Author: Christopher DeMorro

Swedish Business Owner Buys Two 60 KW Tesla Superchargers

With nearly 500 Supercharger locations spread out across the word, Tesla is moving fast to ensure its customers have easy access to their fast and free charging network. Yet there are still plenty of gaps in the Supercharger network’s coverage, and the much slower “destination chargers” just aren’t enough for some people. That prompted Swedish business owner and Model S driver Mikael Blomqvist to ...

Tesla Model III Rendered As A Crossover With Suicide Doors

In his most recent quarterly report, Elon Musk let slip that the $35,000 Tesla Model III concept might finally debut early next year…just don’t hold him to that timeline. With so many months between us and any official whiff of what the 200-mile mass market EV might look like, we’re left to wonder and gawk over whatever renderings the Internet provides. This latest original rendering of the ...

SpaceX Shares Unique Friction Welding Technique With Tesla

When Elon Musk isn’t busy running the world’s best-known electric car company, he can usually be found heading his private space transportation company, SpaceX. One wouldn’t think that a private spaceflight company and an electric automaker would have all that much in common, but the same welding techniques used to build SpaceX rocket ships have also been put to use building the Tesla Model S, rep...

Court Documents Reveal More About The Potential Apple EV

Earlier this year it came out that Apple was being sued by battery maker A123 Systems for poaching one of its top electric vehicle battery engineers. While A123 has said it is getting out of the EV business, the lawsuit also alleges that Apple has lured away other big battery builders, lending credence to rumors that it is building its own electric car division. VentureBeat reports that one of the...

Tuner Battle: Which BMW i8 Looks Better v2.0

In our latest edition of Tuner Battle, we’re once again pitting two customized BMW i8s against each other, as the hybrid supercar continues to grow in popularity with the brand’s biggest and wealthiest fans. Which of these two customized i8s would you rather drive, the one graced by the light touch of WheelsBoutique and HRE, or the double-black wrapped BMW i8 owned by NBA forward Julius Randle? Yo...

BMW i3 Gets Torn Apart In The Name Of Science

With a carbon fiber core, a small battery, and a radical design, the BMW i3 is an electric car that really deserves more discussion. It’s light, it’s rear-wheel drive, and its been designed as both a practical production car, and a testbed for technologies that will underpin future Bimmers. Munro & Associates got their hands onto a BMW i3 a few months back, tearing it down and delving deep int...

Latest Tesla Model III Rendering Make It More Of A Hatchback

Even though Elon Musk has yet to debut the production version of the Tesla Model X, many of us are frankly more interested in the mass market followup, the Model III. Musk has gone on record as saying the Model III won’t look like a shrunken Model S, and while this rendering from Auto-Moto might be a little too Model S-ish, its also more hatchbacky, and I kinda dig it. The most common Model III re...

Tesla Model S Defies Musk With Formula Drift Action

The Tesla Model S is, in many ways, a marvel of modern engineering, an all-electric luxury sedan with 265 miles of range and up to 691 horsepower on tap. Yet it is also a closely-guarded vehicle by its builders, and any attempt to modify the drivetrain or software could get you a stern call from Tesla’s customer service. But so what? If you’ve just spend close to $100,000 on a car, you damn well s...

The Qiantu K50 Event! Looks Like A Bugatti Veyron, Drives Like A Tesla

Elon Musk showed conventional automakers the right way to sell electric cars by starting at the top of the market and working its way down. China’s CH-Auto wants to replicate the success of Tesla, and aims to begin down the same path with an all-electric super called the Qiantu K50 Event!, and yes, that name includes the exclamation point. No, I don’t know why. The Wall St. Journal reports that CH...

BMW i5 Could Arrive As Tesla Rival By 2018

Originally posted on CleanTechnica Unlike many of its rivals, BMW decided to do its plug-in cars properly by developing standalone platforms for the i3 and i8. The result was the creation of two excellent plug-in cars, the i3 and i8, which have left positive impressions with consumers at opposite ends of the luxury car spectrum. The BMW i5 is slotted to fill the gap between the i3 and i8, and rumo...

800 HP Zombie 222 Electric Mustang Goes 174 MPH At The Texas Mile

When I was creating a new motto for GAS2, I choose “Burn Rubber, Not Gas” as it best describes my feelings towards alternative fuels; we can go green, and go fast, and all without burning gas. John Wayland and Mitch Medford feel the same way, and their 800 horsepower electric 1968 Ford Mustang recently went to the famed Texas Mile to set a record for the fastest production-based electric vehicle. ...

Weird Ride Wednesday: The Hybrid VW Type II Bus That Never Was

In the wake of the Iranian revolution, a second oil crisis gripped the western world, and with the first production hybrid car still two decades away, automakers rushed to come to terms with high gas prices. But the idea of hybrid vehicles is nothing new, and one of the concepts to come out of the oil crunch was a hybrid taxi version of the Volkswagen Type II bus. Jalopnik came across this forgott...