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Kia, BMW, & Volvo All Bring Electrics To 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

December 1st, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

As you probably would have guessed by now, the 2017 LA Auto Show is much more electric than it has been over the past few years. BMW is still refining its electric lineup, Kia has stepped up its Niro hybrid to now include and plug, and Volvo is bringing out two superb plug-in hybrids (PHEV)

Alta Motors’ Matthew Work Is New Chief Revenue Officer

November 29th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Alta Motors just announced that Matthew Work has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Works has more than 20 years working in high-growth software companies, as well as a passion for riding motorcycles. He brings his expertise to grow Alta Motors’ expansion across the US and internationally by next year

2017 LA Auto Show — More Electric Cars Than Ever!

November 29th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

If you are still on the fence about going to the 2017 LA Auto Show because you're an EV aficionado but were disappointed in the last few years, fear not. This year show has a lot of electric vehicles and autonomous driving, and security is high on the panel agenda. After test driving the Arcimoto and talking to Bollinger, we headed out to a new Nissan LEAF test drive

Lucid Motors Introduces Its New California Headquarters

November 27th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Lucid has introduced its new Californian headquarters and says it is moving closer to producing the Air. The upcoming Lucid Air is amazing, so we hope it won't be too long ... until we ride in it again, until we drive one, and until it's actually being produced

UPS Starts Electric Trailer Delivery Trial In London

November 26th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

UPS has dabbled with electric vehicles (EV), but it's got a fun new project in London that deserves attention. In a move to better optimize EVs, UPS is starting an electric trailer delivery trial in London in anticipation of the city's closure to gas cars

Volkswagen Ventures To Pikes Peak International Hill Climb With Electricity

November 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Volkswagen is doing a lot of work to repaint itself a cleaner brand image. Still, in the throes of a diesel scandal, the company has been touting one electric vehicle (EV) after the other. Although the vast majority of them — wait, all of them — are in the future, this Volkswagen venture to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with an EV is as concrete as can be

The Electric Bicycle Kit ECZO Is A Turnkey Solution

November 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The electric bicycle kit ECZO is a do-it-yourself (DIY) that should fit just about any mountain bike. And the good news is that it's a powerful little beast. There are so many DIY kits for electric bikes (e-bikes) that it's practically impossible to try to list them all. Thankfully, Oleg Evseenkov, the СЕО of ECZO Bike, came to meet us in Southern California so that we could try his kit

Formula E — New, 4th Season, & Looking Back

November 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Formula E is four years old and continuing to mature. Considering how quickly it came to be, we're excited to see a new fourth season start. So, what is new for this upcoming season

The Brightfield Solar Driven Charging Solution Marries Solar & EV Charging

November 24th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Brightfield is an electric vehicle (EV) charging company that also offers solar and energy storage for charging stations. Its mission is to deliver residential and industrial solar charging solutions. Essentially, Brightfield Solar Driven charging solutions are helping EVs become even cleaner. It's making the world even tougher for EV naysayers

DS Virgin Racing Unveils Formula E Season 4 Challenger

November 24th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

It's hard to image that Formula E is in its 4th season. New players are in and those from the get-go are still battling it out. And speaking of new players, DS Virgin Racing is unveiling its Formula E season 4 challenger

The Electric Supercar XING Mobility Redefines Raw Power

November 23rd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

A while back, we wrote about a Taiwanese company called XING Mobility working on two prototypes. Today, the testing of the electric supercar XING Mobility is about to redefine raw power and thumb its nose at laggards

Apple Self-Driving Cars Are Back In The News

November 22nd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Remember the days when Apple was designing a self-driving electric vehicle? And remember how we haven't heard much from Apple in a while about this? Now, the company is back with an Apple self-driving car that includes a new way of using LIDAR. The aesthetics will leave you scratching your head

XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 Picks Up 60 Orders

November 17th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

As a followup to a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) company we covered a little while back, XTI Aircraft announced another more pre-orders for its 60 TriFan. After a good showing in Florida and extra orders coming in from the superyacht community, the total is up to 60, and counting

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