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This 1974 Enfield 8000 Is The World’s Fastest Road-Legal Electric Vehicle

Who would have thought the world’s fastest road-legal electric vehicle would be one that was born in the 70s. Yep, You heard it right. 70s, or 1974, to be specific. However, this Enfield 8000, nicknamed Flux Capacitor after the trash-consuming fusion reactor found on the DeLorean in Back to the Future, wasn’t born a record breaker. Start life as a stock Enfield 8000 powered by a 6kW electric motor rigged to a bunch of lead-acid batteries, this rather obscured modern classic was given a new life by motoring journalist Jonny Smith who is on a life mission of proving that electric car could really, really fast. Well, about that. I guess Tesla Motors have proven that point, but as impressive as Tesla’s electric automobiles are, nothing compares to this 2.84 meters yellow has under the hood and what it can achieved (hint: it eats supercars for lunch on a drag strip). Continue reading This 1974 Enfield 8000 Is The World’s Fastest Road-Legal Electric Vehicle

Sorry Folks, Electric Cars May Not Be As Green As You Thought To Be

Elon Musk is deeply concerned about how automobile emissions are destroying the world as we know it and hence, the man is a fervent proponent of electric cars (and also, hence Tesla Motors). But are electric cars really as green as we think? Well, you don’t need Adam from truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything to tell it is not quite so. First of all, where do you think the electricity that your lovely Tesla Model 3 needs is from? The grid, of course and where did the grid get the electric energy from? Obviously, the power plants. Now, the source of the electricity pretty much determines whether the electric car you drives is mostly green or not. Continue reading Sorry Folks, Electric Cars May Not Be As Green As You Thought To Be

Craftsman Built Bamboo Electric Car, Plans To Take It On A 620 Miles Journey

Even an electric car we see today is not 100 percent sustainable. If you truly believe in sustainability, you should be driving an electric made out almost entirely bamboo like what this bamboo craftsman, Yoshi from Susaki, Kochi Prefecture, did. Yoshi is no ordinary craftsman; he is the fourth generation bamboo craftsman to run the Taketora Bamboo in Western Japan. However, he did not enlist his outfit to create this one-of-a-kind bamboo on wheels; instead he looked to crowdfunding to realized his dream. Being a bamboo craftsman, Yoshi has the dream of making a bamboo electric car where he managed to garner support from 115 folks, rolling in $30,000 for the project. Continue reading Craftsman Built Bamboo Electric Car, Plans To Take It On A 620 Miles Journey

Formula Student Team’s Electric Car Made 0-100 Kph In 1.513 Seconds

Forget about Bugatti Veyron, or the even the Suzuki GSX-R1000, because as of today, the world’s fastest accelerating car is an electric car developed by the Formula Student Team which comprises of students of the ETH Zurich and Lucerne University. The car, which is supported by BMW Group, set the century sprint record in a blazing 1.513 seconds – smashing the world record of 1.779 seconds and it did within a distance of 30 meters. Now, that, my friend is mind-boggling quick and once again, proves the potential of electric-powered vehicle. Continue reading Formula Student Team’s Electric Car Made 0-100 Kph In 1.513 Seconds

Tesla Model 3 Unveiled And Priced, Production To Begin In Late 2017

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors has a grand plan to reduce the choke on our lovely planet. Though it started over a decade ago, Tesla’s vision of sustainable transport is beyond the reach of many. Working on limited resources and capital to do what no automaker dares to do, rolling out its first model, the Roadster, which took the world by surprise with stunning aesthetic, performance and range, thus dismissing the notion that electric car is ugly, underperforming and lacks of the range. It was pricey, though, so were the two subsequent mid-volume models, the Model S and Model X. But all that were done was necessary to bring affordable electric car to the masses someday and that someday is today when Elon Musk unveiled electric car for the masses, the Model 3. Continue reading Tesla Model 3 Unveiled And Priced, Production To Begin In Late 2017

BMW Marks Its 100th Year With An Audacious Electric Concept Car

This year marks BMW’s 100th years and the Munich-based automaker is celebrating it with an audacious electric concept car, called BMW Vision Next 100 (duh!). Needless to say, the concept will not be made, but it is a time machine of sort that lets you have a peek into the future of BMW rides in the next 100 years (hence the name). The concept is a four-seater electric vehicle that offers the option of autonomous or driver-driven mode, referred to as Ease and Boost, respectively, and has an interior that morphs to suit the mode of travel. Continue reading BMW Marks Its 100th Year With An Audacious Electric Concept Car

Morgan Motor EV3: 500 KG 3-Wheel EV With 150 Miles Range

Forget what you know about electric vehicles cos’ electric car will soon be a thing of fun and not just green – thanks to The Morgan EV3 by Morgan Motor Company. The British bespoke car maker unveiled its first EV’s final production model at Geneva Motor Show last week which is set to go into production in Q1 2016. The EV3 is moved by a liquid-cooled 46 kW motor driving the lone rear wheel, while being juiced by a 22 kWh lithium battery that offers up to 150 miles range. The motor is more than ample to take this 500 kg (1,102 lbs) three-wheeler from naught to 62 mph in under 9 seconds, sending it on its way to a top speed of over 90 mph. Continue reading Morgan Motor EV3: 500 KG 3-Wheel EV With 150 Miles Range

DS E-Tense All-Electric Concept Had Us All Tensed Up With Excitement

If you haven’t already know, Citroen’s luxury vehicle division is now its own brand. Rightfully named DS Automobiles, the French automaker has been dishing out some pretty looking rides for a while now, but come this March in Geneva, it is going to debut its most exciting, or should we say, intense, ride yet: the DS E-Tense Electric Supercar and boy, does it look awesome. While it is refer to as a supercar, the DS E-Tense does not quite have the horses you expect of one, but the performance is no less a head turner as do the look of the car. Continue reading DS E-Tense All-Electric Concept Had Us All Tensed Up With Excitement

Mysterious Electric Car Startup Unveils FFZero1 Supercar At CES

Electric car is synonymous with Tesla Motors and while other mainstream car makers are also making headways in rolling out emission-free cars, there is no another true Tesla compeition, until now. A rather mysterious company emerged last year, making a slew of announcements which includes a teaser of an autonomous car, the massive funding injected by Chinese’s LeTV and more recently, a billion dollar factory set to be built in Nevada. And now, it has taken to CES to unveil its first “concept of concepts”, dubbed FFZero1. CES has become the go-to show for automakers who want to show off their tech-heavy vehicles and Faraday Future, or FF, the company behind FFZero1, understandably won’t want to be left out of the game. Continue reading Mysterious Electric Car Startup Unveils FFZero1 Supercar At CES

Nissan Unveils Self-driving Electric Car with Transforming Interior at Tokyo Motor Show

Self-driving car is the next big thing in personal transportation and surely a giant like Nissan is not going to miss out in the action. True enough, the company has just unveil its vision for an autonomous electric car that takes self-driving into the future. Just think of the Audi Will Smith drove in the sci-fi flick I, Robot. Known as the IDS Concept, where the IDS stands for Intelligent Driving System, this futuristic concept comes in the form a sleek hatchback with a rear end that looks suspiciously like the Leaf and boasts crazy amount sci-fi-ish tech, including next-generation lithium battery with 2x energy density of today’s Leaf, a transforming interior, and artificial intelligence that emulates the driver’s habits (hopefully, just the good ones) during autonomous mode. Continue reading Nissan Unveils Self-driving Electric Car with Transforming Interior at Tokyo Motor Show