Transportation power sources that would rival combustion engines in reliability, consumer acceptance, and range made Gas2 readers take notice this week— and the manufacturers who continue to keep a foot firmly placed in 20th century combustion engines caught a laugh or two from our audience, too. Volvo’s attempt to put lipstick on its diesel truck pig didn’t do much for our readers, but the soon-to-be revealed specs of the BMW electric 3 series did capture their imaginations. Formula E, that all-electric motorsports series, was chronicled for those who want to know just a little more about what this type of car racing is all about.
On the other hand, Formula 1’s intransigence about putting tracks on the schedule that are sub-par became evident when we watched the Baku debacle, and who better than our Ga2 readers could identify what a quality F1 track should be like? (Hint: Less padding of the F1 pockets.) Elios Motors’ claims to be on the forefront of vehicle innovation caused a lot of our tech-savvy readers to fall off their comfy chairs and roll on the ground, hysterically laughing….