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

Will The Next Acura NSX Be A Hybrid?

Will The Next Acura NSX Be A Hybrid?

Just over a year ago, Acura was building a V10 for the next generation NSX supercar, despite concerns about gas prices. Five months later, the project was put on hold as vehicle sales plummeted and the global economy fell apart. Now, the folks at 7Tune.com are reporting that the NSX project is back...

July 22, 2009
 
Electric SLS AMG

Rumor Confirmed: Mercedes-Benz To Produce Electric SLS AMG Supercar

Less than a week after it was first reported, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its intentions to build an electric version of the SLS AMG Supercar. The all-wheel-drive green dream... read more July 16, 2009


 
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Plug-In

Ontario To Give Cash To Electric Car Buyers

The government of Ontario expects to put a charge into electric car sales by offering incentives to buyers. Starting on July 1, 2010, drivers who purchase plug-in hybrids or... read more July 15, 2009


 
2009 Volvo V70

Volvo To Use Ener1 Li-ion Batteries in Plug-In Hybrid Demonstration Cars

In a press release issued earlier today, American lithium-ion battery maker, Ener1, announced that their products would be tested in two Volvo V70 plug-in hybrid wagons this... read more July 13, 2009


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

Toyota Takes 1,500 Pre-orders For Lexus HS Hybrid In Japan

The people of Japan love their hybrids and the Lexus HS 250h is no exception. The Nikkei reports that Toyota has already taken 1,500 pre-orders in Japan for its upcoming... read more July 12, 2009


 
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Supercar?

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Supercar Going Electric (Without Tesla)

The Mercedes-Benz AMG division has historically been about ungodly power and torque, space shuttle-like acceleration and street legal race car performance. Each AMG engine is... read more July 12, 2009


 
Peugeot HYmotion 3

Peugeot HYmotion Hybrid Motorcycle Goes On Sale in 2010

It looks like something out of the new Transformers movie and it gets 117 miles per gallon. Interested? It's the Peugeot HYmotion 3 Motorcycle, but this is no ordinary bike... read more July 9, 2009


 

 
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