October 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Chevrolet says it will offer a diesel engine mated to either a 9 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission in the Cruze sedan this year. The same powertrain choices will be available in the Cruze hatchback in 2018.
August 9th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
GM says it would like to take over leadership in diesel engine technology now that Volkswagen has fumbled the ball so badly. It also wants to use more CVTs in its cars.
June 25th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Rick Manley is the global head for Jeep and Ram vehicles at Fiat Chrysler. He tells the press that the [&hellip
June 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen may be preparing to abandon diesel engines entirely as it plans how to meet future emissions standards. German authorities have also announced a probe of all members of the Volkswagen board over suspected stock manipulation.
December 3rd, 2015 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen has reported sales for November declined substantially, with sale of the Jetta down 23% and sales of its Passat down 60%
June 26th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley
Audi has set two diesel records recently. An Audi RS5 TDI Concept set a lap record at the Sachsenring and an A6 TDI went 1158.9 miles on one tank of fuel
September 7th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás
Tata introduced the Nano as the world’s cheapest car in 2009, and quickly learned that “low price” does not automatically [&hellip
September 3rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro
The future of fuel is still up in the air, with competing camps each advocating one thing or the other as solving mankind’s energy woes. Perhaps the real solution lies in combining different fuels into a single motor, and matching it with hybrid technology. Swiss Researchers have converted a diesel engine to run on natural gas, returning an incredible 80 mpg when coupled to hybrid technology
January 27th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro
We've talked at length about how awesome the all-new Mazda6 diesel race car is going to be, and finally the day has arrived when we get to see this ride in action. Video after the jump
December 17th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro
There are two really remarkable differences between the American car culture, and the one in Europe. First and foremost to me is that manual transmissions are still very popular in cars of every class with Europeans. Secondly, about half of new cars sold in Europe come with diesel engines. Now several German automakers are teaming up to help push clean diesel engines here in America
November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro
Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel
June 7th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro
Swedish automaker Volvo has been on a long and strange journey in the past few years. After buying Volvo, Ford [&hellip
October 27th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro
Founded back in 1930, Pininfarina is a world-reknowned car design firm and coachbuilder whose resume includes the Ferrari 599 GTB Foiorano, Honda HP-X concept car, and the ‘63 Chevy Corvair Super Spyder Coupe. Now the famed design house has produced a retro-fit system for aging buses that turns them into diesel-electric hybrids.