Faraday Future’s Design DNA, the FFZERO1

Kicking off CES 2016 the start-up electric car company unveils a concept race car

Already working nights and weekends on their first production vehicle, Faraday Future’s product creation chiefs—Richard Kim, Design and Nick Sampson, Engineering—took on another project; the FFZERO1, a concept race car. At other automotive companies the concepts come before the production vehicles, but there’s nothing typical about Faraday. They’re a true California start up working on bringing an electric car to market three times faster than …

Electric Vehicle Sports Racer

A look at the team taking the dream of the electric car onto the racetrack

“We are feeding it right now. It’s hungry,” says project manager and chief engineer of Electric Vehicle Sports Racer (EVSR) Charlie Greenhaus, referring to his electric racecar’s appetite for a charge. Greenhaus, who founded EVSR, has spent over 25 years in motorsports—as a racer, director, and engineer—and simultaneously spearheads Independent Motorsports Group (aka IMG, a race series dedicated to camaraderie) and Entropy Racing (a full …

Test Drive: 2015 BMW i8

The company's first-ever plug-in hybrid is a radically innovative sportscar that could very well change the entire industry

Each year, car manufacturers across the globe release 350 or so new models. The vast majority are annual updates to models past—new iterations that are a little more powerful, a little more fuel-efficient and feature smarter tech and nav systems. Seldom does a new model launch that is a radically innovative departure from those that have come before. However, the BMW i8—which we put through …