2017 Ioniq HEV. Image courtesy of Hyundai Global Media.

What Exactly Makes a Car Eco-friendly?

Right now, it seems like “eco-friendly” is the biggest buzz word in the car world at the minute. Drivers and vehicle owners want to make sure that their cars are as eco-friendly as possible and car manufacturers are entirely focused on producing and developing the most eco-friendly vehicle possible. But do...

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,...

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  Nico Rosberg has retired, and has been replaced by Valleri Bottas.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...

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...

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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