Flying Beetle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 27, 2016 at 5:20 AM

When you think of the Volkswagen Beetle, chances are you remember the classic Doyle Dane Bernbach ads from the 1960s or the little flower vase on the instrument panel of the New Beetle.

Breaking Away—Electrically

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 23, 2016 at 5:34 AM

One of the things that is becoming more important to several automobile manufacturers is discovering alternatives to the norm, not only in creating advanced powertrains and autonomous technology, but as regards alternatives to straight-up cars and trucks.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 22, 2016 at 5:33 AM

The Honda Accord is simply a really, really good car. (Yes, that’s not precisely a technical automotive description nor is it a highly sophisticated assessment, but when you get right down to it, normal people are in the market for midsize sedans like the Accord, and they are likely to be interested in the comparative levels of goodness of a car more than knowing about the 0 to 60 time or the way that it feels when carving through a curve.) We’ve already talked about it with another powertrain.

48-volt Is On Its Way

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 20, 2016 at 5:51 AM

If you have any question about the almost certain inevitability of 48-volt electrical architecture in vehicles to facilitate the creation of mild hybrids for fuel economy and the utilization of electric superchargers for improved performance, then the number of companies that are pursuing these technologies ought to be an answer.

Lambo Contest for Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 15, 2016 at 5:27 AM

As Automobili Lamborghini gets ready to launch the Urus SUV in a couple of years, it has decided that it would create some attraction for the town of Sant’Agata Bolognese, where the company is headquartered, by having an international architectural contest to create two works that will be situated in roundabouts leading into town.

A Lot of Gas

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 14, 2016 at 5:24 AM

Although you could probably park the world’s entire fleet of hydrogen-fueled cars in a Walmart parking lot and have plenty of room left over for a number of RVs, Information Trends, a market research firm, says that by 2032—16 years from now—the cumulative number of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on a global basis will be in excess of 20-million.

Hudsons & Diesels & Sales, Oh My

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 12, 2016 at 5:32 AM

Ed Souers has a keen interest in cars that were built by Hudson Motors, a company that produced cars in Detroit for the better part of the first half of the 20th century, a company that, in 1954, joined up with Nash, which led to American Motors.