Illuminati Motor Works
Seven in Brooklyn (adapted from a photo by Lou Dubois)Seven in Brooklyn, NYIMW 7 (207 MPGe) vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe)Seven At Adler Planetarium Future Tech Night 2013Team IMW at X PrizeEPA tested: 207 MPGe

  • Hack-a-Thon 2016

    This weekend members of the Illuminati, new and old, emerged from their long winter’s slumber and gathered from across several states, some in the physical and still others in the virtual, at IMW headquarters to commence our first official Electric Smart Car Drivetrain Hack (or Hack-a-Thon).

    Saying that we’ve been slumbering since our last update is a bit misleading, it makes it seem like the projects we work on just sort’ve materialize on their own, like some sort of mystical Illuminati power brought them forth from one of our vast hidden treasure troves, (not only if you believe that do I have a bridge to sell you but for only $99.95 I will send you the Illuminati’s secret recipe for turning lead into gold! (Individual results may vary. Illuminati not responsible for accidental dimensional slippage resulting from use of this or any of our products) subliminal messages, like this one,


  • What’s New

    10.13.16 – We’re honored to be a stop on the PBS Illinois Stories bus trip!

    Our story begins here: How to spend your entire income building a car to travel 100 miles on a gallon of gas. The full tale of the Automotive X Prize is here: Ingenious: A True Story of Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America. Buy the hardcover – it has photos!


  • Recent Tweets

    • RT @fellerfactory: Heard about a huge cache of Th!nk software hosted on a Norwegian EV forum. Got all excited, tracked it down, turns out it’s origin was me. 2 days ago
    • Ford has begun shutdowns and layoffs due to slumping sales. Mustang and F-150 take a hit-> 3 days ago
    • Proposed legislation to introduce new $250 per month benefit to people commuting in electric vehicles (via Electrek) 5 days ago
    • The fall bus tour episode of Illinois Stories (including IMW) will air on WSEC Oct. 27 at 7:00 PM; Oct. 30 at 4:00 PM & Oct. 31 at 6:30 PM. 6 days ago
    • RT @johnvoelcker: In July, @elonmusk said journos should “do the bloody math” We did: How safe is #Tesla Autopilot? Parsing statistics… 1 week ago
    • Many thanks to @WSECTV & the folks traveling on the #ILStories bus tour for stopping by this morning! We appreciate your continued interest 1 week ago

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