Dark blue BMW i8 electric car

Dubai Police Officers Get BMW i8 PHEVs

The police force of Dubai has added some BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars to their fleet. Criminals must really have stepped up their game to require this.

White Tesla Model S at the NAIAS. Front view.

The Tesla P85D’s ‘Insane’ Mode Scares The Pants Off People

The next iteration of the Tesla Model S — The P85D, has an ‘insane’ mode which is their equivalent of a ‘sport’ or ‘turbo’ button. A man named Brooks drove friends and family in a Tesla P85D after turning on insane mode, and they screamed. All of them were shocked. Reactions included flailing hands, a […]

The Chevy Bolt EV.

GM Unveils The Chevy Bolt At The NAIAS

GM has unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt electric car at the NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show). This hatchback is a potential game changer due to an unusual combination of qualities — a price tag in the $30,000 USD range (after rebates), and a range of 200 miles (without the use of a combustion engine). All the other […]

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.

Low Gas Prices May Not Affect Fuel Economy Targets (Yet)

Gas prices across the United States have fallen to low levels which are well under $3 per gallon. Economically, this is good, but people are likely to waste more, offsetting the economic benefit and increasing emissions. People are likely to start buying gas guzzlers again, as they did in the past. Most people only buy […]

BMW i3 smartwatch park assist feature.

BMW Is Developing An i3 That Can Be Parked Via Smartwatch

You’ve heard of self-parking cars, but if you’re like me, you’ll want your car parked in a shady spot, and you’ll want it as close as possible to the store’s exit so you won’t have to carry your groceries or other goods all the way across the parking lot. That’s one potential benefit of parking […]

Yellow Chevrolet Corvette sports car at the NAIAS.

Over 500,000 Vehicle Recalls Are On The Horizon

The government of Japan has ordered vehicles equipped with Takata airbags to be recalled due to a potential defect. The recall request came after the driver of a Honda subcompact vehicle in Malaysia was impaled with metal shards when her airbag exploded. There have been other dangerous airbag accidents unrelated to Takata which show that […]

The Bloodhound SSC.

Image obtained with thanks from CarThrottle.

Bloodhound SSC Land Vehicle Aims To Exceed 1,000 MPH

A land vehicle powered by three different types of engines in the works, and its engineers aim for it to exceed 1,000 MPH. That is well above the speed of sound, which is 761 MPH at sea level. The three engines are a Rolls-Royce turbofan, a Jaguar V8 engine to power the fuel pump, and […]

XR-PHEV

Mitsubishi Debuts The XR-PHEV At The LA Auto Show

Mitsubishi has debuted their new FWD XR-PHEV concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show). You’re probably wondering what its electric range is. The two-door crossover can tavel 53 miles per charge if using electricity alone. 53 miles of electric range is substantial for a plug-in hybrid, but it is backed by […]