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Categories: Hybrid / Green

Tesla Fights for Right to Maintain Dealerships in Connecticut

On: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 12:09PM | By: Bill Wilson


Tesla Fights for Right to Maintain Dealerships in Connecticut test 1-1

The state of Connecticut is the site of the newest showdown between Tesla Motors and the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA). The consequences for both sides in the battle are enormous. Should Tesla prevail, the century-old franchise dealer system could well be on its way to extinction. If NADA and its allies emerge victorious, then those who seek to transform the way the American public buys cars will suffer a serious setback. Either way, one side will be left face down with a bloodied nose.


The Hyperloop: Will It Make the Automobile Obsolete?

On: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:33AM | By: Bill Wilson


The Hyperloop: Will It Make the Automobile Obsolete? test 1-1

When it comes to mass transit, Americans are tepid users at best. Let the Europeans and Japanese have their bullet trains and magnetic levitation; we will stick with our cars and trucks, thank you very much. That may be about to change, however, if a revolutionary new idea proposed by Tesla founder Elon Musk becomes reality. Known as the Hyperloop, it would make getting from point A to point B faster, safer, and more breathtaking than ever before.


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future

On: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:10PM | By: Bill Wilson


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future test 1-1

Electric cars have a lot going for them. They're whisper-quiet, highly dependable, and offer freedom from the gas pump. Of course, they have drawbacks as well. For example, try driving cross-country in a battery-powered car. You'll count yourself fortunate to find enough charging stations along the way. Add to this the thorny problems of limited range and high sticker prices, and it's easy to see why electric cars make up only a tiny percentage of American vehicles.


The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For?

On: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 2:55PM | By: Bill Wilson


The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For? test 1-1

All-electric cars are to the automotive industry what Star Trek’s warp drive is to NASA: a vision that promises an oasis from all the limits imposed by current technology. Problem is, the vision may be nothing more than a mirage. Or maybe not, if the new Chevy Bolt lives up to its hype.


 

Lexus Considering Hydrogen Powered LS Variant?

On: Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:24AM | By: Carl Malek


Lexus Considering Hydrogen Powered LS Variant? test 1-1

With the Mirai concept providing a compelling glimpse of what a hydrogen future would look like at Toyota, it appears that the Japanese firm is planning to adopt some of the Mirai's innovations in an upcoming Lexus LS variant. The hope is that it could serve as the perfect platform to debut the technology when it eventually makes its way to mass production in Toyota-badged models (like some of the other innovations that first got their start in the Lexus LS).


BMW Working On Hydrogen Fuel Cells, But Predicts Battery-Powered Future

On: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:56AM | By: Carl Malek


BMW Working On Hydrogen Fuel Cells, But Predicts Battery-Powered Future test 1-1

In a recent report, BMW has revealed that it has plans to formally commence testing of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. However, the firm also stated that it still sees battery-powered offerings as the way of the future for the time being, especially if new developments —could help revamp the way many consumers think about electric vehicles.


Putting School Buses to Work for Fun and Profit

On: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 8:36AM | By: Karen Cook


Putting School Buses to Work for Fun and Profit test 1-1

One of the most iconic and easily recognizable vehicles on the road has to be the school bus. The distinctive yellow paint and overall shape of the bus has not changed in more than 70 years. They perform their function well and there has been little need or desire to mess with what works.


2016 Tesla Model X: The First Electric SUV

On: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 2:45PM | By: Karen Cook


2016 Tesla Model X: The First Electric SUV test 1-1

The world is slowly getting greener. We “reduce, reuse, and recycle” when we can and scientists all over the world are working to make all the things we deem necessary to our survival less damaging to our environment. Automobiles are a big place where we try to reduce our “footprint”, electric vehicles are very attractive, especially to younger buyers. Let’s face it, they need the earth longer than the older set.


Toyota's Mirai Reignites Battery vs. Hydrogen Debate

On: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:12PM | By: Bill Wilson


Toyota's Mirai Reignites Battery vs. Hydrogen Debate test 1-1

The future of hydrogen cars took a giant leap forward recently, with Toyota unveiling its first mass production vehicle to use the alternative fuel. The name of the car is the “Mirai”, the Japanese word for “future”. Whether the new model lives up to it name is anyone’s guess. 


Nissan Engineering Team Builds All-Electric Pickup Truck

On: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:08PM | By: Bill Wilson


Nissan Engineering Team Builds All-Electric Pickup Truck test 1-1

Throughout most of their history, pickup trucks have been all about size and power—which makes sense, given that they’re also all about work. But, if a new concept vehicle from Nissan catches on, all of that may be about to change. Dubbed “Sparky,” it brings modern battery technology to the truck world.


New Hybrid Or Used Hellraiser: 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

On: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 4:38PM | By: Teddy Field


2014 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart test 2

Okay, you’ve got $25 grand to spend, and you want a little car that’s small enough to maneuver through traffic, yet still has enough room for 4 (5 in a pinch), and a reasonably sized trunk. What are your options? Well, if you’re the sort of person that actually eats fiber in order to maintain a regular schedule, then you might consider the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid. It’s got a roomy interior with nice materials and a raft of electronic gadgets. The Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system yields a 401k-friendly 45 average mpg, and it’ll depreciate even slower than it accelerates. But if you’re the sort of person that conquers constipation with Taco Bell and a 12-pack, then you’d probably be interested in the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. It’s got a powerful turbo-4, AWD, and more attitude than a constipated teenager. Decisions, decisions…