The folks at Mojo Motors came up with another interesting infographic which deals with car model names. Specifically, they grouped many car model names in groups of: Location, Adventure, Nature, Cultural, Transportation, Power, Futuristic, Versatility, Speed, Musical, Human Names, and Technology. [keep reading]
Lately, gasoline prices have been headed in a favorable direction: Down. But over the last several years — especially in states like California and New York — we’ve seen gas prices walk a line that many U.S. drivers have found angering and nearly unacceptable. In order to counter the effects of higher gasoline prices, automakers have introduced hybrid technology. But is it worth it? Do drivers of hybrid vehicles really benefit from this added technology? The folks at MojoMotors.com, a website designed to track vehicles and price drops at car dealerships, shed some light on how far customers have to drive in order to recoup the premium paid for the hybrid option rather than the standard model. [keep reading]
We wanted to see where ridesharing services were operating to determine where it is possible to survive without a car in the United States. In our evaluation, we looked at five of the most pervasive services: Uber, Lyft, SideCar, RelayRides, and ZipCar. Then we plotted the services on a map which you can see below. If you’d like to learn more about these services and other ridesharing companies currently operating in the US, check out the ultimate guide to ridesharing companies we put together.
It is expensive to own a vehicle. The price to buy one, the cost to repair, insurance premiums, parking and gas…it all adds up quick. Until recently, most Americans had no choice but to accept these costs as unavoidable. But now, a significant percentage of the population is adopting new forms of transportation. In many parts of the country, especially in big cities, ridesharing services have made it easy to get around without owning a vehicle. [keep reading]
The first car-sharing program originated in Europe in the 1970’s, but only lasted about two years. It wasn’t until the introduction of Zipcar in 2000 that car-sharing programs began to take off. Emerging technology has fueled the ridesharing revolution, helping to make companies like Zipcar effective through advances in both software and hardware. Users can reserve a car from home or from their phones and simply walk up, swipe a card and drive it away. In the case of car service alternatives like Uber and Lyft, the ability for drivers to find passengers based on GPS information made it easy to track down a ride to your next destination.
Considering how ubiquitous they are today, it is hard to believe that Zipcar and Uber didn’t exist five years ago. But they aren’t the only players with skin in the game. Thanks to millions in venture capital funding, there are new ridesharing companies cropping up all the time. Although many services are not available nationwide, or in some cases even outside of the tech-fueled state of California, they all claim to be the future of transportation. If you can’t handle all the ridesharing choices, you can always just buy a car. We can help. [keep reading]
The cheapest states to buy a used car don’t always have to do with the price of the car. A new study shows what it costs for registering a used car will significantly impact your bottom line. Mojo Motors has studied what it costs to register a used car across the United States. There are significant differences in registration fees and sales taxes. As the site points out, “Once those costs are added into the final price, you might be thousands over budget!” [keep reading]
Japanese automakers Honda and Toyota made waves in the late 1990s and early 2000s when they debuted their first hybrid vehicles in the United States, the Insight and the Prius, respectively. [keep reading]
Move over Tesla, electric cars aren’t the only technology that is poised to disrupt the auto industry. In May, Google unveiled a prototype for a driverless car and since then, the entire automotive world has been keeping a close eye on the nascent technology. An automotive startup ourselves, everyone at Mojo Motors is paying attention to the phenomenon. [keep reading]
Humans and heavy machinery have always suffered a love/hate relationship. Lucky for us, that relationship has been caught on film since the early 1900′s.
This train crash above is from Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic, The General, is the most expensive scene in the history from the silent movie-era. The car fails below were all shot for free, courtesy of smartphones, GoPros and dash cams. [keep reading]
If you live in Alabama, Arizona and Colorado, you’ll probably pay more for a new car than in other states. And if you live in Oregon you’ll pay a lot less — the lowest in the country, in additional fees at least. [keep reading]
People don’t like to read. In fact, you’re probably not even reading this right now. Instead, you’re watching the video below because for one thing, it doesn’t involve reading and secondly, people like watching animated videos. It’s a proven fact.
You just watched the video, didn’t you? Told you it’s a proven fact that people rather watch a video than read. So let’s take the next steps. [keep reading]