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Hyperloop Transportation: Tangible Plans

Elon Musk asserted that hyperloop transportation would be a cost effective addition to the US transportation portfolio. In theory, it would be the most energy efficient form of transport. Musk went so far as to post a 57 page outline of his idea in August of 2013. Now, hyperloop transportation is starting to yield tangible plans. Musk presented his idea hoping that some go-getter would take his p

Electric Highways: First in the U.K., Next the U.S.A.?

If we told you that you could get on a highway that charges your electric vehicle as you drive, you’d probably call us crazy. Just don’t tell that to the folks over at Highways England, who are currently at work to make this seemingly implausible scenario of “electric highways” a potential reality. A government-owned company that manages road network operations, Highway England conducted a feasib

Will BMW Go the Plug-In Hybrid Route with the M3?

BMW’s hybrid electric vehicle sales were fairly robust last year, to the point that the company is currently looking for ways to double its EV sales in 2015. One simple way to increase hybrid sales is to produce more of them, which is what BMW seems to have in mind. According to several senior officials with the company, BMW plans on taking its popular M3 sedan and giving it the plug-in hybrid tre

Hyundai: Evolution of Genesis

2015 pulled the rug pulled from under Hyundai’s feet. After the over a decade of explosive expansion, the Korean company and its sister Kia are finally feeling stagnant sales like most other auto makers. The minimalist car maker responded to their new climate of mediocre growth by previewing a potential facelift for their Genesis family; Hyundai released a concept sports Coupe; the Vision G.

Audi vs. Tesla: The Electric Battery Wars

There will probably come a day in the not-too-distant future where we’ll view combustion engine powered vehicles as archaic a mode of transportation as the car that the Flintstones used to tool around in. (Talk about your faulty braking systems!) For now, C02-belching cars dominate the American auto industry due to people’s strong attachment to them, along with a dearth of viable alternatives. Bu

Porsche Is Expanding Their Lineup

Volkswagen AG recently took the title of the highest selling automaker, however they did it riding the coattails of Audi and Porsche. Audi is experiencing record breaking growth. I actually spoke to an ex-executive at Audi, he was working as a BMW salesperson. He told me that the growth was so explosive it actually reached the point of being stressful. Apparently, he was receiving a zero healthy

Tesla Motors Scares Investors

Tesla Motors is the most talked about company in the automotive industry. They dominate business and technology on google news because they are always up to something. Be it giving their investors something to be scared of, or impressing the nation with their creative new technology Tesla Motors is never far from popular consciousness. Lately critics and consumers have refreshing news sources wa

Vehicle Hacking: Temporary Nuisance or Disturbing Trend? (UPDATED)

UPDATE: One could’ve reasonably expected that Harman would respond to the vehicle hacking allegations and, sure enough, they’ve issued a rebuttal. In a Reuters interview, Harman Chief Executive Dinesh Paliwal said that he believed that the problem was limited to the 1.4 million vehicles recently recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. “We do not believe this problem exists in any other car outs

Plug-in Hybrid SUV Race: Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is entering its second generation. This new generation is beyond exciting. Before its official release in the fall later this year; it has already nearly reached its projected production numbers for 2015: 44,000 of 50,000 in pre-orders with at least another month before hitting showrooms. And that was only in the span of less than a year from its unveiling last year. It has also wo

Plug-in Hybrid SAV Race: BMW X5

Three Automakers: BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo are trying to make a plug-in hybrid SUV before the release of the Tesla Model X. They are all being made by European Automotive royalty, but can they even compete with the scrappy upstart Tesla’s all electric SUV? Maybe... but first how do they stack up against one another. First up, a plugin SAV from BMW: their new X5 xDrive40e (is a mouthful) seems to e