If you’re an Uber app user with an interest in driving Tesla’s awesome Model S luxury sedan, you can use the app to set up a test drive! (In Finland.)
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car […]
With more than 1300 HP on tap from its massive electric batteries, the Finnish Toroidion super car is set to take the EV world by storm.
For some, college is a chance to build an electric race car that can keep pace with the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive around the Nordschleife.
Finland’s capital city of Helsinki plans to use a combination of ride-sharing, city buses, bike rentals, and advanced dispatch software to kill the car.
The soon-to-relaunch Fisker Karma will be basically the same car as the one that sunk Fisker in the first place, albeit with some much-needed upgrades.
A UPM bio-refinery will begin production this year with hopes of producing 100,000 tonnes of wood-based BioVerno biodiesel annually.
It isn’t easy running a tyrannical dictatorship these days. Just ask North Korea, a country with so many internal and external sanctions that they don’t even have even oil to run the few vehicles they’ve got. That led the resourceful North Koreans to power their vehicles using gasifiers, which produce immense heat and break down biomatter, like wood, into a usable fuel. North Korea is just crawling with these mostly-wood-powered pickups and equipment haulers.
Sometimes it feels like we are picking on Fisker, because for the past year it has been one bad, sad news story after another. But it is hard to deny that Fisker faces a grim outlook unless they can get a much-needed injection of cash. This means the U.S. based automaker, which builds and ships cars over from Finland, has gone to China in search of funding…and they may have found it.
The weekend’s unseasonable cold has once again given rise to thoughts of how well electric cars perform in the cold. Gas2 readers may remember a number of solutions for maintaining battery power and improving range in the bitter cold, but there’s another way to help EVs in icy winter conditions: winter tires. Finnish tire manufacturer […]
ERA’s sporty electric RaceAbout coupe is a slick, 380 hp, all-carbon, 4WD Finnish sportscar powered by 4 hub-mounted electric motors that are enough to propel the car to triple-digit speeds. The ERA crew has already proven the worth of their car’s hardware at events like Progressive’s Automotive X-Prize and trackdays at Germany’s famous Nurburgring. Now, […]
Two months ago, the Finnish electric ERA set a record for the fastest street-legal EV around the Nurburgring, clocking in at 9 minutes 40 seconds. It has set a new record, covering the 13 miles in just 8 minutes 43 seconds and reaching a top speed of 148 mph – 57 seconds faster than it was last August.
Finland’s ERA wants you to think of their Electric Raceabout coupe as Europe’s answer to the Tesla Roadster. To that end, the company has worked to establish the Raceabout’s “green” chops by successfully campaigning the car at events like Progressive’s Automotive X-Prize and the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, where the sporty coupe looked strong. Now, though, […]
Viewed from I-80 at about 70 mph, Elkhart, Indiana seems like RV production capital of the world, with massive factory, assembly plants, and signs for dealerships plainly visible from the road. As of last October, however, one of those many many thousands-of-square-feet buildings (formerly a Philips product plant for RV parts) has been occupied by […]
It’s a vision of the future, but it’s closer than you may think. A black ribbon of tarmac threading its way past industrial and commercial centres with regular stop off points for renewable energy transport. Local towns use their waste and biomass to produce ethanol and EVs can recharge or do battery swaps as and […]
Finland isn’t exactly a tour de force in the automotive industry. The small, scrappy Scandinavian country is mostly known for its exports of electronics and ships, as well as the tenacity of its Skiing soliders. But cars? That’s for the Swedes! Though maybe not anymore. Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has unveiled its Electric Race About […]