From The Car Connection:
Big SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator have been in fashion, and then awkwardly out of it, but that doesn't mean they're an extinct species. The diehards -- Land Cruiser, Range Rover, GL-Class, Escalade, and Navigator -- live on, and in a couple of instances, are living better than ever.
If you feel the need for American speed, and demand a voluptuous, standalone sports-car shape to match, there are two options that stand out from the pack: the Chevy Corvette Stingray and the Dodge SRT Viper.
Some of you may have spent your long, Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. Others may have used the extra off-time to squeeze in a few overdue errands. And in either case, if you live in a large city, there's a chance you called on the services of Zipcar.
MMD by Foose 2015 Ford Mustang GT
Chip Foose is one of the biggest names in the American tuning scene, so when we first heard he was working on a special 2015 Ford Mustang project we were more than just a little intrigued. Now his version of the latest Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] muscle car has been revealed, and we’re glad to report that it can be yours.
Move over, Marty McFly. Canadian engineer Catalin Alexandru Duru has set a new world record for the furthest distance traveled on a hoverboard, and unlike McFly’s board in Back to the Future Part II, Duru’s actually works on water. He set the new record during a stunt that took place last week on Quebec’s Lake Ouareau.
These are our latest spy shots of a prototype for the new ForTwo Cabrio based on the third generation of the popular Smart minicar. The new ForTwo made its debut last summer alongside a returning four-door ForFour variant. Only the ForTwo will be offered in the U.S.; it will be in local showrooms this fall, as a 2016 model.
Tesla Motors 'popup store' to display electric cars, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015
So-called popup stores are an increasingly common way for retail brands to get media attention and attract new customers, without the expense of building and staffing a full-time location. Now California carmaker Tesla Motors is extending the concept to bring its luxury Model S electric car to likely audiences in affluent summer resorts.
Carbon guilt weighed heavily on my mind as I approached the car rental counter at the Salt Lake City Airport. The book I was reading on the plane (Sustainable Energy, by David JC Mackay) suggested that my portion of the energy for the round-trip plane ride from Boston and back would amount to roughly 12,000 kilowatt-hours.
When it comes to sites where renewable energy can have the biggest impact, it's best to look offshore. Islands are often cut off from mainland grid infrastructure, which drives up energy costs for the people who live there.