Bradley Brownell
Bradley is an extremely-online EV and clean energy enthusiast with years of experience providing insightful takes on automotive news, as well as product reviews and highly opinionated editorial. He is also one of the co-founders of the RADwood automotive festival. Bradley lives in northern Nevada with his wife Amanda, a collection of particularly needy two and four wheeled conveyances, and their two basset hounds, Alois and Henry.
Articles by Bradley Brownell
Alternating Currents: Formula E will be bigger than Formula One by 2025

  Honda recently announced that the Japanese automaker would be abandoning its Formula One engine supply program at the close of the 2021 season. Its reasoning? The need to focus the company’s engineering expertise on future drivetrain tech for its road car business. This is the driving force behind the expensive and extravagant F1 program’s […]

by Bradley Brownell
10/14/2020
Alternating Currents: Make more EV infrastructure, not EVs with longer range

The arms race for electric vehicle range is raging. With manufacturers like Lucid and Tesla jumping at the chance to offer high-dollar EVs packed with batteries delivering over 500 miles of range, it’s an exciting time to be following the electric car game. Potential new car buyers have listed range anxiety as one of the […]

by Bradley Brownell
10/7/2020
Alternating Currents: The case for the electric poster car

Think back to your childhood bedroom. Did you have a car poster on your wall? If you did, surely it wasn’t something beige, reliable, and economical. Nobody had a 1983 Honda Accord poster on their wall; it was something like a Countach or a Testarossa, right? Maybe you lusted after those 1980s 200-mph weapons, the […]

by Bradley Brownell
9/30/2020
Alternating Currents: When electric and endurance meet

  Here we stand in the shadow of two legendary 24 hour racing events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nürburgring 24, both delayed from midsummer to early fall in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. A longtime motorsport fanatic, I find myself sitting in the relative comfort of my living room […]

by Bradley Brownell
9/23/2020
Alternating Currents: American EV offerings need to embrace the working class

This week saw the launch of the Lucid Air, and while I love nearly everything about that car, I can’t reasonably stand behind its $170,000 price tag. That’s a lot of money, even for people who have a lot of money. The main general complaint I frequently hear about electric cars is that they’re exclusively […]

by Bradley Brownell
9/16/2020
Alternating Currents: The electric hot rod ushers in new era of performance

(Editor’s Note: Bradley Brownell brings his years of automotive experience to EV Pulse as our new weekly commentator. You’ve seen his work at Jalopnik, Flat Sixes, and others. We’re excited to bring his takes on electric to you each and every week.) Hot rodding has been deeply woven into the fabric of America’s love affair […]

by Bradley Brownell
9/9/2020