Ok, so the electric Porsche-bodied car won. My question is could the Porsche be driven home after the race or did it have to be taken on a trailer? Since the Tesla could make around 100 all-out runs before it's battery is depleted, I'm betting it was able to drive home afterwards. » 1/30/15 11:54am 3 minutes ago

VW has had USB ports, at least my 2001 Mk4 Golf has one along with an AUX jack. Granted, it's a unit that I got from Mexico from a CitiGolf which continued Mk4 production (with updated audio equipment) long after VW went with the Mk5 and Mk6. It also plays MP3's from either a USB stick or burned onto a CD (which it… » 1/30/15 2:12am Today 2:12am

Drag Times already did the math on how many runs you can make down the strip. It took them 1.1 kWh of power to do the run, but they got back 0.5kWh during the regen as they slowed again, so they used of 0.6 kWh total. On paper, that's around 140 runs but assuming it uses some power on the way back to the starting… » 1/28/15 12:04pm Wednesday 12:04pm

Spurred on by your article, I jumped on Google Earth Street View, poked around Reykjavik a bit, and came across this wagon. Look at that roofline! At first I thought it was typical GE distortion, but viewing it from three angles shows the same thing, and the surrounding cars aren't distorted, at least not in the… » 1/24/15 2:01am 1/24/15 2:01am

If his Tesla was bought 2 years ago and only has a range of 135 miles, I can only assume he has one of the few 40kWh models made, or maybe a 60. I would suggest he sell or trade it in on one of the new ones. He can get a standard S85 with 265 miles of range (twice what he has now) and if he only gets the tech package… » 1/23/15 3:22pm 1/23/15 3:22pm

I don't know about 0-80, but a Tesla Model S P85+(non-D) will regain over half the energy used in a 1/4 mile drag race. According to DragTimes, it uses 1.1 kWh of power going down the track, then regains 0.6kWh while slowing down. On paper that translates into something like 170 runs on a full charge, so after… » 1/22/15 11:58pm 1/22/15 11:58pm

Just for the record, the guy in the left lane was doing nothing wrong at all. In countries that drive on the left, he's the one in the slow lane. The truck is the one who needed to be over there. The Fit driver gets no passes from me. It was more luck than skill that saved everyone including himself. » 1/21/15 3:10pm 1/21/15 3:10pm

This has been going on for a long time. A friend of mine has/had a 1947 Harley-Davidson knucklehead that he discovered used not only Ford Tractor spark plugs, but also a Ford Tractor magneto (right down to the part numbers). Both parts were about 1/3 the price of Harley parts. » 1/21/15 1:03pm 1/21/15 1:03pm

A Tesla Model S P85+(non-D) will regain over half the energy used in a 1/4 drag race. According to DragTimes, it uses 1.1 kWh of power going down the track, then regains 0.6kWh while slowing down. That translates into something like 170 runs on a full charge. To top that off, each run at current energy prices only… » 1/19/15 5:31pm 1/19/15 5:31pm