The electric class for this year’s “Race to the Clouds,” which takes place July 8, promises to be quite interesting, with big-name drivers Beccy Gordon and Hiroshi Matuoka driving two different versions of the Mitsubishi i, and Pikes Peak legend Nobuhiro Tajima driving Team APEV’s custom EV. The latest addition to the field is a… Read more »
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The prospect of zero emission, near-silent race cars has set moustaches twitching throughout the motorsport fraternity. Many see it as heresy, while the enlightened few realize that we have a golden opportunity to inject some new life into a hundred-year-old sport. Doug Peck, editor at emotorsportnews.com, explains why the future of racing runs on… Read more »
On the strength of a shrewd business plan and ties to GM, VIA Motors plans to jump-start the electric transition through the back door of America’s service vehicles. Its E-REV pickup trucks and vans prove that you can have your fuel efficiency and costs savings, too. Everyone should want an EV. They’re more efficient than… Read more »
ALTe Powertrain Technologies, which has converted dozens of Ford F150 trucks to PHEVs, announced this week that it has successfully installed its system on the Ford Econoline E350 platform. The E350 is very popular with fleet operators, who are likely EV customers because of the high mileage they tend to put on their vehicles –… Read more »
Rust never sleeps, we’ve heard, and neither do insurance companies when they sense a pot of “gold” ripe for “harvest” (sorry, that was the best we could do). Unigard Insurance is suing a company founded by Neil Young in connection with a 2010 fire that damaged his one-of-a-kind Lincvolt hybrid electric conversion, the Silicon Valley Mercury… Read more »