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Fan-Made PHEV Airplane Spec Utilizing Tesla Tech

Electric aviation is still in its infancy, but with interest in the field clearly growing rapidly by the year … (see our recent coverage of the Siemens news for more on that.) … more and more conversations are popping up on online discussion forums. One of our friends and readers, Peter Egan, recently shared rather interesting specs […]

July 25th

BMW i3 EV Enthusiast

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The most genuine and buoyant EV enthusiast I’ve met (outside of a CleanTechnica person) pulled up next to me recently at an EV charger late one night in Fort Myers. Driving home that evening from out of town, I needed one last charge on the way. I had to find a bathroom. […]

March 20th

Electric Car Battery Trailer Unveiled From Nomadic Power

Originally published on Gas2. Is the Nomadic Power battery trailer a dumb idea or pure brilliance? Located in Stuttgart, Germany, Nomadic Power may have solved the biggest issue people have with electric cars — range. Those of us who live in the US have this lingering fantasy about the Great American Road Trip. It’s the notion […]

February 24th

What Electric Car Early Adopters & First Followers Want

This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]

February 2nd

Electric Car Features & Electric Car Classes Buyers Most Want

In our 7th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the really juicy stuff — specific features people want, car classes people are interested in, and some specifics regarding batteries. We asked only the non-owners/lessees about required and desired features […]

January 29th

New Videos Show Off Design Of BMW i3

The BMW i3’s LifeDrive design architecture is detailed in a couple of interesting new promotional videos from the German company. Possibly worth watching — or, probably, if you’re a fan of the company and/or the i3. They’re very visually attractive videos, and the first to go into quite a bit of detail regarding what’s under […]

November 8th

Tesla Model S vs BMW i3 — Chapter 3

Well, I was hoping to get more clarity by test driving the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S 70D one day after the other last week. Unfortunately, I walked away more undecided than before the test drives. Mixing in test drives of the Nissan LEAF (which we got for my mom), Chevy Volt, Porsche Panamera […]

October 31st

BMW i3 vs Chevy Volt vs Nissan LEAF

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Aside from the amazing Tesla Model S 70D, Cadillac ELR, BMW i8, and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid — four high-priced heavyweights in the electric car segment — I test drove the Chevy Volt (for the first time!), Nissan LEAF (for the second time), and BMW i3 (for the second time) last week […]

October 31st

How’s Driving On The BMW i3’s REx?

As you probably know already, I’m deciding between a BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, and Tesla Model S. After looking at the long-distance routes I’d like to take in whichever car I choose, I realized the i3 REx would be quite useful. But how is driving on the REx? I remembered reading horrible things about driving […]

September 18th