All posts from Christopher DeMorro

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Musk: Model X Deliveries Start In 3 to 4 Months

With well over 20,000 reservations and millions of dollars of deposits in the bank, it’s pretty safe to say that the Tesla Model X is a hotly-anticipated product. 2015 is supposed to be the year Tesla’s electric SUV finally launches but halfway in we still don’t have an official launch date. During yesterday’s annual stockholder […]

Why Did Toyota Trademark “Prius Prime”?

As leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime arguably got the coolest name out of all of the Transformers (Starscream gets my vote for runner-up). But the Transformers movie franchise has always been the realm of General Motors, so why did Toyota register the “Prius Prime” trademark earlier this year? As the Kaizen Factor blog notes, […]

Audi Q6 e-Tron Concept Set for Frankfurt 2016 Debut

With the Tesla Model X set to begin deliveries later this year, conventional automakers are working hard to produce viable competitors to the hotly-anticipated electric crossover. The Audi Q6 e-Tron is likely to be the first Model X competitor to market, with a concept confirmed for a 2016 debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show, reports […]

Swedish Business Owner Buys Two 60 KW Tesla Superchargers

With nearly 500 Supercharger locations spread out across the word, Tesla is moving fast to ensure its customers have easy access to their fast and free charging network. Yet there are still plenty of gaps in the Supercharger network’s coverage, and the much slower “destination chargers” just aren’t enough for some people. That prompted Swedish […]

Tesla Model III Might Have 250 Mile Range

When Elon Musk talks about the Tesla Model III, there are really only two points he keeps bringing up; the $35,000 price tag, and a driving range of at least 200 miles per charge. That’s 200 “real world” miles, by the way, not merely an estimate under ideal driving conditions. Could that translate to a […]

Electric Tuk-tuk Wins Core 77 Design Award

All across the developing world, the gas or propane-powered “tuk-tuks” transport people and goods across many developing nations. Small and designed for short, intracity commerce and journeys, tuk-tuks are an ideal candidate for electrification, and a designer named Kyle Armstrong has penned a design for an electric tuk-tuk that won the Core 77 design award. […]

SRT Tomahawk Virtual Concept Fully Revealed

For a company that has just a single electric vehicle, and few plans of expanding its electrification offerings, Fiat-Chrysler has whipped up one hell of a hybrid hypercar concept. Sure, the SRT Tomahawk exists only in racing simulator Gran Turismo 6, but the V10 pneumatic-hybrid may be a hint at what to expect from the […]

Nissan e-NV200 Turned Into “Part e-Van”

Vans have always been a popular custom conversion candidate, and the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 has already been turned into a mobile tailgating/BBQ extravaganza. The next step? Turning it into a 14,000 watt DJ station on wheels, complete with all the tools for a silent disco, light-up dance floor, and four interactive TV screens so you […]

Friday Flashback: The DIY Urba Electric From 1977

By 1977, America had already gone through one major oil crisis, and unbeknownst to anyone, another one was just on the horizon. Even so, actual interest in electric vehicles as a replacement for combustion-powered automobiles was minimal at most, but there was enough interest for some enterprising entrepreneurs to launch ideas like the $1,800 Urba […]

The Toyota Mirai Visits The Oil Industry’s Birthplace

Later this year, the first U.S. customers will take delivery of their Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Rather than focus on making an exciting, fun-to-drive vehicle, Toyota is instead focusing on the scientific and environmental benefits to hydrogen FCVs, and their “Fueled by Everything” ad campaign’s second stop was the birthplace of the oil […]

“This Old House” Installs An EV Charger

Growing up the son of a contractor, there were two constants in my life; a never-ending series of home improvement projects, and watching reruns of “This Old House”. While Bob Vila hasn’t produced a new episode of “This Old House” in over 25 years, the show is still going strong online, where it has adapted […]