Automobiles and Energy

The history of RUF Automobile

Watch the video of the history of RUF as told by Alois Ruf Jr., and the high-performance German automobiles the car company creates since 1939. The history of RUF Automobile as told on RUF Automobile's website: 1974 Upon the death of Alois Ruf, Sr. in 1974, his son, Alois Ruf, Jr., took over the directorship [...]

Road rage is all the rage on the freeways

They say you shouldn’t go to bed, angry or stressed. And the same goes for getting in your car. Getting in your vehicle stressed could lead to careless driving, irritability with other drivers, and could lead to an accident. Taking some time to calm down, relax and de-stress could benefit you before you get behind [...]

2018 Plug-in hybrids and EVs for sale

There were over 500,000 electrified vehicles on America's roads in 2015. While that is a significant increase from the 70,000 in 2012, it is still fewer than predicted for U.S. cars on the roads. EV sales are increasing, up over 37% in 2016. As more PHEV and EV SUVs come on the market, we will [...]

Carl Dietrich transitions from Terrafugia

Dr. Carl Dietrich is leaving Terrafugia for parts unknown. It was a small post on Linkedin from Dietrich saying that after thirteen years he was leaving Terrafugia. Dietrich's Terrafugia was the first flying car that I reported on that was FAA certified. Carl Dietrich stepping down from Terrafugia From Terrafugia inception to Geely [...]

By |2019-03-21T12:31:28-07:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Terrafugia|Tags: |0 Comments

Automated vehicles, electric cars, flying into the future

Automated vehicles, electric cars, flying into the future Imagine if you could travel back, say, one hundred years, and you were talking with the people about what life was like in 2019. Can you imagine the look they’d have on their faces when you told them that you could go anywhere you please in your [...]

Off-roading in 11 vehicles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Off-roading in 11 vehicles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, at an air-sucking 9,600 feet is the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. Higher up, somewhere around 11,000 feet is the Golden Horseshoe, the playground in the mountainous terrain that we tested each of the trucks, [...]

By |2019-03-06T11:34:17-08:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Acura, Automobiles and Energy, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Toyota|0 Comments

Ghosn still in jail, Tesla 500 miles? Amazon buys Rivian stock

Carlos Ghosn went down a rabbit hole the minute the Ni55an jet landed in Japan. He was jailed November 19, 2018, and the nightmare for him has not let up. Ghosn has been in detention for three months. He has been indicted three times, has been refused bail a couple of times, and stripped of [...]

By |2019-02-22T08:45:25-08:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Nissan, Politics, Tesla Motors|Tags: , |0 Comments

2019 Chicago Auto Show unveils

Cars in the Windy City Chicago is the windy city, but it is also home to the self-proclaimed largest auto show in the Nation. Here are some of the vehicles we saw while at the show: 2020 Subaru Legacy The seventh-generation Legacy will be available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, Limited XT and [...]