Robert Scardino, Author

I'm a writer stuck in an engineer's brain with a debilitating case of autoholism. While studying at the University of Illinois I discovered my passion for writing with a weekly sports column in a local newspaper. I've been writing ever since. When I moved out of my parents' house, I got married, rescued a beagle, and realized that environmental responsibility is a requirement, not a choice. I became obsessed with energy conservation to the annoyance of my wife, who raised an eyebrow when I suggested we use solar chargers for our portable electronics. I'm not ashamed to admit that my stash of earth friendly, biodegradable cleaners stems from an Oprah episode. I am embarrassed, however, that my steamiest dream lately involved a plug-in hybrid Toyota FJ Cruiser with go-anywhere attitude, room for my furry friends and a combined rating of 50 miles per gallon. Imagine my disappointment when I awoke and realized that this vehicle doesn't exist yet.

Articles

Toyota Dealers to Give Away 2010 Prius at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota Dealers to Give Away 2010 Prius at Chicago Auto Show

As widely reported yesterday, Toyota has suspended sales of 8 models due to a faulty accelerator pedal mechanism. The defective part apparently causes the pedal to stick, resulting in unintended acceleration and loss of control of the vehicle. So what does a Chicagoland Toyota dealership do when...

January 28, 2010
 
Raging Grannies Protest Tesla

Raging Grannies Protest Tesla's Possible Use of Toxic Dump Site For Future Model S Plant

  A group of concerned activists is raising questions about one potential location for Tesla's future Model S assembly plant. The Raging Grannies spent last Saturday in... read more January 12, 2010


 
Volvo C30 Battery Electric Vehicle, shown at 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo C30 EV Coming To Detroit (Minus Fanfare)

Electric vehicles are significantly quieter than their traditional gas-powered counterparts. Maybe it's fitting then, that Volvo doesn't plan to say anything when they unveil... read more January 7, 2010


 
Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

No Hybrids for Aston Martin

Apparently James Bond won't be going green any time soon. In a report published by Auto Telegraaf today, Aston Martin boss, Dr. Ulrich Bez, said that current hybrid systems... read more January 5, 2010


 
Luxgen EV+

Taiwanese Company Luxgen Displays EVs in Dubai

While some automakers downsized and reorganized in response to the "Great Recession" one Taiwanese brand made its worldwide debut at the Dubai International Motor Show late... read more January 4, 2010


 
Zone Electric NEV-48 EX Offer

Get a Free Electric Car from Drive Electric

A headline like the one above begs the question, "What's the catch?" Can you really get an electric car for free? Well, kinda. Oklahoma-based, Drive Electric, sells... read more December 21, 2009


 
Rinspeed UC?

Rinspeed UC? to Debut at Geneva Motor Show

For most automakers, putting a question mark in the name of a vehicle would be a marketing blunder. Fortunately, Rinspeed isn't most automakers. The Swiss company that... read more December 16, 2009


 

 
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