Sven Schuwirth of Audi thinks in the future, autonomous cars will disrupt the travel industry, as cars adapt to let us sleep, relax and dine along the way.
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Germany’s famous SIP Scooter Shop heads to the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on an epic, scooter-powered road trip!
Harley-Davidson delivers a thrilling outdoor experience, and they want to make sure future generations get to enjoy the outdoors as well, by planting trees!
Feeling uninspired this Monday? Like you need a jolt of motivation to get the week going? Don’t worry, we’re here to help with your Monday Warm-Up.
In America, November is a month of thanks- and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. One of those things is the fact that GM decided to let me drive a 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel from Oak Park, Illinois to Wellington, Ohio to visit friends and family over the Thanksgiving weekend. All […]
As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to expand access to alternative fuels and give American consumers more fuel options that save money and reduce harmful carbon emissions, the US Department of Energy has launched a new mobile app to help drivers find ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, LPG, and quick-charging EV stations to keep their alt-fuel […]
The best way to appreciate nature is to get out into it. I’ve said similar stuff before, in an unsuccessful bid to get the wife to let me buy an Argo mini-tank. Still, the words are true, and when we set off on our Chicago-to-New England road trip earlier this month, we were determined to […]
Launched as part of this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the Bertha Benz Challenge is an event that celebrates the progress electric cars have made since 1888, when the group says that Bertha Benz (of “Mercedes Benz” family fame) is said to have ushered in the era of the horseless carriage with her long-distance journey from […]
Those guys up there? They’re the Proclaimers, and they would walk 500 miles and they would walk 500 more just to be the guys who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door – you know? That was twenty years ago. If they were going to make the trip today, they could just […]
The Tesla Model S has defied even the wildest expectations, shooting Tesla Motors stock into the stratosphere and increasing the profile of Elon Musk exponentially. So now is the perfect time for Musk to embark on a great American road trip. Musk claims that during six-day road trip from Los Angeles to New York City, the Tesla Model S will spend just 9 hours charging.
French student Vianney Bureau has just completed a road trip around France. This is not unusual. He has completed the road trip on a scooter, which is also not unusual. The detail that makes this trip stand out is that Bureau undertook his 2600 mile trip on an electric scooter. The driving force behind Bureau’s […]
If a Frenchman can drive an electric vehicle 3,000 miles through Africa, you can certainly handle driving an EV the fifteen miles to work and back, plus around the city for shopping […]
There are little Prii, big Prii, plug-in Prii, racing Prii, and now – just revealed at this weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon – there are full-fledged, fully-equipped, and very Real Toyota Prius camper vans. Starting with a new, 3rd-gen Prius, the conversion company adds a streamlined, fiber-reinforced plastic shell that expands the Prius’ interior into something […]
MINDDRIVE, a non-profit after school program for at-risk Kansas City high school kids, has produced quite the educational feat through its Automotive Design Studio. Seven participating teenagers (and their 11 expert engineer/machinist/journo mentors from the auto industry) have put theory into practice, modding a Lola IndyCar chassis into a light-weight, electric-powered vehicle that is scheduled to embark on a coast to coast road trip early next year.
Two German professors are embarking on an epic cross-country (literally) road trip spanning much of Europe…in an electric car.
The month of July is a festive time in America. July is a time to relax, celebrate America’s independence, and partake on the Great American Summer Road Trip. Sadly, amidst America’s drawn out economic hardship the Great American Summer Road Trip has come to an end. July 2011 has listed the lowest gas sales for the month of July in a decade.
If electric cars are going to be popular or even common, then the corresponding infrastructure will also be necessary. The primary difficulty faced by most EV owners is that the vehicles have a practical range of around 150 kilometers (about 93 miles), and can’t make long trips. In France, Renault and Vinci Autoroutes are cooperating […]
As much as I love driving, I know a lot of people aren’t all that fond of it. Need proof? Look at all the people who talk, text, read, or are otherwise distracted from driving behind the wheel. The Next Great Thing just might be cars that drive themselves, as so many sci-fi films have […]
I am what one might call a car fanatic. I love cars of all shapes and sizes, from hybrids to Hemis. Truly. I think that sets me apart in the car world — that I am just as comfortable talking about fuel efficiency as I am discussing horsepower. There are so many cars out there, […]