A German car nicknamed "heavy drinker" or “boozer” has set a new record for electric vehicle stamina: 1,013 miles on a single charge. The single-seat vehicle’s aerodynamic shape, with the motors integrated into the wheel hubs, helped the car accomplish this feat.
The reputation of the original SL has cast a long shadow over subsequent models. The all-new 302-horsepower SL500 carries the banner high.
By Dan Carney
Posted 04.04.2002 at 3:02 pm 0 Comments
As I rocket across the desert outside Phoenix at 120 mph, I'm surprised by my test car's stability. I'm driving the legendary 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing-the car that inspired the real reason for my trip west: to test Mercedes' new flagship sports car, the SL500 hardtop convertible.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.