TRANS PORTATION curated News March 24th

AIRSHIPS - How Do You Hide a Boeing 777?
Three weeks into the search for Flight 370, clues to its whereabouts remain scarce while fanciful theories explaining the disappearance abound-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com .. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-you-hide-a-


BATTERIES - Car Companies Take Expertise in Battery Power Beyond the Garage
Honda and other automakers are using car batteries to store solar electricity to use not just in cars, but in homes, too.    .. ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/business/car-companies-tak


Bykes - Will China's Richest Man Take A Spin On A Harley?
It could be a match in hog heaven .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2014/03/24/will-


CARS - 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution production starts this summer
The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will be coming to the U.S. market and production will start in July 2014. That’s what we know for sure about the high-performance model from Mitsubishi .. ...
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution production starts this summer
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/2015-mitsubishi-lancer-evolut


CARS - Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car
Filed under: Crossover, Ford, Earnings/Financials, Police/EmergencyThere is a new vehicle that you should keep an eye out for when you're going a little too fast down the Interstate. Ford's Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility was the bestselling new law enforcement model in the country last year, and signs show that won't be changing anytime soon.Ford sold 14,086 Interceptor Utilities in 2013, up 140% from the year before, and 10,897 Interc ...
Ford Police Interceptor Utility
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/24/ford-explorer-americas-fa


CARS - How much does your car really cost?
Filed under: Car Buying, Earnings/FinancialsIt's easy to get wrapped up in certain aspects of a new car, like its speed, agility or looks while ignoring more pragmatic things like cost of ownership or residual values. The 2013 AAA Your Driving Costs report, though, indicates that these more mundane aspects of car ownership may be what are leaving us so darn broke each month.For example, the study, which is recapped by The Wall Street Journal, ind ...
Pick-Up Trucks Drive Ford Sales Up 12 Percent In August
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/23/how-much-your-car-really-


CARS - Hyundai reveals all-new Sonata in South Korea
Filed under: New York Auto Show, Sedan, Hyundai, South KoreaWe've seen the spy shots. We've seen the teasers. We've even seen the finished product uncovered in its home market. But now Hyundai has officially taken the wraps off its new Sonata, consistently one of its top sellers in North America that was surpassed only recently in the sales charts by the smaller, cheaper and slightly newer Elantra. It's Hyundai's challenger to the likes of the To ...
2015 Hyundai Sonata
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/24/2015-hyundai-sonata-offic


CARS - New Cadillac ELR ad more educational, less controversial than 'Poolside'
Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, CadillacCadillac's first TV commercial for its ELR plug-in hybrid, Poolside, was a smash hit, in that a lot of people saw and talked about it. The 60-second spot didn't say the car was a plug-in, took potshots at the work ethic of all non-Americans and has raked in over a million views on YouTube (you can add one more here). Caddy's new ELR video will get a lot less media attention, but that's exactly the point.Ca ...
Cadillac ELR commercial
http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/24/new-cadillac-elr-ad-les


CARS - Porsche finally moving ahead with flat four engine
Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, PorscheWhen Porsche released the first Boxster in 1996 and the first Cayman in 2005, the idea was to create an entry-level model for the German automaker's sports car range. The latest iterations of both closely related models, however, have begun to encroach dangerously on the 911's territory, particularly in their newest GTS specifications. That could be about to change, however, with the introducti ...
Porsche RS 60 and Boxster
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/23/porsche-flat-four-engine-


CARS - Teaser released for next-gen Nissan Murano to be showcased in New York
Nissan is redesigning the Murano crossover, the bigger brother to the Rogue .. ...
2015 Nissan Murano teaser
http://www.torquenews.com/1080/teaser-released-next-gen-niss


CARS - The dash of the 2014 Buick Encore Premium
Slideshow Image: Description: The dash of the 2014 Buick Encore Premium in Saddl .. ...
http://www.torquenews.com/gallery/dash-2014-buick-encore-pre


CARS - The rare Honda Civic Si holds the highest residual value in the industry
Saturday looked like a good day to venture out and torture a used car salesman or two in search of the perfect used Civic Si Coupe or Sedan .. ...
2014_Civic_Si
http://www.torquenews.com/1574/rare-honda-civic-si-holds-hig


CARS - Warning – The 2015 Audi TT is not the new TT Audi promised
The 2015 Audi TT and TTS models were revealed this week .. ...
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/warning-2015-audi-tt-not-new-


CARS - You Can Help Fund the National Corvette Museum Repairs with No Cost to You
Do you want to help with the repairs to the National Corvette Museum and to the 8 historic Chevrolet Corvettes damaged in the sinkhole – but you don’t have the financial capacity to just be giving .. ...
Corvette Museum Repairs
http://www.torquenews.com/106/you-can-help-fund-national-cor


EVs - 1st Tesla battery-swapping stations to roll out soon, Model S prices drop in Europe
Tesla's long-awaited battery-swapping stations are supposed to roll out within the "next few months," according to Elon Musk .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/1st-tesla-battery-swapping-st


EVs - Electric Cars On Front Page Of Country’s Largest Newspaper
… Norway’s largest newspaper, that is.We’ll know that electric cars are mainstream in our own countries when our “top” newspapers are putting comparisons of electric cars as feature articles. In the meantime, we’ve got CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, Gas2, other similar sites… and Norway.Here’s a tweet a reader sent me last week:@zshahan3 Norway's largest newspaper today: testing 9 el.cars, which is the best el.car for you? (Front page story.. .. ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/25/electric-cars-front-page


EVs - Fomm Concept One is a floating EV for dangerous times
Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Japan, VideosSomewhat reminiscent of the all-electric Rinspeed sQuba concept from the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the new Fomm Concept One is an electric car with a bit of buoyancy. This Japanese car is being billed not only as the "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle," but also as an EV that floats and "even moves on water surface." In other words, this thing is kind of a boat.And for good reason. The company ...
Fomm Concept One
http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/24/fomm-concept-one-is-a-f


EVs - Nissan celebrates LEAF sales milestone with stories from some of the first 100,000 LEAF owners
“Real Owners, Real Answers” digital campaign utilizes crowd-sourced video responses from current LEAF owners to answer common questions about life with Nissan’s innovative 100 percent electric vehicle Taps into Facebook community of LEAF owners, along with custom video vignettes Celebrates Nissan LEAF’s status as first pure electric vehicle to reach 100,000 sales – with owners […]The post Nissan celebrates LEAF sales milestone with stories from s ...
http://evnewsreport.com/nissan-celebrates-leaf-sales-milesto


PUBLIC - 2013 Ridership Reaches 65-Year High, New York MTA
The NYC Transit ridership pages on www.mta.info have been updated to include 2013 ridership for both buses and subways. Click here for ridership statistics. Annual subway ridership of 1.708 billion is now the highest since 1949, and weekday ridership of 5.5 million is the highest since 1950. Weekend subway ridership was 5.8 million and has […]The post 2013 Ridership Reaches 65-Year High, New York MTA appeared first on EV News Report .. ...
http://evnewsreport.com/2013-ridership-reaches-65-year-high-


PUBLIC - Record-breaking BYD electric bus goes over 200 miles on a single charge in Copenhagen
Former transportation secretary Ray LaHood will be happy about this one, since he recently joined an electric bus company and claimed that "EV is the future of transit" .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/record-break