In the past full-size pickup truck manufacturers have always boasted about how much their vehicles can tow or haul - largely at the expense of fuel economy. Now Chrysler has taken a step towards making
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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company
Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with
INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors
Few designers get the opportunity to define a brand as prominent as Ford, but for the last 16 years, J Mays has been the driving design force behind the vehicles coming off the car company's production
The Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has released a new analysis of 12 extreme weather events in 2012, and the findings aren't reassuring. Researchers discovered
Detroit, the heart of the American automobile industry and the country’s 18th most populous city, filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history yesterday. The city experienced a dramatic
Hear What Leading Automotive Designers and Architects Had to Say at Our ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast!
Hey Inhabitat readers! In case you missed it, we just wrapped up our broadcast of the Design with a Conscience conference in San Francisco, CA! We teamed up with Ford Motor Company and the American
LIVE WEBCAST: Participate in ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast and Talk to Leading California Architects & Automotive Design Experts
Interested in the intersection of car and building design? Wondering what happens when architects and automotive designers get together to talk about design innovation? Here's your chance to learn more
The new 60-story tower, located at 101 First Street, will be the flagship project next to the new transit station and park. Both of the projects were designed by Pelli Clark Pelli, which creates a
Next week global automakers from the United States and Germany will demonstrate new fast-charging technology that will give electric vehicle owners the ability to recharge their EVs in as little as 15-20
Former prez George H.W. Bush recently gave the gift of the Chevrolet Volt to his son Neil for his 57th birthday. A Houston dealership took delivery of the gift to Bush's fourth son, who ironically has
The big vehicle news of the day is that car industry heavyweights Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and Subaru have joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in an effort to reduce their
Many car buyers love that “new car smell” that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that “pleasant” scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new
If you don't live near Detroit, you may have missed a remarkable change. While in the past the Detroit 3 automakers--General Motors, Ford and Chrysler--didn't take input from outsiders (even while their
While driving fast cars is fun, it would be even more enjoyable if they ran on clean alternative energy. With that in mind, the Morgan Motor Company and a consortium of British technology specialists are
Plans for Jean Nouvel’s Death Spire (Torre Verre) atop the Museum of Modern Art were thought to have met their demise in 2009, but lo and behold the spire will rise again! Development giant Hines has
President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025.
The Obama administration is currently in talks with the three big automakers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- about future fuel efficiency standards, and it looks like the President's team is
The U.S. Department of Energy has just launched a new initiative, called U.S. Drive, to promote vehicle efficiency and energy sustainability in the U.S. Formerly called the FreedomCAR and Fuel
After falling short in last summer’s Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition, the Illuminati team’s vehicle, “Seven,” has recently proven itself, hitting 207.5 miles per gallon equivalent at a
Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.
The EPA announced this week that they'll be lending their new hydraulic hybrid technology to Chrysler to make a 35% more efficient hybrid minivan. The partnership was announced by EPA Administrator Lisa
Electric cars don't exactly have a reputation for being serious speed demons — but that could change as Ohio State's lithium ion-powered Buckeye Bullet 2 just shattered the world land speed record
What if designing your own electric vehicle was as simple as picking out the parts and plugging them together? Trexa is aiming to make that dream a reality as they unveil the world's first fully-electric
Students at MIT recently announced that they are developing an extended range electric vehicle capable of achieving the same performance as its gasoline-powered counterparts. Dubbed the elEVen, the
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