Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes-Benz On Two Wheels, Lamborghini Goes Green, And GM Stops Jet-Setting

June 5, 2009
Mercedes Benz bikes

Mercedes Benz bikes

The Hauler, by Lorax Motor Works

The Hauler, by Lorax Motor Works

♦  Mercedes-Benz is launching three new rides. Upside: each has leather seating and offers great views. Downside: they're bicycles, and they start at $2400 a pop. [MotorAuthority]

♦  Only slightly less vexing than those Mercedes bikes: something called "The Hauler" from Lorax Motor Works (named for the Dr. Seuss book, we presume). The electric-assisted, solar paneled tricycle lets you recline in comfort, but it costs as much as the Mercs, and it's...well, it's a face only a blind mother could love. [AutoMotto]

♦  Speaking of low-emissions vehicles: Lamborghini has said that in the future, its cars are going green. We hope they're talking about the powertrains and not the paint options, because we've seen enough green-tinged cars for a while. [Wired]

♦  Somehow, we missed the start of the Bentley Alaska Tour 2009, running from May 31 through June 25. Could have something to with the fact that none of us live in Alaska. Or that none of us own Bentleys. [BentleyAlaska via JV]

♦  Holy samolians: GM is giving up its private jets! Of course, we kinda saw that coming. [NYTimes]

♦  Here's some non-shocking news: GW and Dick Cheney knew all about General Motors' inevitable collapse. They just decided to let the new kid take care of it. That's a legacy everyone can be proud of. [MotorAuthority]

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