Hydrogen Fuel Cell | CarEnvy.ca

Post Tagged with: "Hydrogen Fuel Cell"

Three Eco-Friendly Cars That Don’t Suck

Three Eco-Friendly Cars That Don't Suck

We all like hooning around in our 600-horsepower Mustangs, 320 kph Mercedes, and 23 L/100 km Hummer H2s. Eventually, however, we will have to agree that even though resources may not be immediately short, they will probably soon be immediately expensive. It’s simple supply and demand – more people want more, adding up to less for cheap.

Does that mean we have to drive boring eco-weenie-mobiles that scream our planet-saving intentions like the Toyota Prius or Camry Hybrid? Will we be relegated to the shallow end of the automotive pool, perhaps saving the planet but undoubtedly bored?

Certainly not. We humbly submit three eco-friendly Green-mobiles that won’t suck the life out of you. Cars that are rewarding to drive and easy enough on the eyes. Modern conveyances that are efficient without screaming, “I’m a tree-hugging loony. Would you like a splash of patchouli on your tofu-dog?”

+Continue Reading

CarEnvy COTY Awards 2008


It’s December – actually the first December for CarEnvy, and that gives us a unique opportunity: we can be more detached and objective than any other site or magazine because we haven’t driven any of the contenders here. While you might think it odd that we’re giving awards to cars we haven’t driven, you probably haven’t driven them either, and following the industry is beyond an obsession for us so we do have a good idea of what’s good, what’s bad, and what we want. We here at CarEnvy don’t have the luxury of manufacturer invites to press days, but that hasn’t stopped us yet. When the day comes for us to attend such press events, we’ll give you the perspective of the youngest, most Canadian, and most honest individuals around. Until we’re in the shoes of Jeremy, James, and Richard, you’re going to have to make do with our opinions as armchair analysts. Besides, you don’t have to drive a car to want it more than anything.

CarEnvy is about just that, lusting after gorgeous sheetmetal and intoxicating engine sounds. So we’ve decided to find you the most desirable and important cars to hit the streets in 2008 – the Cars Of The Year (COTY). This is not from the perspective of which car is the best to drive or which one handles the best, because we have little first-hand experience. This is a list of winners (and contenders) from eight separate categories based on which one we want the most. Beers were consumed and hours were spent discussing which car would make us the envy of our neighbours and which would have us nursing a semi just by sitting in the drivers seat.

The criteria are simple. The winning car in each category must

  1. Be desirable
  2. Be very desirable
  3. Be more desirable than its competitors without regard for practicality or price (unless needed to break a tie)
  4. Be sold in Canada in 2008 (but not if #1 and #2 are overwhelming)
  5. Be cars. We aren’t called TruckEnvy or SUVEnvy.

Madames et Monsieurs, put your hands together for the inaugural CarEnvy COTY Awards.

+Continue Reading
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • YouTube