Ford Killed SEX

Tesla dropped its trademark for the Model E, and the reason was two-fold: It was originally a joke and Ford threatened to sue them. Yes, Ford tried to kill SEX. Bastards. » 6/03/14 3:21pm 6/03/14 3:21pm

Where The Hell Are Tesla's Battery-Swapping Stations?

It's been nearly a year since Tesla showed off its hugely hyped 90-second battery swap for the Model S. Elon Musk said on stage that the first station would be operational by the end of year. Six months later, nothing. Then we heard that it was happening in the first quarter of 2014. Still nothing. So where the hell… » 6/03/14 12:45pm 6/03/14 12:45pm

These Incredible New Buses Are Charged Wirelessly by the Road Itself

Imagine an electric vehicle that can travel endless distances without ever needing to stop at a recharging station. That sounds impossible, right? Because electric vehicles run on batteries, and at some point, you need stop and charge those batteries. Not this one. » 8/06/13 4:38pm 8/06/13 4:38pm

Greg Tracy and Hiroshi Masuoka: Pikes Peak Electric Preview

Running a pair of MiEV Evolution II Electric race cars, Mitsubishi drivers Hiroshi Masuoka and Greg Tracy are looking for no less than a class win at this year's Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado Springs, Colorado. » 6/29/13 10:44am 6/29/13 10:44am

Crazy-Looking Solar Powered Plane Completes First Leg Of Tour

The Solar Impulse, a one-person plane powered only by the light emanating from the sun, has completed the first leg of a nationwide journey after it landed in Phoenix, Arizona today. » 5/04/13 2:39pm 5/04/13 2:39pm

Electric Vehicles Can Be Twice As Bad For Global Warming So Stop Being…

At a glance, the environmental benefits to electric vehicles seem obvious. No exhaust pipe means no harmful pollutants, right? Well, wrong, of course. It's well known that where the electricity comes from to power the car is a huge factor, and the manufacturing of electric cars is more environmentally taxing than… » 10/05/12 2:30pm 10/05/12 2:30pm

Watch Kim Dotcom Race An F1 Driver In Video 'Seized By The FBI'

Before Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom came under pressure from the feds he shot this video of himself and partner Finn Batato racing Germany's famed Nürburgring racing circuit in three of his crazy cars with F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen. According to Dotcom the final edit was "seized by the FBI." » 4/26/12 1:30pm 4/26/12 1:30pm

2013 Boss 302 Mustang: Gotta Have It Green First Photos

The Detroit Auto Show doesn't open for the press until Sunday but our own Ray Wert managed to pry himself away from his busy schedule of eating Greek salads at Leo's Coney Island to snag these first photos of the Mustang Boss 302 in its new "Gotta Have It Green" paint job. Sometimes it is easy being green. » 1/06/12 12:20pm 1/06/12 12:20pm

A Toyota Prius Was Hacked Into an Energy Generating Roller Coaster Just…

You might ask why someone would want to turn a perfectly good Toyota Prius into a roller coaster that moves at a mere 15mph. I ask why not? » 7/22/11 9:00pm 7/22/11 9:00pm

Who Wants to Drive the VW Beetle Powered By Poo?

70 homes' waste is enough to power this eco-friendly VW Beetle for a year. Whether you'd want to drive the "Powered by your own waste!"-emblazoned car is another thing entirely, however. » 8/05/10 12:48pm 8/05/10 12:48pm

Blind People: The New Enemy Of Environmentalists

Anti-noise activists have come out in opposition against adding sounds to vehicles with electric powertrains. Blind people, who often cannot hear such cars, have a problem with it. Fun. Or, you know, not. [NYT] » 6/25/10 4:30pm 6/25/10 4:30pm

Will The Chevrolet Volt Be Available Nationwide In 2011?

According to conflicting reports from GM officials, the Chevrolet Volt may not be available for purchase nationwide by the end of next year as originally promised. Backpedal much? [GM-Volt.com] » 6/21/10 9:00am 6/21/10 9:00am

How Henry Ford And Thomas Edison Killed The Electric Car

The electric car is nothing new. Ninety years ago, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, two of America's greatest innovators, tried building one and failed. Daniel Strohl of Hemmings Blog tells us how they killed the electric car. —Ed. » 6/16/10 12:30pm 6/16/10 12:30pm

Attention, Greenies: Your Geo Metro Needs A Boattail

Darin Cosgrove, the founder of hypermiling site Ecomodder, has built himself a boattailed Pontiac Firefly, a.k.a. the Canadian-market Geo Metro. The result? 64 mpg and all the rubbernecking he can stand. [Ecomodder via Wired] » 12/29/09 5:15pm 12/29/09 5:15pm

Discovery Channel Doesn't Care About Car People

The Discovery Channel's Planet Green seems to hate cars, maligning our favorite mode of transportation as "wrecking our culture." We say their arguments are a crock of crap. » 12/24/09 2:40pm 12/24/09 2:40pm

REPORT: Comedian Tom Green NOT In Accident, NOT Beaten

An unconfirmed report claims Canadian comedian Tom Green ran his Mercedes into the back of a landscaping truck, was seriously beaten by the truck's passengers and is now in serious condition. UPDATE: Yeah, there's no way this is true. » 7/06/09 11:15am 7/06/09 11:15am

New Prius Vs. Fusion Hybrid Vs. Honda Insight: Which Hybrid Should You…

A battle even more hotly contested in the car world than the Muscle Car Wars: the introduction of the Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2010 Prius and Honda Insight gives us the Hybrid Car Wars! Who survives? » 3/27/09 12:00pm 3/27/09 12:00pm

ROUSH Propane-Powered F-150: First Drive

Our gratuitous burnout ripping the tires to shreds demonstrates this ROUSH F-150 burns petroleum-based rubber. However, this very special pickup doesn't fuel up with pedestrian dinosaur juices like gas or diesel. Instead, it's powered fully by propane, the same thing powering a backyard grill.

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