2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-LineEnlarge Photo
Computers have become integral parts of our everyday lives. Whether they're sitting on our desks, in our pockets, or on our wrists, we've become increasingly dependent on these devices to keep us connected and informed. (Heck, you're reading this article on a computer right now, aren't you?)
It's that time of year again: time to stock up on Rotel, replace the springs in the sectional, and prepare for the Super Bowl and its many amazing ads. Or not so amazing, if Volkswagen's teaser for Super Bowl XLVIII is any indication.
2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2013 Los Angeles Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Cadillac’s all-new 2015 Escalade goes on sale this summer, priced from $72,690 including a $995 destination fee. That's about $3,725 more than the comparable version of the outgoing model, though prices for the new Escalade were expected to rise in order to make way for a new three-row Cadillac crossover coming onto the market in the near future.
Audi’s svelte A7 first hit the scene in 2010 so the vehicle is about due for its mid-cycle update. Right on cue, the first prototypes for the updated car have emerged, revealing some of the new details we can expect.
Land Rover is riding high at the moment, enjoying strong sales across the globe and particularly in the Chinese market. Aware that its cars have to become more efficient to meet future regulations though, the company has embarked upon a technology drive, developing everything from hybrid Range Rovers to an electric Land Rover Defender.
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric carsEnlarge Photo
After a disappointing 2013, a year in which Tesla fell short of ambitious goals for expanding its Supercharger network, the company has picked up the pace remarkably. Just last week, seven new Superchargers came on line, the latest of a wave of 40 of the proprietary Supercharger DC fast-charging stations worldwide since mid-November--of which 32 are in the U.S.
"Range anxiety" is the term attributed to the fear of running out of charge in an electric vehicle before you've reached your destination. In reality, the feeling fades once you've got used to your vehicle and daily usage patterns--in as little as a few weeks, in many cases.
Back in December, we covered a survey by Navigant Research that suggested most car buyers were hoping to spend $25,000 or less on their next vehicle--a figure that many modern electric cars find themselves on the wrong side of.