That Victorian-Living Couple Is Just Playing Dress-Up Until They Get A Real Victorian Car

It seems like everyone’s talking about that woman who fired up her Difference Engine and keyed in a long, self-satisfied story about how she and her husband live like it’s 1880. That’s fine by me. But, while reading more about them, I found references to a “truck.” That just won’t do. But I’m not here to judge — I’m… »9/11/15 10:00pm9/11/15 10:00pm

Ultra-Thin Carbon Nanotube Heaters Will Warm Electric Cars Without Draining Batteries

Since all of the electronics in an electric car are reliant on the same battery as its motor, driving around in the winter with the heater blasting can greatly reduce its range. But a new type of ultra-thin, and ultra-efficient, heating panel covered in carbon nanotubes might change that. »9/11/15 3:45pm9/11/15 3:45pm

Fisker Electric Cars Bought A $30 Million SoCal Shop To Start Building Again

Remember the Fisker car company? Talented designer selling sleek electric cars for $100,000 each until a battery recall – among other things – bankrupted the outfit? Well the Chinese auto parts empire Wanxiang bought them last year, and reportedly just bought 555,670 square feet of California to resume production. »8/12/15 8:00pm8/12/15 8:00pm

The Volkswagen e-Golf Is About As Normal As Electric Cars Can Get

People who prefer consistency over radical new ideas love the Volkswagen Golf, and the electric version certainly won’t disappoint them, because it’s a Golf. No less, no more. That turned out to be its greatest strength and its greatest weakness at the same time. http://jalopnik.com/the-volkswagen... »7/14/15 1:21pm7/14/15 1:21pm

BMW Wants to Put a Vehicle Charging Station In Every Street Light

For electric vehicles to truly supplant their gas-guzzling predecessors, there needs to be as many charging stations on the roads as there are gas stations—if not more. So BMW proposes upgrading the street lights that already line roads everywhere with charging capabilities and energy-efficient lighting. »6/17/15 4:14pm6/17/15 4:14pm

The ELF Electric Pedal-Mobile: What Happens When Your Bike And Car Bone

Of all the press cars I’ve had since I’ve moved to NC, the one that’s gotten the most attention by far has no doors, no floor, and all of one lonely horsepower. It’s both the crudest and yet most futuristic vehicle I’ve had so far. It’s a fascinating halfway point between bike and car called the ELF. I had one for a… »4/20/15 3:25pm4/20/15 3:25pm

China Breaks New Ground For Shit Non-Givery With A Beetle Knockoff EV

Yesterday, I was pretty excited to see this shameless BMW i3 knockoff at the Shandong EV Expo in China. And today, our friends at CarNewsChina who are covering the show have found something even better: an electric, four-door latest-generation VW Beetle knockoff, complete with a badge that’s half Volvo and half Nissan. »3/24/15 11:45am3/24/15 11:45am

Finally, A Really Ridiculous Looking BMW i3 Knockoff Can Be Yours

Have you always wanted a BMW i3, but for religious or moral reasons you're against speed and quality? If so, today's a fantastic day for you, my friends, since you can move to China and buy yourself a Jinma JMW2200. Think of the money you'll save! And, if everyone who sees it is really, really drunk, everyone will… »3/23/15 9:35pm3/23/15 9:35pm