Browsing the "Conventional Cars" Category

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.

Turo CEO Will Rent You His Model X For $449 A Day

May 2nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Andre Haddad, CEO of Turo, an online car rental company, will rent you his personal Tesla Model X for $449 a day. That might be a small price to pay to find out if the $132,000 Model X is the right car for you before you buy one for yourself.

Auto Makers Want Global Emissions Standards

April 15th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

At the SAE World Conference this week, representatives from many manufacturers called for more uniform emissions protocols among the world's nations and realistic testing procedures.

Under Pressure: Octane and Compression Ratio News

April 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Engineers at the SAE World Conference heard speakers who advocated for higher octane gasoline and variable length connecting rods that can vary the compression ratio of an engine. Both ideas could reduce carbon emissions and boost fuel economy.

BMW Moves Its Car Sharing Service To Seattle

April 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

BMW's ReachNow car sharing service is now available in Seattle. It has 340 BMW automobiles including i3 electric cars, 3 series sedans and MINI Coopers. Customers use a smartphone app to access the service.

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