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Porsche to offer new 3D-printed parts for classic models

Try finding new parts for the Porsche 959.<p>Sourcing replacement parts for classic cars is never easy, especially when it comes to small-volume models. Porsche is trying to come up with a workaround and is now offering a limited number of 3D-printed parts for some of its classic cars, including the …

An Electric Ferrari With A Manual Gearbox Is Strangely Wonderful

Driving a 1978 Ferrari 308 with zero engine noise was weird. Using a regular three-pedal five-speed manual gearbox connected to an electric motor was …

A Tesla Model S hits 300,000 miles in just 2 years – saving an estimated $60,000 on fuel and maintenance

There’s no one taking full advantage of Tesla’s unlimited mileage warranty and relatively free Supercharger network like Tesloop, a transport company offering rides exclusively in Tesla vehicles in California.<p>One of their vehicles, a Model S, has reached 300,000 miles yesterday and they now shared …

Electric Vehicles

Why a silent, 10-minute song is climbing the iTunes charts

Know how your iPhone starts playing music alphabetically when you plug it in to many car stereos?<p>If you've ever plugged your phone into your car stereo, only to have the same song start playing <i>every single time,</i> I have some good news for you. Yesterday, a true internet hero named Samir Rezhami …

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

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Sono Motors unveils its solar and battery-powered electric car

German electric car startup Sono Motors unveiled the crowdfunded prototype of its battery and solar-powered vehicle; the Sion.<p>The ambitious project is now one step closer to reality.<p>The Sion’s most differentiating feature is a new system of integrated solar cells:<p>“The Sion is equipped with 330 …

Electric Vehicles

Porsche leaves Le Mans, joins manufacturer rush to Formula E

FRANKFURT - Porsche announced on Friday it was leaving the top category of Le Mans racing at the end of the season to join German automotive rivals in the Formula E electric championship in 2019.<p>"Entering Formula E and achieving success in this category are the logical outcomes of our Mission E," …

Sports Cars

70 years of Nissan electric vehicles @NissanEV_UK #EV https://t.co/N5JqDKNUWX

Nissan Celebrates “70 Years” Of Electric Vehicles With BladeGlider At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

<b>Published on</b> July 7th, 2017 | <i>by Cynthia Shahan</i><p>0<p>Nissan Celebrates “70 Years” Of Electric Vehicles With BladeGlider At Goodwood Festival Of Speed<p>July …

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Drive with Dave » Drive With Dave Podcast with David Benardo & Bonnie Rodgers

Drive With Dave Podcast with David Benardo & Bonnie Rodgers<p>David Benardo and Bonnie Rodgers, Co-Founders of Zelectric Motors<p>Electrifying Nostalgic …

The 10 Best US Cities to Own an Electric Vehicle in 2017

By Brianna Blaney<p>In EV Industry<p>0<p>The electric vehicle market is tough to gauge because it is continuously shifting. A variety of factors can influence …

Electric Vehicles

stella vie is the solar-powered car with room for the whole family

may 02, 2018<p>at the drone racing league (DRL) headquarters in manhattan, ryan gury, sat in front of me with a little, polygon drone beside him.<p>at the …

China Is About to Bury Elon Musk in Batteries

As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust.<p>Chinese …

Porsche changes its mind on electric vehicles, plans 50% of its production to be electric within 6 years

It wasn’t long ago that Porsche claimed all-electric powertrains didn’t offer enough performance to reach the level that their customers expect from the premium German brand.<p>As their work on their first all-electric vehicle progresses, they are now changing their view on the technology and CEO …

Electric Vehicles

Old laptop batteries power a beater BMW to a Guinness record for long-range EVs

Tesla's Model S 100D is the king of the hill when it comes to range in the electric car segment. According to the EPA, it can travel for 335 miles on a single charge. A California-based company called IT Asset Partners (ITAP) set out to build a sedan that can travel farther using largely recycled …

Confirmed: New Volkswagen Microbus Headed to Production

Automaker will bring I.D. Buzz concept to life<p>Volkswagen will build a production version of the I.D. Buzz concept, confirms VW boss Herbert Diess in a new report. Complete with a new design and new electric powertrain, the vehicle is a modern version of the iconic Microbus.<p>Speaking with <i>Auto …

Living Rooms

Trump Reportedly Dumps Paris Climate Accord And Here's What That Means For Cars

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

Israel’s StoreDot has done a lot of interesting stuff with battery technology, but what it’s demonstrating today at CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin is for the history books.<p>The company is launching its new FlashBattery technology, which promises to allow you to charge an electric car in just five …

6 ways to make roads safer: Roundabouts top AAA's list

With traffic fatalities on the rise, AAA has produced a list of highway infrastructure changes that could save 63,700 lives and avoid 353,560 injuries over 20 years. In the organization's list, six key areas account for 95 percent of the safety gains AAA predicts. Chief among them is the …

Roads

Could water be the secret to faster electric-car battery technology?

Electric vehicles aren't always associated with speed and performance, but researchers at North Carolina State University may have discovered a …

Qoros Model K-EV makes public debut at Shanghai motor show | Power-Vehicles

<b>The two brands have partnered to share Koenigsegg’s cam-less engine tech; now they’re presenting a four-door EV supercar</b> <br>The Qoros Model K-EV – a …

Boeing and JetBlue just invested in a tiny electric-jet startup that could revolutionize air travel

"I consider us very fortunate to have backers like JetBlue and Boeing," Zunum Aero founder and CEO Ashish Kumar told Business Insider. "We have been engaged with both companies for about a year, and both are as passionate as we are in this opportunity to reinvent regional air travel."<p>JetBlue's …

Lithium-Ion Pioneer Introduces New Battery That’s Three Times Better

94 year-old John Goodenough, one of the co-inventors of the lithium-ion battery that now powers everything from phones to Teslas, has developed a new …

Anyone Can Open Tesla Front Trunks With No Key

First, I just want to go on record stating that I love front trunks, or, as Tesla likes to call them, ‘frunks.’ Despite my love for frunks, I have to …

Tesla

How sun, salt and glass could help solve our energy needs

It looks like a set from a sci-fi epic, but this solar plant in the scorching Nevada desert has a far more practical purpose…<p>High in the stark Nevada desert, a couple of hundred miles north-west of Las Vegas, is the shimmering circular mirage of Crescent Dunes. Ten thousand silvery glass panes, …

Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Minibus Built on Model X Chassis, Unveiling Next Year

Partly in response to a speculative article at Jalopnik, Elon Musk has confirmed that the planned “high passenger-density urban transport” vehicle …

Obama Admin. Announces $4.5 Billion In DOE Loan Guarantees For Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

<b>Published on</b> July 21st, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>July 21st, 2016 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>The Obama administration has just announced that it will be making $4.5 …

Electric Vehicles

Fuel-cell concepts from 50 years ago: famed designer Brooks Stevens

Most car buyers would be hard-pressed to name a single automobile designer working today.<p>But it wasn't always that way: names like Raymond Loewy and …

Energy

Big solar is heading for boom times in the US

Riding three strengths, overcoming one weakness.<p>When people think of solar power, they tend to think of panels on rooftops. That kind of small-scale, distributed solar power is the most visible, gets the most press, and, from the consumer perspective, has the most sex appeal.<p>But the humble …

Renewable Energy