What’s The Buzz?

The I.D. BUZZ concept “captures the spirit” of the classic VW bus we all know and love (unless you had to drive one up a long hill). Unlike its 52 horsepower fossil-fueled harbinger, the all-wheel drive I.D. BUZZ concept is rated at 369 hp with acceleration of 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds (compared to the […]

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SILENT RUNNING

Last year at CES 2016, Faraday Future unveiled its 1000HP FFZERO1 concept car. Guess what’s in store for CES 2017? The unveiling of a production model. In case you missed the FFZERO1 Video. Faraday Future Dragon Racing: Formula E. ABOUT The Road Electric 360 DAYS EVs in Paradise

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The Odyssey of Jaume Josa

Every year in June, driving their little Nissan EVs, four intrepid Catalan pioneers converge on the jagged mountains of Montserrat. This is the story of Jaume Josa, one of the first four Nissan Leaf owners in Spain. “Jein.” It’s a German word meaning both “yes and no.” And it’s the answer Jaume Josa gives me […]

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360 DAYS

“I’m here to prove what I’ve done the other 360 days of the year.” – Eva Håkansson Eva and her husband Bill Dubé built an electric sidecar streamliner motorcycle in their garage. The Road Electric followed them to the Bonneville Salt Flats to find out why. Watch the short video “360 DAYS” – exclusive content […]

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Going Solo

Dinner date? Not if you’re driving this innovative little one-seater EV from Electra Meccanica of Vancouver BC. When it comes to transportation, the people behind the development of the diminutive 3-wheeled commuter believe that LESS is MORE. Brilliant idea? Photos courtesy of Electra Meccanica Approximately 80% of commuters commute alone. Inside that great big Hummer […]

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Electric Zeppelin

Right now, you can buy yourself a big, beautiful, fossil-fueled 6.0L V-12 biturbo Mercedes-Maybach S600 for just under $200,000 MSRP. Then, should you have the desire, you can floor the accelerator and go from zero to 60 in 5 seconds in a fashion Wilhelm and Karl Maybach might not have envisioned. You see, the Maybach’s […]

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Mobility Blockers:
(part 3) how tech fears and 2D thinking are keeping us looking in the rearview mirror

Part 3 of 4 Most have heard of range anxiety as it applies to electric vehicles, but connectivity anxiety is a problem for all forms of transportation. Think about this future scenario where your autonomous electric car sharing shuttle is low on electrons and needs to get you to a nearby charge station, but when […]

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(part 3) how tech fears and 2D thinking are keeping us looking in the rearview mirror
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Bad Boy

I get it. Elon Musk wants to talk Tesla investors into letting him buy SolarCity, and Wall Street goes crazy. The same Wall Street that packaged up toxic financial assets and sold them around the world without batting an eye. Buying SolarCity seems risky given Tesla’s cash burn. Anyone who knows anything knows that.1 Bad, […]

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