2016 Kia Sorento
Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento.
Have you ever thought to yourself, "You know, I'd consider joining Zipcar, but sometimes, all I need is a bike"? Or maybe, "I love the idea of car-sharing, but I only dig electric cars"?
We're having something of a marijuana moment in the U.S. right now. Four states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing pot for recreational use, and 18 others allow the drug to be used medicinally.
Self-parking BMW i3 ActiveAssist prototype, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, BMW gave us our first taste of its new ActiveAssist autonomous technology in the form of a 2-Series prototype that could handle itself while driving at the limit. At next year’s show, which runs from January 6 to 9 in Las Vegas, BMW will show an i3 prototype equipped with a more advanced version of its ActiveAssist technology.
Remember Land Rover’s unique transparent hood technology that allows you to see the position of a vehicle’s wheels from behind the wheel for easier off-roading? Well, sister brand Jaguar has come out with its own version of the technology, this time making the pillars of a car transparent so that driving is made easier in urban environments.
A little over a year ago, a Land Rover Defender privately imported from the U.K. was crushed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection because it wasn’t old enough to be legally imported under classic car rules (i.e. 25 years or older). Now a classic Mini has suffered the same fate.
Lexus operates with the firm belief that hybrids are better than battery-electric cars, but there's at least one thing about electric-car maker Tesla Motors it wants to emulate. Even as Toyota's luxury division has lashed out at electric cars in recent ads, its executives are intrigued by Tesla's direct-sales model.
Renewable energy is attractive to many not just for its environmental benefits, but because it means independence from electrical utilities. Now, one small town in Germany has achieved that dream--and then some.
There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices. We'd suggest that perhaps this is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as many pundits think.