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 live of the average salaryman? A lot, Mr. Salaryman.  Because if you haven't noticed, track technology...

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 car is a glimpse of the car guy's enemy. I do not like the self driving car....

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.  Granted, sending you there would be better, but my wife only allows me so much leeway....

Beijing China Formula E Circuit

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, you can find out the circuits of the first two races. Here's the circuit...

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 perception shift.  Click to watch the good people at Spark Racing Technology assemble and deliver...

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 video above for a great piece from XCar.com.  It's a nice overview...

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 Audi USA, the diesel hot hatchback will be part of the 2015...

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 first in a series of posts to acquaint you with Formula-E, the idea, the...

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 technology on the planet.  The naysayers are ready.  Will Porsche...

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 never put a diesel into one.  Then one day,  I stumbled into a...

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 "bad muddafucka" at VW these days.  It's a great story that I'll pass on later. In...

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 Fast Lane Car bring us what could be one of the most boring, and yet one of the most...

Why I Rebooted HECN

I was twiddling along the web one day, wondering whether or not to restart this blog.  It had been on my mind; especially after leaving my previous job.  I had things to do, but really loved the idea of getting back into HECN as a way to follow a passion...

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