Reviewed: 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Gets Driven in Chicago, toddler tested, highway blasted, and still gets great fuel economy!
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I like to think I catch all the green (or green-ish) new product reveals at CAS, but this year I’ve definitely been distracted with baby #3 getting all the attention. Here’s one I totally missed: Chevrolet introduced a redesigned 2017 Chevy Trax. The Chevy Trax is an odd thing. A well-styled, fat-tired, and modestly-priced entrant […]
Ford announced that they’d be launching 4 new SUVs in the next 4 years in segments they don’t currently compete in. They didn’t tell us, but they didn’t ahve to – we already know what they are!
There is nothing like a bike ride on a brisk morning- and nothing that ruins a ride quicker than a flat. That’s where these airless bicycle tires come in.
Via Bikocity: We are all aware of the financial argument for using public transportation — it is way, way cheaper. Weighing out the costs and benefits is tricky, but the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) monthly Transit Savings Reports have made it beautifully clear. Ranking the savings for the 20 cities with the highest rates of public transportation […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the factors contributing to the relatively fast adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in some American metropolitan markets have been identified and characterized by a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The dominant ones, according to the new report, are: stronger consumer incentives, a broader […]
Tesla Model 3, Apple Electric Car, BYD Gigafactories, & BYD e6 In Chicago Uber Fleet (Cleantech Talk #6)
Also published on CleanTechnica & EV Obsession. Chris and I had a lot of fun this week running down four hot electric car stories. We had some really interesting updates regarding the Apple electric car and Tesla Model 3 to play with, as well as a huge one from BYD — plans for battery gigafactories […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams, or BYD as its better known, has pledged build nothing but plug-in cars, and its ambitions stretch beyond China’s borders. Besides a few electric buses though, vehicles bearing the BYD badge are few and far between in the USA. A new partnership with car-sharing service Uber […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica You would think everybody would be on board with making the world a better place. Yet there are those who have been convinced, whether by propaganda or profit margin, that the world should rely on fossil fuels for as long as possible. As if that’s not bad enough, there are always […]
The 2015 Chicago Auto Show features some of the most exciting and powerful sportscars and off roaders of the last decade- and surprisingly little “green”.
Originally published on EV Obsession A world where electric big rigs haul cargo to-and-fro may seem like a distant utopian dream, but the world has already taken the first steps towards making it a reality. Orange EV has just launched a line of converted diesel terminal trucks that qualify for on-road use, and up to […]
Mazda is celebrating 25 years of automotive awesomeness with the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which I got to drive in and around Chicago all week.
Bike rental kiosks are popping up all over the US, and more than 23 million people have taken a ride. But what’s most impressive: is 0 of them have died.
Motiv delivered the first of 20 of its ERV electric garbage trucks for the city of Chicago, the first all-electric garbage truck in North America.
Amtrak’s high speed Chicago to St. Louis line is getting $102 million in renovations, thanks to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s decision earlier this week.
Designers from five cities were teamed up with bicycle builders from their respective city, and given the task of designing the best commuter bike.