A new app for the Apple Watch allows you to use voice commands to control your Tesla Model S. You can unlock the doors or open the sunroof remotely. Oh, joy.
Do It Yourself
Electric cars may not have broken into the mainstream yet, but increasingly aftermarket parts customizers are taking to vehicles like the BMW i3 as a way to showcase their wares. IND Distribution is the latest to add a bit of custom flair to the BMW i3, though they’re certainly not the first. Are electric cars […]
Some of the world’s greatest minds are hard at work developing an affordable, long-range electric car for the masses, but the technology needed to do so may already be out there. The Luka EV project at HackaDay is utilizing readily-available open-source information in an attempt to build a 186-mile EV that weighs less than 750 […]
Originally posted on EVObsession There is no doubt that the Tesla Model S is one of the best-looking cars on the planet right now, and it places like Silicon Valley it has become a must-have accessory. Of course a $70,000+ electric car is hardly cool enough for people who have all the same cool stuff, […]
It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in the Northeast, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to roll out the ol’ grill and start BBQing me some delicious meats. Something I’ve always dreamed of though is a mobile BBQ vehicle, but something more environmentally friendly than your average pickup, and it […]
If there was one single car that defined environmentalism in the first decade of the 21st century, it was the Toyota Prius. It has become synonymous with the word hybrid, and though plenty of people take issue with its sometimes-smug drivers, it also has an avid fanbase that has done some pretty cool stuff to […]
Few entrepreneurs have as much “nerd cred” as Elon Musk, a real-life Tony Stark who seems to be on the cutting edge of everything, from electric cars and solar panels to space flight. So you’d think a guy like Musk would understand that Tesla Model S owners are going to modify their vehicles, for better […]
Elon Musk has brought up the topic of electric pickup trucks on more than one occasion, and for a brief time citizens of California could buy an electric Ford Ranger. But if you want to get your hands on a brand new electric pickup truck, your only option is to move to France, where a […]
It’s an undeniable fact that one of the main reasons hybrid and electric cars carry a premium price are the high costs of the battery packs. The owner of a Toyota Camry Hybrid learned the hard way when his battery pack “failed” and was informed it would cost about $4,450 to replace. So he went […]
EV West is one of America’s oldest EV conversion companies, and starting this month they will starting hosting a show following their many projects.
The folks at Rebbl know a lot about converting a car with an internal combustion engine into an electric vehicle. They have made mistakes and learned from them so you don’t have to. Now they have taken all the hard earned knowledge and used it to create a list of 10 things you should ask yourself before you start your […]
A Japanese company called YGK has converted Jaguar XJR-15 to a turbo-hybrid system that uses exhaust gases to generate electricity rather than horsepower.