The  mass-market Model 3:  in just a few days since this unfinished, untested new electric saloon was first revealed to the public, Tesla has taken 325,000 orders for it. Photograph: Tesla Motors/Handout via Reuters

Tesla is calling it “the week that electric vehicles went mainstream” and it’s certainly looking as if the California-based upstart start-up has open(...)

Jet race: Tesla Model S

Boeing versus electric car Can a Tesla Model S beat a Qantas Boeing 737-800? On a runway at Avalon Airport, southwest of Melbourne, Australia, the uni(...)

A waitress stands next to a Volvo S90 displayed at a panel discussion about self-driving cars at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on April 7th Photograph: Reuters

Volvo is aiming to put up to 100 self-driving cars on the roads in China in the hope that testing them on the country’s notoriously congested, hazardo(...)

Customers waits in line outside a Tesla dealership at the Westfield Mall in San Diego, California ahead of the unveiling of the firm’s new  Model 3 electric car.

The most long-awaited Tesla electric car to date will debut in the early hours of Friday morning Irish time, but some enthusiasts are already queuing (...)

Nissan has shut down the servers powering its NissanConnectEV app  because of a security failure which could allow malicious manipulation of a car’s functions. The issue affects electric Leaf and eNV200 vehicles.

Nissan has shut down the servers powering its NissanConnectEV app (previously known as Carwings) because of a security failure which could allow malic(...)

California is finalising the rules needed to allow everyday use of self-driving cars. Photograph: The New York Times

Google envisions a world where a blind man can get in his car alone and tell it to take him to the grocery store. California regulators say self-drivi(...)

Predictions for May: The new Amazon Prime motoring series begins, and the first episode consists entirely of Jeremy Clarkson speaking directly to the camera and “just saying what’s on his mind.” Three international incidents, a dozen lawsuits and one minor war result, along with a vendetta against Clarkson from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Neil Briscoe dusted off his crystal ball to foresee the year ahead - but his predictions are about as likely to arrive as flying cars January Volksw(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing Google staff. He was presented with a sketch of the famous Google sign adapted with shamrocks, designed Limerick student Evan O’Sullivan Glynn for  Doodle for Google.

Simon Carswell in Mountain View, California President Michael D Higgins used a visit to Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley to warn against(...)

Zombie-proof: Elon Musk with Tesla’s new Model X. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Space entrepreneur, electric car pioneer and all-round innovator Elon Musk has delivered the first of his firm’s new Model X SUVs. Living up to his im(...)

Porsche chief executive Matthias Mueller leaves the new electric powered Porsche Mission E

It’s only Monday night, but Porsche may just have already given us the star of the Frankfurt motor show, and it has nothing to do with 0-100km/h times(...)