2019 Canadian Car & Utility of the Year announced in Toronto

AJAC President Mark Richardson announces the winners in the John Bassett theatre to open the Canadian International Autoshow. TORONTO, Ont. (February 14, 2019) – Today, the Kia Stinger was announced as the 2019 Canadian Car of the Year and the Jaguar I-Paceas the 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, as selected by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The Jaguar I-Pace has the distinction of being the first fully electric vehicle ever to be chosen for an overall aw...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Autos, Jaguar, AJAC, Mark Richardson, In The Garage, John Bassett, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada AJAC

Nissan unveils incredible solar-powered mobile workshop for woodworkers

Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of unique van conversions, but Nissan has taken the van-loving world by storm with its new NV300 concept van — a mobile workshop for woodworking professionals. The amazing design, which was a collaboration between Nissan and UK-based firm Studio Hardie, is fully-functioning mobile woodworking studio that can be taken off grid, letting wood-loving artisans find inspiration anywhere they choose. What’s more, the van runs on solar power and its tools are powere...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, Automotive, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Belgium, Solar Power, Nissan, Sustainable Design, Mondrian, Hardie, Van Conversion, Brussels Motor Show

AGV K5 S Helmet Hands-On Review

Introduction I have handled a good variety of motorcycle helmets since I started riding in the early ’90s. I’m therefore a bit surprised to realize I’d never owned or tested a helmet from AGV. As part of my review process, I always read up on the manufacturer, even if I’m pretty familiar with them, in case there is some interesting fact I can bring to light. Checking out the story behind AGV had me realizing how little I actually knew about this company. For instance, AGV founded in 1947 and th...
Tags: Review, Motorcycles, Italy, Nolan, ECE, Arai, Snell, AGV, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Full-Face Helmet Reviews, Pinlock, AGV Helmet, AGV K5 S Helmet

DeBolex gives the Energica Eva a classic spin

A week ago , Ducati’s lead designer told Digital Trends that “Electrification will change bike design more than it will change car design.” We’re not so sure of that. Motorcyclists are an inherently conservative bunch—especially older folks with the cash to splash on a new toy. We’d be happy if future electric motorcycles followed the lead of this amazing Energica, remodeled by England’s deBolex Engineering. The project was kickstarted by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, the director of the documen...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, England, London, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Eva, PAUL, Gareth, Alcantara, Calum, Brembo, Digital Trends, Des, Magura

Infiniti QX Inspiration: The Potential of Empty Spaces & The Art of Origami

The QX Inspiration is Infiniti’s foray into the EV market. It has a pair of electric motors and an electric all-wheel drive system. The coach doors, cab-forward design, and other styling elements are inspired by Japanese culture. It’s hard to describe the Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept. After all, we’re talking about a concept car here. From the looks of it, the QX is a small and compact SUV on steroids. However, it does give the Lamborghini Urus and Maserati Levante a serious run for cash in...
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Infiniti, Audi, Car Tech, Mercedes Benz GLC, Habib, Nissan Motor Company, Car News, Maserati Levante, Albaisa, Karim Habib, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd, Bianco Carrara, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR

Review: 2019 VW Jetta

It’s no small secret that Americans and Europeans have their differences, and one needn’t look any further to illustrate that point than to look at what kind of cars we like to drive. The 1970’s fuel crisis made a great argument for the hatchback-the idea being to get the maximum amount of room possible for people and cargo on a relatively small footprint. VW’s Golf was a raging success and proved the formula worked, and it was what a lot of people wanted. Well, almost everyone. For whateve...
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A Scooter for us Big-Kids!

It’s likely that you will associate the word ‘scooter’ with your childhood, where hours were spent gliding around on the two-wheeled contraptions. But, why should kids have all the fun? Qui is a redesigned electric scooter that has been designed with the desire to alter how the scooter’ feels in the public mind’.At first glance you will see how this is far from the simple scooter that you may have grown up with; Qui carriers a sleek yet muscular design that is packed full of intuitive design fea...
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HERD MENTALITY. Two Yamaha XV Cafe Fighters from Moose Motodesign

Written by Andrew Jones It seems pretty clear to us that there’s something weird going on with the Polish water. Forget fluoride or vapour trails; this conspiracy seems to make entire countries fall in love with certain bikes. Poland’s fate has been deemed by some secret cabal to hold an undying love of Yamaha’s XV. If one appears in our inbox, chances are it’s from Polska. How these shadowy masters manage to make this happen is unclear; all we know is that the country is the current and undi...
Tags: Milwaukee, US, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Poland, Moose, Baltic Sea, Classic, Harley, Yamaha, Sachs, Tom, Adam, Andrew Jones, Gdynia, Café Racer

AeroMods: DIY Aerodynamic Improvements to Cars

"Hypermiling" is the practice of saving gas by driving conservatively. Practitioners accelerate slowly, coast wherever possible, and let physics do most of the braking for them. Ardent hypermilers can improve fuel economy by absurd amounts, wringing , for example.This gamification of fuel economy has led fanatics to create DIY aerodynamic modifications. Cardboard, plastic, bondo, duct tape and more are pressed into service: Spotted on Popular Mechanics: Jason Ebacher Spotted on VW Vortex ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Cars, Jason Ebacher, VW Vortex Spotted, Darin Cosgrove, AeroCivic Spotted on AeroCivic Spotted

Aerostich Women’s R-3 One Piece Suit Review

A Pleasant Suitprise Looking for the Right One I love trying out new gear and this was the first taste of riding suits for me with a long term hands-on test, so I will admit to being pretty excited. But as I looked at the website, my excitement began to wain as I discovered that I was a bit confused about what to order. There is always a level of uncertainty when placing an order for an item without trying it on or having a great frame of reference, and with a price tag of over a grand, I wan...
Tags: Review, United States, Motorcycles, Aerostich, Custom, Jill, KLIM, Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Aerostich Women 's R, Aerostich Team In, Aerostich R, Aerostich Women

Lightning Motorcycles Teases Strike’s Riding Position

It’s a Bit More Upright If you were worried that the Lightning Motorcycles Strike was going to have the same super-hunched riding position that the superbike has, then you can breathe easy. It will have a more upright riding position than the company’s LS-218. This is good news. While the LS-218’s riding position is right for that particular bike, the mainstream Strike that Lightning Motorcycles will put out should be a little more relaxed so it can be used as an everyday bike. We’re not talkin...
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Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian

Rivian, the electric automaker that debut its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this week by Reuters that GM and Amazon were in talks to invest in the electric vehicle company. “We’re inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation,” Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer Jeff Wilke said in a statement. “RJ has built an impressive organization, with a product portfolio and technology to ma...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Florida, UK, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Gm, San Jose, Michigan, La Auto Show, Mitsubishi, Reuters, Chrysler Corporation, Irvine California

Huge Moto x Zero: An electrifying new design language?

The One Moto Show is a cornucopia of analog delights, gleaming with metalflake and raw, hand-beaten bodywork. But there was an interloper lurking amongst the chrome and carburetors: this futuristic Zero from Huge Moto of San Francisco. As soon as the Zero was revealed, it starting popping up everywhere on social media. So we dropped a line to Huge Moto’s boss, Bill Webb, to get the story on this surprise hit—and the very 21st century design process. “Zero reached out to us a couple years ...
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Lighting Motorcycles Teases Image of the Strike

The First Photo Looks Good Lightning Motorcycle’s new Strike bike is set to be fully revealed in March. Until then, the company has to keep the attention of the media and interested prospective customers. Hence the latest teaser image. In the first photo of the Lightning Motorcycles’ Strike, you can see the bike’s electric motor.  The company doesn’t offer up too much new information other than stating that the Strike will get a liquid-cooled motor. That’s interesting but not a big shocker. Ele...
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Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. SoftBank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro Nuro has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. The autonomous ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, Tech, Getty Images, Netflix, Automotive, Va, Health Records, Jeff Bezos, Sunday Times, Equity, Instacart, Mobile World Congress

The BMW X3M And X4M Are Here With 503bhp Straight-Sixes

BMW has revealed full fat M Division versions of the X3 and X4, each of which squeezes 503bhp from an inline-six in Competition guise
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Here's Your First Look At The Honda 'Urban EV' Interior

The coolest affordable electric car yet (we hope) has been revealed - from the driver's eye view, anyway -and it's all about big screens
Tags: Autos, Honda Urban EV Interior

ON THE GAS. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Blue Velvet’ BMW R80RT Cafe Brat

Written by Martin Hodgson Forget the disco-era 1970s or even the golden age of the Renaissance, turns out men have been strutting the streets wearing colourful velvet since 200 BC in China. Personally I’ve never got the trend; unless you’re the legendary American pimp, Bishop Don ‘Magic’ Juan, then you’re probably best leaving the velvet in the draw! Thankfully there’s no goblets, canes or seedy side streets here, just a perfect stripped down and sleek 1985 BMW R80RT. From the creatives minds...
Tags: Facebook, Craigslist, China, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Rudy, North Carolina, Classic, Pirelli, Don Juan, CNC, CB, Brat, Ohlins, Café Racer

This Mopar-Modified Ram 2500 Makes Us Crave A Slice Of America

With a whole load of official Mopar accessories installed, this show truck is a heavy-duty big-hitter with a Hemi V8
Tags: America, Autos

Do you understand right-of-way?

Here's an interesting tidbit: the law doesn't give you the right of way; instead, it dictates when you have to yield it. Do you know what to do at a four-way stop, in a roundabout, or if there aren't any traffic signals? Find out in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Driving, Jil McIntosh

2020 BMW 7 Series: The Big Boss Gets The Flagship Overhaul

The 2020 BMW 7 Series is the epitome of flagship styling and comfort. An extensive offering of new technology includes a night vision system.  Expect more powerful engines and a plug-in hybrid option.  I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t the new 8 Series the BMW flagship? Not a chance. The 2020 BMW 7 Series is coming to town, and it’s here to show other BMWs who the real boss is. The new 7 Series is a far cry from being a just another traditional luxury-sport sedan. Although previous models wer...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, North America, Dakota, Car News, Car Talk, BMW of North America LLC, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Heated Front Seat Armrests, Alcantara Headliner, Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package, Executive Lounge Rear Center Console

I Drove A Jaguar F-Type Rally Car And It Was The Right Kind Of Ridiculous

Jaguar's F-Type rally car is a tail-happy sports car that's endlessly entertaining on slippery surfaces
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A 2019 Lexus UX Won Fashion Week By Wearing Air Force 1 Inspired Tires

At this point, New York Fashion Week is basically just models and celebrities theatrically trying to one-up each other via expensive outfits. If you doubt this, come visit our office in Soho and people watch for a bit. But this fashion week cycle, it wasn't a model, a blogger or a celebrity that stole the show: it was a 2019 Lexus UX sporting a fresh set of custom tires designed in collaboration between Lexus, Nike and John Elliott.  Photo: Lexus The tires are inspired by the all-white Air Fo...
Tags: Design, La, Cars, Air Force, Sneakers, Soho, Elliott, New York Fashion Week, John Elliott, Emily Engle, Lexus Nike, Lexus UX Won Fashion Week By Wearing Air Force, Yung Jake

The history of number plates

At the turn of the 20 th century, mechanical vehicles became increasingly popular in the UK, which also meant there were a lot of road traffic accidents. As a result, it was clear that there needed to be a way of identifying cars as it happened more frequently. The Motor Car Act of 1903 helped solve this problem and from January 1904 it became a legal requirement for all vehicles to have a registered number plate. The very first number plate was issued in London and simply read A...
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Are These Onyx Electric Mopeds the Perfect Urban Commuter Bikes?

Pedals and Electric Power Mopeds were popular machines in the 1970s and 80s, but over time the bicycle/motorcycle bike fell out of style. Now, they’re quite uncommon. You see either scooters or motorcycles, but the pedal moped is a rarity on the road. That may change in the future thanks to ONYX Motorbikes. ONYX Motorbikes got its start where many good ideas go, Indigogo. After raising about $1 million, Tim Seward, the founder of the company, and his team have delivered on some truly attractive...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric, Tim Seward, Electric Bike, Onyx, RCR, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Moped, ONYX Motorbikes, Onyx Electric Mopeds, Electric Power Mopeds, Tomos Golden Bullet

The Mexico City Formula E Race Had The Most Bonkers Finish You'll See All Year

Lucas di Grassi pipped Pascal Wehrlein to victory with literally metres to go in the Mexico City ePrix
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Jaguar F-Type Likely To Keep V6s And V8s For The Foreseeable

Despite the arrival of a new straight-six at JLR and the contract to produce V6s and V8s ending next year, it sounds like the F-Type's engine line-up will remain
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The Bentley Bentayga Speed Is Here And It'll Do 190mph

The new 'Speed' version of Bentley's SUV will also crack 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds
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The Ultimate Cycling Helmet?!

Cycling can be a dangerous mode of transport, whether it’s due to the adrenaline-fueled decent down a treacherous trail, or the vulnerability during the morning commute. Because of this, rider safety is something to be taken very seriously! The Ventoux Hybrid Helmet ingeniously bridges the gap between the comfortable and lightweight open-face and the all-head protection focused full-face to create a product that incorporates the best features of both these products!The slim and lightweight desig...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Product Design, Jean-Baptiste Petricoul, Ventoux Hybrid Helmet, Jean Baptiste Petricoul Protected, Petricoul

You Can Spend £595 On A Bag With Mercedes-AMG GT R Tyre Marks

Is the dream of owning an AMG GT R still a little too far away? Bring it closer (sort of) with a wildly expensive canvas bag that's intentionally stained with genuine GT R tyre marks
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