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Peter Loeser, Contributor

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Peter Loeser is an automotive blogger and recent addition to the High Gear Media team at FutureCarReports.com. Since completing his BSME at Cedarville University in 2007, he has worked as a design engineer for an automotive OEM supplier. An insatiable curiosity for all things automotive has inspired him to dig deeper into the industry and community that surrounds it. Peter is a product of New Jersey, but he and his wife Aimee now enjoy the quiet countryside of western Ohio. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, cycling, listening to music, and tinkering.

Articles

  • Like it or not, everyone is becoming vulnerable to the fuel economy regulations being established around the world. Exotic car manufacturers are generally not positioned well to achieve the required...

  • New Spray-on Film = Energy Harvesting Windows

    There's no doubt that solar energy has a bright future (pun FTW!), but collecting and using it has proven to be challenging. The panels traditionally required to absorb it are big and bulky, and so many of them are needed to produce a usable amount of electricity that they aren't practical in most...

  • Concept With No Windows, No Doors. Sound Safe?

    Here's another odd looking concept (don't they usually look odd?) with a twist. It's your basic 3D CAD rendering with a nice, realistic looking background, convincing lighting and texture effects. What makes this one unique is its complete lack of doors and windows. The only way to enter or exit...

  • Tiny Three-Wheeled RV Comes In Plaid!

    The "Bufalino"concept car is basically a loft apartment on wheels. It packs all you need to survive in a tiny little space. It's not for everyone, but those who can manage to be exceptionally creative with the space can dwell quite comfortably within its small footprint. I'd call it a motorized...

  • Five New Coupes Worth Waiting For

    There are plenty of awesome coupes, roadsters, and spyders readily available today, but if you're willing to wait a bit (read: maybe a few years), there are a handful of hot new ones on their way. Whatever your price range, you've got something to look forward to. These aren't the only ones worth...

  • Where We've Been And Where We're Headed

      Here's a good look at how the automobile has progressed over the last hundred years. What started out simply as a means of transportation, slightly faster than a horse-drawn carriage, has become a huge part of the worldwide economy and an integral part of our culture. On the left we have what...

  • While there have been scattered rumors of an upcoming Vette with a mid-mounted engine, GM has put them to rest, making it clear that they're just plain wrong. A conversation between Karl-Friedrich...

  • HumanCar: Welcome To The Future

    Welcome to the future. That's HumanCar Inc's slogan for its line of unconventional transportation, and they've got faith that it's accurate. These human-powered cars bring new meaning to the phrase "row-your-own". In this case though, we're not talking about shifting gears, you literally have to...

  • Where Have All The Concepts Gone?

    Each year brings a wave of new car shows around the globe, where the world's automotive manufactures show off their latest and greatest interpretations of what the motor vehicle of tomorrow will be. They give us a taste of the future with one-of-a-kind concepts, equipped with revolutionary...

  • Future Car Maintenance... Where Do I Put The Oil?

    I was picking up a few familiar items from the auto parts store this week, getting ready to do some routine maintenance on my wife's car, and a break job for a friend. I got to thinking about what it will take to keep the next generation of automobiles running smoothly. It could change quite a bit...

  • China plans new buses tall enough to drive under

    Chinese commuters know as well as anyone else what it's like to live with traffic and congestion on a daily basis. Cars, pedestrians, cyclists, buses, and trucks form a perpetual gridlock as millions move about in the city on a daily basis. Outside-the-box thinking may be the best bet for clearing...

  • Five Car Mods That Are Here To Stay

    For almost as long as there have been cars, people have been modifying, customizing, and personalizing them. Whether for looks, comfort, or performance, well enough can't be left alone. Entire industries have been created to satisfy our need to drive something "better", or "different" than a plain...

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    We tend to look to Europe, specifically the Germans, for the best in sport sedan performance, styling, and luxury - while Detroit sets the bar for 2-door muscle cars. BMW's 3-Series coupes have a...

  • Future Car Flashback: General Motors EV1

    As we prepare to receive Chevy's upcoming Volt plug-in electric car, some may recall the short life of the EV1, General Motors' first publicly available electric vehicle. Before Toyota's Prius inherited the "tree-hugger" stereotype, there was the homely EV1, a purely electric vehicle, designed to...

  • Nissan Follows Active Safety Trend With Moving Object Detection

    As autonomous technology and sensing systems have become more advanced, companies like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Continental have begun to demonstrate what is already possible in terms of driver protection and collision avoidance. Cars that know how to safely maneuver themselves offer an extra...

  • U.S. Senate Wants EVs To Make Up Half Of All Cars By 2030

    Electric vehicles, even plug-in hybrids are basically non-existent on our roads today. Of the millions of cars purchased and driven each year, a small fraction of them are powered by batteries and electric motors. Although the industry has been gradually developing the technology and prepping...

  • Chevy Volt Official Price Announced: $41,000 Before Rebates

    Although estimates have been given for the EV's price tag, the Volt has been given an official number today. Shoppers can expect to see a $41,000 MSRP on the window stickers of Volts when they arrive in showrooms before the end of the year. Subtract available rebates and the Volt price drops to...

  • ICONIC Motors AC Roadster Is A Modern Shelby Cobra

    News of concept supercars these days is usually accompanied by talk of superchargers and turbochargers, 1000hp (or even 2000hp!) engine specs, and outrageous 0-60 times. Sleek bodies are designed to look great and provide the absolute best aerodynamic properties. Projected top speeds fall in the...

  • Ford's Taurus SHO has to be one of the best examples of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Traditionally the Taurus has been rather neutral in terms of styling. The same can also be said of its performance...

  • Drunk Drivers In NY Will Soon Face Blow-To-Start Auto Ignition

    As long as liquor and cars coexist, there will be drunk drivers. Government can only do so much to prevent this, but that doesn't keep them from trying. Suffice it to say, whatever can be done to keep these people off the road, should be done. How then, can we keep people from driving under the...

  • Concept Car Designs Evolve, Remain Unique And Fresh

    Sometimes is seems like every new concept I see is just another ripoff of something that has already been tried. The roads tend to look like a sea of blobs, with no sense of distinction between the different manufacturers and nations represented. I often worry that the world is headed toward a very...

  • Why A Nissan Leaf Is A Better Choice Than A Chevy Volt. Maybe.

    Auto makers have gradually begun introducing their own interpretations of the plug-in electric vehicle, still a fairly unfamiliar concept to most consumers. Since their strategies are all a little different, it can be difficult to do across-the-board comparisons. Two big players, the Nissan Leaf...

  • 918 Spyder May Be The Most Expensive Porsche Ever

    Porsche doesn't exactly have a reputation for selling affordable cars, but this one is especially "not affordable". Another thing Porsche isn't traditionally known for is the hybrid. Well, the 918 Spyder is actually very much a hybrid, and it's reported to be moving towards production. Initially...

  • Car Seat Nudges Drivers To Keep Them Alert

    Active safety features are becoming old new in the car industry, but this one is a little unusual. It is designed to interact with the driver in a rather... intimate way. Its purpose is to be a constant reminder to the driver that there are other vehicles nearby. Specifically, it is intended to...

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