Tag Archives: Car Technology

Remember How the Founder of Rimac Started With an Electric BMW E30 Conversion?

When Rimac Automobili’s electric supercars aren’t getting totaled by Richard Hammond of The Grand Tour, they’re setting 0 to 60 mph times of under two seconds, which is insane. But a lot of us forget that the empire started with an electric-converted BMW E30, of all things. It’s incredible to see how far it’s come.

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Electric Startup Lucid Motors is Doing One Big Thing Right

Electric car startup Lucid Motors is riding sky-high at the moment, having just secured a $1 billion investment to kickstart production of its first electric car. Coinciding with that announcement, Lucid said on Tuesday that it’s teaming up with Volkswagen’s electric charging company, Electrify America, which will…

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Tesla Hasn’t Started Developing a Time Machine ‘YET’: Court Filing

Tesla has been fairly busy as of late trying to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan while having to address the innumerable controversies CEO Elon Musk has drummed up on Twitter. It also has a number of products in the works—a semi, a new Roadster, an all-electric crossover, a pickup truck (maybe). One thing it’s…

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Elio Motors Is Really Doing the Cryptocurrency Thing

Several months back, word trickled out that Elio Motors’ latest plan to rescue its dream to bring a three-wheeled car to life involved raising funds from the creation of a digital “token” dubbed ElioCoin. Put aside any doubts if that sounds like a dubious proposal because, on Thursday, Elio announced the pre-sale (??)…

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Amazon Wants Alexa in Your Car Now

Amazon today unveiled Echo Auto, capable of putting Alexa into every car in the world for the price of $49.99. In our not-too-distant future Alexa is everywhere.

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Watch a True Innovator Drive a Jet Ski With Wheels in Florida

This is a street-legal jet ski modified for landlubbers—a perfect machine, in other words, only lacking a windscreen to keep the driver from being the biggest drag on aerodynamics.

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The 2019 Audi E-Tron is a $74,800 All-Electric SUV That Can Do 0-60 in 5.5 Seconds

A 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds, a top speed of 124 mph, maximum drive torque achieved in a quarter of a second. This is the 2019 Audi e-tron, Audi’s first all-electric offering.

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Yes, The U.S. Army Actually Developed a Flying Jeep with Guns

There are very few people in this world who would wonder, “what would happen if I made a jeep that could fly?” It seems more like the kind of thing you’d make a rough crayon sketch of in kindergarten than it does something someone would actually sit down and seriously draft up. But someone out there, well—they…

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Tesla’s Now On Trial Over an Elon Musk Tweet

Tesla heads back to court later this month to continue a trial over allegations from the National Labor Relations Board that the automaker’s management violated federal labor laws. When both sides meet in court, they’ll duke it out over a new, potentially thorny legal issue that emerged in late August: a tweet from…

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Detroit Should Not Give Ford a $104 Million Tax Break

Ford, as expected, launched a charm initiative this week to win over the Detroit City Council and secure a $100 million tax break from the city to support its rehab of a train station near downtown. The facility, Michigan Central Station, has been shuttered for decades, and Ford wants to transform it into a hub for…

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