The Tesla Powerwall: Can You Unplug From the REAL Grid?

When most people talk about going off the grid, it's more about living without cable TV, or lessening their dependence on the connected life we lead in these times.  For obvious reasons (fresh food, happy wife, heat, cool air, cold beer) these people don't even think about completely unplugging from...

Rafe Husain and the 40c3: Q & A with an Ebike Transportation Innovator

[caption id="attachment_35057" align="alignleft" width="480"] The 40c3 Ebike and Rafe Husain, inventor. Courtesy of Rafe Husein and Calibike.[/caption] Imagine you live in Riverside County and work in Orange County, or LA.  But you want to use bike and public transportation.  Clearly there's a problem.  So you try as best you can.  You...

Antonio Felix da Costa Wins Buenos Aires Formula E Prix

From FIA Formula E, Saturday, January 10, 2015 Antonio Felix da Costa clinched victory in an action-packed Buenos Aires ePrix ahead of e.dams-Renault’s Nicolas Prost and China Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr. The Amlin Aguri driver kept clear of trouble and slowly made his way into the lead as his rivals fell by...

2014 BMW i3, the 2015 Green Car Journal "Car of the Year"

BMW i3 Named Green Car of the Year at 2014 LA Auto Show

The Green Car Journal.com today named the BMW i3 their "2015 Green Car of the Year".  The award, announced at the 2014 LA Auto Show, recognized the i3 as the first premium all-electric vehicle. As much as I like the BMW i3, I think Tesla might have something to say about...

Roadster 2.5 windmills trimmed by Roadster 2.5

Tesla Cars Have Driven More than 500 Million Miles

This is something that Tesla should have talked about in last week's "D-Day" announcement.  To me it was more impressive than AWD in the Model S or Autopilot. On Wednesday, October 15, Elon Musk tweeted that as a fleet, all Teslas have driven more than 500 million miles.  That's huge. That's 100...

7 Days to Beijing: The Formula-E Story, So Far

We are just 7 days before a new Formula series is unleashed on the public.  High speeds and high economy will mark the debut of Formula-E.  Here's a recap video to keep you on track with what's going on one week before the debut....

2014 Formula-E Preseason Guide

12 Days to Formula-E: Download the Preseason Guide

The first event of the new Formula-E racing series is almost upon us.  The green flag waves on September 13, 2014 in Beijing.  The inaugural season will see electric racers tear through the streets of London, Buenos Aires, Monte Carlo, Miami, Punta del Este, Long Beach and other leading cities around...

2016 Chevy Volt tease

New for 2015: The 2016 Chevrolet Volt

You may have noticed that the electric car talk these days is all about Tesla; or the duo of new BMW's EVs, the i3 and i8. But the one that helped pave the way is the Chevy Volt. Remember how it was ridiculed back in the day?  How it was a fancier...

Drag Race Friday: Tesla Model S P85 v. Modded BMW 335i

To celebrate Tesla exceeding their 2Q earnings target, we bring you a drag race between the Tesla Model S P85 and a finely tuned German instrument of speed, the BMW 335i.  Which means the owner played with it's onboard computer to max performance, reworked the exhaust to reduce back pressure,...

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