The Tesla battery swap is the hoax of the year

What California says about zero-emission vehicles, and why Tesla is committing fraud Guest essay by Alberto Zaragoza Comendador I didn’t create this essay because I dislike electric vehicles. While I’m skeptical of their potential, I have nothing against EVs per se. Sure, electric cars enjoy a laundry list of incentives. I totally disagree with these…

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Another electric car company goes belly up

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was an audacious idea that came to symbolize Israel’s self-described status as “Start-Up Nation,” a company that believed it could replace most gasoline-powered cars with electric vehicles and reduce the world’s reliance on oil — and all within a few years. But it all came crashing down. The company, Better Place,…

Hump day Hilarity – China’s wind powered car

The world has been waiting patiently for a solution to the perpetual motion machine problem. Leave it to the Chinese to solve it. Now, where the hell is my flying car Popular Science has been promising me for 50 years? I want mine to be electric. /sarc From SkyNews – Wind-Powered Car ‘Could Cut China’s…

Tesla’s Electric “brick” problem

Jalopnik reports: “Tesla Motors’ lineup of all-electric vehicles — its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X — apparently suffer from a severe limitation that can largely destroy the value of the vehicle. If the battery is ever totally discharged, the owner is left with what Tesla describes as a “brick”:…

Shocker: dirty electric cars

From the University of Tennessee at Knoxville  comes this surprising bit of research. Taken in entirety, and electric vehicle has a greater impact on pollution than a comparable gasoline vehicle. Full disclosure – I own an electric car myself. I’m actually on my third one, shown below, made in China: UT researchers find China’s pollution…