There are rumors swirling around the internet currently that crash testing for the Tesla Model X has concluded, and that the electric SUV offering has followed in the footsteps of the Model S to become the highest-rated vehicle in its class.
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Even “safe” levels of particulate and nitric dioxide (NO2) air pollution are associated with a notably increased risk of severe heart attacks, according to new research presented by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha of UZ Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.
The San Francisco Bay Area saw the greatest shift from solo auto commuting to “alternative” forms of transportation in the whole of the country for the years of 2006 through 2013, according to new figures from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. In 2012, the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, metropolitan statistical area even had the third-lowest […]
Since not everyone can afford a Tesla Model S P90D, or a Dodge Hellcat, but a great many people who can’t afford them still love them, we occasionally end up with somewhat strange (but endearing) labors of love like the one below. I’m talking here about a video of a drag race between a Tesla […]
What’s the worst place in the country to drive? Probably Florida, for a lot of reasons. And thanks to a new study from Wallethub, we have yet another one — Florida is ranked last out of all 50 states when it comes to the “financial risk of driving.” Which is to say, amongst other things, […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. While the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has been available on the European and Japanese markets for literally years now, the American release just seems to be getting pushed back indefinitely. On that note, recent reports have stated that the popular plug-in hybrid SUV won’t be available in American showrooms until […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Following the acquisition earlier this year of the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo by Polaris, the company has finally gotten around to revealing its first all-new electric vehicle (building on/utilizing acquired technologies). That vehicle is the Ranger EV Lithium-Ion Polaris Pursuit Camo. (Good name, eh? /s) The reference above to “first […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. What do you say to the idea of a commercial wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging system that can recharge a battery as fast as one of Tesla’s Supercharger stations can? Does that sound plausible to you? While skepticism seems merited in this case, one of Momentum Dynamics’ researchers (John M […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. An official sketch of the exterior of the Audi e-Tron Quattro concept SUV has been released by the German automaker, showcasing a rough idea of what the 500 kilometer-range (~311 mile) electric SUV may end up looking like. With the official unveiling of the long-range electric SUV now set for the upcoming International […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. The renowned luxury automotive company Aston Martin is now aiming to bring an all-electric version of its Rapide model to the consumer market within two years, according to recent reports. The announcement came via the company’s CEO, Andy Palmer, who made the comments while speaking at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance recently. […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the factors contributing to the relatively fast adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in some American metropolitan markets have been identified and characterized by a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The dominant ones, according to the new report, are: stronger consumer incentives, a broader […]
Imagine a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as great as that of a 737 that can stay aloft for 90 days at a time, all the while working to bring internet to remote areas throughout the world. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Well, Facebook is now on the verge of testing just such a creation as […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Low-income communities in Los Angeles will likely soon have access to a pilot program for electric vehicle carsharing thanks to the provision of $1.6 million for just such a project by the California Air Resources Board. The $1.6 million grant was announced at a recent event in an affordable housing […]
How many people reading this right now have dreamt of dropping everything and just up and taking a roadtrip across North America at the drop of a hat? How many of those thoughts have involved a motorcycle? How many of those have involved an electric motorcycle? This is all starting to sound pretty good, right? […]