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 Prize … » 1/27/14 3:52pm 1/27/14 3:52pm

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 1:54pm 1/20/14 1:54pm

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

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

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

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