Tesla and New Jersey: Capitalism, What?
Mar17

Tesla and New Jersey: Capitalism, What?

I’m sure everyone has heard that California-based Tesla Motors and their CEO (and my personal hero) Elon Musk is having a bit of trouble selling their cars in certain states.  And, it is complete and utter bullshit.  If I could, I would go out and buy a Tesla Model S and park it right in front of the homes of certain governors with a giant sign that calls them weenie-heads or make some other heretofore un-thought-of intelligent...

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Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Drives Itself to Vegas, Baby! Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Completes a 560-Mile Test Self-Drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas.
Jan09

Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Drives Itself to Vegas, Baby! Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Completes a 560-Mile Test Self-Drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas.

Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept Completes a 560-Mile Test Self-Drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas. Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept is pretty impressive. If anything, it’s even more impressive than it’s scooty-er sibling, the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept, which lapped the Hockenheim racecourse last October. While the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept ran itself driverlessly around a race track at speed with a nearly...

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Best Sedan for 2015 This Year's Best Sedans for the Money
Jan04

Best Sedan for 2015 This Year's Best Sedans for the Money

In our continuing effort to be moderately helpful, here is the TickTickVroom list of best sedans for 2015. We chose the top sedans under $15,000; $20,000; $30,000; $40,000; $50,000; $60,000; $75,000; $100,000 and a few honorable mentions. Some are fast. Some are inexpensive. Some are good in inclement weather. But, all are awesome cars. Best Sedan Under $15,000 2015 Ford Fiesta S MSRP: $14,455 Zero to Sixty: 8.5 seconds Top Speed: 120...

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Volvo Develops Body Panel Batteries
Oct18

Volvo Develops Body Panel Batteries

Electric cars like the Tesla Model S, BMW i3 and BMW i8; and hybrids like the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1 are changing the face the automotive world.  They represent the fastest, newest and best engineers, designers and brands have to offer.  But, they all have one problem… one Achilles heel… batteries. Batteries are big, heavy and cumbersome.  Granted they have improved exponentially over just a...

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BMW i3 Gets a Global Debut
Jul31

BMW i3 Gets a Global Debut

After concepts, spy-shots, camo-that’s-barely-more-than-a-bikini photos, technical releases and a lot of waiting, BMW has finally debuted the i3 to global fanfare with simultaneous unveilings in New York, London and Beijing.  And, it’s finally a car that I can actually afford that is actually as cool as its concept. The BMW i3 will hit showroom floors in three trim levels, Mega (the standard US trim), Giga and Tera,...

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Detroit Electric SP:01: The Next Evolution in Electric Sportcars or Too Little, Too Late?
Apr05

Detroit Electric SP:01: The Next Evolution in Electric Sportcars or Too Little, Too Late?

I’m confused.  Hasn’t this car happened already?  A few years ago, I remember driving a little all electric roadster that hit 60 mph in about three-and-a-half seconds and looked a lot like a Lotus Elise.  It’s true, at first glance, the Detroit Electric SP:01 appears awfully similar to a Tesla Roadster, which is logical as both are based on the Lotus Elise/Exige platform.  But, according the Alex Lam’s Detroit...

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Concepts, Future Models & Updates Rule the Day in Detroit
Jan14

Concepts, Future Models & Updates Rule the Day in Detroit

So, today is the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  And, after yesterday’s unveiling of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, many of the other major auto makers are seeking to make an impact of their own with future models, updates and concepts.  Based on a select few from Jeep, VW, Tesla, Porsche, Bimmer, Audi, Infiniti & others, they are not going to disappoint.  The future is a bright...

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Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time
Jun29

Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time

Audi R8 e-tron Nürburgring World Record Lap at 8:09.099 Audi and the Nürburgring go together like apple strudel and vanilla custard.  That the electric wündercar, the R8 e-tron, is Audi’s most recent offering to lap the ‘Ring is no surprise.  However, this latest iteration of the Bavarian buddy story is one for the record books.   Earlier today, the R8 e-tron, Audi’s all electric version of the phenomenal R8, set the...

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The Rimac Concept One: The World’s Fastest Electric Car [Video] [UPDATE]
May29

The Rimac Concept One: The World’s Fastest Electric Car [Video] [UPDATE]

With Elon’s Musk’s Tesla Roadster as a benchmark in the high performance electric car category, Croatian car manufacturer Rimac has just released their version of an electric sports car, the Concept One.  Yes, I did say Croatian car manufacturer.  And, yes I did say electric sports car.  In fact, it’s a purebred supercar.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s a picture of the charging plug where the gas cap usually...

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The Original E-Type Jaguar: Still the Best
May29

The Original E-Type Jaguar: Still the Best

Every once and a while, a model comes along that changes everything we know about cars.  The Ford Model T made the car available to the general public.  The Cadillac Type 53 was the first car to use the modern control layout.  The Chrysler Airflow brought about the use of wind tunnels during design to improve aerodynamics and performance.  The Lamborghini Miura ushered in the age of the supercar.  The McLaren F1 taught us what true...

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