1. Will we ever see $3 gas again?

    This has been a painful week at the pump. The national average gas price hit $3.64, up from $3.29 on Jan. 1, which was already the highest starting point of any year.

    In California, drivers can expect to pay $4 for regular gas. Other states aren’t far behind. So when can drivers expect relief?


  2. Introducing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the first new version of the sports car in eight years. “It’s finally here, folks, and it looks great.”

    The look and the resurrection of the Stingray subtitle, which dates to 1963, “hint at the past of the Corvette,” while some other cues — the old round tail lights are gone, the hood is vented, and the improved interior is wrapped in leather and aluminum — point to the car’s future. 

    Is it worth the wait?


  3. Honda has designed the Fit She’s, “the only car model aimed exclusively at women.” The designers took a regular Honda Fit and made it “adult cute.” The seats, steering wheel, and floor mats are all stitched in pink, and the apostrophe in “She’s” is shaped like a heart. Wrinkles, be gone: A special windshield cuts ultraviolet rays, and the AC unit allegedly improves the driver’s skin quality.

    7 patronizing for-women-only products

    (Source: theweek.com)


  4. "Too averse to risk
    To chance the lottery, yet
    Steps into traffic.”

    "A sudden car door
    Cyclist’s story rewritten
    Fractured narrative.”

    New York City is using poetry to urge motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians to think about safety. City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled the new Curbside Haiku campaign this week, saying the city is “putting poetry into motion with public art to make New York City’s streets even safer.”


  5. A new British study suggests that electric vehicles might not be as green as environmentalists think. Because of pollution from the factories that make batteries, an electric car has a bigger carbon footprint than a gas-burning vehicles until it’s traveled 80,000 miles, according to the research.

    Photo: CC BY Håkan Dahlström