Get Electric From Your Car

HowTo : Build a Poor Man's Chevy Volt

Wish you could make the shift to electric or hybrid, but you can't afford it? If you've got more than a few free weekends on your hands, you may want to consider undertaking Benjamin Nelson's ambitious (to say the very least) car conversion project. First, Nelson outlines in ...more

News : Teens Build World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

How many gallons of gas does it take to get from Kansas City to New York? Depends on what you're driving. In this custom-modded Indy race car designed by students at the DeLaSalle Education Center? About four. WIRED's Autopia reports, "A team of high school students has deve ...more

News : Corner Leaning Car

Nissan will soon release an electric car called the Land Glider, which hugs turns just like a motorcycle. Intended for urban mobility, this car has a bit more finesse that your average Smart Car. Futuristic, fast, and easy to park. From Automobile Mag: "The newest concept co ...more

News : Why Buy a Car When You Can Build-It-Yourself?

BBC show Top Gear has built a homemade electric car in just 18 hours: the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust. According to Autocar,  "...the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust is a road legal car/shed that started life as a TVR Chimaera and underwent quite a few modifications to become a 21st ...more

News : New Super Hybrid Kicks Tesla Motors' Butt

Capstone's CMT-380 stealth looking prototype can hit 150mph, compared to Tesla's 125. Tesla better step it up. Says Engadget: "Rather than mixing batteries and a conventional engine, this whip combines the former with a diesel / biodiesel-powered microturbine, which is -- fo ...more

How To : Build a 32 plate 31 cell series HHO electrolyzer

This small but very powerful electrolyzer produces gas that increases the fuel mileage of your car. The elctrolyzer runs on baking soda (4 volts/cell) and produces hydrogen. Electrolyzers in general are machines that uses a direct electric current to drive a chemical reaction ...more

How To : Buy a classic Volkswagen VW beetle bug

This automotive video series covers "What to Look Out for" before buying a Volkswagen bug. The first video shows you the first few sections that you should inspect before purchasing a classic VW. Part two shows you how to check the heater channel sections and gives you good ex ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

News : Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Forget electric cars, quit mixing your at-home biodiesel; just attach one of Dutch John's handy wood gasification contraptions to the back of your car and fuel your transportation with backyard wood chips. Says DVICE, "This old Volvo modified by a guy calling himself Dutch J ...more

News : Understanding Niche Affiliate Marketing

The niches are the foundation of a successful marketing strategy. You need to focus on the niches in a market and develop a strategy for each niche. You'll attract more targeted traffic that way, which will result in more sales. As an affiliate marketer, your target should fo ...more

How To : Drift with a model car

This video shows how to drift with electric and petrol(nitro)model RC cars. Learn how to develop the right skills and find the right parts to drift with a toy model car.

How To : Waterproof a remote control car to keep it safe

It's always handy to waterproof your RC car because your toy car is going to tread in a lot of dirty - and sometimes wet - ground. This means that any electric circuitry faces the risk of coming in contact with water and fizzing out. So keep things safe by learning how to wat ...more

News : What if Airbags Were on the Outside of Your Car?

A team of Japanese researchers have developed an airbag system for the exterior of the car, rather than the interior, with the purpose of protecting pedestrians. Via CrunchGear: "The airbags deflate rapidly upon impact, just like conventional airbags, to soften the effects o ...more

How To : Use different drive modes in the 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to use different drive modes in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers a smooth and gentle ride, and new technology lets you tailor the driving experience to your needs. All you have to do is press the button and let the car do the rest. The EV mode le ...more

How To : Replace the electric fuel pump in a Chevy Tahoe

Don't let an overpriced mechanic take control of your Chevy Tahoe repairs, learn to fix your car yourself. Learn from an ASE certified Master Automobile Technician with over 14 years of experience. He'll teach you how to replace the electric fuel pump in a Chevy Tahoe. This st ...more

How To : Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Maintain a skateboard

Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more

How To : Give Yourself Room to Think in Two Easy Steps

Yes it’s the 21st century and yes, everyone’s busy, everyone’s connected. Accept it. Move on. Be happy. DON’T BUY INTO THE HYPE—literally and figuratively. I’m here to tell you that YOU do not need all the ‘stuff’ that bogs you down or all the unnecessary information that doe ...more

News : Tesla Says New Autopilot Is Now as Good as Old One

Tesla says the new version of Autopilot is now as good as the previous one, after having completed over-the-air updates of the driverless software during the past few days. Model S and Model X Tesla models the electric car firm began to make October 16 last year lacked certai ...more

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