Electric Vehicles Can Be Twice As Bad For Global Warming So Stop Being …

At a glance, the environmental benefits to electric vehicles seem obvious. No exhaust pipe means no harmful pollutants, right? Well, wrong, of course. It's well known that where the electricity comes from to power the car is a huge factor, and the manufacturing of electric cars is more environmentally taxing than… » 10/05/12 2:30pm 10/05/12 2:30pm

These Are The High Tech Gas Stations Of The Future (Maybe)

Besides getting stuck in traffic, dealing with auto accidents, making loan payments, paying your car insurance, and being forced to compete in demolition derbies by Russian drug lords you owe money to, the most annoying consequence of car ownership is probably having to make trips to the gas station. » 9/29/12 12:30pm 9/29/12 12:30pm

In This Electric Motorcycle Lies The Future Of Hoonage

I've seen the future, and it's a grim place for hoons like you and me. Cameras will monitor our speed. Congestion will reduce our opportunities to drive fast. Our own vehicles will report driver behavior back to the authorities. Hell, it's 2012 and it'd be socially unacceptable to enjoy our vehicles' performance even… » 8/30/12 2:00pm 8/30/12 2:00pm

The Electric Audi R8 e-Tron Set An 8:09 Nürburgring Lap 'Record'

It's official. The record has been set. Audi's 375-hp electric car — the Audi R8 e-tron — is the fastest "series production electric car" to lap the Nürburgring. Markus Winkelhock piloted the car around the 'Ring in 8:09.099. » 6/29/12 2:30pm 6/29/12 2:30pm

Renault's 17-Horsepower Electric Pod Is Not Your Friend

Just about any other day of the year, you can find Chris Harris four-wheel drifting through some Bristolian roundabout in a 600-horsepower Caterham (at least that's how we picture him getting the mail.) Today, however, it's a 17-hp electric reject from the Century Village shuffleboard lot. Did we mention it's French? » 4/12/12 1:30pm 4/12/12 1:30pm