Benjamin Hunting

Benjamin Hunting is a freelance writer who enjoys keeping the shiny side up during track days. He also co-hosts the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, and is a comic book creator and a friend to vinyl.
Benjamin Hunting
Toyota models that should be ready for Prime time

Toyota‘s Prime family of plug-in hybrids is growing at what could best be described as a ‘cautious’ pace. In a world where plug-ins are becoming increasingly common alongside traditional battery-assisted hybrids, it’s hard to understand why the auto industry’s BEV pioneer has been content to restrict its Prime brand to the Prius hatch and the […]

by Benjamin Hunting
2/3/2021
Early EVs: The Briggs & Stratton Hybrid blows ’80s minds, not leaves

There’s a popular saying coined by author William Gibson that goes something like, “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” So it goes with the history of hybrids and EVs, with early examples of what most think of as a modern phenomenon stretching back decades to the deep, dark clutches of the […]

by Benjamin Hunting
11/18/2020
8 best sci-fi EVs we wish we could drive

Science fiction has always had its own take on what electric cars will look like once they’ve become the de facto mode of personal transportation for our planet (or any other). Generally, what we’ve seen on-screen has been divided into two specific camps: sleek shapes that appear as if they’ve been plucked directly from a […]

by Benjamin Hunting
10/14/2020