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What Happened to Hatchbacks in the 90’s

Hatchbacks were the car that got you from place to place, they were targeted towards students and the young professional that needed an affordable mode of transportation. These cars joined some of the classic trends of the 1990’s, including rollerblading, DIY bellbottoms, Bucket Hats and overalls with one strap down. There were wallets on chains, […]

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Coupe named the “Greenest” vehicle

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) has named the The Mercedes-Benz Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Convertible/Coupe the “Greenest” vehicle in it’s 18th annual environmental rating list for vehicles. The publication of the 2015 ratings was released to coincide with the unveiling of ACEEE’s brand new greenercars.org website, which now offers subscription-free access to […]

Toyota Invested in Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Toyota has embraced fuel cells and is deepening investments in fuel-cell vehicles as opposed to all-electric vehicles. At the Los Angeles auto show, Toyota executives planned to elaborate on the company’s deepening investments in fuel-cell vehicles, after a weekend announcement that it would begin selling next year a model called “Mirai” — Japanese for “future” […]

How Bike Share Programs Make Living, Working, and Playing in Our Cities More Sustainable

Alta Bicycle Share manages bike-sharing systems in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, and other cities. The company’s owner explains that “Transportation, Recreation, and Innovation” is the company’s tagline and that in five years, their bikes have been ridden more than 35 million miles on more than 25 million rides. That’s more than […]

Will your car drive itself soon?

If you are like me and half in the bag on some mornings because you don’t get enough sleep and are afraid of falling asleep at the wheel then this new ‘self-driving’ idea might just work for you. A revolutionary roadtrain system that would allow cars to “drive themselves” as part of a convoy of […]

What is better than a Mini?

An electric Mini of course!! I just love the mini and if I didn’t have to cart around 5 kids all the time I would definitely own one. Early next decade, BMW of North America plans to sell an electric “megacity car” as a sub-brand of BMW, similar to the brand’s M high-performance cars. But […]

Geneva Green Picks

Here are a couple of my favs for the top 10 green picks from the Geneva Auto show i Mieva – looks like a tons of fun! Bentley Continental Supersports – Looks expensive!

Japan Getting a New Fastest Train

Japan has pretty much been at the forefront of highspeed train technology since highspeed train technology began existing. And thought it’s a bit of a surprise that they don’t hold the current train speed record, I never doubt that they’ve got new train technology around the corner. So I’m not surprised that Kawasaki Heavy Industries […]