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How Electric Cars Could Induce The Inevitable Oil Collapse Sooner Than You Think

The oil economy will come to an end at some point. This, we know. We don’t know too much about the details of that inevitability, such as when it could happen, or what would cause it. Up until now, most figured it’d be from running out. But according to this video explanation from Bloomberg, the electric car could…

Saturday Night Live Hilariously Imagines A Mercedes Powered By AA Batteries

Electric cars are on the rise, but there are still plenty of setbacks that come with the more environmentally conscious choice. Charging? Sounds like a long wait. No plug nearby? Too bad. That’s where the (fictional) Mercedes AA Class comes in, powered by AA batteries and free of any other worries. Well, kind of.

Mysterious Faraday Future Bleeding Cash, Blasted By Former Exec: Report

Faraday Future, the mysterious startup automaker that made its big reveal at this year’s CES, is suffering from the loss of its battery engineer and financial setbacks delaying its billion dollar Nevada factory. Now a former executive put the company on blast, claiming it does not in fact have a “Tesla killer” or even…

A Review Of The GM EV1, Or At Least What I Can Remember After 20 Years

Once, long ago, I was like many of you: a young, beautiful gadabout, ready to drink lustily from the frothing cup of life. One particular quaff of that cup is significant, because it involves a short drive in the shining but infamously doomed General Motors EV1, and 2016 will mark that car’s 20th anniversary. In honor…

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Everything Interesting About Volkswagen's New Electric Microbus 

Volkswagen pulled the sheet of a modernized re-incarnation of the venerable Microbus for the third (fourth if you count the two-tone T6 Multivan, or fifth if you count the Space Up!) time yesterday at CES. What lurked under that sheet is called BUDD-e, and it’s either fascinating or disappointing, depending on what…