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eCigarettes and Electric Cars

Tesla Model S battery pack teardown

So what do eCigarette smokers (or vapers as they're known) have in common with electric cars?

Tesla motor hacked

Tesla drivetrain hacked

In this video the Tesla electric drivetrain is fully reverse engineered (hacked).

Tesla Model S 90 D engulfed in less then one minute

Tesla Model S 90 D - 15 Aug 2016 Biarritz France

Faraday Future FFZero1

Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

View CNN's interview with Faraday Future's spokeman.

Smith Electric's future Melbourne assembly plant

Smith Electric's 10-tonne electric truck ( read more)

RX1E China's 1st electric plane

RX1E 2 seater ePlane

China' s first electric aircraft, the RX1E Ruixiang, stole the spotlight at the recently-concluded Shenyang Faku International Flight Convention.

Tesla P85D dual motor "Insane Mode"

Insane Mode

 Harley-Davidson shocks the motorcycle world with its new electric bike

Harley electric

Read the press release (full of marketing mumbo jumbo). read more

Joby Aviation S2

Joby Aviation's S2

 Joby Aviation's S2 concept has received funding from NASA to create a 25Kg unmanned aerial vehicle. The verical takeoff and landing (VToL) aircraft, created by JoeBen Bevirt, is set to revolutionize personal aircraft transportation.

Airbus full electric aircraft dubbed the eFan

Airbus eFan

Airbus descretely flew the eFan protoype for the first time on March 11, 2014 from the Bordeaux-Mérignac airport.

Audi R8 e-Tron full electric is back on!

Cancelled Audi R8 e-Tron to be produced
Audi R8 e-Tron full electric super car

The cancelled Audi R8 e-Tron battery-powered supercar will be produced after a re-engineering programme has increased the model’s range from 134 miles to 279 miles. The revised model, based on the new-generation platform shared with the Lamborghini Huracan, will be built to order.

Nissan ZEOD RC - Le Mans 24 hour race car

Nissan ZEOD RC

Nissan ZEOD RC time-lapse video of the car build. The 2014 electric hybrid race car.

Rimac Concept One 1088 HP Electric Super Car

Rimac Concept One

Croatian Rimac has engineered a 1088 HP electric super car with outstanding range and astonishing recharge times. ( read more...)

Incognito ultra-light 200 watt electric bike


Vivax-Assist's record breaking 9.9Kg light weight invisible drive

Vivax-assist seeks to disguise its electric drive from public gaze. The concept became famous when Fabian Cancellara was accused, by way of a YouTube video, of using an invisible electric drive to help him win the gruelling Paris-Rubaix race.

New battery doubles range

New battery doubles range (read more)

Researchers at UOW's Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials have developed a new Germanium (Ge)-based material with 5 times more energy storage and the potential to go at least 2 times farther on a charge than current electric vehicles.

Detroit Electric's new SP:01

Detroit Electric's SP:01

Former Lotus CEO Albert Lam has been working away fro some time to bring the SP:01 to market in limited numbers. ( read more)

Porsche introduces a plugin hybrid Panamera (read more)

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche's Panamera hybrid can now be fueled from an electric power point. The lastest incarnation features plugin hybrid technology, a beefed up electric motor with 70kw of power and a fossil fuel burner that produces 245kw. Maximum "parallel full hybrid" power output is 306kw.

Committee votes to ban e-bikes from bike paths
The City of Windsor is Canada has voted to ban e-bikes from the municipality's bike paths. ( goto to read more...)

Fisker abandons electric propulsion (read more)

VL Destino powered by a ZR1 Corvette supercharged V8

In a bold move, CEO Bob Lutz has abandoned electric propulsion in a bid to change the company's fortunes.

New BMW i3 video from BMW (watch more...)

Renault to recall more than 6,000 electric cars (read more...)

PARIS: French automaker Renault said on Tuesday it was recalling three quarters of its Twizy electric cars sold in Europe to rectify potential problems with brake fluid leaks.

Renault Twizy


Twin and Easy. Twizy (with a French Accent it works OK - In English it's Tweezy). Two seats and izzy to use. ( read more...)

Fisker loses 338 Hybrid Electric Karma sedans in Super Storm Sandy

Fisker Automotive has lost 338 of its Karma Hybrid Electric sedans valued at some $30 million to Super Storm Sandy ( read more...)

Audi's R8 eTron shelved

Wired Magazine has seen confirmation that the R8 e-Tron will never see buyers. ( read more...)

Toyota's on again off again iQ

Toyota's Scion iQ EV will see the light of day

Toyota was just fooling. They are going to make the iQ available albeit on a very limited basis until the EV market settles. Initially the car will be aimed at car share schemes around universities and urban areas. ( read more...)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

Highest powered production EV ever ( read more...)

Mercedes-Benz has stunned the motoring world with a blue chrome SLS AMG Electric Drive coupe. Claimed to have a range of 250km and can reach 100km/h from a standing start in a mere 3.9 seconds.