Twenty years since designer Michimasa Fujino first sketched the HondaJet concept in 1997, the fuel-efficient little airplane is in full production, offering a low-cost alternative to other private jets. Well, low-er, anyway, since these planes are still over $5 million, making access to one for testing or reviews … let’s call it: limited. That’s where […]
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Volkswagen + Audi have been Caught Cheating on Emissions tests – Again! This time, though, it’s with the company’s popular gasoline models, not diesels.
Cadillac may have let some details slip about the upcoming CT6 plug in hybrid it will build in China. If accurate, the CT6 PHEV will have the best fuel efficiency and range in its class.
Pratt & Whitney has developed a new jet engine that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by 16%. Each airplane equipped with the new engines would save 3,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year from getting into the atmosphere.
Consumer Reports says the 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel efficient car it has ever tested. It was rated at 52 mpg combined. It also has a better ride, CR reports.
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.
Shell is teaming up with legendary designer Gordon Murray and engine specialist Geo Technology to create a Project M city car which will be optimized for urban transportation in the cities of the future. Murray has been fascinated by future transport solutions for several years, including a collaboration with Yamaha back in 2013 that resulted […]
The makers of the LeefH2 claim their little device will make particulate emissions a thing of the past. Is it real, or just another hydrogen enhancer hoax?
We spent a full week and over 1000 miles putting the 2015 Chevy Tahoe LTZ to the test, and we were shocked at the big SUV’s fuel economy – we saw 25.7 MPG!
If you’re an avid reader of Gas 2, then you already know that the highest MPG car that’s not a hybrid is the Mitsubishi Mirage CVT … or, is it? The trouble with any claims of biggest, fastest, or bestest is that there’s almost always an asterisk involved. In the case of the Mitsubishi, it’s […]
In the State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama talked about his energy strategy for the United States. One part of his overall strategy is to set new fuel efficiency standards for trucks.
During the 1980s gas crunch, automakers applied all sorts of primitive fuel-saving technologies to new cars that were usually more trouble than they were worth. These days though ideas like cylinder-deactivation and diesel sedans are popping up once again, and Audi claims that its new take on this old idea can improve fuel economy by […]
The FitBit from Automatic plugs into a car’s OBD port and records MPG in real-time, calculating how much each trip actually costs drivers in money terms. The dollars and cents of each trip and each aggressive move add up – and could be costing drivers thousands!
I believe I have found an excellent vehicle to drive through the zombie apocalypse – or at least a good one for hauling stuff around on a regular basis. I’ve had a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport tossed at me for the week, and it’s turning out to be a lot of fun!
Kawasaki introduced its smallest Ninja in 1983, and utterly dominated America’s 250 cc sportbike market for over twenty years … until the 2011 model year, that is. That was when Honda introduced the CBR250, which was worlds ahead of Kawi’s vintage-spec. sporty bike. Kawasaki acted quickly, however, and its latest contender for the welterweight sportbike […]
Here in America, Chevy’s Volt has fallen flat. After over a year on the market, GM has struggled to break 1,000 sales per month. That is well short of initial production estimates calling for 60,000 45,000 vehicles in 2012. In Europe though, the Volt’s cousin the Opel Ampera is already sold out, and GM is […]