The full-sized SUV has lost some of its popularity in recent years as buyers move to larger crossovers, but the truck-based capability of a true SUV for towing, hauling, and carrying cargo remains an unmatched combination for many. The new 2015 Chevy Tahoe is a ready candidate for the mixed workload of moving people and things, and it does it with an updated powertrain, a sharp new look, new technology, and improved comfort.
Since the late Seventies, the VW Golf has been been a benchmark for fun-to-drive hatchbacks. Now there’s a new Golf, and it’s never offered so many choices to so many drivers—from hatch to wagon, diesel to EV, dual-clutches to automatics.
Computers have brought us many great things. Online shopping. Streaming movies. Minecraft. And, lest we forget, variable speed limits.
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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is coming this weekend, and it will be an amazing display of vehicular awesomeness as usual. Adding to the excellence will be an updated version of one of our favorite hot hatches ever: the Ford Focus ST.
Toyota plans to have a three-tiered sports car lineup, with the GT 86 (Scion FR-S) to sit in the middle and be flanked by a new entry-level model and a range-topping one serving as a spiritual successor to the Supra. We’ve heard that the latter, which will borrow elements from the FT-1 concept car, may even be called a Supra.
Ferrari has already managed to curb its CO2 emissions by almost 40 percent since 2007, back when its cars were averaging about 435 grams per kilometer as opposed to the current rate of about 270 g/km, but the Italian automaker isn’t applying the brakes just yet. A senior Ferrari exec says the marque’s lineup should see average CO2 reduced by a further 20 percent by 2021, thanks to turbocharging and hybrid technologies.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013Enlarge Photo
When he's not running electric-car startup Tesla Motors, its CEO Elon Musk has a couple of other jobs on the side. In fact, he's not only involved in CEO of one startup, but three--the other two being SpaceX (privately-funded rockets) and Solar City (solar-panel leasing), where he's chairman of the board.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's announcement that the firm is planning to build a battery 'gigafactory' confirmed something we all knew would happen eventually--more electric cars means greater demand for batteries.
Solar power for your home has been around a long time, but for many homeowners, it's required subsidies, special financing arrangements, and still delivered long payback periods. That's changing fast, according to the CEO of a major Texas electric utility.