America’s largest beer maker will use all-electric trucks to make deliveries between breweries and wholesalers. Someone is going to have to break this news to the Clydesdales. Anheuser-Busch announced this week that it ordered up 40 all-electric semitrucks from automaker Tesla to handle high-volume deliveries from breweries to wholesalers. The pre-order...
Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma created huge demand for huge vehicles. Here's why buyers are going green. Used cars are selling quickly, but for an unfortunate reason.   Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida trashed countless vehicles and left their owners seeking replacements quickly. According to Cox Automotive estimates,...
OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company would distribute 100 self-driving SUVs to families in Gothenburg, Sweden. The...
JAGUAR HAS WORKED hard over the last decade to build cars that buyers lust over, reinvent itself as a modern auto maker, and finally shake off its “old man sedan” image. Yes, the British car builder built the E-Type, the sexiest car ever, in the 60s. But then it bumbled...
It’s 2018, and Waymo is doing it live. Two months after the Alphabet self-driving car spinoff announced it would start running a truly driver-free service in Phoenix this year (as in, cars romping about with no one at the wheel), the company now unveils how it will do it: with the help...
HENRIK FISKER SPENT this year's CES at Booth 3315, standing next to a deep red, curvaceous, quirky electric sedan with doors that pivot like wings. The EMotion is the work of Fisker Inc, the car designer's latest venture. But the stage Fisker and the car stood on didn't say Fisker...
Uber has partnered with NASA to research air-traffic management, and will conduct tests of new aerial vehicles in Los Angeles. Ride-sharing — or should we say fly-sharing — vehicles could zoom through the skies of Los Angeles as soon as 2020. Uber unveiled today an agreement with NASA that advances the...
SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic...
THE GOOD PEOPLE of Denver, Colorado, have seen the self-driving trucks that deliver beer and those designed to get smashed. They have wooed Silicon Valley and welcomed big pot. Now they are getting a hyperloop. Well, not exactly a hyperloop. A hyperloop-inspired system. “It’s a meaningful distinction,” says Brogan BamBrogan(yup, his legal name), founder and CEO of...
BACK IN YE olden times, beckoning a ride with a phone tap was for the 1-ish percent. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he launched his world-shaking app back in 2009 so he could look über-rich and powerful. "We just wanted to push a button and get a ride, and we wanted...