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Car modellers' show and sale set for Saturday

Can't afford your dream car? You can if it's a scale-model plastic car. The Scale Plastic Automotive Modellers of Victoria are having a fall show and sale Saturday where you can buy or make your dream car.

NSU's rotary too far ahead of its time

The NSU company of Neckarsulm, Germany, (the NSU name was a derivative of Neckarsulm) began manufacturing knitting machines in 1873, later going into bicycles and motorcycles.

Toyota changes course on EV plans

Toyota cast doubt on the economic viability of electric vehicles this week when it announced it was curtailing plans for widespread sales of its first all-electric car.

We want to see your favourite car

Drivers have an understandable attachment to their cars - some drivers more so than others. Most of us have at least one favourite car we once owned, and the Times Colonist would like to show yours off for you.

Bumpy road ahead for EV's

Even as the government recently announced the partial funding of the installation of 454 electric vehicle charging stations in B.C., some experts think the road ahead is still lined with obstacles for mainstream adoption of EVs.
Hybrid the best of both worlds

Hybrid the best of both worlds

The Lexus RX 450h is proof that economy and luxury can coexist. For 2013, this midsized luxury SUV has undergone a minor midcycle facelift. The third-generation RX debuted in 2009 and not much has changed.

Brace yourself for a lightning-fast drive

Sixty years ago (if we measure time in model years), Chevrolet introduced a legend to the world. A response to the success of European sports cars, the first Corvettes were breathtakingly beautiful - pure-white confections of chrome and fibreglass.
Driving: EV adoption expected to widen in time

Driving: EV adoption expected to widen in time

Even as the government recently announced the partial funding of the installation of 454 electric vehicle charging stations in B.C., some experts think the road ahead is still lined with obstacles for mainstream adoption of EVs.

Speedometers run to high speeds for a reason

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Quintessential Swedish style that's an unexpected pleasure

With Volvo's sterling reputation for safety innovation, it's no surprise that its latest car, the 2013 S60, is just one of two that passed a stringent new crash test that replicates a head-on collision with a stationary object.