We’re car guys and gals here. We know about compression ratios, bore and stroke, horsepower versus torque, and what overdrive means. But can we explain the difference between the battery used in a pure electric car versus a battery used in a plug-in hybrid? Probably not, but odds are our kids can. Fear not, ye intrepid […]
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The Volkswagen Up! is getting a 50% power boost in its latest update, making it a much hotter hatch for enthusiast drivers!
A new white paper from the Edison Electric Institute makes the case that utility companies can get a “quadruple win” by converting their fleets to electric.
This one-off Volkswagen Amarok concept, dubbed the Amarok Power, is equipped to pop ear drums and boners alike with its secret party starting present.
We’ve talked about using an EV as a battery or using an electric car as a battery … but can you use one to run a chainsaw?
Devastated by droughts and faced with water supplies that have been quite literally sucked dry by the fracking industry they voted into their area, many residents of north and west Texas feel there’s nothing left to do but pray for help. Lucky for them, there are a few Texans who aren’t quite as willing to […]
You hear some pretty stupid arguments against clean energy these days. From people who don’t know anything about farming bleating on about ethanol raising food prices to people who don’t understand what causes wind claiming that sailboats cause global warming by “slowing wind down”. These people huffed too much paint in their youth and are […]
Canada’s taken a lot of heat in recent years for being one of the worst polluters in global history, from the horror of the Albertan tar sands to TransCanada’s “disaster waiting to happen” Keystone XL pipeline. Ontario, however, is working hard to distinguish itself from all that awfulness, and is considering an outright ban on […]
Something is happening at Honda these days. They’re sick of all that whining about how they “lost their way” and they’re sick to death of Mercedes power making McLarens look slow and they are choking on rage-vomit at the thought of Ducati – freakin’ Ducati! – thinking they have some sort of “handle” on the […]
If you’ve ever wondered about the composition of the electricity delivered to your home (most of us have no clue), there’s one quick and easy way to find out. The EPA’s ‘Power Profiler’ tool has apparently been around for at least 2 years,…
Federal Estimates Overstate Reserves by Including Coal That Cannot Be Mined Profitably; Production Already Down in All Major Coal Mining States … And Utility Consumers Are Facing Rising Energy Bill Prices. WASHINGTON , Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire…
As you can probably tell, I’m a big fan of rotary engines. As a fan, I’ve accumulated a wealth of useless opinions regarding rotary engined vehicles that I’ve decided to share with you in the form of a handy-dandy “buyer’s guide” to rotary goodness. Enjoy!
The INEOS plant heats organic materials in collected organic waste materials (food, yard clippings, etc.) which produces a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Bacteria feed on the heated waste to ferment the gas and create ethanol. The company says it intends to begin selling ethanol to US fuel companies and plans to release its first shipments later this month.
Right now the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar is on a tour of the Middle East, and to prove its worth, Rimac set up an impromptu drag race. With a Ferrari. Bet you know where this is going.
There have been many different car brands from many different countries, and only a handful have managed to survive into the 21st century. But these days wealthy investor types are bringing old brands back to life, the latest being the Belgium company Imperia. Some new investors have helped bring a hybrid sports car concept to life, and we love it.
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.