On the eve of its first race--at one of the toughest and most dangerous motorcycle racetracks in the world--we take an exclusive inside look at one man's quest to engineer the ultimate electric race bike
he Bugatti Veyron is, once again, the fastest production car on the planet.
After conjuring up such lust-worthy machines as the Aston Martin DB9 and the BMW Z8, the designer is now CEO of his own startup, Fisker Automotive. He aims to rock the market with a gorgeous $90,000 plug-in hybrid and a business model that’s more Sil
The age of the silent hybrid may be coming to an end. Some researchers and safety groups say that quiet operation — "hybrid creep" — can pose risks for unsuspecting pedestrians and the blind, who use sound cues. Advocates for the blind have sought
If a Western Slope woman is to be believed, vampires may be lurking in Colorado's Grand Valley which would explain why she crashed her car.
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors raised the number of shares it will sell in its initial public offering by 20 percent, an early sign that investor interest in the startup is strong.
Toll road giant Macquarie Bank this week announced its intention to acquire the leading operator of red light cameras and speed cameras in the US.
One of the ideas being kicked around Dallas City Hall to raise more revenue in a lean budget year is to charge residents and businesses a road-use fee.
A Government Accountability Office study bolstered a Republican senator’s efforts to force Amtrak's rail service to accommodate gun toting riders or face shutdown. The GAO ruled an amendment inserted into a transportation funding bill was law, erasin
"I maintain that I am a sovereign flesh and blood man who possesses an unalienable right from my creator of LIBERTY. This liberty right includes my right to travel in the conveyance of the day without ANY government interference and or regulation."
We received a ton of entries for the Wired Volt Challenge, in which we asked readers to submit a brief video telling us what they’ve done to reduce their carbon footprint. After sifting through all the videos, which were judged on their creativity in
Quite obviously quietness and “green” are two objectives that seem to be driving the auto scene at the moment. We often see electric vehicles and concepts powered by renewable energy being displayed at various auto shows. Moreover, the rise in the co
An Australian teenager became the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world after a 7-month journey. Thousands cheered as 16-year-old Jessica Watson maneuvered her pink 34-foot yacht into Sydney Harbor
Sure, it feels fantastic to traverse the vast stretches of the best roads in the world via adrenaline pumping speeds. How about a complicated road, one that twists and turns, or has downright congested traffic, or unforgiving terrain? They might give
These days, it’s common to see most of the costliest and luxurious cars zooming past without much fuss! With the number of millionaires and billionaires mushrooming rapidly from every corner of the world, its isn’t a big thing to drive most coveted b
(Just cool...skip to 2 min mark for the stunt)
Porsche unveiled a futuristic hybrid supercar this week that it claims can hit 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds while emitting just a tiny fraction of the carbon put out by most sports cars. (at 94 miles to the gallon)
Toyota will roll out an aggressive incentive program for US consumers in March, including zero-percent financing for 5 years and 2-year free maintenance. The new incentives, will start Tuesday and run through March, come as the world's biggest automa
General Motors is recalling 1.3 million compact cars in North America to address a power steering problem that has been linked to 14 crashes and one injury. U.S. safety regulators opened an investigation into 905,000 Cobalt models after receiving m
Just how long it lasts will depend on Congress. The stunning news came Friday after the Senate adjourned without passing legislation to extend surface transportation programs that were set to expire Sunday, Feb. 28. As a result, 4,000 DOT emplo
Koua Fong Lee, a Laotian immigrant serving 8 years in prison for vehicular manslaughter. Lee was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry, when he accelerated to 90 mph, ran 2 stop signs, then struck another car, killing 3 of its occupants. Lee says the car accel
What You’ll be Driving in 2016
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson may already own an airline, a record label, a mobile phone company, several luxury restaurants and a Caribbean island. But today the entrepreneur unveiled his latest toy - an underwater plane.
The company, whose fourth-quarter profit soundly beat Wall Street forecasts, attributed the full-year profit in part to cost-cutting, gains from debt reduction efforts, good results from its financing arm, and stronger pricing. The automaker repea
Toyota Motor Corp shares dropped more than 8 percent on Wednesday in U.S. trading as concern deepened about the automaker's suspension of sales and production of some of its best-selling vehicles due to problems with faulty accelerators.
We love eco-modders and hypermilers because their singular pursuit of superlative fuel economy often results in innovative thinking and interesting vehicles. Like, say, this Honda streamliner. Not only did Allert Jacobs’ slick DIY fairing make a pede
Passengers paying $65 a head signed waivers acknowledging they could be crime victims and put their fate in the hands of tattooed ex-gang members who say they have negotiated a cease-fire among rivals in the most violent gangland in America.
On display at the expo, where the sub-$3,000 "Made in India" Nano made waves exactly two years ago
Ulrich Kranz, head of the German automaker’s Project i team developing low-emissions city cars, says the car will indeed hit the road next year in limited numbers, but he wouldn’t say how limited.