smart EQ fortwo

Smart Cars Get Smarter

If you thought smart cars were weird little things, well, they’re about to get weirder. Or cooler, depending on your point of view. But they’ll still be little things. This concept from Mercedes-Benz (owner of smart and car sharing service car2go) is called the smart EQ fortwo. It’s been designed for a fully autonomous, shared,…

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

VW Generates Buzz with New Electric Van

Volkswagen is putting the electric van in EV with its plans to produce the I.D. Buzz concept vehicle. In January, VW showed a cute little electric van, a modern take on its old standby of a bus. This month, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, the company announced that it would make that…

Mazda race car

Forecasting the Future with Mazda

Mazda recently announced its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” plan, which sounds like it was named by a guy in a tie and my preschool nephew while they were locked in room together. Regardless! It’s an interesting plan, so let’s take a look at what it means for normal people who just want to buy and drive…

Hyperloop: Should You Believe the Hype?

Short answer: It’s a solid maybe. Long answer: Last week, Hyperloop One, Los-Angeles-based company, ran its first test of its aluminum and carbon fiber passenger pod inside an 11-foot-tall concrete tube in Nevada. Using only electric propulsion, the 28-foot-long pod reached 192 mph in 5 seconds. 192 mph in 5 seconds. The pod starts out…

Kia Niro by KHG

“Alexa, Buy Me a Car”

Okay, it’s not as easy as that. But Kia has released the Niro skill for Amazon Alexa, which gives you access to information about the new Kia Niro crossover vehicle. It will also check inventory at local dealerships to make buying a new Niro that much easier. Or at least that much more voice activated,…

Chrysler Pacific hybrid

Diesel Is Dead and Gasoline Is a Goner

If you feel like you’ve got another 20 years or so of life left in you, first of all, that’s great! We’re glad to have you around. But second, it means that you will likely buy an electric car at some point. That’s because the United Kingdom today followed France’s lead in banning the sale…

The Boring Company

Elon Musk’s Vision Is Boring

  by Sara Lacey Perhaps you were one of the many people excited about the big news of Tesla’s Solar Roof announced last week. This is great news for individuals looking into powering their homes (and cars) by way of solar energy, and Tesla is even taking preorders from early adopters as we speak. But on…

CXC Race Simulator

Driver’s Education: The Future Is Not Now

by Sara Lacey   My son hopefully asked me the other day, “So, when do you think autonomous vehicles will be a practical reality? Like, in the next year?” He is starting Driver’s Ed this summer, and if all things go according to plan, he will be getting his license next year. To be clear,…

BOOK by Cadillac

Finally, A Personal Fleet for Everyone! Almost.

by Sara Lacey I’ve always thought it would be awesome to have a personal fleet of vehicles. On busy days of local errand-running, I’d employ my EV.  Trip skiing or camping? I’d bust out my trusty SUV. Date night with friends would have me calling on my four-door sedan. For most people, myself included, the…