Flaws in third-party software exposed dozens of Teslas to remote access

A security researcher said he was able to remotely access dozens of Teslas around the world because security bugs found in an open-source logging tool popular with Tesla owners exposed their cars directly to the internet. News of the vulnerability was first revealed earlier this month in a tweet by David Colombo, a security researcher […]

BMW wants to turn your car into a rolling cinema

After fitting some of its cars with comfy lounge chairs at CES 2020, BMW today unveiled the next step in its in-car entertainment story: a 31-inch 8K smart TV with support for Amazon’s Fire TV service (with a country-specific streaming service for China in the works, too). This new 32:9 “My Mode Theatre” screen for […]

BMW shows off a color-changing car

After first teasing it a few weeks ago, BMW today officially unwrapped its color-changing car at CES. The BMW iX Flow, as the German automaker has dubbed this experimental vehicle, is wrapped in what is basically a form of e-paper, which BMW developed in cooperation with E Ink. As of now, we’re only talking about […]

BMW unveils the iX M60

BMW’s M division has always been about taking the German luxury car manufacturer’s production vehicles a few steps further. And like its competitors, the company has long thought about what the combination of electric drivetrains and advances in autonomous driving will mean for brands like BMW M. The first all-electric M car was the i4 […]

EV upstart Xpeng is expanding beyond China

Like Nio, Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has kickstarted its international expansion. But unlike its rival, which put on a series of splashy campaigns in Norway, Xpeng launched quietly in the Scandinavian country last month. In Norway, Xpeng has begun shipping its G3 SUVs and P7 sedans. The Chinese EV startup aims to enter more […]

Chinese EV startup Nio’s journey to the West

Nio, a Chinese electric vehicle startup listed on the NYSE, will be in at least six European markets by 2022. The firm shared its ambitions for Europe on its earnings call this week. Nio is already taking orders for its electric SUVs and shipping small batches in Norway, its first stop outside China. It didn’t […]

Toyota’s first battery EV has 280-mile range and a solar roof option

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Why MPG should matter for electric vehicles

Tom Rutledge Contributor Share on Twitter Tom Rutledge is a co-founder of Wapanda, a startup dedicated to realizing the goal of city-led innovation in the taxi and ride-share industry. If saving the environment is merely a lifestyle choice, the automakers and their latest electric vehicles have got us covered. Tesla’s Plaid touts performance. Leafs, Priuses […]