Posts tagged "Transit"
A Luscious Garage

A Luscious Garage

Tucked in the trendy SOMA neighborhood of downtown San Fransisco is Luscious Garage, an auto repair shop that is taking on the reputation of its industry norm of noise, waste and greasy men.  Its unique business model promotes sustainability and technology, two terms that can also describe their target market: hybrid vehicles. Ones first impression...
Hyundai QarmaQ: Plastic bottles put to use

Hyundai QarmaQ: Plastic bottles put to use

Hyundai released its QarmaQ concept car to an impressed audience at the 2007 Geneva Auto Show.  The fly little crossover vehicle is a sign of what may come for the Korean auto giants… Not only did Hyundai do a bitchin’ job designing the QarmaQ, they packed in an eco-punch by partnering with GE Plastics to create a revolutionary ‘skin’ for the car’s body.  Made...
Will America Get smart?

Will America Get smart?

We all know ’em… most of us love ’em.  They’re as cute as an 8 week old puppy.  They are the smart cars, manufactured by DaimlerChrysler, and are finally scheduled to be sold in the states early 2008.  These cute little buggers have been popular in other parts of the world now for quite some time...
Virtous VentureOne

Virtous VentureOne

I love finding these little tidbits or samples of what we may see on our roads in the future, near or far…. So here is another shining example of creative new technologies used to improve our current transit situation.  Meet the VentureOne from Venture Vehicles.  It’s a three-wheeled hybrid/electric machine capable of reaching the ambitious centennial duo of mpg...
Who needs a car in the winter?

Who needs a car in the winter?

Not me… after I get myself a KTrak bike kit!  Check this thing out: The KTrak is a kit that fits most any mountain bike, containing a rear-drive track system and a front ‘sled’ that can be installed in about the same amount of time as changing a traditional wheel. Here’s a cool video of the KTrak...
Forget building a home... I'm gonna live in this!

Forget building a home… I’m gonna live in this!

There must be a god and She must really love me, ’cause it’s now clear that my life’s mission is to save up all the money I can until I can afford a Verdier Solar Power Camper!  Its a modern, metro hippified version of the original VW Westfalia Camper (which my fam had when I was a little tyke, btw).  Check...
What is your Walk Score????

What is your Walk Score????

So this is really cool.  It’s a website that gives a home’s location a score based on its proximity to stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.  It’s called, you guessed it, Walk Score. Try your address out and see what score it comes up with.  My brother’s place in DC got an 86, my mom’s place a 6! (she...
Drooling....Enertia electric moto.

Drooling….Enertia electric moto.

So yeah… lust is one of the 7 deadly sins, but c’mon… this moto by Enertia is just off the charts on the hotness scale.  Can we please start with a picture?…. thank you. I’m at a loss for words… This bike is an absolute work of art, like it’s pulled right out of RoboCop, or that futuristic movie...
Tesla Roadster: Someday you will be mine!

Tesla Roadster: Someday you will be mine!

Alright, this ride knocks my socks off and I’m dreaming of the day I will tame this electric beast. It is the Tesla Roadster and is 100 percent electric powered, with a range of over 200 miles per charge.  It is estimated that it will be equivalent to driving 135 miles per gallon.  All this with performance surpassing...
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