Browsing the "finland" Tag

Weird Ride Wednesday: The Wood-Powered Trucks Of North Korea

February 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Fisker Seeking Chinese Savior By Next Month

January 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Update: Street-Legal ERA Shaves 57 sec. Off EV 'Ring Record

October 9th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

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.

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