Electric-assist bicycles continue to enter the marketplace along with electric and extended-range electric vehicles. And while they can bring tears to a cyclist's wallet without any federal or state credits to lighten the financial wallop, riding them can be addictive.
Jaguar Cars, left for the crows and buzzards by Ford a few years ago, is turning the corner like a race car driver with its wheels firmly planted on the asphalt. The latest sign: the utterly gorgeous F-Type coupe that the British company unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette received the Automobile of the Year Award from Automobile Magazine, one of a handful of top accolades that any car can receive in a given year. I suspect there will be more for the Corvette. And despite the fact that most people will never drive or own this car, the sleek sports car matters a great deal to GM.
Estimates are that there are about 1,000 World War II veteran dying each day. When American commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy invasion in 2014 and the anniversary of the end of the war in 2015, the ranks of those who survived the epic battles of the war will be thin. AOL Autos takes a drive into history in a Jeep Wrangler to reconnect with one of our fallen heroes who never made it beyond the age of twenty-four.
Ford Motor Company has announced the acquisition of Livio, a Ferndale, MI-based software development company best known for aftermarket in-car connectivity devices, but also as a supplier of technology for proprietary systems for automakers. Livio, co-founded by Sigal and Massimo Baldini, will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Global Technologies.
Say what you want about the Dodge Durango, but ever since it came on the scene in 1998, it has occupied its own niche in the SUV market – not too small, not too big, tough, able, not always the best on the road and not always the best off-road. If it were a football player, it would be a tight-end that can block and catch. If it were a hamburger – a double burger with cheese and bacon, but not the Whopper.
When New York City launched its Citi Bike bike share program last May, the complaints started flying. What else would we expect? New Yorkers are famous for their kvetching--this time about everything from bikes that don't go easily enough into their racks, to docking stations taking up too much space, and even the color of the bikes.
It's been known as the Microbus. The Minibus. The Transporter Kombi. The Volkswagen Type 2. Owners of the much loved van also have their own names for a van that was an icon for a generation in the U.S. Whatever you want to call it, the last one is rolling off the assembly line in Brazil this month, marking the end of an era and passage of history.
Compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has long been known as the gas guzzler country--the nation of the widest roads, largest vehicles and the least amount of reliable mass transit for the geography. That image could be changing, according to a new study that says driving in the U.S. has already peaked and will decline.