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    Video: Electric Miata smokes Tesla Model S at the track
    It May Be An Unfair Fight, But It's Still Fun 1404858540

    Yes, folks, you read that headline right. A souped up battery-electric version of a Mazda Miata took down a Tesla Model S on a quarter-mile drag strip. And it wasn't even close. Road Test TV was kind enough to post a video of a forest-green Miata (and its very stoked driver) doing a quarter-mile ...

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    Video: Fore! Pro golfers race BMW i8 against a golf cart

    You wouldn't think a couple of pro golfers racing a golf cart along a nice green course would get the blood pumping. But throw in a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid and things get at least a little more interesting. At least, that's what the German automaker is hoping for. Bimmer is swinging big with a ...

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    Official: Qatar University women's team wins Hybrid-Electric Challenge in Abu Dhabi [w/video]

    An energized student team from Qatar University has won the first-ever TAQA GCC Hybrid-Electric Challenge, which was held in Abu Dhabi late last month. And, as race organizers took pains to point out, it was an all-female team that claimed the top spot. The squad, called Team Gernas 114, ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf races Tesla Roadster at Sportsland

    Give Nissan some credit, here: the company is proudly publicizing coming in second. The Japanese automaker entered a souped-up Nissan Leaf in an all-electric-vehicle race at Japan's Sportsland Sugo earlier this month, with hopes of knocking off proverbial favorite Tesla in the 50-kilometer ...

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    Video: Infiniti teases M hybrid drag race against Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

    Infiniti has started throwing stones at the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. The Japanese luxury brand aims to pit its M Hybrid against the electrified German five-door in a fight for the title of the world's fastest-accelerating production full hybrid. How's that for a mouthful? The Porsche Panamera S ...

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    Cyclist injured in collision with vehicle at Zero Emissions Race

    The Zero Emissions Race, which kicked off almost three months ago in Switzerland, was brought to a sudden halt Friday when one of the vehicles, the solar-powered electrically-driven Zerotracer, collided with a cyclist during the Canadian leg of the event. The race was wheeling through Vancouver ...

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    Bikes vs. cars race ends in decisive two-wheeled victory

    What does it take to beat a Zenn electric car and a Toyota Prius in cross-town driving? A pair of wheels and some leg-power. In the sixth annual Commuter Race in San Jose, California, all the bikes - a standard bike, a tandem and a hybrid bike - beat the two cars in a treasure hunt-style race ...

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    RACE report shows that LPG is a viable solution

    The Real Automóvil Club de España (RACE) as well as its German counterpart ADAC, have released a complete report defending the use of LPG (Liquiefied Petroleum Gas) as a viable alternative to gasoline. The complete report (which you can download following the link below) states that ...

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    Video: Ron Paul on ethanol subsidies "I don't think we should do that"

    What does Ron Paul think about ethanol subsidies? Ron thinks they are unconstitutional and that allowing farmers to raise hemp is the right solution. Here is Ron's full response, as you can see in the video above, to the question "What are your views and policies on subsidizing ethanol ...

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    Mythbusters to bust myth electric cars are slow in episode next season

    The Record Bee caught up with the Mythbusters (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman) and crew at the Lake County's fairgrounds and Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Wednesday. What are the Mythbusters busting? According to the show's producer, they are filming an episode, to air next season, on busting the myth ...

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    Video: I'm not racist, I drive a Prius

    Here's a joke from the show New Adventures Of Old Christine. Christine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is accused of being racist by Barb. Christine says she cannot be racist because she drives a Prius. Do racists hate good gas mileage? She also says "I love gay causes. I use to drive a Miata." ...

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    Drag-racing, sunwise

    While a vehicle speeding down 250 yards in 57 seconds doesn't sound very fast, it's the hare beating the tortoise when the 'vehicle' is powered by the sun.The winner was Brooks Solar and the contest was the second Annual Solar Drag Race. Held in Wenatchee, Washington, it is currently the only drag ...


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