The 2016 Ford Trends Report is out, and it says we're very optimistic consumers these days. It also has predictions about self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, zero waste and more.
Fort Collins, Colorado and Orlando, Florida are "deployment communities" for electric cars, and that includes lots of public charging, EV rental cars, and cheap deals. How does a $24,000 BMW i3 sound?
An electric Microbus-like concept vehicle will be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next month, and some think it could turn into a full-fledged production vehicle, in multiple versions. But it may not be a minivan, and it might not happen at all.
The last emperor of China drove a Buick, as did Sun Yat-sen and the man who partnered with Richard Nixon to open China to the West. In 1930, one in six cars in Shanghai was a Buick. Is it surprising that it's a big brand there now? Now GM is planning a Chinese-made Envision for the American market.
In Toronto, a biker or pedestrian is hit in traffic every three hours; someone is killed every seven hours. Los Angeles and São Paulo, Brazil are no better, but Copenhagen is paradise for two wheelers, the new movie says.
Poor Lieutenant Columbo took a lot of grief over his ill-painted convertible, but at least he got to keep his car--the Ferrari-driving murderers were hauled off to jail without their keys.
The tiny two-seat Elio has been running around with a Geo Metro motor, but now it will have its own 0.9-liter, three-cylinder power plant. The Louisiana plant is set to produce cars in late 2016, but it's still tentative.
Local Motors has the Beach Boys on speed dial with its 3-D Swim, a lightweight carbon-fiber battery car with a built-in surfboard. And, yes, its body is 3-D printed atop a BMW i3 chassis.
Best known for judging fine American furniture on Antiques Roadshow, the twins are branching out into a lifelong passion--classic automobiles.