Mercedes-Benz might be a little early with its April Fools' Day joke, but the Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S is still a ridiculously cool idea. With 503 horsepower from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, it should drastically cut the wait time for deliveries.
Boldly Going Where No FedEx Driver Has Gone Before
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter gets added capability for the 2015 model year with the addition of a four-wheel-drive system. We put the big van through its paces on and off road in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Several startups in San Francisco are trying to bring a luxury experience to mass transit with fleets of highly upgraded buses that offer things like waiters onboard to deliver snacks. Could these companies be bad for the city, though?
Volkswagen is giving the first glimpse at the look of the next-gen T6 Transporter ahead of the van's debut on April 15. From this sketch, the front appears to be a little more curved than the current version.
Uber is working with BYD to lease the automaker's E6 five-door hatchback EV to the ridesharing drivers in Chicago, as part of the pilot program. The test already includes about 25 drivers and could grow to around 200.
The Chevy Colorado is getting a box delete option that will allow upfitters prepare the trucks for very specific work duties. Chevy claims this is the only midsize pickup in the segment to offer such a package.
While we were focused on all the exotic metal displayed in Geneva, back in America the truck industry was getting to work at the NTEA show in Indianapolis. That's where Ford unveiled its new F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks, including this life-size, childhood-dream Tonka dump truck.
Tesla Recruits At UNLV; Tesla Driver Charges From Power Line
Tesla looks for Nevada employees at UNLV. A Tesla driver tapped into a power line for a charge. BYD breaks into the Japanese Market with electric buses. The Formula E Berlin ePrix will be 17 turns in 1.5 miles at the Tempelhof Airport.
Metrocab gives free rides in new EV taxi to make promotional film. Samsung SDI will take over Magna Steyr battery business. British Columbia renews Clean Energy Vehicles incentives, and dealers are pleased.
The United States Postal Service has sent a request for information to automakers, seeking bids on a next-generation postal delivery vehicle. It needs 180,000 new trucks built with safety and package delivery in mind to replace the archaic Grumman LLV that's become a huge drain on service resources.
Ballard To Supply Fuel Cells For FTA Electric Bus Program
Ballard will supply fuel cell modules as part of an FTA clean bus project. UK's ULEV grant program hits 25,000 plug-in cars. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police warns of security threat from "anti-petroleum movement."
The List Heads To Red Bull Frozen Rush For Some Extreme Winter Driving
In this episode of The List, our hosts head to Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, ME to take in Red Bull Frozen Rush. Never one to be a spectator, Jessi hops into an off-road race truck to fulfill her dream of piloting a Pro-2, as Patrick learns what it takes to tend the snowy course in a gigantic PistenBully.
Hyundai is making a major push into the commercial vehicle market with a $1.8 billion global investment through 2020. That money includes plans to launch a model in the segment in the US at some point in the future.
Hyundai Leases First Canadian Tucson Fuel Cell; Proterra Gets Grant Funding
MotorWeek names Kia Soul EV "Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle." Virgin Hotels gives guests rides in Tesla Model S. Vancouver couple leases the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell in Canada. Proterra gets government grant for EV buses.