Alex Roy’s Digest: 5.5.16.2: Charging, Gumball 3000, Ford, Tesla, Porsche, Satan

5 May

Gumball 3000

I was arrested, then kidnapped during the Gumball 3000. How amateur. Actually, wait. I was too. Once. Article coming.

A map of Electric Vehicle charging sites from 1914. Thanks, pluginsites.

Ford Says No to 200+ Mile Electric Car, Maintains 100 Miles Will “Satisfy A Big Chunk Of The Population” Really? Are you sure, Ford? Because those Nissan Leaf sales aren’t so hot.

The refreshed Tesla Model S 70 lets you pay to ‘unlock’ a bigger battery. What a racket. A lot more of this coming, when REALLY connected cars arrive.

Are Graphene Batteries Just Around The Corner Or Just Wishful Thinking? They better be, or we’re not going to see Electric Vehicles REALLY compete with Internal Combustion until the tech arrives.

It’s Official: Japan Now has More Electric Car Charging Spots than Gas Stations. It’s not just Japan. Trust me.

Lawsuit challenging Facebook’s facial recognition system moves forward. I’d join that suit, but it’s just a lot easier to turn off tagging. Or does that no longer work?

Porsche Embraces Satan, Goes Full Tilt With Turbochargers?” More like Wired goes full tilt with hyperbole.

Alex Roy is an Editor-at-Large for The Drive, and author of The Driver and the LiveDriveRepeat blog. You may follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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