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Hybrid Registrations On the Rise

Hybrid Registrations On the Rise

Is the hybrid’s battery half-full or half-empty? Nationwide, the number of new hybrids registered last year rose 28 percent last year, to 254,545. That ought to encourage environmentalists and hybrid manufacturers alike – unless they also consider the fact that the pace of growth actually...

February 26, 2007 by
Smart wind turbine

Smart Harnesses the Wind

Smart is boosting its credentials as an eco-friendly manufacturer by leasing around 100 electric versions of the fortwo as city runabouts in theU.K. It’s a toe-in-the-water... read more February 15, 2007 by 0

Bombardier Can-Am Spyder

New Spyder Blends Motorcycle, Trike

MORE PHOTOS: I have a confession to make. As much as I enjoy motorcycles, I just can’t bring myself to buy one. I’ve dumped a few too many times; watched too many friends... read more February 13, 2007 by 0

2005 Volkswagen Golf

Euro Drive: VW's Golf TSI

In Europe there’s a big push to lower emissions and improve fuel economy, especially now that the snow has stopped falling on the Alps and winter in Paris , France is more... read more January 31, 2007 by 0

Elaine Haessner and Jim Dunne 2006

TCC Wins IAMA Awards

Drum roll, please. As the envelope rips open, is called to the stage. Repeatedly. Your favorite automotive site has won an assortment of honors in the... read more January 30, 2007 by 0

2003 Ford Focus

Jaguar bait and switch

Focus on quality Okay, it was not because the Focus was built in Mexico that it had “quality issues.” Do some research! The car is also built in the U.S. , and the issues... read more January 29, 2007 by 0

2006 Subaru Outback XT Wagon

TCC Shopping Tip: 4WD or AWD?

It says “4WD” on the tailgate, and there it is again on the list of standard equipment. But is it really four-wheel-drive — or just all-wheel-drive pretending to be... read more January 19, 2007 by 0

Car Light/Tool Kit

Mechanic’s Tale: Mightier than the Sword

Old Tubal Cain didn’t stop inventing after he forged the first sword, giving man domain over the earth. A few thousand years later he turned out an even mightier implement... read more January 16, 2007 by 0

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

GM Says Coming Back in Hybrids

While General Motors clearly lost the lead in the hybrid-electric vehicle market, theU.S. automaker intends to come back strong, with a goal of surging past its Japanese... read more January 14, 2007 by 0

2007 Toyota Tundra Long Bed

Toyota Launching Tundra Like a Brand

The recent press drive forToyota’s second-generation Tundra in Charlotte, N.C., was a different species of automotive press event in at least one respect. You don’t... read more December 20, 2006 by 0

Hurricane Katrina

Truckers Call La. Roads the Worst

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pummeled the state ofLouisiana in 2005, and one more ripple effect is surfacing now. The state’s roads have been voted the worst in the union by... read more December 12, 2006 by 0

2005 Chrysler 300C - front

Cargirl: Wanted — One Great Car

by Kate McLeod I got behind the wheel of a Chrysler 300 with the HEMI engine recently. What a pleasure the car is — handling, suspension, comfort, power, interface... read more December 9, 2006 by 0


Wienermobiles of Today and Yesterday

TheCarConnection feels remiss that we’ve never covered the one vehicle that is so instantly recognizable, it makes the public hungry for more. With a little side of mustard... read more December 9, 2006 by 0

KVH TracVision A5

TCC's 2006 Holiday Wish List

KVH Tracvision A7, $2995 Satellite TV in your car is nothing new - but until now, its technology didn't permit the broadcast networks to get their fair share of bandwidth. So... read more December 6, 2006 by 0

honda safety navi simulator 005

Blue Devil debacle

Blue Devil debacle It is not a good sign when the Corvette development team is unsure what side of the road to drive on. I expect the laws in Michigan are the same as they... read more December 3, 2006 by 0

Gas gauge

We’re Driving Less; First Time in 25 Years

A research group founded by a prominent peak-oil expert reports that the average American drove less in 2005 than the year before, the first time mileages dropped in the past... read more December 3, 2006 by 0


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