The Scion C-HR concept is aimed at what Toyota calls “young urban creatives” or yuccies, for short. If so, those people know very little about good styling.
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Whether it’s work, school, or something else, we all have to get from here to there- and a new study says that WALKING is the least stressful way to do it!
Ray LaHood hasn’t retired just yet- the former transportation secretary has joined Proterra to manufacture an incredibly efficient electric bus for cities.
We’ve covered a number of Kickstarter hopefuls looking to launch their company through crowdsourcing the funding they need to produce their vision for the next craze in women’s cycling underwear or to introduce a dirt bike aesthetic to urban moped commuters. We talked about Local Motors’ first commercial product, the Rally Fighter off-road sportscar, back […]
With their high-tech balancing software and sensor arrays, easy-to-master learning curve, decent urban range, and almost-kinda-really too-high top speed, Segway scooters should be cool. They are, however, not cool- and I’m talking “probably not even the best thing about being a mall security guard” levels of not cool. What’s to be done? According to Spain’s […]
These URBANIST Cycling bicycle panties seem to go a long way towards making urban cycling easier and more comfortable on sensitive lady bits, and might be just the thing to encourage a number of women to take a chance on urban bike rentals, or pick up their own sexy two-wheeler and take another car off the road!
Gordon Murray is a big name in the automotive world, having been responsible for McLaren’s most famous road and racecars, as well as the lesser-known Teewave AR1 EV. Murray is also the genius behind the T27 city car shown here, which is – finally! – headed to production.
I was riding in the bike lane on Toronto’s Harbord Street last week during the afternoon rush hour and thought boy, there sure are a lot of bikes, so many that I stopped to take a photo of them. It turns out that this wasn’t an aberration, but a significant trend. Cycle Toronto recently did a traffic count and found that in the course of a day, fully 45% of the vehicles on Harbord Street were bicycles.
Industrial designer Hakan Gürsu calls this creation a V-Tent – it’s a collapsible, solar car cover that shields parked cars from wind and weather while converting the sun’s light into electricity that can to charge any EVs that happen to find their way underneath the V-Tent, and power any nearby street lights to make the […]
This is Rinspeed’s latest concept car – a small, stand-up cube with plenty of room to move around, carry your things, and (let’s face it) have dirrty sex in. Rinspeed CEO, Frank M. Rinderknecht, believes it’s the future of cars. Is Frank right? Ignore the car, for a moment (Chris did a solid review of […]
With its easy-to-park cars and high-end, pedal-assist bikes, Mercedes’ Smart brand has spent years positioning itself as the best choice for fashionable, eco-conscious urbanites. Since 2010, the brand has been threatening to add another vehicle to its portfolio of swank city-rides: a plug-in electric scooter. Now, it seems that Smart will be getting some help […]
This is the Hornster. It’s a 178 dB air horn pretending to be a bicycle, and make no mistake: I have never wanted any thing more in my life. That might not seem like a strong statement, but hear me out – I’m going to let you in on some of personal history that might […]
A report released by the Rails to Trails Conservancy asserts that people in rural areas walk and bike at rates much like their metropolitan counterparts. The “Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers” reveals important details about America’s travel patterns in rural communities that the Rails to Trails Conservancy hopes will garner support for more federal investment […]
We’ve said it before: the greenest car you can buy is a car that’s already been built. “But,” I hear you asking, “what’s even ‘greener’ than that?” Try this: a fully re-used and re-cycled, 90 mpg, California-legal “restomod” 1966 Vespa 150 Super. The ’66 shown here was restored by Scooterworks USA, a Chicago-based parts company […]
Last week’s LA Auto show saw the debut of Doking’s electric “luxury” citycar, which looked to combine urban maneuverability and premium materials on a level two steps above what’s been offered by premium compacts from Mercedes, Mini, and Lancia in the past. No matter how “green” or “premium” a car might be, however, there are […]
San Francisco-based, neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing company RelayRides (founded in June 2010) has set itself apart from other carsharing networks like Zipcar and CityCarShare by giving car owners a chance to earn a bit of extra cash by participating in the company’s car-sharing business. The service installs a communications device used to lock and unlock cars […]