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Lamborghini Unveils Self-Healing Electric Car

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

Electric cars are far from new technology. Between their sustainable mission and their quiet design, car manufacturers now understand that the future of the automotive industry lies in these gas-less vehicles. However, Lamborghini is not known for going along with the pack, which is…

Trends

London

This Doesn’t Suck: Dyson Founder to Make Electric Cars and Save the Earth

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

For you Dyson enthusiasts out there, the next time you vacuum your carpet or release your 360 Eye Robot, the founder of these machines is taking on the electric car industry. Via Tweet and Facebook post, Sir James Dyson announced to his employees “that…

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London

The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made Is Going Electric

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In 1961, Jaguar rolled out its E-type sports car, a 4.2 liter, open two-seater that could reach 150 mph and go zero to 60 in sub-7 seconds. It was such an amazing blend of design and performance that Enzo Ferrari called it “the most…

Automotive

San Francisco

VW Electric Microbus Coming by 2022 Renewing VW Bus Obsession

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The United States has suffered from a VW bus obsession since the boxy little microbus became a symbol of freedom as a hippie van transporting people and their gear to concerts and anti-war rallies in the 1960’s. My parents had a VW Bus and…

Startup Spotlight

Los Angeles

Valet Is a Personal Car Charger Caddie for an Electric Vehicle

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more prevalent around the world. By the first quarter of 2017, there were close to 10,000 electric battery car sales in the U.S., with Tesla leading the charge. With more car manufacturer and tech companies making eco-friendly solutions more…

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Tesla’s New Battery Proves Electric Cars Can Seriously Compete

By | Aug 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Tesla Motors just announced a new battery that will offer faster acceleration and a longer lasting charge. New versions of Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X crossover will both feature the 100 kilowatt hour battery. “I think this is going to send a great message…

Opinion/Analysis

Tesla 3: What It Means for the Electric Car Industry

By | May 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

The Tesla Model 3 is coming out in 2017, and people are eagerly anticipating how it will affect the industry. First, let’s talk about features. The drivers of the newest model will be able to drive up to 215 miles before recharging. Then there’s…

Startups & Apps

DC

EverCharge and Schneider Electric Are Coming to a Building Near You

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

At 1776, one of our tools to accelerate innovation is our Seed Fund, which allows us to invest in startups poised to scale. When we spot a shifting landscape within one of our core sectors like transportation or energy, we search for startups that…

CES

Las Vegas

Faraday Future’s FFZero01 Concept Car Purely for Wow Factor

By | Jan 6, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Last night at Faraday Future’s CES keynote, they unveiled the FFZero01, a hyperfast electric car that likely will never go into production. However, the car itself is only designed to highlight the growing company’s capabilities, including their Variable Platform Architecture. Regardless of the FFZero01’s…

Automotive

Tesla’s Model X By Numbers

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Math of Tesla’s Model X Tesla’s newest electric vehicle, the Model X, has everybody talking. The SUV’s panoramic windshield, falcon doors, bioweapon defense and ludicrous mode are all features that have bloggers blogging, Googlers Googling, and everyone else disappointed with their current car….

Energy

KalpTree is Creating the Future of Li-ion Batteries

By | Jun 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Li-ion batteries have many practical purposes, including powering electric vehicles. However, in their current state, they can be difficult to properly dispose of and very expensive. For example, this is one of the main reasons that electric cars are cost-prohibitive for most people, and…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

Tesla Model S Beta Revealed

By | Oct 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

We have been keeping our eye on Tesla, the creation of serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, as they look to rethink the automobile from Silicon Valley. Tesla’s latest creation, the Model S, is an all-electric, four-door, zero-emission automobile that can hold up to seven passengers….

Gear & Gadgets

Fisker Surf: The Electric Luxury Car for the Whole Family

By | Sep 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

At the end of July, I wrote about the world’s first super sexy electric luxury car, the Fisker Karma.  A couple of days ago, Fisker Automotive revealed a new version of that car, the Fisker Surf, at their Frankfurt show. The Fisker Surf picks…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

Tesla Model S In Alpha, Beta Coming In 2012

By | Feb 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley based premium electric vehicle manufacturer founded by Elon Musk, has a new vehicle coming soon and it is hot. It’s the Tesla all-electric Model S sedan. The Model S is being designed as a high performance electric sedan similar…