Browsing the "Conventional Cars" Category

Dana Corp Reinvents the CVT

June 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Dana Corporation is bringing a new CVT transmission to the VDI Conference in Munich, Germany next week. The new VariDrive technology is less complex than a regular CVT and can boost fuel economy by 10%.


CAFE, Climate Change, And Carbon Fees

June 1st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Is CAFE an effective way to combat climate change? Or is it an antiquated idea that should be abandoned in favor of a more progressive and collaborative approach?


CR Tests Show No Advantage In Premium Gas

May 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Consumer Reports recently tested two cars from manufacturers who recommend premium gas. It tested them thoroughly and found no loss or performance or fuel economy when using regular gas instead.


Volvo Unveils Two Small Concept Cars

May 23rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Volvo has unveiled two concept cars that may point the way to what its redesigned 40 series small cars will look like when they go into production next year. A battery car and a plug-in hybrid are planned.


Elio Motors Forms Partnership With Linamar Corp

May 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Elio Motors has formed a new partnership with Canada's Linamar Corp to help produce its proprietary high efficiency three cylinder engine for automotive, marine, and industrial applications.



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