The F1 Fight to Come: Scuderia Ferrari v. AMG Petronas

Here's a quick recap of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix: Ferrari is back, Lewis Hamilton can drive the hell out of anything, AMG Petronas tactician Toto Wolff was the weak link, watch out for Valtteri Bottas, and Red Bull Racing had better get over early season mechanical problems. The Australian Grand...

2017 F1 Preview: Renault Sport Racing

Renault Sport Racing, the product of a realignment of all Renault's racing and sports car marques, had a dismal 2016 Formula One season.  Although their 9th place finish in the Construtor's Cup had them scoring 9 points--they missed out on the #8 spot by a whopping 21 points. Needless to say,...

The VW E-Up! EV. Image courtesy of VW Global Media.

The First VW E-Up! Arrives in UK Garages

The UK’s first new e-up! owner has proudly taken delivery of their stylish and practical zero emission city car from Volkswagen e-Mobility Retailer Peter Cooper in Southampton. The new car was handed over recently, as Volkswagen ramps up production of the new e-up! in its ongoing commitment to maintaining its status...

2017 F1 Preview: Scuderia Toro Rosso

FYI, "Scuderia Toro Rosso" means "Red Bull Stable", a moniker for an animal enclosure. Now you've had your Italian lesson for the day. In real life "Scuderia Toro Rosso" means, "second fiddle to Red Bull Racing", the lead of Red Bull's two Formula One teams.  Toro Rosso finished 7th in the...

2017 F1 Preview: Red Bull Racing

When it comes to Formula One, the smart money is on Red Bull Racing in 2017. This is the year to beat AMG Petronas.  Nico Rosberg has retired, and has been replaced by Valleri Bottas. And they still have Lewis Hamilton.  But...

2017 F1 Preview: McLaren Honda

McLaren.  The name screams racing cool.  McLaren-Honda.  The name doesn't scream much, especially in Formula One.  McLaren Honda enters the 2017 season with a new partner for anchorman Fernando Alonso.  Jenson Button was made redundant (cooler sounding than "replaced") by Stoffel Vandoorne (nice name), a young driver who made his...

F1 2017 Preview: Haas F1 Racing

What does 2017 hold for American-born Haas F1 Team? Last year the Charlotte, NC-based racing team shook the foundations of Formula One by becoming the most successful rookie entrant in a generation. Haas F1 Team silenced the skeptics by scoring points in its debut at the Australian Grand Prix. Veteran driver...

Introducing the All-new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura, like a lot of models in the Honda family, hasn't been much for hybrids.  The Civic and Accord hybrids sell, as well as their Acura cousins; but hybrid technology isn't at the forefront of the marques' LEV strategy.  You've heard much more about the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle...

What’s In Store For Electric Cars Of The Future?

Although not a new innovation, electric cars have grown in popularity in recent years. In a world where fuel prices and CO2 levels are soaring, more of us want to save money and go greener. As you might expect, electric cars produce no emissions and don't need petrol or diesel. Have...

Nissan Debuts ProPilot Autonomous Driving Technology at G7 Summit

European Council President Donald Tusk had a front-seat view to Nissan's ProPilot autonomous drive technology on Thursday at the G7 summit in Ise-shima, Japan. The EC President's car was among a cavalcade of Group of Seven next-generation vehicles. The Nissan autonomous drive road session was one of a number of events...

The Mercedes Benz OM 654 4-cylinder diesel. image courtesy of Daimler Global Media.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Four-Cylinder Diesel

The new four-cylinder diesel unit OM 654 marks the debut of a ground-breaking family of engines from Mercedes-Benz. The development goals were defined more than four years ago. The result is a modular concept with a special focus on integration of the drive into different models as well as a...

Images from 2016 Chicago Green Drives. Image courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities.

Chicago-area Green Fleet Organization Helps Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

[caption id="attachment_93841" align="alignright" width="450"] Images from 2016 Chicago Green Drives. Image courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities.[/caption] The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2015 its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. “That is the equivalent of...

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