Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The new Chevy car is one of several so-called Extended-Range Electric Vehicles, or EREVs, in development. An EREV functions as an electric car until its batteries are depleted to a certain level; then it starts a small gasoline engine. That engine, however, doesn't drive the wheels - it merely acts as a generator to recharge the batteries. Chevrolet Volt, GM says, can travel about 40 miles at any speed before its onboard generator kicks in.
That number is significant, because Department of Transportation figures show that most Americans drive less than 40 miles per day. For most of us, owning the new Chevy car could mean rarely ever using gasoline.
The new Buicks LaCrosse 2010 is a dramatic departure in both style and technology. It may not be a sports sedan, but it's a very competent sedan that's out to change our perception of Buick from something old daddy owned, to something you yourself might want to own. At the Detroit auto show we lauded the global approach to styling and design. Having been jointly developed by GM in China, Europe and North America, the Buick Lacrosse is attractive. The car feels and looks classy enough to be a Cadillac. The two-tone interior is pleasantly sculpted. The steering has a good balance of feel, weighting and precision. The driver's controls give excellent feedback, making the Buick Lacrosse enjoyable to bend into a corner.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
If you're the kind of type that doesn't care what the neighbors might have to say about you and wouldn't mind driving around in your very own miniature replica of the Tumbler from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, then you may want to check out this go-kart creation from eBay user "Tully712". If you win the auction the seller will send you a zipped file containing the plans to build the Tumbler go-kart. Those intrigued may follow the jump to check out the Tumbler in action