Silent But Deadly: The EU Wants Electric Cars to Add Sounds for Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who's ever had a near-miss with a Prius. » 4/07/14 2:31pm 4/07/14 2:31pm

Cadillac's Ad With That Dipshit Reveals A Trivial But Big EV Issue

You know that Cadillac ELR ad with that smug jackass who struts around his house braying about how hard America works before insta-changing into a suit? Then he unplugs his ELR and climbs in to go to work in the Smug District, where he's VP of InsuffraDouche, LLC? That stupid ad revealed the Achilles' Heel of EVs:… » 2/14/14 3:40pm 2/14/14 3:40pm

Riding in the Car of the Future, Built in an Illinois Barn

At first glance, this rockabilly Batmobile looks like a retro-fetishist's pet project. It's not. In fact, this freak machine, hand-built by a ragtag team in an Illinois town of 1,200, is the deepest look into the future of cars you've ever clapped eyes on. One frigid day in Brooklyn, Gizmodo buckled in for a ride. » 1/21/14 12:04pm 1/21/14 12:04pm