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Production Tesla Model S Sets Class Record at Pikes Peak

Production Tesla Model S Sets Class Record at Pikes Peak
This past weekend, driver Blake Fuller set a new Electric Production class record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. His Tesla Model S P90D wasn’t exactly stock, but it was very close to that. The…

Watch a Tesla Model X Get Ripped Apart – For a Good Cause

Watch a Tesla Model X Get Ripped Apart – For a Good Cause
If you have ever had the misfortune of witnessing a major accident where someone was trapped inside a vehicle, you may have seen first responders on the scene using incredibly powerful tools to cut cars apart and free…
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Tiny EV Does 0 to 62 mph in 1.5 Seconds

Tiny EV Does 0 to 62 mph in 1.5 Seconds
There are a bunch of hypercars out there that can rocket at insane speeds to 62 mph from a standstill. The Lamborghini Aventador can do the deed in well under 3 seconds. Now a group of students from…

The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be

The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be
Sometimes when watching a car commercial, I’ve noticed that cars aren’t always quite natural looking. As it turns out that might be because some cars in commercials are actually computer generated. An interactive design agency called The Mill…

2018 Mercedes S550e Plug-in Hybrid to Get Wireless Charging Option

2018 Mercedes S550e Plug-in Hybrid to Get Wireless Charging Option
Several factors keep many electric cars from going mainstream. The biggest of those is their limited driving range. You can’t easily travel cross-country using an EV without having serious time allotted for charging. Another of the big issues…

New Nissan LEAF Could Go 200+ Miles per Charge

New Nissan LEAF Could Go 200+ Miles per Charge
While sports cars battle for supremacy on paper with numbers for power, torque, and G force capability, the EV battles with battery size and driving range. Currently Tesla reigns supreme in that category and with its coming Model…

Acura Sends NSX-Based EV to Conquer Pikes Peak

Acura Sends NSX-Based EV to Conquer Pikes Peak
Years ago, I was dispatched by a now-defunct magazine to cover the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. It took place that year in the first week of June, and I was psyched to watch everything from dune buggies…

Tesla Woos Model 3 Hopefuls to Purchase Model S 60

Tesla Woos Model 3 Hopefuls to Purchase Model S 60
Tesla seems to be aware that it might not be able to meet the insane demand for its Model 3 EV for several years. The company racked up nearly 400,000 reservations for the car, and most in the…

Nissan Testing Ethanol-based Fuel Cell

Nissan Testing Ethanol-based Fuel Cell
One of the big challenges holding back cars that run on hydrogen fuel cells from the mainstream is the fact that outside of very limited areas, there is no hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Nissan has developed a new fuel…

Local Motors Olli Autonomous Bus Has a Supercomputer Brain

Local Motors Olli Autonomous Bus Has a Supercomputer Brain
I’ve been listening to lots of audio books as I drive around in the sweltering heat of June in Texas this summer. My favorites are the Dark Tower series. I think if Blaine the Mono had a little…

Smart Talks Electric Drive for Fourth-gen

Smart Talks Electric Drive for Fourth-gen
One thing that is synonymous with Smart cars is their tiny size. These cars are miniscule measuring just about 106″ long and seating two people without space for much more than a grocery bag or two. The Smart…

Mercedes to Launch GLC-class with Plug-in Fuel Cell

Mercedes to Launch GLC-class with Plug-in Fuel Cell
The hydrogen fuel cell is a green method for powering cars that has been around for a long time now, but has yet to make a significant impact in the market. Mercedes might change that with the announcement…

Tesla Offers Model X Owners a Free Sunshade

Tesla Offers Model X Owners a Free Sunshade
I’ve owned a bunch of cars over the years with T-Tops or sunroofs, and the thing that some car designers don’t understand is that in Texas or other hot states you need a way to block sunlight from…
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