3D printing is coming, and it will change the way that automakers do business. (It will also shake up the military, medicine, and the entire field of confectionery, but those are subjects for another time.)
Polar vortex? Snowmageddon? Whatever you wanted to call it, January's horrible weather took its own hits, as some big automakers blamed it for poor sales last month.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class production in Bremen, GermanyEnlarge Photo
The first retail example of the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rolled off the line today at the car’s plant in Bremen, Germany. The event marks the start of another chapter for Mercedes’ best-selling vehicle, which has found a home with 8.5 million customers since the nameplate’s introduction in the early 1990s.
Subaru’s all-new 2015 Legacy is set to make its world debut on Thursday at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, but the first images of the car have already hit the web. No, we’re not talking about Subaru’s teaser shot released a week ago but leaked images showing the car in full.
The car world is still recovering from Paul Walker's untimely and unfortunate death late last year, but love for the Fast & Furious franchise--and especially its modified cars--has never been stronger. As the next movie, Fast & Furious 7, moves onward, some lucky collector will get to take a look back at the R34 Nissan GT-R Walker drove in the fourth F&F film.
2014 Jeep CherokeeEnlarge Photo
Jeep will use the Geneva Motor Show in March to launch the latest addition to its Cherokee range--the Cherokee Diesel. Hurrah! The bad news is that there are no intentions to bring this model to the U.S, where the most efficient Cherokee currently utilizes a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine. Boo!
For the most part, the selection of truly practical electric vehicles--or even hybrids, for that matter--has been relatively poor. In terms of all-electric crossovers, there's the Toyota RAV4 EV and... well, the Toyota RAV4 EV.
Humans and batteries--and indeed most other things in the natural world, operate on largely similar principals. Energy is generated somehow, stored, and expended for work.