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Chevy and Google: Two Votes for Self-Driving City Cars

The companies couldn't be more different, but both are working on tiny urban cars that could be completely autonomous. And the technology is here today.

Crowd Pleaser: The $6,800, 84-mpg Elio is Getting Closer

I test drove the latest version of the three-wheeled, two-seat Elio in Manhattan, and was mobbed by people who wanted to know what it was and when they could get one. Late next year, they're saying, if all goes well.

What's Next After the Car?

We're still working on those crazy Popular Science ideas from the 1950s--flying cars, anti-gravity belts, jet packs, but at least the Hyperloop is new. We may be stuck with automobiles for a while.

Detroit Auto Show 2014: The View From the Floor

With input from Car Talk listeners, here are some of the highlights of the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Kitman Files

Jamie Kitman looks past the glare of overwaxed surfaces at every turn, and gives us his take.

Elio's $6,800 Car Edges Closer to Production

Would you drive a three-wheeled car? You're about to get the chance. The Elio is coming to a dealer near you -- and for only $6,800, to boot. Here's the low down.

The Open-Source Car: An Audacious Bid to Transform the Auto Industry

Jay Rogers' Local Motors has produced 60 off-road rally cars. The really interesting part is how they were built--with a crowdsourced design and many suggestions from the Internet, which changed everything from the engine (goodbye BMW, hello Corvette) to the door fit.

Will the VW Microbus Keep on Truckin'?

Believe it or not, they still make these quintessential hippie vans in South America, though they've been off the North American market for decades. Now VW is talking about building an updated and retro version as part of its "heritage series" (alongside the new Beetle).

Driving Audi's Electrifying E-Tron

Audi's electric e-tron division has unveiled battery-powered city cars and the high-performance R8, the first that will actually be produced. I finally got behind the wheel of an e-tron on a rainy Manhattan afternoon. This A3 won't be produced, but a plug-in hybrid version will be out in 2014.

Vulgarians at the Gate: The Revenge of the Super Utes

Luxury SUVs: They're vulgar, they're pricey and they're selling like hotcakes.


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