I’d make an exeception for cars that you can buy all the performance stuff on the base model. My ’95 Dodge Neon ACR sedan was a good example of that, base interior, no radio, no A/C, in fact no anything save a rear window defroster and the ACR package. A great and fun car to drive with nothing to slow you down. » 12/20/14 1:04am Today 1:04am

I think Portland - Seattle - Vancouver BC would be a good route for a proof-of-concept. The route already has good train ridership, is welcoming to high-tech and would likely benefit financially from faster travek between the cities. Not to mention the route is almost totally flat and while heavily populated in the… » 12/20/14 12:28am Today 12:28am

Depends where you live and how your power is generated. If the electricity comes from hydro, solar or wind then the answer is yes. If it’s natural gas then it’s maybe and if it’s coal then the answer is probably not. However even if you live in an area with coal power you can always install your own solar system. Ford… » 12/17/14 2:28am Wednesday 2:28am

It’s been years and years since I have experienced any severe turbulence because today’s jets are equipped with so many tools for forecasting, identifying and avoiding turbulence that usually it is only mild to medium or lasts for just a few minutes. The worst I’ve ever seen in my 50-plus years flying happened in a… » 12/17/14 2:23am Wednesday 2:23am

I don’t know, I see the target demographic of the Model 3 being successful upper-middle-class folks from 50-60 years old. These folks have lived through several boom-bust cycles of high and then low gars prices and are just sick and tired of giving money away to immoral giant corporations that pollute the environment… » 12/17/14 2:08am Wednesday 2:08am

My wife has a C coupe (C230 Kompessor hatchback) and while it is a great car to drive its obvious where Mercedes cut corners from bits that fall off too other bits that are not designed to be repaired at all. For example if you break a part like a cable on the futzy sunroof it's three grand each time to repair it… » 12/15/14 10:39am Monday 10:39am

Earlier this year I watched one of those aviation disaster shows covering TACA Airlibes flight 110 back in 1998 which lost power coming into New Orleans and landed on a grass levee instead with no additional damage. At the end if the program it mentioned that Southwest had eventually bought the plane so I Googled it.… » 12/14/14 1:21am 12/14/14 1:21am