The Brabus B50 PowerXtra. Image by Brabus Media.

Brabus Turns a Mercedes S500 PHEV into the B50 PowerXtra Hybrid

Green cars go fast.  If you ask Brabus, they can be engineered to go faster. Who is Brabus?  They're one of the leading specialty automotive boutiques that specializes in taking existing mass production cars and making them breathtaking.  You've heard of them.  Saleen is another leading one.  There are others; especially...

Nico Rosberg Wins 2015 Grand Prix of Monaco

From Daimler Global Media, May 24, 2015 It was a bittersweet victory for the team today after accepting a mistake was made in pitting Lewis Hamilton under the safety car, which ultimately cost him the win. Rosberg secured his second win of the season and made history at this circuit, becoming only the...

Hyundai is the First Automaker to Put Android Auto in Production Vehicles

From our friends at Hyundai Motor America Media: Today, Hyundai becomes the first car company to launch Android Auto™ on production vehicles. Android Auto is premiering on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation at dealerships nationwide, and will later become available on other Hyundai models. “Android Auto aligns with Hyundai’s core interior design principles of safety,...

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Formula E in Berlin: Circuit Overview and Pre-race Update

Starting today, electric cars will race around Templehofer Field in Berlin, Germany.  Before the green flag flies at 4:00 pm Saturday, May 23 (local time), we'd like to update you on a few things Formula-E: Berlin E Prix Circuit Guide: for the first time this season, the cars will not race...

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The Countdown is On for Green Drive$ 2015

On Thursday, May 28th, Chicago Clean Cities Coalition is holding Green Drive$ 2015.  Green Drive$ is a single-day event that features presentations by major automakers and green fuel and technology experts.   The event runs from 9 am to 3 pm and follows 2 tracks.  The morning track focuses on...

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Toyota Takes Fuel Cell Performance to the Nano-particle Level

From Toyota Global Media and Newspress.co.uk: When it comes to securing the best performance from its hydrogen fuel cell technology, Toyota’s scrutiny is reaching unprecedented levels with a new monitoring system that plots the behaviour of nanometre-sized – one-millionth of millimetre – particles. The focus of its research is the way in...

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Henry Wong and Fensens: Why Can’t ALL Cars Have Backup Sensors?

[caption id="attachment_36667" align="alignright" width="320"] Fensens Mockup, courtesy of Fensens[/caption] We who pay overly close attention to new cars and technology tend to lose focus on the big picture.  We get so googley-eyed over the Connected Car, we sometimes overlook the unconnected ones. Not Henry Wong.  Henry and his team are the force...

Audi TT TDI Wins Diesel Car Magazine’s Best Sports Car of the Year Award

From DieselCar.co.uk and Newspress.co.uk: Ultra-frugal Audi TDI sports coupé announced as category victor in leading industry magazine Audi TT 2.0 TDI ultra wins DieselCar’s Best Sportscar Award for 2015 Performance Prices start from £29,810 OTR, available in Sport or S line specification CO2 as low as 116g/km, with the potential for 62.8mpg combined ultra engine now also...

Barry Thomson and the Art of Hypermiling

[caption id="attachment_36393" align="alignright" width="275"] The Ultimate Guide to Hyper Miling, courtesy of Showplates Direct[/caption] The next time you're in traffic, cursing because you're stuck behind someone who you can't seem to get around, relax. They might be a hyper miler. "Whaaaa...

What’s Coming for the Second Season of Formula E?

More on the second season of Formula E racing, from the fine people at Apex Racing PR: The FIA has stated that is it close to announcing the finalised 2015/16 Formula E calendar, which is expects to include at least two additional races for the sport’s second season. Speaking in a press...

Mercedes Benz S-Class, Diesel Car Magazine's Diesel Car of the Year. Image courtesy of Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz S-Class is Diesel Car Magazine’s Executive Car of the Year

From our friends at NewsPress.co.uk and DieselCar.co.uk, May 12, 2015: Mercedes-Benz S-Class wins ‘Best Executive Car’ at 2015 Diesel Car, Car of the Year Awards The Awards were judged by a panel of well-respected writers from across the industry The S-Class remains the number one luxury car in the UK    Mercedes-Benz S-Class awarded ‘Best Executive Car’...

The Tesla Powerwall: Can You Unplug From the REAL Grid?

When most people talk about going off the grid, it's more about living without cable TV, or lessening their dependence on the connected life we lead in these times.  For obvious reasons (fresh food, happy wife, heat, cool air, cold beer) these people don't even think about completely unplugging from...

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