02 Nov '14, 4pm

Electric Superchargers Ready For Prime Time

Electric Superchargers Ready For Prime Time

A supercharger is a compressor that forces more air into the combustion chamber. The effect is like fanning the flames of a campfire to make it burn hotter. We get more ooomph from a supercharged engine when we press on the loud pedal. There is no free lunch, of course. It takes energy to spin a supercharger and connecting one to the engine through belts, or clutches can be an engineering nightmare. Exhaust driven turbochargers are more mechanically efficient, but they take time to build compression (or, “boost”). Most of us know this delay as “turbo lag”, the difference in time between when you mash the throttle and when the extra power kicks in.

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Don’t Buy it, Build It: the Bamboo Bicycle Kit

Don’t Buy it, Build It: the Bamboo Bicycle Kit

gas2.org 02 Nov '14, 7pm

Inside the flat-pack box are all of the raw material to build a bamboo bicycle frame from scratch. All you need to add to ...

Bienville’s Latest Motorcycle Masterpiece (13 Photos)

Bienville’s Latest Motorcycle Masterpiece (13 P...

gas2.org 02 Nov '14, 5pm

Only three of these “Legacy” machines will be built, according to Asphalt and Rubber. And each of those will be built to t...

Formula 1 2014: USGP Results – FINAL

Formula 1 2014: USGP Results – FINAL

gas2.org 02 Nov '14, 10pm

Speculation that as many as eight cars would boycott the USGP by pulling into the pits after the first lap- like they did ...

Nissan Leaf Sets a New Sales Record – Again!

Nissan Leaf Sets a New Sales Record – Again!

gas2.org 03 Nov '14, 8pm

“With nearly 20 electric cars or plug-in hybrid models on the road today, Nissan LEAF remains at the head of the class , o...

Lincoln To Get $5 Billion Dollar Makeover

Lincoln To Get $5 Billion Dollar Makeover

gas2.org 01 Nov '14, 1pm

Mark Fields, the new CEO of Ford Motor Company, is prepared to invest $5 billion dollars to rescue the ailing Lincoln bran...

Instant Torque is Driving an EV Revolution

Instant Torque is Driving an EV Revolution

gas2.org 03 Nov '14, 10pm

A new video on climate solutions from the wonderful videographer Peter Sinclair highlights the EV revolution. Furthermore,...

Formula 1 2014: USGP Results – Qualifying

Formula 1 2014: USGP Results – Qualifying

gas2.org 01 Nov '14, 7pm

After leading all three practice sessions heading into tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix (USGP), Lewis Hamilton lost the...

Renault Duster Oroch Set to Conquer (South) America

Renault Duster Oroch Set to Conquer (South) Ame...

gas2.org 31 Oct '14, 3pm

The company has plans to show off the Renault Duster Orcho concept pickup at Brazil’s Sao Paolo auto show. If it’s well re...

How EVs Became more Than A Niche In Norway

How EVs Became more Than A Niche In Norway

gas2.org 04 Nov '14, 8pm

Through smart and effective use of its natural resources, tax incentives, and government policy, Norway has become a globa...

Tesla Model S Reliability Rated As “Average”

Tesla Model S Reliability Rated As “Average”

gas2.org 04 Nov '14, 9pm

In its initial review, the independent magazine gave the Tesla Model S a review score of 99/100 , the best score in magazi...

Take An Electric Racing Holiday In The French Alps

Take An Electric Racing Holiday In The French Alps

gas2.org 27 Oct '14, 6pm

I’ve covered a few electric ice racing series before, but these events were populated by professional or semi-pro racers w...

London’s EV Charging Station Network Falling Into Disrepair

London’s EV Charging Station Network Falling In...

gas2.org 27 Oct '14, 4pm

EV charging stations give short-range electric cars a lot more versatility for daily driving, but only if they work. The T...

Confirmed: Nissan R36 GTR Will be a Hybrid

Confirmed: Nissan R36 GTR Will be a Hybrid

gas2.org 26 Oct '14, 7pm

The R36 GTR is expected to use a version of the 550 HP hybrid power unit shown in the Infiniti Q80 concept that debuted ea...

Tesla Model III Design Could Include SUV And Wagon Versions

Tesla Model III Design Could Include SUV And Wa...

gas2.org 27 Oct '14, 5pm

Elon Musk has time and again set his sights on BMW 3 series as the benchmark for the Model III (formerly called the Model ...

Ford EcoSport Storm Is Basically A Mini-Raptor

gas2.org 05 Nov '14, 5pm

But don’t expect Ford to put the EcoSport Storm into production, as this concept is more about what’s possible than what’s...