Edd China, former co-host of the Wheeler Dealer television show stands before his EV ice cream truck.
Hybrids & Electrics

Edd China Sets EV Ice Cream Van Record

Many are familiar with the Wheeler Dealer television series. Those that are might recall that Edd China was a co-host of the show for many years. Well, Mr. China and the series parted company a while back, but that has not stopped him from pursuing other automotive-related activities. To that end, as an acknowledgment of …

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar to Attempt a Baby Jag… Again

Jaguar is an automotive company centered on luxurious performance vehicles. Sticking to that theme has helped the automaker survive for nearly 100-years. But, the company has struggled for the last two decades trying to introduce younger buyers to the brand. Jaguar has attempted “Baby Jags” more than once to attract new buyers with arguably little …

The Electraline Lakester electric vehicle is in the foreground of the Bonneville Salt Flats, with the sunrise in the distance.
Hybrids & Electrics

Electric Speed Record Set at Bonneville Salt Flats

Competitive people push boundaries. For example, the four-minute mile was considered impossible at one time. Also, a three hundred mile-per-hour capable production car was also considered unheard of. Over time those records were shattered. Now comes word that EV West just broke an electric vehicle record. They shot for and surpassed the electric speed record for class E2 at the Bonneville …

A head-on view of the Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled autocycle.

Autocycles Are Here, Even If They Face Slow Public Acceptance

In an article posted yesterday, I discussed what an autocycle is. I also mentioned some of the realities autocycle manufacturers are facing. Those included the changing regulations recognizing them as a separate vehicle class from a motorcycle, a growing shift to, and acceptance of, electric motivation, and the psychological barriers for consumers who want to …

A head-on view of the Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled autocycle.

Autocycles: Social Norms Are Holding Them Back

Autocycles are a mode of transportation that has struggled to gain popularity. While motorcycles with sidecars and trikes have their place, an autocycle for daily use is even less popular. Part of that is that there is a lack of knowledge about what an autocycle is and how it fits in our automotive culture. Today, …

this Daimler electric semi truck is parked with its logos visible
Trucks & SUVs

Daimler Is Redefining Diesel Trucking

When it comes to trucking, pickup trucks, and semis, diesel engines and the fuel they use immediately comes to mind. There are a lot of regulations. Due to emissions laws, diesel trucks have become increasingly complicated in an effort to keep up with the limitations certain laws have put on diesel engines. But Daimler is …

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman standing in front of their blue and orange Harley-Davidson LiveWires in the middle of the desert
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ewan McGregor Goes a Long Way Thanks to Rivian and the Harley-Davidson Livewire

Electric vehicles, whether trucks or motorcycles aren’t typically the steeds of choice for off-road adventures. Especially not ones like the Harley-Davidson LiveWire which, despite offering genuinely impressive performance, isn’t exactly an ADV bike. But if an Indian Scout Sixty can tackle Amazonian jungles, then an electric Harley should be able to as well. And movie …

A rendering of a silver Cadillac Lyriq sitting in a patio, backlit from the sunrise's rays shining behind it.
Hybrids & Electrics

New All-Electric Cadillac Revealed – The Lyriq

Cadillac was supposed to reveal a new, all-electric, SUV in April. But, the global COVID-19 pandemic scrambled many automaker’s vehicle debut schedules. So, Cadillac rescheduled the launch for today. At 7 PM, the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV broke cover. The Ultium electric battery technology The Cadillac Lyriq is General Motors’ first vehicle to debut using …

2008 Hummer H2 off-roading on rocks
Hybrids & Electrics

Official: New Hummer Production Timeline Revealed

Tesla jumpstarted the automotive industry’s fascination with electric vehicle battery technology. There had been other manufacturers before that had played with the tech, but none so successfully as Tesla. Consequently, now all manufacturers are looking at their lineups with an electrification perspective. Nowhere is that more prevalent than in the race to have the first …