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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Misshapen, F1-Inspired Electric Motorcycle Is Coming to the U.S.

It might not have the specs of a super bike, but it certainly has the presence. It's called the Saietta R, and underneath that shapely body is an all-electric drivetrain good for a 0-60 MPH run under four seconds. And...

Someone Bought a Tesla Model S With Bitcoins

It's not just a first for Tesla, but for cars. A dealer in Costa Mesa, California has sold a Model S for Bitcoins. Yup, Bitcoins.

Leonardo DiCaprio Just Made Electric Racing A Reality

Venturi Automobiles has teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio to form the tenth and final team on the grid for Formula E. And just like that, the world's first fully-electric racing series is born.

Rescue Squad: Disaster Aid Gets Some New Rides

Runways? Where the solar ship is going, it doesn’t need runways. All this inflatable sun-­powered aircraft requires to land is an area the size of a soccer field—which is also ample room to deliver medical supplies to remote locales that...

Ford Brings the Mustang Into the 20th 21th Century

The muscle car has finally -- finally -- evolved for the 21st century. And it starts with the 2015 Ford Mustang.

These Folks Beat the Hell Out of Some of the World’s Priciest Cars

What's better than having unlimited access to dozens of supercars? Making beautiful videos of you hooning the living hell out of them.

Why Big Automakers Can’t (Or Won’t) Build the Car of the Future

Why do major leaps forward come so rarely in the auto industry? Auto companies like to sneer at legitimately futuristic cars, calling them 'science projects' and saying consumers will never buy them. I believe this is a mistake. Because ultimately,...

EV Driver Jailed For “Stealing” 5 Cents Worth of Electricity

A Georgia man was lead out of his house in handcuffs for the absolutely heinous crime of plugging his EV in without asking permission. The reprehensible reprobate absconded with an entire nickel’s worth of juice. Authorities charged Kaveh Kamooneh with...

The World’s Largest Ship Takes Float

Take the Empire State Building, lay it on the ground and add another 150 feet. Then put it out to sea. That's essentially what Shell did today with the launch of the 1,601-foot Prelude mega-ship.

The Coolest Concept Car on Earth Isn’t Fit for This World

Behold the awesome. It's called the Red Bull X2014 concept. And no, you can't drive it. At least, not in this shabby excuse for reality.

Calling Out America’s Terrible Sidewalks With a Magic Cart

The old way to see if a sidewalk is wheelchair-friendly: Crawl around on your hands and knees to measure cracks and ramps. The new way: Peter Axelson’s three-wheeled cart.

Watch the Next SpaceX Launch Live, Plus the Latest on Bezos’ Rocket and China’s Moon Road Trip

It's a busy week in the new space race with two commercial operations trying new things, and China sending a rover to the moon.

Volvo Is About to Unleash 100 Robo-Cars in Sweden

Volvo is bring its robo-car army to its home country of Sweden, with 100 autonomous vehicles taking to the roads of Gothenburg in the next three years.

Why Amazon’s Drone Delivery Service Won’t Fly Any Time Soon

OK, Amazon won the Cyber Monday news jackpot. Bezos and his merry band announced plans to one day deliver packages with drones, nabbing legions of headlines in the process. Before we get all serious, let’s take a moment to appreciat...

Outlandish Concept Cars Inspired by Nature (And Probably Some Drugs)

A car inspired by ants that can climb walls. A submersible pod that uses the Los Angeles' river instead of congested freeways. A bio-suit with one leg that jumps like a kangaroo. These are the concepts nine automakers developed for....

You’ll Think Nissan’s New Concept Cars Are Stylish — Or Heinous

The IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts blend the automaker's heritage with collaboration from up-and-coming buyers. Depending on your perspective, the results are either heinous or righteous.

Kawasaki’s Neon Green Trike Is an Absurd Anime Bike Brought to Life

A Monster Energy Drink-green half-breed of every anime bike you've ever seen, the J manages to make the future look both uncomfortable and absurd. And then adds a shark fin.

No Rest for SpaceX As It Prepares For Thanksgiving Day Launch

The SpaceX launch team isn't taking a break for Thanksgiving. The Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket was set to lift off on Monday from Cape Canaveral in Florida with the company's first geostationary satellite payload, but a trifecta of hiccups forced...

This Is the Coolest Driving App You Can’t Have (Yet)

We've seen dozens of apps that claim to tailor music based on your driving style. And frankly, they all suck. We want something that automatically evolves to suit our mood behind the wheel, and Volkswagen's Play the Road app may...

Plan Your Mad Dash Through the Airport With Google Street View

If your holiday plans are taking you to faraway lands, Google just made navigating the airport and transit terminals a little bit easier with Street View.

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