Author: Jo Borrás

Brandon Nozaki Miller to Attempt Electric Iron Butt

Longtime friend of (and sometimes contributor to) Gas2, Brandon “the Electric Cowboy” Nozaki Miller is attempting to ride his motorcycle 1,000 miles in less than twenty four hours. It’s often called “the Iron Butt challenge” in the motorcycling world, and it’s a daunting challenge– even on a road sofa. Brandon likes to make things even harder than they nee...

NIO and Razer Launch ES6 Night Explorer Electric SUV with 544HP

China is a magical place, where high-end carmakers spring up with exciting new products almost overnight– and with billions of real dollars in funding behind them. It was no different today in Shanghai, where Chinese electric automaker NIO partnered up with eSports equipment brand, Razer, to launch a limited-edition, 544HP, all-electric SUV called the ES6 Night Explorer … and it is awe...

Bentley Honey, a New Play on the New Flying B

Bentley is owned by Volkswagen. And– as Volkswagen is “turning over a new leaf” by putting a heavy emphasis on electrification, carbon neutral manufacturing, and corporate responsibility– so, too, must its children captive brands Audi, Porsche, and Bentley. The latest bid to move Bentley into a “greener” space doesn’t have much to do with cars, though. Ins...

Autonomous Cars, Level 0 to 5 Explained

Self-driving, autonomous cars occupy a weird space in the modern, American psyche. To some, they’re part of a futuristic, Utopian vision of safer, cleaner vehicles that could fundamentally change the nature of transportation ownership for the better. To others, they represent a bleak and soulless tomorrow that will see entire industries gutted, leaving millions unemployed. To others still, i...

Employee Found Dead at Tesla Gigafactory

Tesla confirmed that OSHA investigations are underway at the company’s Nevada Gigafactory after the body of 61 year old employee, Michael Johnston, was discoeverd on the third floor earlier this week. Although early reports from the Storey County PD seem to indicate that Johnston’s death appears to have been medical in nature, what exactly happened to the 61-year-old worker remains a m...

Ex Audi CEO Gets Criminally Charged for Diesel Cheat

Criminal charges were officially filed against former Audi CEO, Rupert Stadler, earlier today, for his role in the 2015 Volkswagen-Audi emissions cheating scandal that’s become known as “Dieselgate”. The public prosecutor’s office in Munich revealed that Stadler, along with three other defendants, are being formally charged with false certification and criminal advertising ...

Spoiler Alert: 2020 Honda e Interior Revealed

The hotly anticipated Honda e will be Honda’s first globally launched, pure electric car when it arrives next year. It promises to be super fun, with a torquey, responsive electric motor and ultralow center of gravity working in concert to deliver excellent driving dynamics– which brings me to an interesting point. That is, we actually know a lot about the upcoming electric Honda ̷...

Infographic: Toyota Set to Reduce Carbon Emissions 40% by 2022

With great power comes great responsibility– and, with its international engineering and manufacturing empire spanning six continents, it would be hard to argue that Toyota didn’t have great power. That’s why it’s so nice to see the giant automaker take corporate its responsibility seriously. Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 goal of cutting global emissions from ...

Finally! Nissan LEAF Hits Latin America, for Real

The second-generation Nissan LEAF is a big seller in Japan, the US, and Europe. It’s a great halo car for the brand, too, and has been a shining example of Nissan’s technological brilliance and forward-thinking for nearly a decade now. Which is why it seems a bit weird to consider that the LEAF wasn’t even available in some of the largest Latin American cities– until now. A...

Tesla Model S, X Sales Down 20%, TSLA Down 10%

Tesla’s latest quarterly earnings support were a harsh reality check for the hardcore Musk believers (Muskies?). The company disclosed a loss of over $400 million during the last quarter as it struggles to convince the Street that it can make money. Even worse, though, was a sharp decline in sales of its flagship Model S luxury sedan and Model X space egg crossover. In short: things look bad...

Watch this Rivian Electric Truck Pull a Tank Turn

Rivian is a crazy sort of thing. The electric truck the company keeps promising feels like vaporware, but there are so many big names– and so much freakin’ money involved!– that, like, it seems like it’s going to happen. Maybe. So, as with all things electric and start-up-y, take the video you’re about to see with a grain of salt. Like, an “it may not even be a ...

Watch Ford’s Electric Truck Pull 1 Million Pounds

Ford builds– and sells!– hundreds of thousands of Ford F series trucks every year. They are, by far, the best-selling four-wheeled vehicles in the US, if not the world. As such, any improvement in the general efficiency of the ubiquitous trucks could be huge for the planet. That’s also why an electric F-150 will be a must-have in any sort of electric future that has legs, so maki...