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.
April 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Jeff Bonner is a mechanical engineer who has invented a new way to build an internal combustion engine that does away with the conventional crankshaft. He says his design results in more power with lower emissions.
March 11th, 2016 | by Jo Borrás
As part of its plan to overcome the diesel emissions stigma, Audi is pushing forward with a new SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell
March 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The US Department of Energy proposes to fund research into improving long haul truck efficiency by 100% over 2009 levels. It will also provide money to study plug-in hybrid powertrains for heavy trucks.
February 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A new study suggests autonomous cars may create more carbon emissions rather than less. Why? Read on to fiind out.
February 23rd, 2016 | by Jo Borrás
A new lawsuit brought against Mercedes-Benz states that the company’s existing diesel engines pollute up to 65x the legal amount when it’s cold out
February 18th, 2016 | by Jo Borrás
Independent testers in Europe found Fiat emissions more than twenty times higher than the legal limit- is this the next round of dieselgate
February 7th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The student led transportation system at the University of Montana has ordered to zero emissions electric Porterra buses for its campus routes. They will be delivered in September. 2016.
December 28th, 2015 | by Jo Borrás
China’s government is getting serious about air quality these days. In addition to offering the death penalty for serious polluters, [&hellip
December 27th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley
Mercedes says its GLE 500 e plug-in hybrid SUV is 42% more energy efficient than its conventional cousin over its lifetime, even though it requires more energy to build.
December 12th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch says that the diesel emissions cheating scandal was caused by a few engineers who couldn't meet a company deadline.
December 4th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley
France says the world needs a good $7,500 electric car and wants to spur research to manufacture one. That's a pretty tall order.
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%