Tesla’s competitors continued to boast this week that they’d soon be neck-and-neck with the Musk bunch, while the 24 hours of LeMans, as always, caught our imagination.
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OG Mini Cooper Goes Electric in this Awesome EV Conversion by Ian Motion, who hopes to begin selling the restomods later this year.
Many of our readers’ most popular stories this week on Gas2 surrounded electric cars. With lots of predictions coming out of the research realm, our readers offered their 2 cents about what is possible vs. what is a lot of hyperbole.
A team of researchers at Penn State claim to have discovered the “ideal” battery storage material. It may lead to batteries that are lighter, smaller, and need less cooling. Will this discovery ever make it out of the lab?
Students at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands will take two STORM Pulse electric motorcycles of their own design on a tour from Germany to China starting later this month. The tour will end in Shanghai, China on September 24.
Season 2 of Formula E allows the teams to come up with innovative new power unit solutions- you can see the different designs here.
Tesla Motors’ referral program keeps getting better: now, if you refer 5 friends, you can get a free Tesla Powerwall home battery system!
Despite being “new tech”, a recent study indicates less than 2 problems per million cells produced for the Chevy Volt extended-range hybrid electric car.
All of the drama over the last few years concerning where Tesla would build its first Gigafactory carried with it a lot of potential implications for the states in question, hence the jockeying for position and the various meetings between Tesla officials and state officials. On that note, one of the perhaps lesser of these […]
Formula E was a glorified spec series in 2015, but the teams are set to start off 2016 with a bang thanks to new rules that allow real EV innovation!
Many people aren’t bothered by the high costs or limited range associated with many electric cars, but one major sticking point continues to be battery longevity. Cars like the Tesla Model S just haven’t been on the road long enough to come to any firm conclusions about how long the battery packs can last. However, […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica One of the “boogeymen” that anti-EV idiots like to mention is the high cost of replacing a broken battery. It’s true, EV batteries aren’t cheap; a replacement pack for the Nissan LEAF costs $5,500 plus the old battery. But do LEAF batteries fail frequently? New data shows that out of 35,000 […]
Elon Musk has raised the bar with a “nearly” 400-mile battery pack upgrade for the out-of-production Tesla Roadster. Welcome to the age of upgradeable cars.
Well somebody has gone ahead and dissected a Nissan LEAF in the same manner, only in this case the “victim” is still alive, in a sense.
Panasonic has formed a new company to oversee its operations at the Gigafactory, and that its $92 million investment is the first of many cash infusions.
Kia has a brand new Optima hybrid with an efficient diesel engine in the works, but don’t expect it in the U.S. anytime soon.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law six bills in a continuing effort by California to grow the EV market within the state.
Researchers at MIT have developed a new liquid battery that operates at lower temperature than current versions.
Consumer Reports calls the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive hatchback the least-efficient electric car on the market. Ouch.
Audi is the first auto maker in the world to do a full on public road test of traffic jam assistance technology.