Riversimple is a start-up car company based in Wales. It has just begun testing 20 prototypes of its new Rasa fuel cell commuter cars. The lightweight cars are manufactured from carbon fiber, have 4 in-wheel electric motors. They feature a rear hatchback for easy access to the interior and gullwing doors for both passengers. It […]
Senators Whitehouse, Markey and Shatz co-sponsored a “Merchants of Doubt” amendment to the energy bill that was recently passed by Congress. The amendment expressed Congress’s disapproval of the use of industry-funded think tanks and misinformation tactics aimed at sowing doubt about climate change science. “It is the sense of the Senate that according to peer-reviewed scientific research […]
Volvo has declared its intention to build “death proof” cars by they year 2020. Its active safety features will be always monitoring the outside world while the car is in motion.
The Acconia rally car became the first 100% battery powered car to race in the Dakar Rally. It finished but was disqualified after it missed the start to the the final stage of the race.
The world has hardly had a chance to catch its breath after Tesla began installing Version 7.1 of its Autopilot software last Friday night. Less than 48 hours later, Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce Teslas would be able to drive themselves from coast to coast without a human on board within two years. […]
New York City’s bicycle sharing program served 10 million riders in 2015, making it one of the largest bicycle sharing programs in the world. The mayor says it helps reduce traffic congestion and lower pollution levels.
We all know Elon Musk plans for Tesla to be selling “millions of cars” in a few years, but China’s BYD may become the largest EV company in the world long before then. In October, it sold 6,099 electric vehicles — more than any other manufacturer! For 2015 through the month of October, BYD sold 43,073 […]
Mercedes says its GLE 500 e plug-in hybrid SUV is 42% more energy efficient than its conventional cousin over its lifetime, even though it requires more energy to build.
Frank Stephenson is McLaren’s lead designer. He has created an electric boat made of wood for his personal use on the river Thames. It has a 4200 watt motor
Nevada is rapidly becoming the new Silicon Valley. Tesla is building its gigantic Gigafactory in the desert north of Reno. Faraday Future has just announced it will invest $1 billion in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas. Now comes word that North Las Vegas will also be home to a half-mile-long test […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Mike Barnard What is the fastest production motorcycle in the world? What bike beat every other motorcycle and most cars up Pike’s Peak in 2013? What motorcycle had massive brake and shock upgrades while getting almost $2,000 cheaper in the past two years? What motorcycle is cheapest to own and […]
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If one Apple electric car story this week wasn’t enough for you, here’s another. Rumor has it Apple wanted to use the BMW i3 (or at least part of it) as the base for its own electric car. Apple CEO Tim Cook (and other high-rollers at Apple) even visited BMW’s Leipzig (Germany) factory where the BMW […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The Toyota Prius Plug-In certainly isn’t the most hotly anticipated electric car out there. (That is obviously either the Tesla Model X or Tesla Model 3.) In fact, it’s got to be one of the least anticipated. The fact is, the original Toyota Prius Plug-In has one of the worst […]
On a busy London street, Pavegen tiles harvest enough electricity from footsteps to charge the battery of a Tesla Model S. Each step makes 7 joules of juice
In skipping the first two races of the World Endurance Championship, Nissan is fully committing to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its GT-R LM Nismo hybrid race car. Spooling out some 1,250 horsepower to the front wheels, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo is the automaker’s all-in commitment to the world’s oldest endurance race. […]