After Two Almost-Rebirths, the Iconic VW Microbus is Finally Gone

08.29.2013

The Microbus, in U.S. production from 1959 to 1979, is finally rolling off its last global assembly line. But the car, a legend as cheap-and-cheerful transport for hippies, could live again with retro styling for the digital generation. 

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Tesla's Top Safety Score: The Answer is in the Stars

08.24.2013

Tesla Motors loves to tweak other automakers and say it's the best at everything, and it's often right. But NHTSA clarifies that nobody--not even Tesla--gets more than a five-star rating.

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Taming Blood Alley: A Tragic Hollywood Death, and a Film to Make it Safer

08.22.2013

Emily Rose Shane was just 13 when she was hit and killed on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, one of the most beautiful--and deadliest--stretches of road in America. Now her producer father is making a documentary about Emily and the dangers of the PCH.

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Back to Detroit: Time to "Reshore" the American Auto Industry

08.16.2013

The U.S. has the lowest natural gas prices in the world, and it's led to an amazing reverse migration--some of the companies that took plants and jobs overseas are now coming back. It's time for the auto industry to rebuild Detroit.

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Riding the Future: Cross-Country Electric Trek Aims for the Guinness Record Book

08.14.2013

Does Susan Jones' Ride the Future Tour mean that the EV range problem is behind us? Nah, but it's a great way to publicize plug-ins.

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Tesla Motors Earnings: Elon Musk Tackles the Doubters

08.09.2013

Tesla Motors is exceeding expectations, and it's time for an Elon Musk victory dance.

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Teens Give Reasons (a/k/a Excuses) for Not Getting Driver's Licenses

08.07.2013

Why aren't they driving? They're "too busy." C'mon, lazy is more like it. A new University of Michigan study cites prefering to walk or bike, the cost of owning a car, prefering public transit, and more.

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Pedaling the ELF to Cambridge (Our Fair City)

08.01.2013

Mark Stewart bought his electric commuter vehicle in North Carolina. Then he decided to drive the thing back home to Massachusetts.

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