Volvo’s heavy truck division recently revealed a new dual-clutch transmission designed to smooth up shifts and reduce wear and tear on HD commercial trucks.
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The first-ever Indianapolis GP started off with an epic s***show of carnage and crashing and rookie mistakes, but it turned out to be an astonishing race!
A Bluetooth to OBD-II adapter can help you save gas, notify you of problems and provide a host of other useful information. But which one is the best?
Volvo’s been testing flywheel hybrid systems for over 2 years – and the results are finally in! 25% better MPG, quicker 0-60, and no more battery fires!
Big rig trucks rule America’s highways, and their big diesel engines – and their accompanying smoke stacks – are some of the biggest polluters in the nation. The modern semi engine is significantly cleaner than the last generations’ rigs, for sure, but the sheer volume of trucks and the extreme miles they cover annually still […]
Though it is fashionably late to the EV party, Ford has finally shown up with its $39,200 Focus Electric with some great news. The EPA has evaluated the Ford Focus Electric and pegged its range on a single charge at 76 miles, giving it a city MPGe rating of 99 and a highway MPGe rating […]
High fuel costs are cutting into the profit margins of many airlines, leading to higher ticket prices and more annoying service fees. Virgin Airlines is taking a different route, ordering 30 new LEAP engines that will save fuel, and money. This is the first big order for the CFM International (a joint GE and Snecma […]
Back in 2009, Toyota retrofitted the 6,200 car carrier ship Auriga Leader with large banks of solar cells in an effort to save fuel. It wasn’t exactly successful, but big new batteries may fix a lot of those old problems. The 328 solar cells on board the ship made just enough power for 1% of the electrical […]
How about riding a tandem bike, and being able to look your companion straight in the eye? This might be dangerous, but a Taiwanese inventor has created a face-to-face tandem bicycle. Chen Yugang seems to think it will be a big hit, and is courting manufacturers. He says, “On a traditional two-person bicycle, the rider […]