Personal wealth aside, it's not always easy to be T. Boone Pickens--especially when your push for compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel meets continual accusations of self-aggrandizement. It's no secret his hedge fund, BP Capital, is heavily invested in the sector, and he is the majority stockholder of Clean Energy, the largest supplier of natural gas for vehicles in the U.S.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes encourage carpooling by requiring a minimum number of car occupants but also inspire a healthy number of detractors who try to game the system: a man who was caught this month with a skeleton in his passenger seat represents a growing epidemic of motorists concocting schemes to avoid the increasing traffic in metropolitan areas.
This week's episode of TRANSLOGIC features the Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom EE (experimental electric), a one-off concept car that showcases how an EV might survive--even thrive--in a segment where "compromise" is considered a 4-letter word. During the world tour the vehicle has made in the past year, Rolls-Royce has sought to convince potential buyers that an EV doesn't require a trade-off in style or performance. In fact, within the ultra-luxury segment, the high-tech innovations can enhance the
The test results of the comparative emissions from two leaf blower models, a Fiat 500, and a Ford Raptor might make you want to make you start using a rake: Edmunds's InsideLine.com found the Ford pick-up to be cleaner than the Cinquecento and both vehicles to be cleaner than the motorized tools.
Though a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test involving a Chevy Volt has recently raised concerns over the safety of battery-powered vehicles during a collision, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released data that passengers in green cars actually sustain fewer injuries during wrecks, Consumer Reports reported.
It sounded like great news at the time: A 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo that had been stolen 25 years ago was found on a container bound for the Netherlands just a few weeks ago. But, curiously, no one ever told the guy who owned the car when it was stolen. Until yesterday, when AOL Autos found him.