123 Articles
At Witz' End - Electric vehicles: past, present and future

Six months after the NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show), I finally found my notes from some very interesting sessions there. Okay, I didn't just find them. I just now found time to review them. It's been a busy year.

Automakers' biggest green car challenge just might be education

CT&T C Squared – Click above for high-res image gallery

Detroit 2010: Transportation Secretary LaHood ponders another round of cash-for-clunkers

Cash-for-Clunkers was among the more watched auto-related story lines of 2009. With the industry hurting, the government provided cash vouchers of between $3,500 and $4,500 to anyone who turned in a vehicle that was eight (or more) years-old and with between two and 10 miles-per-gallon worse fuel economy numbers than the new car or truck with which it was replaced. The program went from fledgling idea to a done deal in a matter of a few months, showing that the U.S. government is capable of move

Report: Ford could take Lincoln global (one day)

2011 Lincoln MKX – Click above for high-res image gallery

Autoblog Podcast #161 - Detroit Auto Show recap

Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!

Detroit 2010: Transportation Secretary LaHood ponders another round of cash-for-clunkers

Cash-for-Clunkers was among the more watched auto-related story lines of 2009. With the industry hurting, the government provided cash vouchers of between $3,500 and $4,500 to anyone who turned in a vehicle that was eight (or more) years-old and with between two and 10 miles-per-gallon worse fuel economy numbers than the new car or truck with which it was replaced. The program went from fledgling idea to a done deal in a matter of a few months, showing that the U.S. government is capable of move

Detroit 2010: Green Vehicles presents Electric Avenue with upgraded Triac

The last time we saw the Triac from Green Vehicles, Inc., we were not exactly impressed. Perhaps we should've tried to get a ride in the new 2010 version that the company unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. While we still don't think we've got $25,000 to spend on one of these, we would like to see what the updates have done to this unusual three-wheeler.

Video: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is ele-MENTAL

Click above to watch the video after the jump

Detroit 2010: Caption Contest - What the heck are Bob Lutz and Elon Musk talking about?

Bob Lutz has been an important guy in the auto industry since before most of us were born. Elon Musk is the reason your eBay transactions go so smoothly (he was the co-creator of PayPal). Together, they don't seem to make much of a team. Well, they wouldn't make much of a match if Musk weren't the CEO of Tesla Motors. Elon makes electric cars. Bob wants to make electric cars. Both are (*ahem*) outspoken and give good soundbites. Upon further review, it makes perfect sense that the two men were h

AB's Top Five Introductions from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

We love auto show season, mostly for the chance to see all the coolest new cars and concepts that the world's best automakers have to offer. This year at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, though, there weren't nearly as many new models to point our DSLR lenses at... for rather obvious reasons.

Detroit 2010: Audi R8 5.2 FSI coupe, Spyder make brown look good

Audi R8 5.2 FSI Coupe and Spyder - Click above for high-res gallery

Detroit 2010: 1,000 Tesla Roadsters have been built, Model S still over two years away

Tesla's press conference at the Detroit Auto Show yesterday was refreshingly short and consisted of nothing more than CEO Elon Musk talking in front of the red Model S. He said that his company has now built 1,000 Roadsters (a year ago, it was just 150), negotiated a lease for the Model S plant (but he wouldn't say where it was) and that the 1,000th Roadster will be auctioned off for charity. Musk then took questions, but didn't exactly answer them.

Detroit 2010: Audi e-tron Detroit Concept presages production R4

Audi e-tron Detroit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Detroit 2010: CT&T debuts three models, including Multi Amphibious Vehicle

CT&T Multi Amphibious Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery

/ 6