GM seeks trendy tech ideas in Innovation Challenge

The folks running GM’s Innovation Challenge are on the search for ways in which trendy technologies like augmented reality might improve car manufacturing.

Tree, meet Nissan LEAF. Nissan LEAF, meet tree.

Whoa! Check out what happened to this poor, unsuspecting Nissan LEAF driver.

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid is first PHEV Benz

You could be forgiven for not knowing this: Until the new Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, the three-pointed star did not have a PHEV model in its range. Now that they do, however, it lays down some crazy numbers:

Nissan LEAF powers London artist’s graffiti

A Nissan LEAF powered the creation of an artist’s unique graffiti installation in London, according to Nissan.

GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado fuel efficiency, payload announced

The 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado will have the best four-cylinder fuel economy in midsize trucks and will have a segment-leading payload rating.

Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology Concept swipes at aluminum F-150

A press release about the 2015 Chevrolet Silverardo Toughnology Concept took a few interesting swipes at the aluminum chassis tech of the 2015 Ford F-150.


National Electric Vehicle Sweden announces layoffs

All you folks rooting for the underdog that the “new” Saab, A.K.A. National Electric Vehicle Sweden, has become? Well, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news.

#MASHUP: Nissan LEAF meets Nissan Frontier in EV pickup truck

Nissan’s Technical Center had a crazy idea: Why not take a Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) and slap a bed from a Nissan Frontier pickup truck on the back instead of a hatch? The crazier part? They actually did it.

Taxi Wars: SheRides Battle of the Sexes edition

She Rides is an app-based taxi service that purports to be more woman-friendly because the cabbies are women. Except, there are barely any women cabbies.

Chinese LEAF: Dongfeng Nissan launches first EV

The Dongfeng Nissan Venucia e30 electric car looks pretty much like a Chinese knockoff of the Nissan LEAF. That’s because as far as we can tell, it is.

Ferocious Canine K900: Kia K900 is in the hunt for uber-luxury sedans

I’m telling ya, I had more interest in the Kia K900 than the Rolls-Royce Wraith. After years of lower-priced but good products like the Sportage, people are fascinated by the idea of a $66,000 Kia.

Real Wraith: We try world’s first satellite-aided transmission in Rolls-Royce Wraith

The satellite-aided transmission in the Rolls-Royce Wraith uses GPS and the nav system to predict the road ahead.” To be candid, the results are subtle.