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Are Hybrid Vehicles TOO Quiet?

While Hybrids can save you a substantial amount of money over the life of the vehicle, they do come with a few drawbacks. They are often small and have a limited range while running on full electric power, but does running almost completely silent present itself as a downside? According to many people it does and Lotus Engineering has designed a system to help reduce the worries associated with running silently.

Smart ForTwo Beats 39 Supercars..Wins Cannonball Run

Most of time when you hear the Smart ForTwo mentioned it is followed by some form of laughter and ridicule. However winning the Cannonball Run over a field of 39 supercars, it might have gained a little bit more respect.

Some Extra Boost for the New Challenger

When a new sports car comes out, it is only a matter of time until performance parts begin pouring out to offer a little extra boost. In the case of the new Challenger, the available parts are steadily growing and the latest addition, the SMS 296 Supercharger, looks well worth the money.

Great Green Things Ting Can Do With Old Seat Belts

Do you ever wonder what happens to old belts and seat belts? Where do they end up when no longer needed? Most likely they end up in the dump, unless someone does something about it and finds a new and beautiful way to reuse old worn belts. Ting did. Ting has made a whole line of products out of old belts and other recycled material.

Toyota Winglet Lines-Up with Segway

As gas prices rise, more and more people are beginning to resort to scooters and personal mobility devices. Toyota apparently wanted a stake in this market and put their robotics team to work, the final design being a smaller and more agile version of the Segway.

Nissan's Gas Pedal Can Push Back

Having a heavy right foot isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you can keep it at a reasonable speed. The real drawback is the increase in fuel consumption. Nissan decided it was time to help consumers reduce the amount of fuel wasted during "jackrabbit" starts between lights.

OnStar Could Save You Money...Or Cost You

OnStar has provided some amazing services over the past the few years. From locating a vehicle that has been stolen and slowing it down to, simply unlocking a door if you lock yourself out, many people have used General Motor's life saving technology. Now, OnStar can be used to track the mileage of your vehicle and possibly save you some money.

Messes Take A Backseat To Fun On Summer Road Trips

Families cramming in those final vacation days before summer completely fades away, will love the Killy Keeper – an easy solution for common car messes.

Jet Bath - Commuter Vehicle For Our Waterlogged Future

Don't be afraid of global warming - Find a way to enjoy it! As the ice caps melt and our race faces its greatest challenge yet - survival in the face of rising temperatures and melting ice caps - one man could be about to save the day...

Specter Werkes/Sports Shows Off the Corvette GTR

While we have seen dozens of different kinds of Mustangs over the past years, Corvette has been content with just adding in the ZR1. So when the good men and women at Specter Werkes brought us the Corvette GTR, it made more than an few heads turn.

Ford's "Smart Intersection" Could Reduce Intersection Accidents

Talking, eating, texting, changing the radio station...all things that we do while we are driving. They take our attention away from the road and significantly increase the likelihood of an accident, especially at intersections. A new system from Ford, called "Smart Intersection" was designed to reduce the number of accidents related to driver distraction.

Audi Takes on Traffic Lights

Red Lights; The worst enemy of almost every driver in the world. Not to mention they force you to sit there and burn your precious fuel without getting anything out of it. Audi decided that the almighty light has reigned too long and plans on taking them out of the equation.

Solar Powered Teepees

If you are still looking for the perfect outdoors place to vacation this summer while keeping connected with the rest of the world, check out these Solar Powered Teepees. These Teepees in Canada's Yukon are luxurious, solar powered and eco-friendly. They are perfect for anyone who loves outdoor living without roughing it.

Ten Even More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has the market cornered on weird & bizarre drinks – new, ever weirder concoctions land on store shelves daily. Some have strange names, others have odd ingredients, and a few are just so bizarre one has to wonder what their creators were, um, drinking when they came up with the concept. Following up on last year's list, here are Ten Even More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks!

6 Exclusive Dog Houses, Because 'Dog Is A God®'

Marco Morosini is a successful Italian artist and designer who expresses what he perceives around him through lively graphics, a line of clothing and accessories, poignant photographs of the Bosnian War, and just about anything he puts his attention to. Giving his wink and a nod to the god-like way dogs are treated in modern society, Morosini has created six godly temples to honor dogs in his series Dog Is A God®.

The AV8R Mustang is truly “One-of-A-Kind”

Ford has been hammering out a number of Mustang variants over the past few years, with most of the being performance oriented. The newest, and potentially hardest to get, is the 2009 AV8R edition Mustang built for the EAA AirVenture starting at the end of the month.

2009 Mustang Offers Glass Roof with SPF50

When it comes to driving and having fun in the sun, convertibles are usually the first thing that comes to mind. The only real downside is the risk of overexposure when you're driving for too long. For 2009, Ford has designed a new Glass Roof option for the Mustang that should clear up that problem.

Th!nk's All Electric Vehicle to hit the Pavement Very Soon

Th!nk Automotive has been working hard to produce an electric car for several years now. After some serious development and experiment time, they have introduced the City and if everything goes well, this could be their first big step into automotive production.

New Travel Ad Campaign Highlights Reliability

An innovative new ad campaign for Cox & Kings Travel focuses on the company's longevity in the hopes of building trust in its services.

Another Oversized Motorcycle, but this One is Road Ready

For some people, the bigger something is, the better it is. Clemens F. Leonhardt is one of those people and he just recently finished building what he calls "the worlds biggest motorcycle."