Imagine taking a pickup truck or van that gets 15 miles per gallon and transforming it into a plug-in hybrid that can attain up to 100 miles per gallon in typical daily driving. That’s what Via Motors of Orem, Utah has officially been doing for over a year. Founded in 2010, the company spent five […]

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The More Things Change

When I was a kid, building an electric vehicle that would go farther than a few miles seemed like such a simple thing: just put a generator on board. When the batteries needed charging, fire up the generator et voilà: just keep on driving. It was a simple-minded solution at the time. Weight, energy density, […]

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I am pretending to interview Neil Young, the socially conscious artist who moved a 15 year-old to sing “old man, look at my life, I’m a lot like you were…” I have to pretend, because I actually haven’t tried to interview the man who made such a great impression on me then, and who continues […]

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