Designed to disturb just a tiny fraction of the air around it, the Acabion DaVinci was designed to be the world's most aerodynamic car. Its maker, Peter Acabion, believes his concept has what it takes to be a new-age super car in the spirit of the Volkswagen XL-1 and LaFerrari Hybrid - but even those slippery road missiles produce nearly 10x the aerodynamic drag of the Acabion … [Read more...] about Acabion DaVinci is World’s Most Aerodynamic Car
It’s already been established the celebrities are big fans of the Tesla Model S and Elon Musk, with stars like Cameron Diaz and Seth Green getting their own electric luxury sedans. One particular sect of pop culture seems especially infatuated with Tesla though, specifically hip-hop and rap artists. Grist put together a look at recent rap songs by well-known and established a … [Read more...] about Hip-Hop Icons Love The Tesla Model S
Say you’re like me, an aspiring member of Generation Y who sees Tesla as much more than a car company. It’s a beacon of hope for a greener, better future, and the return of the can-do American spirit. Oh, electric cars aren’t viable? Tell that to Elon Musk. The man has helped revolutionize the way the auto industry sees EVs, and I want to do my part by throwing my hard-earned mo … [Read more...] about Five Steps To Save Money For The Tesla Model III
Elon Musk has bet his fortune on the future electric cars, and he knows that Tesla has to stay on the forefront of battery technology. One of the most promises advancements in battery tech is graphene-based anodes, which have been proven to more than quadruple lithium-ion battery density. A report from China’s Xinhua news agency claims that Tesla is working on a new graphene … [Read more...] about Tesla Developing 500-mile Graphene Battery?
While about half of new cars sold in Europe come with a shift-for-yourself manual transmission, the take rate in America is much, much lower. It is estimated that less than 10% of new car sales in America came with a manual transmission, and the Ford Fusion was one of the last midsized sedans to still offer the option. I say “was”, because for the new 2015 Ford Fusion, the Bl … [Read more...] about 2015 Ford Fusion Drops Manual Transmission
Farm tractors and other off-road vehicles are a major source of pollution, and getting them switched to cleaner power sources would help protect our food sources. The lightweight KULAN electric tractor was created by Germany’s POLY-LAB, and despite weighing just about 300 kg, or about 660 pounds, the largely-plastic tractor can haul one metric ton, or over 2,200 p … [Read more...] about Harvest Crops With The Lightweight KULAN Electric Tractor
Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk has built a car that, as a machine, is the equal (or better) of anything else on the market. Now, however, Musk has decided that the best car money can buy should also carry the best warranty, and has announced a new, 8 year, infinite mile warranty. 8 years, and all the miles you can drive, free of worry, hassle, or unexpected repair bills. Even I … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Announces 8 Year, Unlimited Mile Warranty
BYD, China's largest maker of electric commercial vehicles, has recently introduced an new all electric box truck called the T5. And though it has a range of 400 kilometers/250 miles per charge, it has a top speed of 50 kph, or about 31 MPH, making it ideal for delivery duty in China's congested cities, but not much else. The T5 will face stiff competition in the market … [Read more...] about BYD Introduces T5 Electric Truck For Chinese Market
Are you clueless about what a fuel cell is and how it makes electricity? You're not alone. Fortunately, Hyundai has created an infographic to help ordinary clods like me understand what's going on under the hood of a fuel cell vehicle. Honda, Toyota and Hyundai all believe strongly that the fuel cell vehicle (FCV) is the future of transportation. If they're right, you will … [Read more...] about Infographic: How Does a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Work?
Ford has stolen the headlines in the truck world lately by announcing its 2015 pickup trucks will be significantly lighter, thanks to the extensive use of aluminum. A new SuperCab is said to tip the scales at around 4900 lbs, which means a standard cab truck should weigh in around 4500 lbs. There is some controversy over whether the new truck should be weighed with the 5.0 … [Read more...] about 2015 Ford F-150 Materials Infographic