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About Jo Borrás

Jo Borrás I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.



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97% of Auto Mechanics Can’t Work on Electric Cars, New Report Concludes

December 10th, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

Recently published studies from the UK’s Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) revealed that as many as 97% of active auto mechanics aren’t qualified to work on electric cars. Worse, of that 3% of auto mechanics who are qualified, the vast majority of them are employed at manufacturer dealerships, presenting prospective EV buyers with very limited service options


Gogoro Scores DHL & Taiwan Post As Battery Swap Partners

November 8th, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

Taiwanese electric scooter startup Gogoro has a sharp design, smart engineering, and massive capital behind it. Now, it’s taking its über-clever, battery swapping electric scooters to the big time by partnering with DHL and Taiwan Post to supply the two shipping giants with Gogoro 2 utility scooters


Is Dyson’s Plan To Produce Electric Cars In Singapore Smart?

November 7th, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

British ultra-millionaire James Dyson recently confirmed rumors when he announced that he’d be taking his electric motor expertise to the electric vehicle market last year. When he did, the assumption was that he’d be building the cars somewhere in the UK — but that’s not what’s happening. Dyson will be building his electric car in Singapore


UK Electric Cars 2x Greener Than In 2012

August 28th, 2017 | by Jo Borrás

Remember that BS news story from around 2005 about a Hummer being greener to own than a Toyota Prius over the life of the car? That story got debunked less than a year later, as — even by 2006 standards — the Prius is a pretty clean car. As we head into the 2018 model year, however, have things gotten any better for electric cars? According to a new study in the UK, things have gotten twice as good!


Polestar Now An Electric Sports Car Company!

June 21st, 2017 | by Jo Borrás

Polestar has been making a name for itself on race tracks around the world by providing some of the closest and most exciting race finishes in recent history. Now, the Volvo-owned tuning firm is going to be competing with the real big boys in the automotive business — by becoming a manufacturer in its own right


LED Shower Head Helps You Save Water, Power, Gas, & Money!

August 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

According to the Uji’s inventors, the system works well enough to cut shower times by 12%, significantly cutting back on water use and heating bills. Those savings add up to about $85/year in a typical American home, and much more in places like Hawaii or in a university/dorm setting



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