Truck owners represent a huge chunk of all vehicle traffic, and – when it comes to gas prices – they’re in a tougher spot than the guy driving a big luxury sedan or sportscar. They need a truck, in other words, to get to work or just get by, whereas the guy in the Viper […]
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It’s not easy to make a 1973 Opel GT sexier than it already is – but ripping out the engine to install an electric motor is a pretty good start, and that’s exactly what Texans Charlie and Tamara did! The married couple bought the Opel three years ago, and have been working to make the 70’s coupe into a forward-looking EV ever since.
Gas 2 author Charis Michelsen drove out to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for the 2011 Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON), which runs through tomorrow at the Cape Girardeau regional airport. Over the next few days, Charis will be highlighting some of the extra-special EVs at EVCCON, which run the full gamut from cringe-worthy to lust-worthy, with […]
The state of Colorado is known for its mile-high city, majestic mountains, an occasionally decent NFL team, and excellent craft beers. In a state like Colorado, the “beer flows like wine“, which is to say: there’s a lot of beer. Transporting all that carefully crafted beer – usually stored in large, heavy kegs – can get […]
Mike Picard is cooler than me. He’s also cooler than that snobby Shakespearean starship captain I referenced in the title. I don’t know you, but odds are that Mike Picard is cooler than you, too. That’s Mike up there, rocking along in a fully “restored” Willys Jeep … his better than new, military-grade, go-anywhere, home-built, plug-in, electric Willys overland Jeep.
RVs are a great way to see the land, commune with nature, and (as my parents assured me, many times) strengthen familial bonds. Unfortunately, they burn gas, and require significant resources to manufacture and maintain (even the newest “green” RVs). So, what to do? If you’re an architect with some hammer-and-nail skills, you pick up […]