Tesla Model S: priced at €100,000, three have been registered in Ireland this year

While most car makers have been developing pure electric and hybrid models for the past decade, it has seemed as if most of their efforts were lip-s(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

The new lithium battery  promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges. It’s headed for production in just over a year.

A new battery that promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars - high prices and low driving ranges - is headed for shop floors (...)

Is the five-and-a-half-year US bull market breaking down?Nobody rings a bell when the market peaks, but this ageing bull is certainly tiring. Accordin(...)

Photograph: Helene Vallee/E+/Getty

Our Hollywood-fed image of New York as a city of crime and danger is becoming more and more distant from the truth. Years of effort by city’s police d(...)

Google’s prototype driverless car

Thanks to renewed government and legislative efforts, British roads may be bumper to bumper with autonomous cars sooner than you might expect. Whet(...)

Tesla reckons its security is solid. Chinese team says otherwise

Chinese “hackers” claim they have been able to access and alter the on-board systems of a Tesla Model S saloon while it was moving. The claim by inter(...)

Elon Musk: really captures the imagination.  Photograph: AP Photo/Jae C Hong

What makes Elon Musk so fascinating? There are lots of billionaire tech entrepreneurs, but only Musk really captures the imagination, in part because (...)

An employee walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The Chinese ecommerce giant is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a $170 billion valuation. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a sky-high $170 billion valuation(...)

Security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani was alarmed to find that his Tesla Model S could be accessed and controlled through a smartphone app

We have become so used to the rise and rise of electronic gadgets in our cars that being blasé about such things has become the norm. Where onc(...)