Via Bikocity: Colorado hopes to become America’s “best state for biking” with the launch of a $100 million scheme to foster the usage of pedal-powered transportation via heavy investment in cycling infrastructure. States Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled the ambitious public-private project to spend in excess of $100 million over the next four years on encouraging bike usage while at the Interbike convention […]
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GM decided to resurrectthe short-lived mid-sized Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks, and dealers have ordered five times as many as GM Expected
GM’s new 8-speed automatic transmission, known internally as 8L90, will be introduced shortly on the 2015 Corvette, giving it up to 29 MPG on the highway. But its use won’t stop there. According to IHS Automotive, as many as 200,000 8-speed transmission units may be fitted to the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks in […]
For the second time in a month, the 2016 Ford Ranger has been caught testing in America, and this time completely uncovered.
Colorado Republican Frank McNulty wants to pass a law that punishes cities and towns that vote against fracking by diverting hundreds of thousands of state and federal tax dollars away from them.
Diesel car sales are on the rise in America, and even GM is getting in on the action with the Chevy Cruze Diesel. But if you ask me, small diesel pickups is where automakers could make some serious money, and engines like the new global Chevy Duramax diesel makes the case all by itself.
Details are scarce, but expect the 2014 Chevy Colorado and 2014 GMC Canyon to be aerodynamically smoother, have smaller shut lines, and take interior styling cues from the excellent Chevy Spark, Sonic, and Cruze compacts that will likely share demographics with the new pickups.
America has been embroiled in a debate over the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a national high-speed rail network. A small Colorado company called ET3 has other ideas though, calling for a 4,000 mph “Hyperloop” system of vacuum tubes that could connect New York with L.A. in under an hour.
We’ve made no qualms about our disappointment with Ford and its unwillingness to replace the Ranger, a mid-size pickup that was one of the few alternatives to a full-size truck. Ford has insisted that consumers would rather have a full-size truck, but rumor has it that the Blue Oval might be considering a car-based, unibody pickup to replace the hole left by the Ranger.
While electric cars are usually considered a bastion of leftie liberalism, a huge supporter of alternative energy sources has been the U.S. military. One benefit of technolgies like solar power and electric vehicles is their off-the-grid capability. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado is undergoing an experimental “microgrid” that will use electric vehicle batteries to provide backup power in the event of a large scale power outage.
Still super-cute on the outside and well-built under the hood, Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV is taking on a new challenge. An i-MiEV-based prototype will be participating in the 2012 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado this year, also known as The Race to the Clouds. The i-MiEV as-is won’t be participating; rather, components from the production […]
Two American companies. Two class-leading mid-size pickups. Two completely different paths. Ford has announced that as of December 19th, 2011, Ford Ranger production will cease and the historic Twin Cities Assembly Plant will shut down. Meanwhile, GM announced that it will bring the new global Colorado pickup to America.
The state of Colorado is known for its mile-high city, majestic mountains, an occasionally decent NFL team, and excellent craft beers. In a state like Colorado, the “beer flows like wine“, which is to say: there’s a lot of beer. Transporting all that carefully crafted beer – usually stored in large, heavy kegs – can get […]
I don’t have much experience with bicycles to be honest. Like most little kids, I had my fair share of bikes, and I enjoyed pedaling around. But living on a major road in the middle of nowhere, pedaling around in a circle in my backyard eventually got boring. Yet, I imagine if I was forced […]
The scale of the mountain pine beetle’s destruction of Western North American forests is almost unimaginable. Already more than half of the 5 million acres of lodgepole pine forests in Colorado have been destroyed, and 10’s of millions more acres across the Western U.S. and Canada are affected — with an estimated 40 million acres […]
Now might be a good time to hop in your jet and pop back to your ski vacation home in Colorado and pick up a surefire winner of a green Christmas stocking stuffer: a nice little 2009 Tesla Roadster that runs on electrons. Gasoline cars are just so 20th century. And Colorado…