How To Install A Level 2 Charger for an electric car

Ironically, it was easier to decide to purchase an all electric Solar Orange BMW i3 than it was to decide on which Level 2 Charger to buy. BMW sells a very nice looking charger, the BMW i Charging Station, for $1,080 and as with all other chargers installation is extra. » 9/25/14 12:28pm 9/25/14 12:28pm

For $18,000, This Porsche Is Plug And Play

Porsche's 911 has always been an electrifying ride. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe cabriolet takes that to the extreme, trading its gas-passing flat six for 144 volts of captured lightning. I wonder if you'll find its price equally electrifying? » 5/13/14 8:00am 5/13/14 8:00am

Excerpts from The Announcement of Formula PowerBoost World Series

In the heartland of England, a not much covered press conference took place about probably one of the most exciting racing series in the future. Here are some samples. » 4/28/14 8:21am 4/28/14 8:21am

Watch a Tesla Model S drag-race a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Which car would win a quarter-mile drag race, a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray or the Tesla Model S? DragTimes, in a bout of scientific inquiry, had to find out. » 1/29/14 4:48pm 1/29/14 4:48pm

Ask The Guy Who Built a 207 MPG Car in His Barn Anything You Want

Last week, we showed you the Illuminati Motor Works Seven, a home-built electric car and Automotive X Prize competitor that gets an utterly astounding 207 MPGe. Today, we're hosting a live Q&A with Kevin Smith, who built the car, and journalist Jason Fagone, whose book Ingenious tells the engrossing story of the X… » 1/27/14 3:50pm 1/27/14 3:50pm

Would You Drive An Electric VW Bug?

Zelectric Motors is the brainchild of passionate VW fans David Benardo and Bonnie Rodgers. In 2011, they decided to put their east coast creative agency in their rearview mirror and head back home to California. With a lifelong affinity for the VW brand and decades spent working with tech companies, they envisioned a… » 1/20/14 12:43pm 1/20/14 12:43pm

For $9,999, Socket To Me

Tesla may have made electric cars cool, but they still cost a lot of cold hard cash. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe CRX will let you rock down to electric avenue for a ton less, but is its price low enough to prevent a chilly reception when you get there? » 8/23/13 8:00am 8/23/13 8:00am

Watch The Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Set A Nurburgring Record

While Audi has cancelled the R8 E-Tron project, Mercedes-AMG just went around the Nordschleife in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes with the electrified SLS. Mission accomplished. » 6/10/13 1:25pm 6/10/13 1:25pm

Elon Musk Wants To Invade Our Rest Stops With Supercharged Aliens

Just a bit ago, Elon Musk entwitenated a tweet that got us all thinking about what this guy's up to now. This one is full of all kinds of possibility: » 9/14/12 3:20pm 9/14/12 3:20pm

Nikola Tesla's Mysterious Electric Car Had No Batteries (And Probably…

The modern Tesla is known for making modern electric cars, but the truth is the original Nikola Tesla made an electric car — and he did it all without batteries, way back in 1931. Since it was the man's 156th birthday earlier this month, and since that man essentially created the modern world as we know it, we kind of… » 7/16/12 2:00pm 7/16/12 2:00pm

B&Z Electra King: The Jalopnik Classic Review

The Electra King was a line of electric city cars made in Long Beach, CA from 1963-1980 something. There's one in my neighborhood I've always admired, and I finally got the chance to drive it. It's not a "good" car, by any standard, and the score reflects that. But I sure as hell like it. A lot. » 7/13/12 2:00pm 7/13/12 2:00pm

Are electric cars safe?

After a Chevy Volt caught fire in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) junkyard three weeks after it was crash tested, the agency's now investigating the safety of Lithium-Ion batteries in all electric cars. Is an environmentally-safe vehicle safe for your family? In a word, yes. » 11/11/11 2:00pm 11/11/11 2:00pm

Electric Porsche in red

Currently for sale on Ebay, this Porsche replica has the body of a 356 Speedster and an electric heart. This electric Speedster is your chance to be green in style without leaving a long lasting impact on anything aside from your wallet. » 3/05/11 11:00am 3/05/11 11:00am

Nissan cross-breeds sports car with electric car for new concept

It'll be harder to make fun of electric cars if Nissan actually build the ESFLOW concept — a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive EV. It's the car you'd get if a 370Z ravished a Leaf — and God, do we want it. » 2/09/11 9:45am 2/09/11 9:45am

Bill O'Reilly and David Letterman Hate Electric Cars

On tonight's Late Show, Bill O'Reilly spent the majority of the hour chatting with David Letterman about a range of topics. The most entertaining bit? O'Reilly and Letterman—who owns one!—yelling about how much electric cars suck. Watch inside. » 12/10/10 10:45am 12/10/10 10:45am

Toyota Revives The Electric Car With New RAV4 EV

Toyota will revive the electric car they once killed with a Tesla-powered electric RAV4-EV at November's LA Auto Show, about the time that pesky Chevrolet Volt hits the market. Lay bets now on which will be recalled first. [Toyota] » 9/13/10 5:15pm 9/13/10 5:15pm

For $79,900, You Can Rock Down To Electric Avenue

In the nascent days of the electrical age, Nikola Tesla got turned on by Alternating Current while Edison called Direct Current his bitch. Whatever, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Tesla rocks it AC/DC, but will its price shock you? » 6/29/10 8:00am 6/29/10 8:00am

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell: Gullwing, Electrified

This is the factory-built electric Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell. It's a prototype sporting four electric motors with a combined output of 525 hp and 649 lb-ft of grunt. Also, it's yellow and has funky doors, but who cares? Torrrrrrrrrrrrque! » 6/22/10 10:00am 6/22/10 10:00am