Hello readers, I know you see my name and think “Oh goody, Tom is here to drop some car buying wisdom on me.” And you would be right—while you should pay attention to all that math stuff I keep harping about, my most important tip is that your next car should be green.
I’m not sure how much money you have to make to care about perfect, numbers-matching parts and paint on your car, but it seems to be a lot and it seems to prove that money cannot buy you happiness because the people who care about these things always strike me as deeply unhappy.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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?
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.
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]
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.
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.
What's a dog-and-pony show without some kind of award? At this year's LA Auto Show they'll be awarding Green Car Journal's fourth Green Car of the Year Award to one of five finalists. The competitors this year are the yet-to-be-unveiled 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, the BMW 335d, Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid, Smart Fortwo and …