Tiny is Huge

Appropriately, the inventor of the MICRO scooter, Wim Ouboter, is tackling electric vehicle transport not just by thinking small, but by thinking tiny. As in Isetta microcar tiny. The Isetta was (is) a vehicle that cannot be ignored, no matter how diminutive its stature. This little gnat of a vehicle is super-odd, super-hard to miss, […]

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SPARK THE IMAGINATION

Concept vehicles create attention and inspire the mind with “what if.” Citroën has set out to do this in advance of the Geneva Motor Show by teasing the automotive world with the E-Tense electric sports car concept. By building on its Formula E (all-electric) racing experience, the venerable French automobile manufacturer is electrifying discussion about […]

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Ēlektra

While the Koch brothers plot the extinction of electric vehicles1 and possibly by default the human race, one woman shines brightly2 in the fight to make electric vehicles exciting, and therefore appealing to the masses. Born in Sweden in 1981, this race driver with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering holds the distinction […]

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Charge Me

To fill up your car, you have to go to a gas station. Maybe it’s in your neighborhood. Maybe it’s on the way home from work. Maybe it’s far enough out of your way that you decide to fill up later. Which can lead to jumping into your car in a hurry only to discover […]

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PROVIDING CLARITY

Consumer Electronics Show / Las Vegas, Nevada Tucked away off to the side, on the upper floor of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the booth seemed out of place. Instead of sprouting gadgets and accessories for cell phones as found in surrounding booths, it contained a solitary white car next to […]

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Update to the Future

In The Future of the Future I indulged in fanciful speculation about who was behind Faraday Future. In the meantime, the facts have become known and widely publicized. “We will build the best electric cars to solve the problems of air pollution and traffic jams in China.” – Jia Yueting Jia is a billionaire. From […]

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The Future of the Future?

UPDATE In the article Faraday Future I wrote about a company that at the time was shrouded in mystery. Now it’s even more so. Based in California, Faraday Future boasts it will create vehicles with “four wheels” and “re-envision everything else.” Thanks to FF’s recent announcement that they’ll be building a billion-dollar factory somewhere, maybe […]

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(not) the Sparrow Reborn

The twisted tale of the Electra Meccanica SOLO begins in a motorcycle seat maker’s shop in Hollister, California circa 1996. How does Canadian-based Electra Meccanica share history with one of America’s EV pioneers? It starts with a custom motorcycle saddle. If you’ve ever owned a motorcycle, you might have heard of Mike Corbin. Mike’s been […]

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