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Rick Carlton has worked as a journalist, writer, researcher, editor, publisher and technologies professional for many years. His bylines have appeared in a host of domestic/international newspaper, magazine and online outlets including; The Auto Channel, Finland’s Teknikan Maalma, Unilever’s The Adrenalist, The Tribune Newspapers, The Austin Business Journal, Crutchfield Labs Research, Crowdfunding Guide and National Business Media’s magazine group. In addition to his publishing career, he served as a C-Level executive/consultant for a wide-range of private and public sector companies, and also taught as a professional instructor within the Coastline Community and Cerritos College systems. He has also served as a press/media consultant for a range of professional motorsports organizations including work for Diamond Rio Racing (NASCAR), Taylor Racing (ARCA), Jimmy Wellman Racing (NASCAR), and others.
Morgan three-wheeler

The Morgan Three-Wheeler: Classic, Sustainable And Pure Fun

Who says that pure fun and sustainability can’t exist at the same time? Well it can, as clearly illustrated by the 2014 Morgan three-wheeler...
Tesla Gigafactory locations

Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada: But Wait, There’s More!

According to Automotive News, deep in the bowels of the list of agreed-upon exemptions in Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory deal, final verbiage was included that...
Elon Musk Tesla Model S

The New Deal for the Tesla Gigafactory

I’m a pure ‘car guy’, and as such I don’t really care much about the politics of the auto business, preferring instead to focus...
Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Wants A New Hybrid

Auto brand wars are always interesting to watch, particularly when both marques are substantive and venerable. This is chiefly true in the case of...
Tesla Motors logo

Tesla’s Gigafactory May Actually Pick A New Home – Sorta Kinda

After months and months of business deliberations that exhibited some of the most crass politico-economic wrangling in recent memory, Tesla Motors has ‘apparently’ decided...
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi’s New European Mini, Mini PHEV Van

There an old marketing axiom that opines “if you can’t fix it feature it,” and in the case of Mitsubishi’s nearly ready-to-launch Outlander ‘4...
Elio Motors three wheeler from the hood

The IAV Engines That Power the Elio Three-Wheeler

A recent blog piece from Elio Motors got me thinking about the state of small displacement ICE development, and how newly innovative powerplants can...
Biofuel motorcycle powered by Hormel pork

This Biofuel Motorcycle is Powered by Pork Fat

Believe it or not, biofuels are still a big deal when it comes to developing and producing sustainable transportation. Granted, today’s press is all...
2015 Renovo Coupe

The Renovo Electric Coupe – Available for only $530k

Last  weekend’s Concurs d’Elegant at Pebble Beach caused a stir, since the highly-rumored, but never seen Renovo Coupe Supercar, hit the street.The cutting-edge sportscar,...
tesla motors

California Governor Proposes To Exempt Tesla From State Environmental Laws To Secure The Company’s...

When it comes to environmentally-based auto issues, it should be known that I am no big fan of business costs driven by the Federal...