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24

Jul

Abandoned car cemetery spends years rusting in spooky Belgian forest
Despite the resemblance to a grim doomsday traffic jam, these abandoned cars are in reality parked in an old junkyard on the west side of Chatillon, a small village near Ardennes, Belgium. The rusty retro vehicles have been sitting there for 70 years, plenty of time for the surrounding wilderness to almost overtake them.

Why Honda’s hybrid strategy is all wrongHow about bringing the Concept B, a very cool 5-door hybrid, to the U.S.? Sorry, only for China. And a hybrid version of the stunning new Fit? Japan’s got it. Argggh.

Why Honda’s hybrid strategy is all wrong
How about bringing the Concept B, a very cool 5-door hybrid, to the U.S.? Sorry, only for China. And a hybrid version of the stunning new Fit? Japan’s got it. Argggh.

23

Jul

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)
Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

20

Jul

10 easy ways to save money on gas this summer

14

Jul

Meet Audi’s ‘no-compromises’ plug-in hybridIt’s the company’s first foray into electrics — a sporty hatchback A3 — and it’s coming to the U.S. early next year.

Meet Audi’s ‘no-compromises’ plug-in hybrid
It’s the company’s first foray into electrics — a sporty hatchback A3 — and it’s coming to the U.S. early next year.

02

Jul

For Europe’s new plug-in hybrids, price matters (a lot)Audi and Volvo will roll out luxury electric cars in the U.S. market early next year. Both companies admire Tesla’s strategy, but can they match the Model S as objects of desire?

For Europe’s new plug-in hybrids, price matters (a lot)
Audi and Volvo will roll out luxury electric cars in the U.S. market early next year. Both companies admire Tesla’s strategy, but can they match the Model S as objects of desire?

25

Jun

Drink coffee in your car? Now you can brew it there too'Road coffee' isn't just for truckers anymore. The new frontier for driver distraction is an in-car 12-volt espresso maker.

Drink coffee in your car? Now you can brew it there too
'Road coffee' isn't just for truckers anymore. The new frontier for driver distraction is an in-car 12-volt espresso maker.

23

Jun

Student-designed cars race for fuel-efficiency goldThe Eco-Marathon brings together the best and the brightest students from high school to college to create the most efficient cars that run on gas, solar, electricity and other fuel sources.

Student-designed cars race for fuel-efficiency gold
The Eco-Marathon brings together the best and the brightest students from high school to college to create the most efficient cars that run on gas, solar, electricity and other fuel sources.

Dog days of summer can be deadly for petsLearn how to keep your pets safe this summer and what to do if you see an animal trapped in a car on a hot day.

Dog days of summer can be deadly for pets
Learn how to keep your pets safe this summer and what to do if you see an animal trapped in a car on a hot day.

13

Jun

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors goes patent-freeIt sounds radical, but Musk went open-source at his other company, SpaceX, years ago. The aim here is to increase the appeal of electric cars in the marketplace, and get more of them on the road fighting climate change.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors goes patent-free
It sounds radical, but Musk went open-source at his other company, SpaceX, years ago. The aim here is to increase the appeal of electric cars in the marketplace, and get more of them on the road fighting climate change.