Fun, stylish, and practical, the 2015 Fiat 500X would have been an instant classic … if only it wasn’t saddled with that terrible transmission!
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This classic, 1967 Volvo Amazon coupe has been brought back to life with a Nissan transmission, Samsung Galaxy baed dash, and a snarling, BMW V10 heart!
German electronics giant Bosch believes a big leap forward in EV efficiency is going to come from the addition of multi-speed transmissions. Are they right?
Volvo’s heavy truck division recently revealed a new dual-clutch transmission designed to smooth up shifts and reduce wear and tear on HD commercial trucks.
The new Jeep Renegade made its North American debut at the New York Auto Show this week.
Diesels and gas-electric hybrids have been fighting for the top of the mile-per-gallon heap for years now, with proponents on each side rightly pointing out their chosen automotive messiah’s pros vs. the other’s cons ever since the first Insight and Prius hit the US market a decade ago. Don’t think, however, that it’s just the […]
Looking every inch like something Margaret won’t let me put my baby on, the Assista mamachiri (Japanese for “Mama bike”, sorta) is a fully geared pedal-assist bicycle that – surely! – can be easily hacked to positively blitz through modern-day Chicago traffic at break-neck totally safe for babies speeds. It’s enough to make the great Nils Ferber (king of the bike-nutters) giggle.
I’ve often wondered aloud just how Chrysler plans to meet the 2016 fuel efficiency goals. They don’t have a single hybrid or EV in their lineup, and their aging compact, the Caliber, is inefficient and outdated compared to the crop of modern compacts that has inundated the market. Yesterday though Dodge revealed teaser shots of […]
Mercedes’ newest SLK roadster combines thrilling performance, classic sportscar proportions, and (most relevant from our purposes) incredible fuel economy figures: try 47 miles for each gallon of diesel!
Hybrid flywheel energy storage got off to a bit of a shaky start in Formula 1 back in 2009, but the technology is gaining ground outside the motorsports arena in production cars, utility companies, and – now – it’s found its way into bicycles! The bike you see here has been rigged up with a […]
Electric cars are great and the wave of the future. That being said, electric cars are not always that fun to drive. Noting quite beats the feel of a clutch and shifting the gears—it lets you know you are driving and adds a significant level to the performance of the car. Enter Henrik Fisker, the […]
GM is developing a new 7-speed dry clutch transmission similar in concept to what’s found in cars like the Porsche 997 PDK and Volkswagen’s GTi hot hatch – but the patent filings that came to light last week show that GM’s Chinese partners SAIC are listed right alongside GM. SAIC’s high-level involvement has caused some […]
While the rest of the world prepares lineups of electric and hybrid vehicles, Chrysler/Fiat have been strangely silent regarding such plans. Wonder no more though; Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne says a Chrysler 300 Hybrid will be here by 2013.
Things are heating up in the small car segment. GM has rated its Chevy Cruze Eco model at 42 mpg highway. That beats out many pricier hybrids and sets a new bar in the under-$20,000 segment.
I have been following the saga of the HumanCar for a few years now. The idea was interesting from the onset, a plug-in electric vehicle that forced “drivers” to use a rowing motion to provide forward propulsion. Of course, calling it a car is a stretch. There is no windshield, no roof, and the body is […]
[social_buttons] I don’t normally get excited about hybrids. They’re pretty humdrum if you ask me, and I was into performance vehicles way before I was into alternative fuels. The Prius is boring, the Fusion is just a Fusion, and the Insight and downright ugly. But Honda seems to have been listening, having announced that the […]