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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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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Follow the Road

The age of the electric vehicle has arrived. The Road Electric offers unique news and a fresh perspective on electric cars and alternative energy. Follow The Road. Are there really EVs in Paradise? Who is ELEKTRA? Get your NANOTUBE ready. Would you go on The Barton Park Adventure? Tiny is HUGE The Barcelona Double Wow […]

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Catalan Contender

Industrial engineer Marc Barceló couldn’t find an electric motorcycle he liked. So he decided to build one. Sure, his experience in the technical department at Tramontana (builder and developer of supercars) would come in handy. But even more helpful was the fortuitous nature of his place of birth: Catalonia, home of Spain’s motorcycle industry1. Bultaco, […]

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3X the Clarity

When I ran across a Honda Clarity tucked quietly away in the upper South Hall at CES last January, I was introduced to Honda’s concept of generating hydrogen on-site in a stand-alone fueling station. It turns out that Honda had more than a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in mind with the Clarity. Just announced are […]

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EVs in PARADISE

On October 8, 1899, Hawaii’s first automobile rolled through the streets of Honolulu. According to a report in the Hawaiian Gazette1 it achieved speeds of up to 14 miles per hour and was found to “excite no undue attention from horses.” Whether or not this was because of the vehicle’s lack of clattering gasoline engine […]

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