They’re here to stay.
You’re not going to see Ford Mustang Mach-E police cars in your rear view mirror next week. But in the future, you could. The Michigan State Police have pretty much established the standard when it comes to testing cars for police use. They put cars through grueling acceleration, top speed, braking, high-speed pursuit, and emergency … Continue reading Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Testing →
Despite not having built a single production truck yet, Ford has already announced a production increase to 80,000 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks annually. Ford will invest another $250 million across three Michigan plants involved with F-150 Lightning production, and hire 450 more workers to build them. The Drive has more details. It may seem … Continue reading Ford Boosts F-150 Lightning Production Before It Even Begins →
The biggest issue with electric vehicles is the recharge time. Society is accustomed to stopping at a gas station, filling the tank in a few minutes, and driving another few hundred miles. Electric doesn’t work that way — yet. One way to bypass this issue is rather than wait for your batteries to recharge, simply … Continue reading Yamaha, Honda, KTM, and Piaggio Commit To Standard Swappable Batteries →
If you wanted to buy a 2021 motorcycle from Zero, you’re too late. They’re all sold out, according to Jalopnik. Zero is already hard at work on updating the electronics to make most 2022 models even better. After I got to ride a Zero SR/F at IMS Outdoors, I understand the popularity. If you can … Continue reading Zero Motorcycles Already Sold Out For 2021, Updating For 2022 →
Elon Musk promised Tesla owners who bought the so-called “full self-driving” package that they would receive it by the end of September. Elektrek reports that hackers have gotten their hands on it early, as in now. This is alarming on numerous levels. Tesla has been severely limiting even the number of beta testers for this … Continue reading Tesla “Full Self-Driving” Software Has Leaked →
Subaru’s been slow to hop on the electric bandwagon, but they’re getting there. They just released teaser photos of the Solterra, their first electric model. Naturally, it’s an SUV. I agree with Elektrek’s take on this. All-wheel-drive is what Subaru is best known for, and they’re doubling down on that. But when it comes to … Continue reading Subaru Teases Their First Electric Vehicle: The Solterra →
Colin Chapman would be spinning in his grave. The company once known for “simplify and add lightness” has announced big plans to do quite the opposite, reports Electrek. We knew Lotus was going electric, but three of the four new models on the way aren’t what you’d expect from Lotus. They include two SUVs, a … Continue reading Lotus Goes Large On Electric →
First, GM was going to test the batteries in pre-2019 models and replace defective battery cells. Then they decided to replace them all. And now, 2019 and newer Bolts have been added to the list, also to get a full replacement whether they need it or not. That’s all of them. Every. Single. One. It’s … Continue reading Every Chevy Bolt Gets Recalled →
People have been buying and dropping crate motors into classic cars for years. My old next door neighbor had a modern 5.0 Coyote V8 under the hood of his 1967 Mustang, and it was pretty cool. Now Ford plans to offer an electric option, since electric conversions of classic cars are becoming more and more … Continue reading Ford Will Show Electric Crate Motor at SEMA →
Cop cars are known for being cheap to buy, cheap to run, run hard, and put away wet. So why has the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office splurged on a not-so-cheap Tesla Model Y? Fuel costs, says Elektrek. They believe that in 6-18 months, the savings in gas will offset the additional cost of purchasing the … Continue reading Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Tests Tesla Model Y →
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