This year saw Nissan entering its Altima in the traditionally Ford-and-Holden (that’s GM to us Yanks) Aussie V8 Supercars racing series. Now, Volvo says it’s preparing to enter the fray with a specially-prepped Polestar S60.
ROCKLEIGH, NJ – In a journey that has lasted nearly half a century, spanned the globe and elicited awe from generations of car lovers, Long Island’s Irv Gordon has a phenomenal achievement in his sight: driving 3,000,000 miles in the same car – a shiny, red 1966 Volvo P1800. When he drove off the lot more »
Yes, we realize this is not In-Airplane Tech Tell, but the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane foreshadows a lot of what we think could shape the future of electric cars. So what better place to land it than in the backyard of Congress, whose legislation could help or hinder future clean-energy transportation endeavors?
DEARBORN, MI – America’s top young automotive minds were on display in Dearborn, as two-student teams representing all 50 states engaged in a race against the clock – and one another – in an effort earn the title National Champion at the 64th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Finals at Ford World Headquarters. When more »
Strange bedfellows in the effort to overcome the chicken-and-egg scenario EVs face: BMW and GM tag-teamed recently to test several OEMs’ combo chargers in preparing to push for the chargers’ implementation.
The Nissan Versa Note this month replaces the Nissan Versa Hatch we knew and loved for years, bringing with it a slightly lower base price and some notable tech upgrades.
Ford says it has started building the all-new Ford Focus Electric in Germany for the European market. It’s the Motor Company’s first fully electric car to be produced in Europe.
TORONTO – The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA) supports the announcement that Environment Canada intends adopt Tier 3 emissions standards, harmonized with those developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These new emissions standards, when combined with Tier 3 ultra-low sulphur (10 ppm) gasoline, will build on the significant reductions achieved to date by more »
AUSTIN, TX – KLD Energy Technologies, an emerging company in electric drive system development, has officially announced the arrival of oneDRIVE. Designed for use in a variety of applications, oneDRIVE is a scalable, yet turnkey solution for companies in need of a complete propulsion system. oneDRIVE was exclusively engineered with the goal of creating the more »
We told you how VW won accolades in International Engine of the Year judging for its 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine, but we have not– until now– told you about the decidedly more powerful McLaren M838T V8 winning its own award from the same judges.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Front-wheel drive super-midsize sedan, smooth automatic transmission, willing V6, and refined interior. Those are boxes seemingly every manufacturer tries to check these days, with varying degrees of success. The 2013 Hyundai Azera, in our experience, nails most of them.
ORLANDO, FL – One hundred of the nation’s best young automotive minds will converge on the Motor City to compete for the title of top high school technicians in the country at the 64th Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition National Finals June 9–11. With jobs in the auto industry on the rise, up over 30 more »