Tesla and SolarCity: For Elon Musk, it's Personal (and a Family Affair)

06.23.2016

Elon Musk wants Tesla Motors to merge with his cousin's photovoltaic company. It's a decision made from the heart, not the head, but it may be a good idea anyway. 

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Back to the Future: The Cars of Tomorrow, Today

06.20.2016

The futurists from BMW are at it again, imagining what cars we're going to drive in 2030 and beyond. Science-fiction cars also had a field day in the 50s, but most of the visions turned out to be spectacularly wrong.

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He Can't Drive 55: Sammy Hagar and His Real-Life Fast Cars

06.17.2016

Sammy Hagar says  "I Can't Drive 55" is the reason he never gets a ticket from traffic cops when he's out airing his performance car collection--which includes seven Ferraris. 

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Want an SUV or Crossover? At Least Make It Green

06.14.2016

There are some great crossover choices that come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery flavors. Maybe not the best ride for the Oscars or a Greenpeace rally, but at least not embarrassing.  

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"Calling All Electric Cars! Time for Police Duty!"

06.09.2016

BMW is leasing 100 plug-in i3s to the LAPD. Cop squads these days are using Bugattis, Ferraris, Teslas, Chevy Volts and electric motorcycles.

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Cheap Gas + Collective Amnesia = Big SUVs

06.07.2016

We forget that fuel prices are cyclical, and when they go up again we'll regret all those new gas guzzlers now in driveways everywhere.

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Inside Nissan's Hidden, Wacky Heritage Collection

06.06.2016

Where do old concept cars go when they retire? In Nissan's case, to the basement of a Nashville car museum. It's very special buried treasure.

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Ditch that Roof Rack and See Your Fuel Economy Soar

06.01.2016

Save gas by improving aerodynamics, getting rid of useless weight, rolling up the windows, and driving like a sane person.

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The Lane Motor Museum: Weird, Wonderful

05.27.2016

Instead of the usual Chevys and Mustangs, the Lane specializes in unusual cars with stories to tell--like the McQuay-Norris Streamliner, the Peel Trident, the VW Rocket Car and the Hoffman, an off-center car from Bizarro World.

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In the Driver's Seat of Hertz' New Mustang GT-H

05.23.2016

Fifty years ago, Hertz rented out Carroll Shelby's hot GT350 Ford fastback. Now, for nostalgia or fun, you can grab an even faster version. I did.

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Big Wheels: A Clean Revolution for Trucks and Buses

05.20.2016

Dirty tailpipes are still spewing diesel pollution, but new technology will make the nation's 18-wheelers and transit systems much more environmentally friendly.

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Want to Lose Big Money? Buy a Zillion-Dollar Supercar.

05.17.2016

Nothing depreciates like yesterday's Bentley, Maserati or Mercedes C-Class. Cars that sold for more than $100,000 are worth less than a Toyota Corolla 10 years later.

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Loving Old Volvos: The Obsession Can Be Catching

05.11.2016

The 1960s Volvos--122S, P1800, 544--inspire fierce loyalty that shows no signs of abating.

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The Safest State for Teen Drivers? Can You Believe It's Massachusetts?

05.09.2016

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, but Massachusetts is bucking the trend. How? Strict regulation of how kids get their tickets to ride.

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Around the Brickyard: Mario Andretti and the 100th Running of the Indy 500

05.06.2016

G-forces meet a weak stomach on controlled drifts around an historic track, the  crucible of American auto racing.

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