By changing the shape of its trucks’ pistons, the New Volvo Wave Piston boosts Diesel Power while increasing MPG and cutting emissions.
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With an all-new Chevy Volt lined up to debut in a few short weeks, GM has rolled out yet another teaser of their plug-in hybrid…and they really held back.
Harley-Davidson’s upcoming Street 500 and Street 750 models have raised a few eyebrows with their water-cooled engines and “Made in India” construction, but Harley hopes this latest video will help its new Street models raise your pulse more than your eyebrows.
Self-Driving Cars, Cheese Brine on Icy Roads, Coca-Cola Hybrids, EPA Gets the Lead Out, Great Lakes, Controlled Burns, Household Dogs Michigan OKs Road Testing of Self-Driving Cars … Wisconsin Mixes Cheese Brine With Salt to Clear Icy Roads … Coca…
Of all the oddball green car concepts out there – and, there are a lot of ’em! – my favorite has to be the Twike 4XP. A human-powered hybrid, the Twike 4XP is a tiny urban runabout that you can pedal like a bicycle, but also drive around like an electric car. If you’re running […]
So, How Much Does that Electric Car Really Cost? [Infographic] (via sustainablog) Electric vehicles and hybrids still generally cost more upfront than a gas model – the technologies powering these vehicles are still relatively new. Of course, the those new technologies also cost much less to operate, as electricity’s definitely…
People like gas-powered cars. Some people like the range and freedom they’re granted by the quick, accessible filling stations. Others- maybe most- just like the fact that they can fill up their car with dino-juice and not worry about it again for a week or so. Is that lazy? Sure it is. Is that what’s […]
That navigation buoy is the North pole. The actual North pole. Instead of being encased in ice, however, it’s floating in the water. The North pole is now open water. We are a different planet – a planet without polar ice caps.
What you see here are the inner workings of the Waissi Engine. It’s named for its inventor, Gary Waissi, an engineering professor at Arizona State University who thinks that things like “connecting rods” are silly wastes of reciprocating mass and (therefore) thermal energy moochers.
That orb-y, Deathstar-looking thing with the dual carburetors sticking out of it up there? It’s a Hüttlin spherical engine, and it may be one of the most efficient internal-combustion engine designs ever built. Unveiled at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, this latest version of The Hüttlin engine made its public debut at the Geneva Motor […]
The weekend’s unseasonable cold has once again given rise to thoughts of how well electric cars perform in the cold. Gas2 readers may remember a number of solutions for maintaining battery power and improving range in the bitter cold, but there’s another way to help EVs in icy winter conditions: winter tires. Finnish tire manufacturer […]
ERA’s sporty electric RaceAbout coupe is a slick, 380 hp, all-carbon, 4WD Finnish sportscar powered by 4 hub-mounted electric motors that are enough to propel the car to triple-digit speeds. The ERA crew has already proven the worth of their car’s hardware at events like Progressive’s Automotive X-Prize and trackdays at Germany’s famous Nurburgring. Now, […]
The future belongs to solar power, and Jason Anello – from solar power company Sungevity – is a big part of the reason why. How so? Put simply: the guy is a marketing genius, and he (along with Sungevity) converted an old USPS mail truck into a solar-powered popsicle stand that hands out artisan-grade popsicles […]
John Galt is the engineering/physics/philosophic genius of Ayn Rand’s me-generation-enabling novel, Atlas Shrugged, who was able to usher in a monopolistic utopia by virtue of an electricity-generating MacGuffin which drew usable power from the static electricity in the air. A neat enough idea – but nothing quite as cool as this: electricity from heat. Possible? […]
The Grand Prix de Pau has roots that date back to 1901, and different versions of the race have been run in this old city sporadically for the past 110 years. After a hiatus in 2010, the Deputy Mayor has announced that the electric racers from the Andros Trophy will run the historic race in […]
We first reported on the Moon-Reagan Transantarctic Expedition’s E85-powered Antarctic Explorer back in August, when the group announced plans to cross more than 3,600 miles of Antarctic ice in the “pointy, loud, and fast” vehicle shown here. Since then, the 11-person crew has crossed more than 1800 miles, and – despite numerous breakdowns and mechanical […]
The speed at which people latch on to a story via the Internet never ceases to amaze me. This week’s automotive outrage once again revolves around the Chevy Volt. Apparently the car community is all aflutter because GM “lied” about the Volt. Every blogger and auto journalist is shocked, shocked that a company like GM […]
As far as slanderous nicknames go, I always found treehugger to be one of the most creative. It really says it all, doesn’t it? Of course, treehugger doesn’t have to have a negative connotation, and without treehuggers life would be a whole lot smoggier (and quite frankly, a lot less interesting). But what about bear […]
That dangerous-looking propeller/catamaran thing? It’s taking a team of 11 researchers on a trip that will cover 3,600 miles of the Antarctic surface as part of the (awesomely named) Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition. That thing is pointy, loud, and fast… and you know you want one. Find out more about this biofuel-burning ice-rider, after the jump.
The surprise US victory over Team Canada in the mens’ ice hockey game brought back many memories of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” at the Lake Placid games. It also happened to be the 30th anniversary of that game. As a hockey fan and devout goalie (yes, I let people shoot pucks at my head) […]