LOS ANGELES, California, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Honda Accord has been chosen as the Green Car of the Year® 2014, but this year the award goes not to just one model but three: the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Accord Plug-In Hybrid. “Green Car…
Browsing the "drive" Tag
A few weeks ago, Ford announced that its new 2014 Ford Fiesta with a 1.0 liter Ecoboost 3 cylinder engine was the highest MPG car you could buy that wasn’t a hybrid with its 32/45 (37 combined) mpg rating. Almost immediately, the Mitsubishi fan base started grumbling. “Not so fast, Ford!” they said. “Mitsubishi has […]
I can’t write enough about the incredible Lord Drayson and his cutting-edge electric race car, the B12/69 EV, which is helping pushing zero-emissions racing into the future at a very rapid speed. Chris Harris, host of the YouTube show DRIVE, had a chance to get behind the wheel is this incredible electric race car, and […]
The new for 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid goes on sale today, with a reasonable pricetag, a 50 MPG EPA rating, an almost impossibly low-emissions 4 cylinder engine, a torquey electric motor, and withOUT a conventional transmission. As I mentioned in my initial review of Honda’s 50 MPG Accord Hybrid earlier this month, this new Honda […]
Here it is, the revolutionary new for 2014, 50 MPG Accord Hybrid. Before we get too far into my driving impressions of the car, though, I want to make a few things clear. First, the new Accord hybrid is a revelation. Second, In-n-Out Burger is seriously overrated. It’s all about the vastly superior Whataburger, and […]
In a world of rising gas prices, strict emissions standards, and a demand for better and better performance, automakers face often conflicting goals. Jaguar, which has built massive V12 engines in the past to power their coupes and luxury cars, is the first niche automaker to admit that it may one day ditch V8 (or larger) engines entirely
If you’re looking for an ultra-lightweight, low-emissions car that looks like a million bucks, goes like stink, and is made almost entirely of renewable and recycled materials in a low-energy, low-emissions factory then you, dear friend, are shopping for a Morgan.
What has 887 horsepower, 940 ft-lbs of torque, and is a hybrid? The Porsche 918 Spyder, that’s what, possibly the most anticipated supercar of 2013. Journalists and reporters are lining up for a chance to drive this million-dollar Porsche, and Chris Harris is one of the first to get some seat time. Color me jealous.
One day I hope to be in the position that Chris Harris, host of the YouTube series Drive, finds himself in; driving the Mercedes electric supercar, the SLS AMG Electric Drive.
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was a poor college student hard hit for cash. The thought never occurred to me that maybe I could save a few buck by walking or biking to class instead of storming around campus in my 1995 Pontiac Trans Am. Man, I miss that car. Today, college students are more keen on their transportation options, and this handy-dandy infographic breaks down the most popular options.
As the world’s automakers slowly move to embrace electric vehicles, each brand or group is taking a decidedly different approach to EV’s and hybrids. Just look at the vastly different approaches of Toyota and Nissan. While Toyota is working to develop a battery with 600+ miles of range, Nissan says that 95% of Americans only need 100 miles of range a day.
Lexus’ performance-oriented GS450h hybrid promises supercar acceleration and Lexus’ usual levels of “vault silent” luxury, with just enough green-washing to keep the GS’ usually performance-focused buyers from feeling too guilty about their non-Prius purchase. Given a chance to put one through its paces, my good friend Ari Cox over at Sub5Zero discovered this hybrid’s secret: […]
To drum up some attention to the forthcoming 2011 Sonata Hybrid, Hyundai took its new hybrid on a cross-country trip, from San Diego to Georgia. They made the 2,269 mile trip on less than two full tanks of gas.
In 1984, General Motors and Toyota joined forces to produce cars together at a single plant in Fremont, California. Called the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., the joint venture gave Toyota its first manufacturing base in the U.S., and GM a chance to learn from its rival Toyota on quality and lean manufacturing techniques. Over […]
[social_buttons] General Motors is gaining traction these days. Their new and upcoming lineup of cars looks strong, they’ve shed a lot of dead weight, and they still have lots of low-interest loans backed by the gov’ment. Plus, with its number one competitor, Toyota, recalling millions of cars, GM looks even better. Looking into the future […]
[social_buttons] Turbine cars have long been a pipe dream since the dawn of the jet age that first spurred imaginations all over the world some sixty years ago. But practically speaking, turbine cars have never really taken off. They were either incredibly dangerous or prohibitively expensive (or both, like the Chrysler Patriot). They have also been beset […]
[social_buttons] I loved LEGOS back in “the day”. I would spend hours upon hours building and looking for just the right pieces to complete my architectural nightmare. Then I would always knock it down in my terrifying rendition of Godzilla, just ’cause. LEGOS are still awesome, but you can’t exactly live in a house made […]
[social_buttons] The picture you see here is the production version of the Chevy Volt, due out sometime next year. But even though the plug-in car from GM is a long way off, the General gave CNN’s Peter Valdes-Dapena a test drive in a Cruze-bodied Volt mule. Under the economy car skin are the mechanical organs […]