California white and green carpool stickers expire New Year’s Day

Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

California plug-in car drivers with white or green carpool stickers can no longer use carpool lanes starting Tuesday.

The state passed a new program last March that invalidates both the white stickers for electric cars and the green stickers for plug-in hybrids with the start of 2019.

For many of those drivers, the state provided a way to extend carpool access, but drivers have to reapply for new red Continue reading “California white and green carpool stickers expire New Year’s Day”

$263K Ram 1500, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: Top Stories Of 2018

Aznom Atulux coach-built pickup truck

From a $263,000 Ram 1500 pickup truck and the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette to the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Motor Authority published thousands of stories in 2018.

Some were funny, some were sad, and some were just bizarre, but 10 stories really rose above the rest with readers.

As we say so-long to 2018 and prepare for a new year full of luxury and performance vehicle news, here are MA’s top 10 stories of 2018 ranked from Continue reading “$263K Ram 1500, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: Top Stories Of 2018”

Mid-engine Corvette may sport intelligent power doors

Mid-engine C8 Corvette power door patent

The mid-engine C8 Corvette could feature some nifty power doors if a new patent sheds any light on the feature.

First published to the MidEngineCorvette Forum and reported by The Drive last Friday, the patent describes trick power doors for the driver and passenger to take advantage of. While power doors aren’t new in concept, the patent for the mid-engine Corvette takes them a step further. 

They won’t mimic doors found on other supercars like Continue reading “Mid-engine Corvette may sport intelligent power doors”

Going For Dry January? Try Some Other Ideas For Safer Motoring In 2019

GEM Motoring Assist is urging all road users to put safety at the top of their 2019 agenda.

The call comes as we once again prepare to make those well-intentioned turn-of-the-year pledges to do more of this or less of that.

Thinking about road safety makes particularly good sense in January. After all, there is the end of the holidays and the big return to work to contend with, as well as the long nights, the threat of bad weather and often the worry that goes with a pile of Christmas Continue reading “Going For Dry January? Try Some Other Ideas For Safer Motoring In 2019”

Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in “ICEing” incidents

Dodge flatbed blocking a Tesla Supercharger in Tennessee, fake charging [CREDIT: freckletan, Reddit]

People are jealous of things they can’t (or don’t) have.

In a spate of incidents reminiscent of “rolling coal,” truck drivers have begun seemingly intentionally blocking whole banks of Tesla Superchargers across parts of the South.

Trucks blocking Tesla Supercharing station at Sheets in Hickory, N.C. [CREDIT: Leicina, Reddit]

Photos shared across Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit Continue reading “Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in “ICEing” incidents”

What Are Your 2019 Driving Resolutions?

If learning to drive is one of your New Year’s resolutions, a new study has revealed the skills motorists would really like you to get to grips with before you pass your test.

Research from Young Driver asked 1,000 UK motorists what elements of driving they thought should be focused on more in the learning process. The dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel took the top spot, with 56 per cent saying they wish the message would hit home. Speeding and being more aware of the Continue reading “What Are Your 2019 Driving Resolutions?”

Porsche Taycan orders, electric towing, urban-charging reality check: The Week in Reverse

Tesla Model X towing Bowlus Road Chief

Which upcoming electric car is already sold out for a year, before it even goes on sale?

What company warned electric-car drivers that networked home chargers could be hacked and potentially damage electrical systems?

This is our look back at the (short) Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 28, 2018.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace, 3-day test drive

 

One of our drivers had a chance to take a road trip in Continue reading “Porsche Taycan orders, electric towing, urban-charging reality check: The Week in Reverse”

Gordon Murray Is Awarded CBE In Queen’s New Year Honours

Automotive designer and engineer, Professor Gordon Murray has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2019. The accolade is in recognition of his ‘services to Motoring’ after a lifetime of devising and delivering creative and ground-breaking projects in the motorsport and automotive sectors.

Gordon Murray said: “It is extremely humbling to receive a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. I’ve spent more than 50 years doing what I Continue reading “Gordon Murray Is Awarded CBE In Queen’s New Year Honours”