Cars http://nhpr.org en Flying Car Will Be Tested At Pease http://nhpr.org/post/flying-car-will-be-tested-pease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Massachusetts-based company Terrafugia will test a flying car at the Pease Airport in Portsmouth over the next two weeks. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The vehicle caters to recreational pilots who live near an airport and don’t want to rent a hangar. the "Transition" vehicle being tested at Pease looks like a small plane with wings that fold. &nbsp;When folded, it fits into a one-car garage.&nbsp; The vehicle is legal for driving on public roads, and is expected to cost $280,000.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:51:33 +0000 Emily Corwin 45309 at http://nhpr.org Flying Car Will Be Tested At Pease The Best Family Cars, SUVs & Minivans http://nhpr.org/post/best-family-cars-suvs-minivans <p></p><p>These days, family cars are equipped with all sorts of bells and whistles: from text message alerts to - <em>vacuum cleaners</em>? It might sound superfluous, but mother and family car test driver<a href="http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-blog/2014/03/The_2014_Best_Cars_for_Families_Awards/" target="_blank"> <strong>Jamie Page Deaton</strong></a> tells us why the vacuum cleaner - and other family car extras - can be incredibly useful in unexpected life moments. While she appreciates those extra perks, her top two concerns when test driving family cars, SUVs, and minivans are <strong>safety </strong>and <strong>space</strong>.</p><p>Listen to Virginia Prescott's conversation with<strong> Jamie Page Deaton</strong> and click <strong>Read more </strong>to see the full list of best family cars.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:11:22 +0000 Sarah Thomas 45236 at http://nhpr.org The Best Family Cars, SUVs & Minivans 3.18.14: The Sugar Season, A Syrup Taste Test With Douglas Whynott, & The Best Family Cars http://nhpr.org/post/31814-sugar-season-syrup-taste-test-douglas-whynott-best-family-cars <p>Today on Word of Mouth, a sweet conversation with a man who <em>knows</em> maple syrup. Emerson writing professor and author, <a href="http://www.douglaswhynott.com/the_sugar_season__march_2014__120739.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Douglas Whynott</strong></a> joins us to discuss his new book <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780306822049" target="_blank"><em>The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest</em></a>. Plus, we'll put Whynott to the test when he joins Virginia in a blindfolded&nbsp;taste test of 4 grades of authentic, New Hampshire made maple &nbsp;syrup and one imposter.</p><p>Also on the show, <strong>Jamie Page Deaton&nbsp;</strong>breaks down her list of the top choices for family cars.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Read More&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">for individual segments.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:06:03 +0000 Word of Mouth 45233 at http://nhpr.org 3.18.14: The Sugar Season, A Syrup Taste Test With Douglas Whynott, & The Best Family Cars How Are Electric Cars Faring In N.H.? http://nhpr.org/post/how-are-electric-cars-faring-nh <p>There’s a growing number of electric cars on New Hampshire roads these days. But this part of the auto market may grow slowly in New Hampshire.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:46:34 +0000 Brady Carlson 41770 at http://nhpr.org How Are Electric Cars Faring In N.H.? When Women Buy Cars http://nhpr.org/post/when-women-buy-cars <p>A 2012 study from the University of Michigan shows that female drivers now outnumber male drivers for the first time. At the same time, there is some evidence revealing that buying a car at a dealership can be a much harder experience for women than men.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/buying_a_car_online_women_should_do_it.html" target="_blank">What about when shopping for vehicles online?</a>&nbsp; Writer <a href="http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-blog/jamie-page-deaton/" target="_blank"><strong>Jamie Page Deaton</strong> </a>is managing editor of US News Best Cars, and talked with us&nbsp;about the role gender can play when buying a new car, in person and online.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:18:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33145 at http://nhpr.org When Women Buy Cars Elon Musk And Tesla Take On The New York Times http://nhpr.org/post/elon-musk-and-tesla-take-new-york-times <P>Earlier this month, the New York Times published a <A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/automobiles/stalled-on-the-ev-highway.html?_r=0&amp;adxnnl=1&amp;pagewanted=all&amp;adxnnlx=1361459656-PcCG2HJuVWr4YOC6EknVAQ" target=_blank>scathing article</A> about <A href="http://www.teslamotors.com/modelx" target=_blank>Tesla’s Model X</A>…the article has since stirred up controversy on the web and in media and auto industry circles, and it’s a story that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Joining us with an explainer and an update on the latest developments in “Tesla-Gate” is <STRONG>Jamie Page Deaton,</STRONG> Managing Editor of <A href="http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-blog/2013/02/Tesla_CEO_Charged_Up_Over_New_York_Times_Model_S_Review/" target=_blank>US News Best Cars</A>.</P> <P> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:30:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22359 at http://nhpr.org Elon Musk And Tesla Take On The New York Times The Best Used Mini Cooper Ad In History http://nhpr.org/post/best-used-mini-cooper-ad-history <p></p><p>Back in November, “The Best Used Car Ad in <a href="http://nh.craigslist.org/">Craigslist</a> History” was brought to&nbsp;my attention through a Facebook post. I hit the "contact" button and got in touch with its author, New Hampshire’s own Tim McLaughlin. It's kind hard to describe…so I'll&nbsp;bring it to life&nbsp;for you. First, you'll hear Tim tell you what he's trying to sell. <em>(A note to listeners: the Craigslist ad was a tad saucy…so I’ve added plenty of bleeps.)</em></p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:31:52 +0000 Bill Barry 20949 at http://nhpr.org The Best Used Mini Cooper Ad In History Word of Mouth 9.08.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-9082012 <p><strong>Part 1: The Science of Changing Your Mind/Sex and Religion</strong></p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 12374 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 9.08.2012 Social Networking...For Cars #Yup http://nhpr.org/post/social-networkingfor-cars-yup <p>Automotive safety is generally focused on the driver and the&nbsp; vehicle, &nbsp;rather than unknown dangers of the road … features like anti-lock brakes, airbags, back-up cameras and crumple zones increase buyer confidence and sticker price.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:08:43 +0000 Virginia Prescott 11835 at http://nhpr.org Social Networking...For Cars #Yup On the Road, with Cars and Bicycles http://nhpr.org/post/road-cars-and-bicycles <p></p><p>It’s been an uneasy relationship, with&nbsp;cyclists saying cars rule the roads, and drivers saying&nbsp;cyclists flout the law. In recent years, these groups have made some headway when it comes to relations, with more bike lanes and more education on avoiding collisions. But conflicts still flare up and many say there’s still plenty of room for improvement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Guests:</p><p><strong>Larry Keniston</strong>: Intermodal Facilities Engineer, Rail and Transit Bureau, <a href="http://www.nh.gov/dot/programs/bikeped/">N.H. Department of Transportation</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:00:07 +0000 Laura Knoy 11188 at http://nhpr.org On the Road, with Cars and Bicycles Swag for the Under-1 Set http://nhpr.org/post/swag-under-1-set <p>Our favorite auto reviewer turns her critical gaze toward the latest and greatest in baby gear.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 16:35:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5730 at http://nhpr.org Swag for the Under-1 Set Minority Report Made Reality http://nhpr.org/post/minority-report-made-reality <p>A patent is filed by General Motors that would use information collected from its OnStar navigation system to personalize passing billboards to drivers.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:50:57 +0000 Brady Carlson 5389 at http://nhpr.org Minority Report Made Reality Fuel Efficient Car Choices for 2012 http://nhpr.org/post/fuel-efficient-car-choices-2012 <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 2989 at http://nhpr.org Fuel Efficient Car Choices for 2012 The Real Cost of Free Curb Space http://nhpr.org/post/real-cost-free-curb-space <p>One of the world’s foremost expert on… parking.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:06:48 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 2343 at http://nhpr.org The Real Cost of Free Curb Space New Automobile Fuel Economy Standards http://nhpr.org/post/new-automobile-fuel-economy-standards <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong><br /><br /><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: I read that car makers had agreed to up fuel economy standards to an average of about 55 miles per gallon by the year 2025, and that specifics were due to be hammered out by the end of 2011. Did this happen and where do things stand now?</strong><em>-- Scott Ellis, Norwalk, CA</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 2100 at http://nhpr.org New Automobile Fuel Economy Standards