Formula-E 101: The Powertrain of an Electric Racing Car, Part 1

Formula-E technology is like a completely new envelope for automotive engineers to push.  Along with the basics of acceleration and momentum, Formula-E grapples with how to expend as much power as possible while not expending the battery prematurely.  How to plot race strategy without telemetry. We've found some wonderfully entertaining and wonky...

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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...

Formula-E Mid Race Car Swap

Watch a Formula-E Mid-Race Car Swap

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From the Hybrid Shop: How to Maximize Your Fuel Economy

As hybrid vehicles gain an increasingly strong foothold in the marketplace and on the road, fuel efficiency has become a vital talking point when it comes to cars and car sales. What was once little more than an afterthought in the public consciousness is now front and center, especially amongst the growing...

What Does it Take to Get a Tesla to Burn?

What does it take to get a Tesla to burn? An unhealthy dose of stupidity, extremely high speeds, fear of prosecution, alcohol (probably), and the laws of physics. This story caught my eye late last night, and I found video and images on it this morning. First, let me say this: I...

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