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I Went on Vacation, Part 2: the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

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 […]

October 27th

Plug in, Hit the Road: Toyota Prius Camper

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 […]

January 16th

Ooh, Lo-la! Student-modded IndyCar Chassis a Road-ready EV.

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.

September 6th

French Highways to be Installed with EV Charging Stations

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 […]

July 25th