Norman Hajjar hopes to set the record for the world's longest car trip powered by electricity. He also wants to make a point about the need to build out US infrastructure for e-vehicles.
The pure-electric 2013 Fiat 500e has the looks, the range, and the power to be city-car practical, but competing models offer better dashboard tech.
The first week of reporter Daniel Terdiman's annual trip included a drive to the highest paved road in North America, a look at new Air Force cadets, and a visit to perhaps the most secure military location on Earth.
You have to cross milestones somewhere, and for CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman, making it to 2,000 miles of driving on Road Trip 2010 happened on a side street in Southington, Conn.
CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman has now driven enough miles on Road Trip 2009 to cross the United States and come two-thirds of the way back.
For the second straight thousand-mile milestone, Road Trip 2009 saw the odometer on the clean-diesel SUV hit zeroes at a world-class location.
The odometer may read 1,000 miles, but it's been the equivalent of a full trip across the United States since Road Trip 2009 got under way. And what a trip it's been.
Road Trip 2010: On the east coast, the mileage comes slower, what with the density of the region, and longer stays in places like New York and Boston. Still, Road Trip 2010 has now gone far enough to cross the country.
Road Trip 2010: The first thousand miles has come and gone, and in spite of careful planning, heavy traffic has been a big part of the journey. But also, of course, some terrific destinations.
While their design isn't for everybody, the Miles Davis Trumpet earphones sound really good.