Hybrid Car Review: 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Now that the hybrid engine has been around awhile, say 15 years, you’d think that its basic technology would be something automotive companies can add today at less of a cost than say, 7 years ago.  Now I’m n...

Drag Race Friday: Tesla Model S v. Modded Cadillac CTS-V

The things that must be done to beat a Tesla off the line are incredible.  Here’s another race from our friends at Drag Times.com.  This one features a Tesla Model S against a Cadillac CTS-V, a very fast car produc...

Diesel Car Review: 2014 VW Touareg TDI

The VW Touareg is the one SUV that people can’t readily say or spell.  Is it Toor-egg?  Or Toir-egg?  Tom-a-to?  Or Tom-ah-to? Who cares about spelling?  We care about giddy-up and value. As you should already know...

Diesel Car Review: 2 Takes on the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI

The title screen in the video above sets the proper stage for the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI, “Might as Well Face It, You’re Addicted to Torque.”  Our apologies to the estate of Robert Palmer, but that’s ho...
Formula-E Mid Race Car Swap

Watch a Formula-E Mid-Race Car Swap

Post by Nelson Piquet Jr.   Formula-E begins in Beijing on September 13th.  If you’re a green car person, you know that this is the newest Formula series and features all-electric vehicles.  Here’s the F...

Green Car Review: 2 Takes on the 2014 VW Golf SV

What is a “Sportsvan?”  What is an “MPV?”  All fancy names to hide the fact that a carmaker is taking compact car frame and trying to extract as much space as possible.  BMW got into the fray with...

Drag Race Friday: Tesla Model S P85 v. Modded BMW 335i

To celebrate Tesla exceeding their 2Q earnings target, we bring you a drag race between the Tesla Model S P85 and a finely tuned German instrument of speed, the BMW 335i.  Which means the owner played with it’s onb...

The New Toyota Supra: This Car Could Be a Plug-in Hybrid

This is likely the look of what many believe is new Toyota Supra, now called the FT-1.  And according to CarBuzz.com, it could be an all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid. Good Lord, will green cars go fast.  From the article: ...

Is it Time for an All Wheel Drive Toyota Prius?

According to Koei Saga (as quoted by Automotive News Europe), senior managing officer in charge of powertrain development for Toyota, big changes are in store for the ubiquitous Toyota Prius: “The batteries will be...

What Does it Take to Get a Tesla to Burn?

What does it take to get a Tesla to burn? An unhealthy dose of stupidity, extremely high speeds, fear of prosecution, alcohol (probably), and the laws of physics. This story caught my eye late last night, and I found vid...

Formula-E is Coming to Battersea Park in London

On June 27, 2015, London will host the final race in the inaugural Formula-E series.  To mark yesterday’s announcement, the Brits cleared London Bridge for an invasion of another kind.  Talk about Cool Britannia al...

All About Formula-E: Why Should We Care?

It’s a fair question.  Isn’t Formula-E another chapter yet to be written about rich, privileged Peter Pans racing around in vehicles less likely to explode on impact?  What will Formula-E have to do with the ...

We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is a Self Driving Car

I am an unabashed car guy.  Speed, handling, the smell of semi-screeching tires, the push of G-force in a well-executed turn, the whole nine yards.  But this story from NextGreenCar.com about Google’s self driving ...

All About Formula-E: What’s it Like to Take a Lap?

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to take a lap in a Grand Prix car, whether Formula-1 or Formula-E.  In this edition of “All About Formula-E”, we’re doing our best to give you that opportunity.  Gra...
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All About Formula-E: Where Do They Race?

With the advent of Formula-E upon us, it’s a fair question to ask about the tracks.  Do Formula-E races take place on Formula 1 tracks?  Where do they race? In this article from Motor Sports Talk at NBCSports.com, ...

All About Formula-E: See a Formula-E Car Being Assembled

We’ve seen the videos on building cars.  Lots of molten steel, sparks, flame, robots working in unison, etc.  Put some good music behind it, and it’s kind of inspirational.  The video above is a complete perc...

All About Formula-E: What is It?

What is Formula-E?  If you’re not already asking the question, then you will over the next few weeks.  There’s a massive PR and informational push going on, and HECN is proud to be part of it. Click on the vi...

Watch out VW Golf, the Audi A3 Sportback TDI is Coming

Our friends from Autoweek report that Audi is bringing the A3 Sportback TDI to our shores for the 2015 model year.  The video above is a walk around from AutoMotoTube. I checked it out, and it’s true.  According to...

Who is the Man Behind Formula-E Racing?

“The Race to the Future is About to Start.”  This is the tagline for the newest Formula racing series, Formula E.  Formula E begins in September 2014 with an inaugural race in Beijing, China. This is the firs...

LeMans 2014: First Race of the Porsche 919 Hybrid

The 2014 installment of the 24 Hours of LeMans will be the debut of the Porsche 919.  A hybrid-electric car. Kids, green is not slow. In just over 1 month, a hybrid will be tested against some of the best gasoline engine...

Road Test: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel

Take a look at Motorweek’s review of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel.  I’ve always been a great fan of the turbo-diesel.  I’ve also been a fan of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. I always wondered why Jeep ...

The Porsche 918 Spyder: Who Says Green Means Slow?

Back in 2006, I was blessed with the opportunity to talk with Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.  Currently he’s the Chief Engineer for the Porsche 918 Spyder program.  It wouldn’t be a stretch to say he’s a &...

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid v. 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

This showdown happens in dealerships at least once every few hours in cities, suburbs and small towns across the country.  Accord hybrid versus Camry hybrid.  Grocery hauler against family transport. The folks at The Fas...
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