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5Asheville, NC students wash cars to raise money to convert one to electric power

Getting to own an electric car can be expensive. The bar looks even higher if you're a group of high school students. Students at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville, NC decided to use cars to buy a car. They held a car wash that raised money to convert a 1993 Mazda B2600 pickup truck to electric power (Andrew Angellotti would be proud). The car was purchased by the students for $1,000 but more ($7,800) is needed to buy the marine cell batteries they'll use to power the truck. T

21North Carolina's Supercar Sensation gets you behind the wheel without breaking the bank

You've seen this concept before: Most folks can neither afford to buy exotic supercars, nor do they yearn for the headaches of ownership. But hey, it sure would be nice to get behind the wheel once in a while. That's where Supercar Sensation comes in.

39WTF is wrong with that plate?

From time to time, license plates wind up with unintentionally humorous alphanumeric combinations. Massachusetts had a run of plates with "POO" as the trailing characters, for example, but th North Carolina DMV's inadvertent pun takes the cake. About 10,000 plates were stamped up bearing the characters WTF before a 60 year old teacher's grandchildren whispered the internets meaning of the acronym in her ear, spurring her to raise the issue. Perhaps they need to surf the web a bit more in North C

5Next gen. BMW X3 to be built Stateside

According to a Reuters report, BMW's Spartanburg, NC SC plant will be taking on some additional duties when the new X3 is produced in the next few years. The plant, which currently builds the X5 and Z4 roadsters, will also be building the upcoming X6 CUV.

28Toyota poised to build plant number eight in US

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Toyota is in the process of scouting locations and performing feasibility studies on opening another plant in the U.S.

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