Samson Switchblade is the ‘world’s first flying sports car’

In recent months, a trend has emerged of introducing flying cars. Following Uber’s initiative of a flying taxi service and Geely buying Terrafugia, the Samson Switchblade has emerged, set for a 2018 release date. No, the Samson Switchblade is not a new brand of men’s razors. It is a two-door, three-wheeled, extendable light aircraft with a maximum air speed of 190mph. Whilst on the ground its top speed exceeds 100mph. It will be around the same size as a standard Mercedes-Benz S-Class but without the class. With the help of a 190bhp liquid…

Toyota’s electric future includes 1m EVs by 2030

Toyota has arguably done more to pioneer hybrid petrol-electric cars than any other brand; its Prius has, after all, set the template for the rest of the industry to follow in mainstream hybrids. Now it’s spelling out the next phase of its mission to electrify car sales around the world. Its new strategy announced today reveals plans to roll out more electric and electrified cars in the next decade from 2020 to 2030. It’s building on a strong base: it has already sold more than 11 million electrified cars globally, starting with the…

Watch this prototype Tesla Model S drift in the snow

https://youtu.be/y1J2k__cCwk Tesla might be one of the most innovative or disruptive car manufacturers around, but it isn’t moving fast enough for some people. In the last week, we’ve seen two unofficially modified Tesla estates, and today another company has unveiled its very own modded Tesla. Designed a showcase for its new powertrain tech, the Magna Model S features three-motors – one more than a standard Tesla Model S or X ‘D’ model. The Magna Model S prototype isn’t exactly a production car in the same way the Tesla Model S estates are. Instead, it’s just…

BMW invests in new battery tech with up to 3 times the power of lithium-ion cells

BMW might have been a EV pioneer when it launched the i3 and i8 a few years ago, but in 2017 it faces stiff competition from the likes of Tesla – and more traditional brands such as Renault, Mercedes and Nissan. However, BMW has just revealed a huge new investment in EV battery tech and it could help the German brand compete in the increasingly competitive electric car sector. BMW has announced that it’s investing heavily in Solid Power, a Colorado-based company that deals with solid-state battery technology. Just like…