When I wrote The Car List, I ranked Tesla at number 16 of 25. The first question I got was predictable: Why is Tesla Ranked So Low?
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Welcome to our new series, The Car List. This list exists to answer the question every gear head must answer: what car should I buy?
After years of delays, inquiries, and please for millions of dollars, Does ANYONE Still Think Elio Motors is Going to Happen?
To launch its 2015 Acura TLX sports sedan, Acura chose a Sex Pistols cover of a Paul Anka song, begging the question: has anything ever been LESS punk rock?
The product planners behind the 2015 Jeep Renegade want you to think of it as “a Genuine Jeep”, but can a Renegade that’s made in Italy really be authentic?
NASCAR is popular and exciting, but backwards and almost totally meaningless. How can we make stock car racing mean something again? I’ve got some ideas!
While nobody, including myself, is unbiased, I generally try to approach every argument from both sides. But sometimes, a man must take a stand on his principles, and a recent piece from Plug-In Cars entitled “Who Cares If Electric Racecars Are Not As Fast As Gas Cars?” is too backwards for me to even comprehend.
Earlier this week, Troy-based manufacturer Elio Motors introduced more than 20 key suppliers who will be key contributors to the production of the three-wheeled vehicle we featured back in January. Despite industry heavyweights including Altair Engineering, IAV, and NEWTECH 3 involve, a claimed 84 MPG fuel economy rating, a (dubiously anticipated) 5-star safety rating, and a starting price of just $6,800, I think Paul Elio’s little endeavor will fail.
You would think that states would welcome a new car company and the jobs it brings with open arms. But well-established car dealership lobbying groups have been fighting to keep Tesla’s direct sales model out of their states, including Texas. But one former Texas car dealer took to the pages of his local newspaper to argue that Tesla should be allowed to sell their cars directly to customers.
Cycling is a huge part of urban life already, and – as gas prices climb and the desire to be more ecologically responsible becomes more mainstream – it is becoming an even huger part. Even major automakers are starting to push out electric bicycles! It’s understandable, then, that as bikes and cyclists are enjoying something […]
Reduce, reuse, recycle. That’s been the popular mantra for many a leftist hippie know it all for decades now. But before peace and love, there were hot rods and swap meets, and greens can learn a lot from gearheads. It sounds a little ridiculous, I must admit, that those who would reduce their carbon footprint […]
I tried driving in today, and down that road lies madness, so I’m taking the train. I wrote that email – those exact words – a few weeks ago, when a I started commuting from the ‘burbs into downtown Chicago on a regular (daily) basis. I stand by those words, too, as the stress, rage, […]