50 year old Joseph Tayyar is not like the rest of us. You and I look at those 35′ long UHaul moving trucks and think, “I could fit my whole house in there.” Tayyar looks at them and thinks, “I could fit my whole house in there.” It’s a subtle difference, sure, but it’s one […]
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Evidence for climate change is all around us these days. With weather extremes ranging from super-typhoons in Asia to an eerily quiet 2013 Atlantic hurricane season potentially setting us up for some serious Gulf Stream weirdness next year, neither highly-informed climate scientists OR the mush-brained idiots claiming climate change isn’t a thing have any idea […]
We’ve been clamoring for a compact, diesel-engined pickup for years here at Gas 2. We lust heartily for Ford’s “forbidden fruit” Ford Ranger, which combines city-suitable dimensions with awesome, train-hauling power. We lusted after Volkswagen’s sexy, European Amarok. We’re waiting to see what happens with GM’s upcoming diesel compact pickups, but even so – what […]
The housing market is supposedly recovering, but there are still plenty of gimmicks used to get buyers into the home of their dreams. In San Jose, California is a mansion for sale for $1.3 million, and it includes a free three-year Tesla Model S lease.
Finally, it’s Friday, which means we’re just a scant few hours from the wonderful weekend! With that in mind, here is this morning’s news round up. Some of today’s highlights include FedEx going electric in London, California considers stringent new emissions changes, and a beautiful home made from recycled cars. FedEx Testing Electric Nissan Vans […]
It’s official: with its new Elektra One electric aircraft and “SunAirport” hangar, aviation company PC-Aero has taken recreational flying off the grid. Billed as “one of the most efficient transportation devices ever conceived”, PC-Aero’s Elektra One employs advanced composite materials and battery technology to keep its dry weight to approx. 400 lbs, which allows the tiny […]
The advantages of electric cars are piling up as consumers and automakers alike come to realize just how versatile a giant battery on wheels can be. Nissan has unveiled an entire scale model of a Japanese home that the Leaf electric car can power for about two days.
Limited access to fast charging stations is holding back the widespread acceptance of EVs, but even some of the braver “early adopters” are being turned away if they don’t have home-charging stations … which can be pretty pricey! Last week, though, California-based electronics firm ClipperCreek made getting a home charging station a little easier by […]