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Road Trip: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

On: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:41PM | By: Bill Wilson


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Some of America's scenic roads are all about the scenery, while others focus on the region’s heritage or history. But in Kentucky there's a route devoted to the fine art of making whiskey. Known as the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, it gives visitors a chance to visit nine of the most famed distilleries in the world. Along the way, drivers can enjoy scenic small towns, rolling hills, and outstanding dining and lodging. The drive has become hugely popular in recent years, with more than 2.5 million people from all 50 states and several foreign countries completing the route.


The Hyperloop: Will It Make the Automobile Obsolete?

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


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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


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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


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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.


 

Hyundai, Kia Predict Reduced Growth For First Time In More Than A Decade

On: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 3:20PM | By: Carl Malek


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Following a strong 2014 which saw the two companies post a record sales year with more than eight million units sold, Hyundai and Kia are preparing for a much chillier 2015 sales season. Increased pressure from Japanese rivals as well as a major slowdown in overall sales growth could put the squeeze on the bottom line for both Hyundai and Kia as the year marches onward.


A Swift kick in the head--and chest, and arm--about your car's potential ''surprise'' safety systems

On: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 3:12PM | By: Andrew W Davis


A Swift kick in the head--and chest, and arm--about your car's potential ''surprise'' safety systems test 1-1

There is a special kind of sound that the human brain creates when it is instantly overwhelmed with a concussive force so loud and intense that the entire skull is hammered by it rather than just the eardrum.


Lexus Considering Hydrogen Powered LS Variant?

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


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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


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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.


Spyker Declares Bankruptcy

On: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 1:54PM | By: Carl Malek


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Following its failure to secure vital funding to continue its operations, after seeking approval for the Netherlands version of Chaper 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, Dutch automaker Spyker revealed that it has formally filed for full bankruptcy, ending all hope that the company could be saved.


Mercedes Benz Unveils CLA Shooting Brake

On: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 2:21PM | By: Carl Malek


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Mercedes Benz has taken the veil off of its highly anticipated CLA Shooting Brake. The CLA is not only the succesor to the larger CLS Shooting Brake, it mixes the flowing lines of a four-door coupe and a pratically sized cargo area in a relatively small package. That will give the CLA a stylish niche in the compact luxury segment.


BMW Considers Production Increase To Meet High Demand

On: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 9:04AM | By: Carl Malek


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Amid a surge of demand for its hyperefficent i8 supercar, BMW is considering a significant increase in production. The unexpected levels of demand have emerged following the car's launch to dealerships, and BMW wants to increase inventory to maintain the present level of momentum that the i8 has initiated among consumers.