Plug-in car and EV sales were way up in China last year – 38% up in 2013, compared to 2012, and they’re doing even better this year. That’ll cut pollution!
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That right there is the 50 cc Honda Metropolitan that’s been carrying me across Chicago these past few months. With only 50 cc pushing the little scooter along, I can’t say it’s fast – but in rush hour traffic, with big-engine pickups and ultra-fast turbocharged Porsches dicing for position among stop-and-go city trucks? It’s plenty […]
The 2011 Mustang hits showrooms soon, and there have already been thousands of orders placed for the pony car and its new power train. The V6 Mustang is proving especially popular despite the new 5.0 liter V8 engine. Part the of the reason is the V6 engine has over 300 horsepower, and still manages to […]
[social_buttons] Waaaay back in the yesteryear of 2008, AMP (Advanced Mechanical Products) announced that they would begin performing electric car conversions on the GM Kappa cars. A lot has changed in the past year and a half. The Kappa cars, the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice, are as dead as their respective brands. But AMP […]
[social_buttons] I’m going to answer my own question and say both. It’s true. According to Kelley Blue Book’s list of most searched cars, perennial favorites the Honda Civic and Accord topped the list. The Prius came in at #8, within spitting distance of the Camaro which came in at #12. In fact, if you look […]
[social_buttons] There were surprisingly few unveils at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and even fewer thrills. The AWD turbocharged Buick GS concept and electric Fiat 500 not withstanding though, perhaps the best looking car to come out of Detroit is the 2012 Ford Focus. Based on the Blue Oval’s “One Ford” […]
Despite intense debate surrounding the growing global food crises, the European Union today defended expanding the use of biofuels in all 27 member countries. Part of the EU’s climate change package, the current proposal sets a target of meeting 10% of transportation fuel with biofuels by 2020. As I reported last week, Europe’s EPA advised […]