From China’s investment in electric buses, to shattering the electric car driving range in a homemade vehicle, to Tesla racing drag cars, to taking to the skies – we have it all in this post on the 10 Amazing Electric Vehicle Stories that inspire and fuel me as an electric vehicle advocate.
My story is that I’ve been extolling the virtues of EVs for about 3 years however I’m a relative newcomer to electric vehicle ownership. In July 2018 I stepped up and started walking my talk and bought a 2018 Chevy Bolt (named ZIGGY).
I have to say that it’s changed my perception on how cars work, road trips, electrical infrastructure, wider public opinion (both good and bad), and driving altogether. I’ll share a more posts on that in the coming weeks and months.
This homegrown BMW shattered the EV range – (1,204+) KM
ITAP built ‘The Phoenix’ at a cost of just $13K. It was built in forty days, and is manufactured from 90% Consumer Waste.
On 7/07/2017 they drove ‘The Phoenix’ car 1,204 KM on a single charge.
They set the World Record driving four (4) days without charging from Bakersfield to The Capital, to Tesla HQ and Apple HQ, IFixIT HQ, and Back.. They also cheekily attempted to go visit TESLA but they were not having it. Incredible!
This Tesla mechanic is resurrecting scrapped cars
Rich is a car enthusiast who follows his passion to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life by ‘frankensteining’ them togetgher, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.
Race Highlights – 2018 Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix – ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Circuit racing returned to Switzerland as the ABB FIA Formula E Championship raced through the city streets and lakefront boulevards of Zurich, host city of the 2018 Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix. Exciting does not do this justice. Check out the overtakes, controversies, penalties, and electric-powered speed demons here.
A Tesla P100D takes on all comers at a drag strip
And, a more recent video from the same driver.
China launches 9,500 electric buses fleet the size of London’s every five weeks
Every five weeks an equivalent of the entire London bus fleet – 9,500 brand new electric buses – take to the roads in China. Globally electric buses totals around 385,000 vehicles – and 99% of those are in China.
Check out this new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and this amazing video about the progress in China.
Going Under the Hood of the Chevy Bolt
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Electric cars will come of age in 2018
EV’s and the End of Oil
This informative video discussed how oil companies are pondering the end of oil demand growth and the role played in it by electric vehicles. This video discusses forecasts of peak oil, peak oil demand and the future of oil demand.
It also asks the key questions on will electric infratstructure be able to cope with the expected growth in EV? And, will we see the end of the internal combustion engine?
The ‘Revenge of the electric car’ (documentary)
This extensive documentary looks at how EV technology, that had been dumbed down and thrown away, is making an resurgence. Well worth the time investment.
Taking to the skies with BlackFly
I cannot ignore the amount of chatter about flying electric cars. And, I love the more futuristic visions. BlackFly is the world’s first USA-qualified ultralight all-electric fixed-wing personal vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
BlackFly is flying car that is safe, affordable, and requires no special permits to operate in the USA. It’s been tested over After 9 years, 1400+ flights, and 12000+ miles.
Nikolas is a world-leading Futurist that drives world leaders to take action in creating a better world for humanity. He promotes exponential thinking along with a critical, honest, and optimistic view that empowers you with knowledge to plan for today, tomorrow, and for the future.