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Should Cars Be Banned in Downtown Areas?

September 18th, 2013

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How does the future of driving look to you?

More specifically, how does the future of driving in big cities look to you? In the coming years and decades, there’s no question that the face of driving in large, congested cities will change. The clogged streets of New York City and the infamous standstills of Los Angeles will most likely not look the way they do today.

As small city cars begin to infiltrate the roads and public transportation options persuade people away from vehicles, it’s pretty certain that city driving will change over the years.

One country, in fact, wants to ban gas-powered cars from cities altogether.

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Zero to 60 in Under Three Seconds: Two Ways to Get There

February 28th, 2013
McLaren P1

McLaren P1

One of the cars I’m going to mention here is real and could theoretically be purchased and stored in your garage, assuming you had enough cash and knew the right people.

The other car doesn’t even exist. All we have is the promise that it will, along with some seriously unbelievable claims and performance numbers.

These are supercars that reside at opposite ends of real and imagined, yet share the common goal of becoming one of the fastest automobiles in the world.

First, let’s start with the real car: the McLaren P1.

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Electric DeLorean On the Way, Within Months!

February 12th, 2013

DeLorean EV

I’m pretty much a fan of all things ’80s. The hair, the music, the movies, the cars… well, most of the cars. The Toyota trucks and Honda sedans were pretty great, but the rest were perfectly forgettable.

The DeLorean DMC-12, though, straddled the line between forgettable and iconic. Then, it was a watered-down attempt at a sports car. Now, it defines the entire decade thanks to its ability to accelerate to 88 mph and transcend time.

One look at a DeLorean and everything great about the 1980s jumps to mind, including life-preserver vests and Huey Lewis and the News music.

Within a year, new electric DeLoreans could be available for you and me to purchase. No more scouring the used listings for acceptable deals on old models with under-powered gas engines!

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U.S. Electric Car Industry Hits Super-Sized Speed Bumps

December 12th, 2012
Tesla Model S, stranded

The "unpluggable" Model S

The Tesla that couldn’t move.

The Fisker fires.

The A123 bankruptcy.

The CODA Automotive layoffs.

It’s been a rough end to 2012 for the U.S. electric vehicle industry, but all hope is not lost. Maybe Chinese companies can step in and take some ownership in an effort to right what sometimes looks like a quickly sinking ship.

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Electric DeLorean DMC-12 Coming in 2013

October 19th, 2011

Electric DeLorean

Being a child of the 1980s, I get excited by things that younger people don’t get and older people never liked. I know many of you can relate.

Thanks to movies like Transformers and the revival of shows like Voltron, some of the greatest parts of the ’80s are coming back. There is, perhaps, no greater symbol of the great 1980s than the mighty DeLorean DMC-12. Known to most simply as the Back to the Future time machine, the DeLorean and its gull-wing doors have come to symbolize the greatest decade ever.

And now, if reports are to be believed, the DeLorean will come back in 2013, though with at least one major difference.

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