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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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Honda PCX Electric Scooter Uses Battery Swapping

February 6th, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

Honda recently introduced an electric version of its PCX scooter. But this isn’t your usual, plug-in EV. The new Honda PCX Electric scooter features batteries that are designed to be easily removed when they’re spent and swapped out for fresh ones, so you can get back on the road and keep on riding


Via Motors (Bob Lutz Startup) Enters Joint Venture with Volvo/Geely

February 4th, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

Founded by industry “favorite” Bob Lutz, electric truck-builder Via had big plans. Back in 2015, the company had plans to sell 50,000 new vehicles by 2018 — which, I mean, just didn’t happen. As recently as August of last year, in fact, Via was still talking about putting an electric pickup on the road “within two years." But, before you write Via off completely, consider the following: it just got a massive cash boost from Volvo’s parent company, Geely


Sierra Club Video Slams Ford

February 3rd, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

Despite what seems to be an about-face at CES 2018, Ford still hasn’t brought a new, electrified vehicle to market since 2013. Worse, the company seems content to let China lead the way in electrification, and only seems interested in EVs insofar as they keep the Blue Oval relevant over there, as opposed to over here


Tesla Model 3 With Dual-Motor AWD Confirmed By Configurator

February 1st, 2018 | by Jo Borrás

With less mass than the Model S, the Tesla Model 3 has some serious sporting potential — and that would be especially true if the car was offered with the same dual-motor, AWD setup found in the ludicrously fast Model S. Tesla hasn’t officially confirmed that a hi-po Model 3 is coming, of course, but one intrepid Redditor found this image below, which depicts a Model 3 fitted with two motors that are handily highlighted in red


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!


Renault Zoe eSport With 3 Second 0–60 Time Drifting (Video)

August 28th, 2017 | by Jo Borrás

With a 0–60 time of just over 3.0 seconds and massive torque, this tiny electric car from Renault is ready to deliver some seriously fun times. More importantly to US readers, however, is the question of how much of the technology from this one-off Renault Zoe eSport concept is based on the production model


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



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