A bizarre news item was reported on Friday saying that the 50+ year ban on parking your truck in your driveway on in a city street overnight was lifted in Coral Gables, FL. That’s right you could have gotten a ticket for parking your truck in your driveway or on the street. Really!
Adrenaline junkies love it when a company finds a new way to turn their world into a playground. When you create a skateboard with tank tracks that drives like a motorcycle, you’ve got their attention. The DTV shredder is just such a device, as it combines a tracked drive system with a jet-ski like platform, resulting in a capable device that has caught the military’s attention…as well as a few civilians. Here are the specs and info you need to know:
Using a proprietary process, Audi claims that they can produce e-Diesel (a blend of diesel and ethanol) with nothing more than water, sunlight, and CO2 (air). The trick? They’ve designed a biological process that uses microorganisms to create fuel, and Audi is so Gung-Ho about this project that they’re projecting commercially viable fuel production by 2020.
Could this new biological source of fuel mean that diesel-powered trucks are our future?Read more…
After talking to an old friend in the car business, I felt inspired to try and chase down some features that might find their way to the hybrid Tundra (which is likely due out in 2016).
While it’s still early to discuss this truck, the fact is Toyota has likely already decided on features, options, and capabilities of the world’s first real hybrid pickup (no, GM’s psuedo-hybrid Silverado doesn’t carry, as it wasn’t a true hybrid powertrain…more like a hybrid-assisted engine).
Here are some hybrid Tundra features that my informed and intelligent sources think might be on the table: Read more…