds. It’s tricked out with a SportDesign front end and side skirts, black trim, and 20-inch wheels in satin black. Inside, you’ll find ample amounts of Race-Tex suede. It’s also available as a Sport Turismo wagon.
The production version of Toyota’s battery-electric crossover is coming to the U.S. It offers a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain and up to 250 miles driving range per charge. Known for their reliability, Toyota is touting a long-lasting battery pack that’s expected to deliver 90% of capacity after ten years of use.
To promote their electric G-Class Concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz enlisted director Nina Holmgren to create a lighthearted promotional film that imagines this futuristic vehicle from the perspective of a 1970s television viewer. The style of the cinematography, color grading, and voiceover work are spot-on.
This rugged electric longboard is ready for any terrain. The 40″ long bamboo and maple board has dual 1500-watt motors and 8″ pneumatic all-terrain tires. Its top speed is 30 mph, its max. range is 25 miles, and it can climb hills up to a 35% gradient. It also comes in an Extreme model with aluminum guards and off-road lights.
Audi’s bold concept car showcases the brand’s future design direction and emphasis on electric drivetrains. The elongated roadster combines luxury, performance, and modern technology including the ability to shape shift and extend its wheelbase by 10″. View the full reveal on Audi’s YouTube channel.
California EV company Alpha Motor Corporation is showing off the latest of its sweet retro-modern series of electric vehicles. The Wolf is a compact 2-seater pickup that offers up to 275 miles of driving range, 3000 lb towing capacity, and a storage both in its bed and under its hood. Available in FWD or AWD configurations.
Tesla’s latest Model S hasn’t changed much outside, but its interior has a sleek new look, premium materials, and a steering wheel out of a video game. The Long Range model can go 412 mi, while the Plaid and Plaid+ offer insane specs: 1020 hp and 1100 hp, both doing 0-to-60 in under 2 sec. The Plaid+ has a crazy 520 mi range.
One challenge for electric vehicles is the limited availability of chargers. Volkswagen is showing off a robot that can drive around a parking lot, connect to a vehicle, and charge it no matter what space it’s parked in. It can also leave a charging pack next to a car and fetch another to charge multiple vehicles at once.
The Tesla Model X combines the space of a crossover with the power of a sports car – especially when it’s been tricked out in Performance trim with Ludicrous mode. One lucky entrant will win this car, while helping to support veterans’ and children’s charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries for a limited time.
Sporting sleek, concept car looks, the all-electric Ariya kicks off a new direction for Nissan. The crossover offers up to 389hp in its e-4ORCE AWD version, and up to 300 miles of range with its 90kWh battery. Its interior is modern and minimal, and offers tech like ProPILOT Assist 2.0, which enables hands-free highway driving.
Racer and stunt driver Ken Block shared this in-car footage from his first-ever time racing in the Dakar Rally. His vehicle? The prototype Extreme E Odyssey 21, a badass all-electric rally car that makes 550 hp and 679 lb-ft. of torque. It might be quiet, but it’s deceptively quick.