An Electric Car Week at a Glance, 6-21-13

Lightning Motorcycle at Pikes Peak
Lightning Motorcycle blows gasoline bikes at Pikes Peak
Lightning Motorcycle at Pikes Peak
Lightning Motorcycle blows gasoline bikes at Pikes Peak

And here is to another week filled with electric car news we couldn’t cover here. Anything else we missed?

CarNewsCafe at Pikes Peak! Yes, yours truly will be at Pikes Peak, courtesy of Mitsubishi to cover the electric events live. Check back with us next week as we head out Thursday to Colorado Springs.

Test Drive, The Ford C-MAX Energi. I have been waiting a long time to test drive both Fusion and C-MAX Energi and both didn’t disappoint me. The C-MAX however impressed me in ways I didn’t think it would. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Left Lane Psychosis Is Finally Out! Call it self-therapy, call it plain old silly but there are too many things we see on the roads that are either not smart or sometimes downright dangerous. Left Lane Psychosis aims to highlight some of these things we witness every day on the road. Let us know what you see that either drives you crazy or enough to make you back off. Click here to read Left Lane Psychosis.

CarNewsCafe Podcast. Want to hear what we sound like? How about listening to three donkeys dispensing their immeasurable knowledge of the automobile world? Click here to hear our podcast… and laugh.

Elsewhere in the news…

EPRI Finds Life Time Ownership The Same As Conventional Cars.  Our friends at Fierce Energy quoted the Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI study that revealed the lifetime cost of ownership of electric vehicles is comparable to that of conventional vehicles, which could spur interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) by mainstream consumers. This is bound to make some teeth grind…

Tesla Gets Serious About Battery Swap For Model S. Come on, did you really think you could go a week or even a day without reading about Tesla Motors? This time Tesla hopes to not make the mistakes Better Place did with their good idea of swapping battery packs. We knew the Model S has been designed with some sort of battery pack swap in mind, now Elon Musk teased it out here.

100 Million Panasonic Lithium-Ion EV Batteries. Told you there would be some Tesla here, but this time it’s for the company’s battery partner Panasonic to gloat a little. 100 million lithium-ion cells have been delivered to Tesla Motors! Click here for the story.

Lightening Motorcycles Blows Gas Bikes at Pikes Peak. If you ever wanted to see the meanest electric motorcycle you will soon be able to buy, then look no further than the wild Lightning Motorcycle. And as Richard reminds us, it blows gasoline motorcycles out of the water, or mountain in this case. And guess who will be there? Click here for the story.

And for your enjoyment, watch these videos.

Anything else we missed?

Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart