November 10, 2005 


China Moving to Ban Electric Bikes

According to the South China Post, some Chinese cities are moving to ban electric bicycles in favor of automobiles. Europeans have the luxury of hindsight in this regard, and are ironically reinstating pedestrian and bicycle dominance in urban areas. The... [read on...]

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 April 22, 2005 


The Esuvee Beast

Your Imagination: I've been seeing these weird billboards around town for a wihile. They have a photo of this weird hairy beast-thing that looks like a Jeep with the word "Esuvee" in big letters. For the longest time I couldn't... [read on...]

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 February 09, 2005 


Avoiding Hybrids May Cost US Jobs

Detroit: I'm still baffled why US manufacturers continue to be lax on hybrid vehicles and other alternatives to the traditional gasoline engine. Is it laziness? Stuborness? Do they just not care? Is it a matter of bad government incentives? Well,... [read on...]

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 September 26, 2004 


International CXT

The Pits of Hell: In an uncanny display of hubris, the international truck corp has succeeded in dwarfing the Hummer with this ungodly shitbox on wheels known as the CXT. Read all about it. One can only hope this is... [read on...]

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 June 23, 2004 


Green Hummer

Los Angeles: Maybe I shouldn't be so harsh on these guys because their hearts seem to be in the right place. So let's call this "less stupid" but still missing the point. Nonetheless, the Green Hummer is here. Yes, it's... [read on...]

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 April 16, 2004 


Ignoring the Cost of Car Ownership

Your Wallet: Being almost 30 and having never owned a car in my life, I know I'm a radical anomaly in the US, and perhaps an evil traitor by some people's measurements. But according to the American Automobile Association, I've... [read on...]

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 February 01, 2004 


Right Side Van Exhaust

15 Passenger Vans: Here's an unfortunate piece of design: Putting the exhaust on the right side of the van guarantees asphyxiation when loading passengers. *cough*... [read on...]

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 December 10, 2003 


Laptop Steering Wheel Mount

Your Car: At first glance this looks like a joke product, but apparantly it's not! I can imagine police using such a thing while the vehicle is parked, but talk about a disaster waiting to happen. (via Gizmodo)... [read on...]

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 January 22, 2003 


The Stink About Parking Meters

San Francisco: For once I agree with Ken Garcia. It seems the city of San Francisco is replacing those crummy old mechanical parking meters with efficient 'multi-space' meters, like you see in Europe. This sound's like a great idea to... [read on...]

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 November 14, 2002 


Headlight Wipers

A nice car: Little wipers on your headlights might be useful if you live in Antarctica or somewhere prone to massive and constant mud-storms, but honestly, they seem completely superfluous to me. I recall once asking an Audi dealer to... [read on...]

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 November 07, 2002 


Bad Driving (Comic Relief)

Sass Pordoi, Italia: If it were simply Darwinism at work, I'd be less likely to complain, but unfortunately, driving like a jackass shortens the lifespan of everyone on the road. There's no telling whether it was the driver of... [read on...]

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 November 05, 2002 


Car Alarms

Your City: There are few inventions I can think of that do less good than car alarms. In fact, they clearly do vastly more harm than good, ripping apart the fabric of the urban night with painfully horrendous shrieking that... [read on...]

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