Popular Mechanics enlisted the help of Mythbuster Jaime Hyneman to answer that all-consuming transportation question: gas or electric? Using a collection of prototypes and production vehicles, the team set out to test compact cars, ATVs, motorcycles and go-karts head-to-head on-road and on the course to find out whether electrics could stand up to tried-and-true gas engines. The answer? Without spoiling a really good read, sometimes yes, sometimes no, but it's sure got us jonesing for an electric-conversion project in the Jalopnik garage. [PopMech]


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