Lorenzo Browne

14 Flips | 1 Magazine | @LorenzoBrowne | Keep up with Lorenzo Browne on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lorenzo Browne”

NASA has an ambitious $43 million plan to make electric planes a reality

NASA is investing heavily in electric planes.<p>We're just starting to scratch the surface of making high-functioning, electric cars that come with the added benefit of being environmentally friendly. But making something as large as a jumbo jet eco-friendly is no easy feat.<p>This is NASA's step-by-step …

Environmentally Friendly

Can Tesla Meet Lofty Model 3 Production Goals With New Production Boss?

Tesla Motors announced that it has hired an Audi executive to oversee production as it looks to dispel lingering doubts about its ability to get a handle on production issues dogging its Model X — and the challenges ahead for the high-volume Model 3.<p>Tesla said on Friday afternoon that Peter …

Electric vehicles could be as cheap as gas-guzzlers soon

With gas prices at less than $2 a gallon, it may be hard to imagine trading in the old combustion engine for an electric vehicle, but according to …

Electric Vehicles

Drivers dash to buy electric cars before subsidies are slashed

Drivers are staging a last-minute dash to cash in on £5,000 taxpayer subsidies for green cars before they are slashed.<p>Motorists who want to go …

Tesla's Model 3 has a chance to be huge

Thomson Reuters<p>You've probably heard the basic premise by now.<p>Tesla's forthcoming Model 3 will be unveiled next month, go into production in late …

Full voltage! The world's most exciting electric supercars

<b>(CNN) —</b> They look like petrol-powered supercars but you won't find a V12 engine lurking beneath the hood of these automotive works of art.<p>From the Tesla S P90 that goes from 0-60 mph in under three seconds to the 280 mph Toroidion 1MW, a new breed of electric cars is proving that gasoline needn't …

Ignore the haters: electric cars really are greener

We had our carpets cleaned the other day, and when the cleaner guy found out what I did, the very first thing he said was, "I was going to get an electric car." Then he looked at me almost apologetically. "But I heard they're actually worse for the environment."<p>It's not the first time I've heard …

Electric Vehicles

10 Electric Car Facts - WMNews Ep. 16

Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

It was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be …

Tesla 500-Mile Electric Car, Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid, VW Prices Drop: Today's Car News

Today, Elon Musk claims Tesla will have a 500-mile electric car by 2025, a report claims the Hyundai Prius-fighter hybrid could debut at the 2016 …

Hennessey Is Considering a 1000-hp All-Electric Venom GT

The tuner says he's just waiting for battery tech to catch up to his daydreams.<p>While displaying his 1451-hp 2016 Venom GT at the SEMA show last week, John Hennessey spoke to <i>Top Gear</i> <i></i>about Hennessey Performance Engineering's future plans. We heard last year about the wild Hennessey Venom F5 concept, …

Sports Cars

Arcimoto Electric Vehicle Moves Closer to Production

“The lighter you make it, the more fun it becomes.”<p>Since 2007, Mark Frohnmayer and his team at Arcimoto in Eugene, Oregon, have been working to create affordable personal electric-powered transportation for the masses. They knew the numbers: most trips are just one or two people in a vehicle …

Carbon Emissions

Oregon's Pitch To Electric-Car Industry: Come Test New Stuff Here!

When it comes to raw numbers of electric cars sold, California leads.<p>However, just to the north, the small state of Oregon has long been a pioneer …