Electric Vehicles

850hp Electric Racing Car: CHRIS HARRIS on CARS

Posted in DRIVE, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, General, Videos by MrAngry | November 11th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Drayson B12/69EV

How do you feel about electric cars? Personally, I’m not a massive fan (yet) but the fact is, we can’t escape that these are the way of the future. They’re becoming more reliable, faster and with ever evolving battery technology, we’re getting more in the way of range with each and every update. Resident hot-shoe Chris Harris recently got behind the wheel of the Drayson B12/69EV, an old petrol powered LMP car that’s been converted over to electric power. His thoughts? Check them out after the jump.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: Ridelust Review

Posted in Best of, Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, EcoLust, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Featured, Ford, General, Other Rides, Rides by MrAngry | November 19th, 2012 | 2 Responses |

2012 Ford Focus Electric

This is the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, a variant of Ford’s already stellar Ford Focus. It’s got all the same bells and whistles as the normal Focus sans one very important detail; a gasoline powered engine. The Focus Electric is Ford’s answer to the Nissan Leaf as it’s a full-on electric car. The Focus and Leaf are about the same size and have a similar range, but the Focus has the ability to recharge in about half the time of the 2012 Nissan Leaf. I’ve been playing around with this car for about a week, and I can tell you that at this writing, I actually like it quite a bit.

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2012 Tesla Model S – Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted in Domestic Rides, EcoLust, Economy Cars, Educational, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Rides, Tesla, Videos by MrAngry | November 4th, 2012 | 1 Response |

2012 Tesla Model S

It can seat up to 7 people (if you count the rear jump seats), has a range of 300 miles and is one of the most stylish new sedans on the market. It’s the new 2012 Tesla Model S and before we go any further I’d like to remind everyone that this baby is 100% electric. Jay Leno recently had a chance to experience the new Model S and in my opinion came away more than impressed.

Source: JayLenosGarage.com

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“Monster” Tajima Flogs the Tesla Model S

Posted in Domestic Rides, EcoLust, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, General, Other Rides, Rides, Tesla, Videos by MrAngry | September 19th, 2012 | 1 Response |

Monster Tajima Tesla Model S

He was the first man to brake the 10-minute mark at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and is widely known as one of the worlds best drivers. This is Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima and when most people think about electric cars, this is not the driver that comes to mind. Tesla however sees things differently though, which is why they’ve stuffed Monster Tajima into their newest EV, the Tesla Model S. Did he like it? Click through to find out.

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RedShift Moto Gets Dirty

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Motorcycle, News by Dustin Driver | August 10th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Redshift is what happens when stuff moves away from you really, really quickly. And that’s what electric motorcycle startup BRD hopes their new RedShift MX bike will do on the trails—at least until its batteries run out.  Read More…

Are Two Wheels Better Than Four?

Posted in EcoLust, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, General, Other Rides, Rides by MrAngry | June 17th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Diwheel

Engineers are taught to constantly think outside the box. They’ve been programmed to question that whatever exists today, can be made better tomorrow as long as you align the right pieces of the puzzle. Take the engineering students from the University of Adelaide in Australia for example. You see they’ve just invented an electric vehicle that they’ve name the Diwheel and according to them it’s half motorbike, half unicycle and could, if they play their cards right, be a glimpse into what we’ll be seeing on tomorrow’s roads. The Diwheel is made up of two mammoth outer wheels that enclose a center mounted cockpit for the driver. It also utilizes active rotation damping so as to keep the cockpit centered when the vehicle comes to a stop. Granted this contraption is a bit unconventional, but hey, so are the engineers who designed it. Click through for the video.
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Fisker Karma Launch Delayed, Again.

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Hybrid, Hybrid Technologies, Plug-In Vehicles by Kurt Ernst | June 5th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

The Fisker Karma. Image: Fisker

In the we-saw-this-coming-months-ago department, deliveries of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid have been delayed for another month. Motor Authority says that initial deliveries of demonstration vehicles and customer cars will begin in July, but didn’t give any indication of quantities. Their source is Roger Ormisher, Fisker’s director of global communications, so even the July timeline may prove to be a bit optimistic. Read More…

Grand Prix Electrique: The Race of the Electrics

Posted in Crashes, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, General, Other Rides, Racing, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | May 28th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

Electric Cars

They’re silent, have gobs of torque and thanks to a low center of gravity, handle pretty damn good. These are the electric race cars of the Grand Prix Electrique, a race that was held at the Pau street circuit in France last weekend. The race was off to a great start until six of the eleven cars racing were damaged early on in a collision. The rest of the field finished the race with an average speed of 62 mph and proved to the world that electric cars can indeed race, even if its only for 13 miles.
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Is a $25k EV With a 350 Mile Range Possible By 2017?

Posted in Car Tech, Electric Vehicles, Electronics by Kurt Ernst | May 21st, 2011 | 5 Responses |

Assembled Volt battery packs. Image: Alan Holmes

As you get older, you begin to realize that some things just aren’t possible, no matter how badly you want them. Part of becoming an adult is drawing that line in the sand between fantasy and reality, and accepting that Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and honest politicians simply don’t exist. Break from that reality often enough and you’ll wind up heavily medicated, living in a padded cell without a view, holding in-depth conversations with the voices in your head. The United States Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, appears to be going down the path to three-hots-and-a-cot himself, based on a a recent story in the Los Angeles Times. Read More…

Electric Land Rover Makes For Silent Safaris

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Land Rover, Off-Roading by Kurt Ernst | May 14th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Image: Jaguar Land Rover South Africa, via Inside Line

Your opinion may differ, but I’m calling a battery powered safari vehicle a really, really bad idea. Sure, you can get closer to wildlife without the fumes or exhaust note of a turbo-diesel warning them of your presence, but is that really a good idea in an open vehicle with limited range? Do you really want to surprise a sleeping lion, only to find out that 12 miles of reserve range only equals 2 miles with the accelerator pinned to the floorboard? Getting eaten by a wild animal always struck me as a stupid way to die, and this particular EV conversion might as well come with nozzles that spray a basting sauce on tourists. Read More…