Automotive

On the Road Again
July 2011

On the Road Again

Renting an old VW bus brings with it a chance to relive life’s simple pleasures.

Tesla Takes Shape
November 2010

Tesla Takes Shape

Already avant-garde, the car company endeavors to be the EV player that values adventurous design as much as long-range, gas-free mobility.

VW in the Driver’s Seat
July 2010

VW in the Driver’s Seat

Volkswagen design maestro Walter de’Silva bucks the car-industry cult to design vehicles that suit the unique tastes of regional markets.

Tastemakers 2009 Elon Musk
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Elon Musk

Inc. magazine’s 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year is a master tinkerer, from cofounding Paypal to designing rockets in El Segundo. Now as head of Tesla Motors, he's about to set the electric-car market on its ear.

J Mays Auto Didact
October 2008

J Mays Auto Didact

The visionary car designer's innovative legacy of prototypes and concept cars continues with his radical new direction at Ford, based on an aesthetic called Kinetic Design.