Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea: 'real, happening' says CTO of 1 of 3 companies vying to build it

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea: 'real, happening' says CTO of 1 of 3 companies vying to build it

Elon Musk may have moved on from the "Hyperloop" high-speed transport system he sketched a couple of years ago, but multiple companies have pledged to continue its development. One of them is Hyperloop Technologies Inc., which is trying to recruit engineers from the Detroit car industry to make the... read more

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Is Serious About Electric Cars, Despite Grumbling By Advocates

Sometimes memories are short. Electric-car advocates often forget that it took seven years from the first Toyota Prius hybrid, launched in Japan in 1997, until sales of the... read more April 10, 2014 by

First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

GM To Add Plant Jobs, Invest $450 Million For 2016 Chevy Volt

New jobs and plant updates by carmakers often get little attention outside the towns involved, but sometimes they telegraph information about future models. The Detroit News... read more April 7, 2014 by

2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Shock, Surprise: Startup Detroit Electric Won't Build In Detroit After All

In the world of startup electric car automakers, things don't always go to plan. With the best will in the world, release dates get pushed back, prices go up and initial... read more April 1, 2014 by

City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Which City Has The Worst Fuel Economy For All Its Used Cars?

If you want to buy a used Toyota Prius, don't go shopping for one in Detroit. The Motor City has the worst fuel economy among used cars, according to a new study by... read more November 14, 2013 by

2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla: As Disruptive To U.S. Car Market As Toyota, Nissan Were?

In its decade of existence, electric-car startup Tesla has accomplished many things the auto industry didn't think it could do. But could Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] be as... read more August 27, 2013 by

Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations

Carsharing Expands So Much It Even Arrives In Downtown Detroit

Detroit has plenty of problems to work on these days, but that doesn't mean life can't go on as normal for its residents. That even extends to introducing the car-sharing... read more August 8, 2013 by 0

2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Already A Future Classic? Auto Library Thinks So

Put a group of auto enthusiasts in a room, ply them with suitable amounts of alcohol, and soon conversation will turn to 'future classics'. The term refers to a modern car... read more December 12, 2012 by 16

Volkswagen e-Bugster Concept electric car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

VW e-Bugster Electric Concept Live Gallery: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

There’s something special about the Volkswagen Beetle -- or VW Bug to use its more colloquial name -- that makes us think of a car that is inherently friendly to the... read more January 12, 2012 by 3

2012 Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept

Chevrolet Code 130R & Tru 140S Concept Small Cars: Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet has continued its trend towards fuel-efficient small cars today with the unveiling of two new concept cars at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The two cars -- a... read more January 9, 2012 by 0

Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Volvo XC 60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Heads To 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo might have already started production on its first plug-in hybrid wagon -- the 2012 V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid -- but as we’ve told you before, the Swedish... read more January 4, 2012 by 2

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line

GM Makes 2012 Volt Production Line Tweaks, Delays 2nd Shift

Earlier this year, General Motors announced that it would start a second shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory some time towards the end of 2011 to meet its production goals... read more October 10, 2011 by 3

1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by 2

Barack Obama

Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

We've heard this script before. Some agency of the Federal Government proposes a new rule that will affect the design and performance of cars in some way, sometime in the... read more June 15, 2011 by 14

Ford Start Concept

Ford's Gas Mileage Goals Spawn 3-Cylinder Engine, New Hybrids

Smaller, more efficient engines that equal the power of larger, lazier ones are how automakers all over the world plan to raise fuel economy. Today Ford [NYSE:F] doubled down... read more June 2, 2011 by 9

Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Why Silicon Valley Won't Be Detroit For Green Carmakers

We don’t hear “death of Detroit” stories as often now as we did a year ago. When GM and Chrysler plunged into bankruptcy and the entire U.S. industry laid... read more April 13, 2011 by 12


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