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Protean Electric Putting Electric Hub Motors into Production Chinese VW Next Year

This past year, we called out 10 of 2013’s most-promising new technologies, and alongside stuff such as super plastics, fancy batteries, and precipitation-dodging headlights sat the ever-production-elusive electric hub motor. Specifically, we spoke to a Protean Electric design that actually …

This Race Car Swaps Fossil Fuels For Hydrogen Power

Aston Martin’s Rapide S is the first hydrogen-powered car to race in an event sanctioned by the FIA.<p>In May, Aston Martin's Rapide S completed the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race while earning an unusual distinction: For more than 11 laps—about 182 miles—it didn't burn a drop of gas. Instead, …

Tesla Success Fueled by U.S. Innovation Policy?

I truly love cars, and, having turned 40 recently, I went on a year-long search for the perfect car to celebrate with. I had given up for a while until I came across the amazing Tesla Model S. Tesla Motors represents everything I appreciate in life – innovation, technology, and even tax policy.<p>In …

At 205mph, meet the world’s fastest electric car

Electric cars are slow and dull, right? Not so fast, says Lord Paul Drayson.<p>On 15 October, the British peer and racing driver set a slew of speed records behind the wheel of his Lola Drayson electric prototype racer, including a run of 205.139mph (333.271kph). That speed represents the average of a …

Airbnb Petition Asks Users To Help Block New York Subpoena

Following a subpoena issued by New York state demanding Airbnb fork over confidential user records, the popular tech company used for short-term rentals is asking supporters to sign an online petition to help stop the lawsuit.<p>In an email, Airbnb community head Douglas Atkin wrote:<p>Only if you make …

Bunkr Unveils New Major Version Of Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr just released a new major version of its presentation web app in partnership with Etamin Studio. It still is a fully responsive HTML5 web app that works seamlessly on your computer, phone or tablet. Yet, it was redesigned from the ground up and the new user experience should …

Formula 1’s Leading Team Has a Big Secret

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel …

Toyota to offer sedan version of GT 86?

Sources in Australia are reporting that we'll be seeing a small, rear-drive <i>sedan</i> from Toyota, based on the GT 86/Scion FR-S. Yes, a convertible variant is still in limbo, but a four-door sedan is in the works. It's unclear if the rumored GT 86 sedan would spawn Scion and Subaru variants (it's hard …

Your next Volvo wagon will be turbo AND supercharged

There a very select group of readers on this here site that maybe a bit obsessed with Swedish turbo bricks. And another group that is equally …

Crashes, Technology, And Business Deals That Should Change Racing - /SHAKEDOWN

Race against The Stig in Forza 5

Forza and Top Gear make one of the best partnerships...in the world.<p>The Stig's "digital cousin" will show up in <i>Forza 5</i>, giving players the chance to race against the mysterious man in the white suit. A word of caution - if you beat him, there's a 99% chance that you'll end up in a ham slicer.<p>This …

Toyota found not at fault in alleged unintended acceleration crash

Toyota has already paid out millions and billions of dollars in settlements surrounding unintended acceleration, but the first lawsuit in the matter, which headed to a California court in July, has reached a verdict. Following the 2009 death of Noriko Uno, whose 2006 Camry was hit by another car …

Tour Lamborghini museum with Google Street View

If you find yourself in northern Italy with some spare time on your hands, we could think of few places better to spend it than the Lamborghini Museum in Sant'Agata. The 16,000-square-foot facility houses what is surely the most magnificent collections of Raging Bulls in the world on two levels of …

Unu Android-powered 'entertainment hub' tablet ships in November for $200

As things often go with such products, the Unu tablet/game console/home entertainment center combo is a bit delayed. The Android device, which was originally scheduled to ship this summer, is now set to hit select retailers and online stores beginning next month. We spent some time with the device …

1986 Toyota Corolla Levin GT Apex

This 1986 Toyota Corolla Levin GT Apex is a JDM right-hand-drive model that’s said to be very clean and largely stock apart from TRD springs and …

13 track-day essentials

To go fast, you need this stuff.<p>Track days have become more popular as enthusiasts search for places to explore the<p>performance potential of their cars without getting into trouble, at least with the law.<p>Once exposed to it, you'll probably be hooked—track driving is both exhilarating and addictive. …

McLaren continues birthday party with 'The Spirit of McLaren' video

McLaren continues celebrating its 50 years of racing in the team's latest video, which looks back to the days when the company's namesake and founder was out running the cars himself. It proceeds up from there, covering the team's multiple world champions and including some classic racing footage …

Subaru rally cars with great wastegates are better than coffee

It wouldn't be as good without the whoosh.<p>The noise produced by rally cars is an acquired taste. A massively overboosted 4-cylinder engine bouncing off the rev-limiter just isn't musical. It's angry. It is the sound of a war between the driver and the trees.<p>However, there are moments of bliss …

The Rise Of Electric Car Charging Stations In The U.S. [Infographic]

New U.S. charging stations mean electric cars can travel<p>More than half of the nation's 8,051 electric-vehicle charging stations have opened since 2012. Here, each hexagon represents the number of stations in that area. Blue hexagons—mostly outside major cities—indicate those built in 2012 and 2013. …

Our adventures in tuning our long-term Subaru BRZ

We try exhaust mods and an ECU flash, with mixed results.<p>The Subaru BRZ was an exciting addition to our long-term fleet, at least at first. It turns out that there's a great reason to have long-term cars: over time, our opinions about the BRZ changed a lot. I'll admit that I was starry-eyed when it …

Toyota doesn't see opportunity for an all-electric car

Toyota's future lies in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, rather than all-electric cars like Tesla's Model S. The company's chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, spoke frankly on the near-term future of cars in a speech on Monday, noting that electric vehicles require breakthroughs in battery …

A Top Porsche Collector Offers Classic Car Buying Tips

On October 12, the North Carolina Museum of Art opens <i>Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed,</i> a collection of 22 Porsches that track the evolution of the company’s design aesthetic from the 1930s to the present.<p>Together Bob Ingram, a former COO of GlaxoSmithKline, and his son Cam Ingram, who co-owns Road …

It Takes Drivers 3 Months to Warm Up to Electric Vehicles

How to Build an F1 Car: Carbon Fiber in Formula 1

Even if the maddeningly consistent, podium-topping skills of current points leader Sebastian Vettel bore you to tears, Formula 1 still earns the distinction of being the most hyperbolic motorized sport on the planet thanks to its bombastic combination of stratospheric budgets and sky's-the-limit …

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Now You Can Rent a Tesla Model S

Traveling to S.F. or L.A.? Now you can show off your impeccable taste in performance and green cred by renting a Tesla Model S from Hertz.<p>The car …

Slideshow: 2013 F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jamey Price shot the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix for the first time in his career last weekend. Judging from the photos, you'd think he'd been going there for years.<p>Jamey Price shot the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix for the first time in his career last weekend. Judging from the photos, you'd …

Test Drive ANNLimited – 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

I’m going to straight up confess that I’ve got a personal bias against WRXs. I’ve known some total jerks that have driven them, so my brain just sort …

2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Update 6

12 Months of Firmly Sprung Fun<p>As a budget sports car, the BRZ can be a little uncompromising sometimes. Around the uneven freeways and potholed roads of Los Angeles, daily commuting in the little Subaru requires a willingness to be jostled around. The price paid for little body roll and that …

Autoblog Green

In recent days and weeks, Tesla shares have seen some of their lowest prices in since they first surpassed $300 a year ago. Ahead of the announcement of the company's first-quarter production figures, amidst a Moody's downgrade, the price took a hit. The news of a fatal Autopilot crash in a Model X …

GM Exploring Attainably Priced Long-Range EV

Chevrolet Volt in GM Battery Laboratory in Warren, Michigan.<p>At an event yesterday announcing the expansion of GM’s Battery Laboratory in Warren, Michigan, the company’s VP of global product programs, Doug Parks, let slip that the General is looking into an affordable long-range electric vehicle. …