Believe it or not, there are people out there who are unfamiliar with Tesla Motors. There are people out there who have never heard of Elon Musk and his plan to take humans to space and put solar panels on the roof of every home. These people may ask questions that a lot of us may find kind of funny like, "do Teslas take gas?" Instead of making fun of these people, we are … [Read more...] about Do Teslas Take Gas?
Covering 2,128 miles in a day. That's enough to carry a car about the distance from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia in just twenty four hours. That's impressive enough in any car, but there's something extra special about this particular run, because it was done in a Porsche. An electric Porsche. That's right, kids. Last week, at Italy's Nardo test track, a … [Read more...] about Range Anxiety Dead? Electric Porsche Does 2148 Miles in 24 Hrs
Electric trucks are the holy grail of the EV market. Typically replacing high-pollution diesel trucks that idle in heavily populated urban environments for hours and hours every day, their harmful diesel particulate emissions do more medical harm per vehicle than almost anything else out there. A close second, though, may be commercial delivery vans like the ones employed by … [Read more...] about Mercedes EQV Electric Van Debuts with 250 Mile Range
Faraday Future, Inc. is an interesting company to say the least. We've touched on the company's past troubles here, and posted one of its most spectacular and most public failures here. Despite all the turmoil, Faraday is still in business as of the date of this writing. Will the company be able to hang on long enough to bring a car to market? As it always is, the future is … [Read more...] about Faraday: Will the Company Survive to See the Future?
It may surprise our readers to learn that China, the undisputed heavyweight champion of pollution is also leading the world in sales of all-electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). China reported sales of 1.26 million EVs and PHEVs last year, up 61.7 per cent from 2017. This is in comparison to sales of 360,000 in the U.S. and 408,000 for the E.U. During the … [Read more...] about Clean-Vehicle Sales May Be Headed for a Slump in China
In a recent press release, J.D. Power (I guess he ditched his associates) revealed that consumers in the United States are not so sure about the future of self-driving vehicles or all-electric vehicles (EVs). According to the J.D. Power 2019 Mobility Confidence Index Study, only 36% of consumers think autonomous vehicle technology will be viable. That number is higher for EV … [Read more...] about JD Power Finds Americans Lack Confidence in EVs and Autonomous Vehicles
My mom made fun of me the last time she came to visit. The topic of conversation wasn't my unfashionable clothes or my bad haircut but rather the charger that I use to charge my all-electric (EV) Nissan Leaf. You see, my mother is also a Leaf owner and unlike her plebeian son, has a fast-charging system installed in her garage. I hadn't really ever considered installing a … [Read more...] about Installing a Fast Charger: Is It Worth It?
Lucid Motors (formerly known as Atieva Motors) made headlines earlier this month when it landed Peter Hochholdinger as its new Vice President of Manufacturing. Hochholdinger previously held the position of Tesla's Head of Production. This isn't the first time Lucid Motors has taken talent from Elon Musk's behemoth of an automaker. In April of 2019, Lucid announced that it had … [Read more...] about Lucid Motors: A Company Profile
Like most Americans, I goof off at work. I'm fortunate in that the company I work for doesn't block Youtube, and I take advantage of this generosity. During a recent youtube binge, I thought it would be a good idea to see what kind of electric car mishaps I could find. I found five gems that I think you will enjoy. Little Boy Pushing a Nissan Leaf Okay so hes got a … [Read more...] about Five Fantastic Failures Featuring Electric Cars
Aside from concerns about range, consumer worries regarding battery replacement seem to be the largest hindrance in keeping people from buying all-electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). While it can be expensive to replace the large litium-ion batteries in EVs and PHEVs (current estimates range from $1000 to $6000 depending on make, model, and year of the … [Read more...] about The Truth About EV and PHEV Batteries