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 Vice President Says Electric Cars Are Too Expensive

Toyota Vice President Says Electric Cars Are Too Expensive

"Electric vehicles of today are less costly than in 1990s, but if you compare them with the other vehicles out there they are still too expensive." Those were the words of Toyota Executive Vice President, Takeshi Uchiyamada, at the Frankfurt Motor Show which opened to the press today. "Unless there...

September 15, 2009
 
2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept

Lexus Unveils LF-Ch Full Frontal

This is the face of the Lexus LF-Ch hybrid concept and it will probably come in colors other than baby poop metallic. This premium compact designed to compete with the Audi... read more September 8, 2009


 
2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI V-10

VIDEO: Audi's Electrifying New Microsite Revives R8 EV Rumors

In late May, we reported on rumors that an electric version of Audi's R8 supercar would be at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Nary a day later, Edmunds Inside Line crushed our... read more September 2, 2009


 
Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota To Showcase Three New Hybrids at Frankfurt

Toyota is planning to unveil three new hybrid concepts at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show including an intriguing 5-door hatch for their upscale Lexus brand. The LF-Ch... read more September 1, 2009


 
2010 toyota iq motorauthority 011

Rumormill: BMW and Toyota To Swap Mini, iQ Platforms?

While it may not evoke as much car lust as this past weekend's unveiling of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, BMW is rumored to be in negotiations with Toyota to... read more September 1, 2009


 
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

VIDEO: BMW Unwraps The Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, Turbodiesel Plug-in Hybrid

In recent weeks, BMW has set the blogosphere alight with a trickle of information regarding a concept that would be on display for the upcoming Frankfurt auto show. If you... read more August 31, 2009


 
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Teaser

Teaser: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! That's when we'll finally hear more about the BMW concept dubbed Vision EfficientDynamics. Until then, all we've got is these teaser images and the... read more August 28, 2009


 

 
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